Who am I?
I am a Bay Area native who grew up in San Jose. My family of 5 moved to Sunnyvale 13 years ago and have quickly become a part of the fabric of this wonderful city.
My wife Michelle and I have been happily married for 21 years. We have three children who have all attended public schools in the Santa Clara/Sunnyvale area.
We are animal lovers and have 2 dogs, 2 birds, a free roaming bunny, a guinea pig and fish as pets.
My wife and I love the Big Island of Hawaii and visit annually to hike, snorkel and refresh.
- Three-time former Chair Sunnyvale Parks & Recreation Commission, Commissioner since 2012
- Two-time President of the Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association 2012-2014, 2016-2018
- I have worked at major tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Western Digital, and Seagate which gives me a current view of today’s technology and “Move Fast” culture.
- I am an adjunct professor at Cogswell College in both the Business Arts and English/Humanities degree programs.
- I have taken the role of spokesperson and leader in the neighborhood I live in and surrounding communities in Sunnyvale. I have helped plan several outreach events to help strengthen the bonds within the community and to promote connection.
- I have emerged as the City’s point of contact to communicate with the community at large. I’ve hosted extremely well-attended forums which have included Mayor Glenn Hendricks, Sunnyvale DPS, and City Traffic staff.
- I have led initiatives such as “Save Raynor Park” as well as “Adopt a Park” which mobilized over 1,000 residents in less than about a week to obtain petition signatures to save open space.
- I have served as the mentor for numerous high school students as leader of the Generation Xample music program.
- Operations and Vendor Management professional with over 15 years of progressive experience
- Adjunct Professor in two disciplines (Business & English/Humanities)
- Please see my LinkedIn profile
- Penn State University – B.S. Business/Marketing
- California Miramar University – M.B.A. International Business (Graduated Magna Cum Laude)
- Liberty University – EdD, Curriculum and Instruction (Currently working towards my doctorate in education)
Want to know more about me?
- I have been a vinyl record DJ for over 25 years. My record collection is to be admired.
- My biggest fear is dying with regrets
- I’m proudly a Leo
- I have several credited music productions with artists internationally
- You might catch me at some point on stage doing stand-up comedy on open mic nights