Born in Walnut Creek California; I moved to San Diego in August 2001 to finish my college education at
SDSU. Working full time while a full-time student, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in
2005. It didn’t take long before I fell in love with San Diego and realized that I wanted to spend the rest
of my life in this amazing city. I owned a home in the College Area for 17 years but ended up selling it
and moving to Coronado in August 2021 due to all the issues affecting the city of San Diego. I found it
incredibly unfortunate to see the city I fell in love with falling apart because of political corruption and
chronic mismanagement. Coronado became an escape from California’s infectious disease that has
destroyed almost everything that made this state one of the best places to live.
In the economic downturn of the early 1990’s, both my parents were laid off from their well-paid
corporate jobs. My mother had to settle for a job paying less and with a much longer commute. My
father ended up struggling to find good work and lost everything, living out of his car for almost 2 years.
Given our family’s financial condition, I started my first job at the age of 10 as a paper boy in my
neighborhood. This hardship at a young age helped me learn firsthand the invaluable lesson of hard
work and commitment. Over the years, I have worked over 13 different jobs in many fields ranging from:
Wireless, Commodities, Consulting, Telecom, Automotive, Management, Customer Service, Retail,
Service, Restaurants, Telemarketing, and more.
In May 2006 I purchased an Auto Accessory store in La Mesa; transforming it into San Diego Tint; today
one of the most reputable business’ in our industry. In October 2009, I opened my second business SD
Motorsports in Sorrento Valley and built it into a million-dollar business within 4 years. Last year I
purchased TinPlay Bar Products in addition to being an investor in a few local start-up companies. As a
Job creator, I know firsthand the importance that small business plays in our local economy. We need to
do everything we can to promote and support business owners and job creators, because they are the
backbone of our local economy.
Coronado is a special place primarily because of the unrelenting pride and involvement of its passionate
residents. Many city leaders would like to take credit for our community’s attributes, even though it’s
the citizens and local businesses that deserve most of the credit. With that in mind, we do have our
share of issues when it comes to maintaining local control over our city’s future. With pressure from the
State, County, SANDAG, Port Authority, Coastal Commission and other government agencies. Coronado
needs to stand up for itself and not allow our city’s future to be dictated by outside powers.
Coronado deserves a leader that can help organize and support the community’s most pressing issues
with realistic solutions. It is imperative that we put the right people in place to make the decisions that
are best for our community. We need a leader who truly understands and represents the needs of both
our city and residents, creating balance with a fresh perspective!