Native Californian grew up on a family farm in Otay, California. Graduate of San Diego State University and University of San Diego Law School. Active in California public affairs since 1977 in Sacramento working for the California Legislature and Governor Gray Davis.
Worked in the private sector as manager of Public Affairs for Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric.
Currently, the Manager of State and Federal Government Affairs for the City and County of San Francisco working for Mayor Ed Lee.
Assisted in the drafting of California's Top 2 primary election law in 2010.