I am a 7th generation native of Litchfield Park, Arizona. Married to Lorena Pariga, we have 9 children and 7 grandchildren.
I graduated from Agua Fria Union High School in Avondale, Arizona and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Army. I served 7.5 years on Active Duty, stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. A combat veteran, I was honorably discharged and returned stateside in 2006.
In 2018, I made the decision to transfer into the DDD Group Home field. Becoming a DCW for Unified Residential. My compassion and hard work ethic proved beneficial as I was promoted to Group Home Manager. In 2021, I was offered and accepted the Training Coordinator position.
I am certified to train Article 9, CPR & First Aid, DCW Training, Medication Administration, Abuse & Neglect Prevention & Support.