As a native of Shasta County, I grew up attending Shasta County public schools, and graduating from Central Valley High School, before leaving to attend college. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I returned to Redding to run youth programs for a local non-profit organization. I have worked with and advocated for students in a variety of programs, from substance abuse prevention to financial aid, from student housing to college access for low-income, first generation students. Along my career path, I went through a school counseling program and collected a Master’s of Business Administration.
While my work and education history is diverse, my consistent passion has been connecting young people to opportunities for success. I believe education serves a central role in that, whether in early childhood, in elementary or high school, or as a college student.
In my free time, I enjoy volunteering in the community and exploring the world on bikes with my wife and twin sons.