Born - March 29, 1958, in Hanford, California, and was the fourth generation farming family that came to Kings County in 1913. The third generation to attend Stratford Elementary School, second generation to graduate from Lemoore High School (Class of 1976), and the first generation to graduate college; West Hills Community College and University of Phoenix. Married for Twenty-five years to wife, Kathy.
Work Experience - Family farming operation that included diversified farming, beef production, and trucking of agriculture commodities. Worked on family farm through high school and college until 1986 when he became manager of the Stratford Public Utilities District. Stratford is a special district serving the community’s needs of public works. Elected to the Kings County Board of Supervisors in 1994 and is currently serving his fifth term.
Hobbies - Barbecuing and working with many groups in the community.
Memberships - Stratford I.D.E.S. Hall, Stratford Chamber of Commerce, Lemoore Chamber of Commerce, Stratford Volunteer Fire Department, Central California Claus Ambassadors (Founding member), Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas (FORBS), National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA), Hanford Fraternal Hall Association, Kiwanis Club of Lemoore, Lemoore Future Farmers of America, Lemoore Youth Sports Foundation, Lemoore High School Quarterback Club, Lemoore High School Baseball and Softball Announcer, Kings County Cabrillo Club, and Kings County Farm Bureau.
Education and Certificates - BS in Business/Administration; State of California - Grade II - Water and Wastewater Treatment Operator; Kings County Fire Engineer II; and Class-A Drivers License with all endorsements, with Motorcycle license.
Awards - Alumnus of the Year - West Hills College; Lemoore FFA Honor Member; Tachi Tribe Award; Lemoore Athletic Event Staff; Lemoore High School Hall of Fame, Golden Apple Award from Kings County School Boards, King of BBQ-Kings District Fair; Lemoore Citizen of the Year and Kiwanis “Member of the Year” - both shared with wife Kathy.