I was born and raised in Southern California then moved to Porterville in the 1970's. I worked in our family masonry business locally for ten years after I graduated from high school, then I went back to school, first at Porterville College, and after to CSUBakersfield where I double majored in Liberal Studies and English. I received my teaching credentials, both Single and Multiple Subjects, in the 1990's and have been teaching here at Monache High School for the last 22 years.