NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
My wife Carole and I have been married for 26 years. We live in the Twin Oaks Valley area along with our daughters, Cailin and Brooke. Carole is a retired sheriff's deputy and currently works a the Palomar College Fire Academy. Cailin is a paralegal working in San Diego, and Brooke works in San Marcos as she completes her college studies. When I'm not busy volunteering my time, I work at my sole-proprietor consulting business in my home. I am also an adjunct instructor at Palomar College, specifically teaching at the college's police academy.
Upon graduating from Poway High School, I joined the United States Army where I served a two-year tour at Fort Hood, Texas. Part of my duties was to supervise the patrol operations for the fort. This seemed a natural segue when I left the Army and started my career with the San Diego Sheriff. While working in North County, I spent nearly four years assigned as a traffic investigator.
These experiences showed me how important well-engineered roads and traffic control devices are to the safety of the motoring public as well as bicyclists and pedestrians. When I retired from the sheriff's department, I applied to and was selected to serve a four-year term on the San Marcos Traffic Commission. This allowed me to give back my experiences to the public as well as city staff and project presenters when making decisions regarding the use, updating and adjustments to our local roads.
In 2018, I was selected to sit as a Planning Commissioner for San Marcos. I applied my experiences and used them to present constructive opinions on proposals to the Commission. I am proud to have played an important part in several key decisions that led to the approval of projects in our City. My thoughts and opinions have factored in city council decisions leading to the approval of well thought out projects that positively impact our city. These decisions include:
The much needed "Mission 316" homes
Upgrades to the housing on Richmar Avenue
A preschool for the North Twin Oaks area
A care facility located off San Elijio Road and S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
The conversion of a dilapidated bank on Mission Road to affordable housing
The continuing progress on North City and the realignment of Discovery Street.
As my schedule permits, I support the activities of the San Marcos Lions Club, the San Marcos Rotary Club, the San Marcos Boys & Girls Club and I am the immediate past president of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Foundation.
I have received awards from the military including two Army Achievement medals, two Good Conduct medals and an Army Commendation medal for service in direct support of the National Security Agency.
I am the recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from State Senator Joel Anderson for my "Outstanding Volunteer Service."
While with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, I completed my bachelor's degree in Business Management and my master's degree in Organizational Leadership. I am a 2009 graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 236) for Law Enforcement Leaders, and a 2018 graduate of Leadership North County presented by Cal State San Marcos.
I am the recipient of the Medal of Valor from the San Diego Sheriff's Department, a Medal of Valor from the National Sheriff's Association and a Medal of Valor from the American Legion. These were awarded as recognition of my leadership as the patrol supervisor during a critical situation in North County when a rooftop sniper held a neighborhood and several deputies at bay and under direct gunfire.