I was born and raised in the beach flats neighborhood of Santa Cruz, California. The beach flats is a typical lower income neighborhood – gang violence was a daily thing. By the time I was in middle school I’d get into fights walking to and from school. At Harbor High School, I was a three-year varsity starter on the football team, a multiple all-conference team selection, and on the all city team.
After high school, I attended both Fresno State and Cabrillo College. I came to SNC to play on the lacrosse team, and to complete my degree. I’ll be the first person in my family to get a college degree when I graduate.
My passion in life is the restaurant and bar business. I’m the co-owner of two restaurants and a lounge with my business partner and best friend back home in Santa Cruz. I see my future growing and expanding my businesses, so of course I chose to major in business management.