After graduating from San Diego State in 1998, I went to work at Taylor Guitars, building guitars. I then moved to the bayfront where I built boats for many years as a woodworker. That’s where I got into management. We had a division of the company too where I became Operations Manager, overseeing a team of 100 repair technicians who travelled the US, Canada, and Mexico repairing blades for wind turbines onsite. I then had a repair business where I drove around town repairing boat interiors and furniture. After shutting down that business I helped a friend grow his. It was a small tax business in North Park and I helped him grow by $30K in one year, and he taught me taxes along the way. It stuck and now I’m an Enrolled Agent.
After Coronado High School in 1992, BA in Philosophy from SDSU, 1998 Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
I live on a boat! How did you know! My dad is an avid sailor and I built boats for a long time. The bay has been home in some respect for most of my life. However, as I always say, my dad is the Captain, and I’m the builder. I like working on it as much as sailing it. I’m a huge advocate for the best dog breed on the planet, Pit Bulls, and have had 3. Currently, it’s just me and the fish talking to each other at night, however.
I’m an avid music nerd who spends most of my time listening to music, buying records, going to shows, and playing guitar. The interior of my boat is a mini recording studio where my friends come to make noise and drink beer. Sometimes just beer.
If I’m not on the boat making horrific squealing noises, I’m on a motorcycle in the mountains escaping the crowd. Harley’s are for slow fat people. Real men ride Triumph. Motivational quote: “The dude abides.”