I joined the Damien family in 1997. Since then, I have primarily been a member of the theology department. I've been working with our International students for a few years. The past few summers, I've had the opportunity to teach one of my all time favorite subjects - math.
I am the dean of the St. Martin De Porres House which won the first ever House Cup in 2011 and again in 2013.... and again in 2014.... 3 of the first 4 cups.... the dynasty has been established!!
I have had the very special privilege of being a Kairos leader and appreciate these truly unique opportunities to connect with our seniors before they graduate.
I helped coach JV soccer the past 3 seasons. The first season we finished with a 16-3-3 overall record and were league champs. We also finished 3rd in the Rancho Tournament and 2nd in the NOCC Tournament. The 3rd season we finished with a 12-8-3 overall record and finished 2nd in league. We once again finished 3rd in the Rancho Tournament and 2nd in the NOCC Tournament.
I have stepped away this season to assist my daughter who has started at a new school but I hope to return again.
I am a graduate of The University of Southern California where I double majored in Religious Studies and American Studies and played tuba in the marching band. I was blessed
with opportunities to volunteer at schools in the USC area through the Joint Educational Project.
I hold a High School Religion Teacher Certification from the Catholic Archdiocese of LA
I did my graduate work in Religious Studies at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles.
My wife and I married in June 2005. She is a Head Start teacher. Our daughter Sophia was
born in 2010 and our daughter Alison was born in 2013. We have 2 dogs at home. We have had several other pets which you can see in the pet photo album.
I have done service work with several organizations through the years including parish work, detention ministry, service on Skid Row, Catholic Relief Services, Relay for Life, Inland Valley Hope Partners, Saint Vincent DePaul, etc. I truly enjoy helping our brothers and sisters who are most in need.
I enjoy being active - traveling, camping, biking, hiking, etc. I have completed the
LA Marathon 8 times and numerous other races over the years but jogging around my neighborhood before the sun comes up is what I like the most.
In April of 2011, I had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land of Israel. It was truly inspirational to see where Jesus was born, walked, preached, died and rose from the dead. I hope to take my wife and daughters there some day. I also pray we make it to the Vatican in Rome!!