Originally from the S.F. Bay Area. Son of a Production Analyst and Car Salesman. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from UCSC. Master's candidate at CSU Fullerton. He then took the opportunity to travel some: Mexico, Costa Rica, Tahiti, and most of the US. Lived in CA & HI. Has a love for the outdoors as a cyclist, backpacker, and riding dual-sport motorcycles. His former jobs: EMT, Probation Officer, Travel Adventure Guide/Driver, Bus Driver, Travelling Salesman, Retail store owner, Backpacking Guide, Campus Tour Guide, Docent at a CA Mission, Substitute Middle School Teacher, exotic bird handler, and amateur moth collector.