Attended Harbor College in Harbor City, California. Worked as an assistant shipping and receiving clerk for California Originals, Inc., while attending college. Worked as a Teamster loading and unloading freight for IML Freight, Inc. Became a driver and went on to be a Terminal Manager, managing their Harbor satellite terminal at the Los Angeles Harbor, Wilmington, CA.
Manager for State Government with the Iowa Department of Transportation – Managed multi-million-dollar projects in highway construction and highway infrastructure construction. Managed a crew of 33 equipment operators, 3 maintenance facilities, 3 mechanics, budget of 2.2 million dollars, 550 lane miles of state highways including 120 lane miles of interstate, and ¾ of a million dollars of equipment.
Instrumental, along with 11 other employees, in the develop of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), a management program for the Iowa Department of Transportation. Management consultant, facilitator and trainer in (CQI) with the state of Iowa.
One of the facilities I was responsible for was selected, along with 11 other facilities, by the Federal Highway Administration to test and evaluate the use of salt brine for snow removal on I-35 south of Des Moines, IA. As a result, the Iowa Department of Transportation Highway Division was recognized as one of the leaders in new innovation in snow removal technology.
District Commissioner for Amateur Softball Association (ASA). Managed state softball tournaments. Certified ASA Umpires.
Manager and player of a men’s softball team which finished 2nd in state tournaments, 3 years running. Manager and player of a men’s softball team which was invited to compete in the National ASA Men’s Over 35 Softball Tournament at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. Invited to compete in two other years.
Volunteer and Director of Development for Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas, Inc. – Instrumental, along with current board members, in its development from early 2014 to December of 2020, then again from November 01, 2022 until present. Became Executive Director June 01, 2023