Growing up in Santa Clarita, an hour North of Los Angeles, I was actively involved in soccer, baseball and Boy Scouts. My father worked for the Skunk Works at Lockheed Martin as a production manager. My mother was a kindergarten teacher for 30 years and both were actively involved in the community. I have an older brother Vince who was my role model and inspiration.
Entering High School, I finished my Eagle Project, earning the highest rank in Scouting. I played football, soccer and swam. Most importantly, I met the love of my life and eventually married my high school sweetheart Michelle. We both went to California State University at Northridge where I majored in Speech Communication. During college, I began working in sports television and was lucky enough to be at almost every sporting event in Southern California for 10 years. I worked for the L.A. Dodgers, Northwest Mobile and Prime Ticket.
Leaving the sports television field to establish our family, I went to work for State Farm Insurance as a claims adjustor. During this time, our family expanded as my son Drake and my daughter Brooke were born. After 10 years, I decided to pursue a career where I could truly make a difference. Becoming a teacher, I taught science and history at Arroyo Seco Junior High. I also created a broadcast studio where we do a daily news show. I have earned my Masters Degree in Education and my Administrative Credential as well.
Michelle works locally at Mountainview Elementary. Brooke is an 8th grader who loves performing, whether in theater, speeches, or gymnastics. Drake is in his senior year and will attend Stanford University starting in the Fall. He is an outstanding student who is actively involved in cross country, track, and video production.
In my free time, I enjoy camping with the family, running, mountain biking, snow and water skiing as well as surfing. I am excited to make a difference in our local community, state, and nation.
“No one wants complaints, they want solutions.”