My life continued to fall into place after meeting my wonderful wife, Carolyn, and we were married in 2009. We are the proud parents of two daughters, Julia (arrived in 2011) and Anna (arrived in 2013) . We call the city of Orange our home and plan to do so for many years going forward. We try our best to keep life fun by staying active with our girls, traveling, and scheduling in a date night whenever possible. We attend St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange where Carolyn (a former First Grade Teacher) works as an Education specialist and our girls attend school. As well, I am a member of the school board, the endowment committee, and I volunteer several times a year teaching the financial portion of the “Becoming One” class for newlywed couples.
While attending college, I worked at the BJ's Restaurant & Brewery in Brea. Upon graduating, I was offered an opportunity to work directly with the BJ's Corporate Office. Over the next 5 years my role evolved several times, and eventually I settled in as a Financial Analyst reporting to the Executive team. It was in this role that my skills evolved in the areas of forecasting, corporate budgeting, and cash flow management. Although this experience was invaluable, over time, I came to the realization that my heart was guiding me towards a different career path. In 2004, I decided it was time to pursue my passion and become a Financial Advisor.