United States of America

I grew up in the Town of Sonoma, before attending De La Salle High School in Concord, CA (East Bay) where I was fortunate to win two national championships in football.  I finished my college education at Chico State University with a BS in Civil Engineering and went to work for 5 years back in the East Bay Area working for a heavy civil general contractor building bridges, box culverts, retaining walls, mass grading projects, sewer lines, storm drain systems and asphalt paving.  That ultimately led me to working for a consultant construction management / engineering firm where I oversaw public agency construction projects.  This included the widening of SR32 Phase 1 from SR 99 to El Monte for the City of Chico.  After that project, I was hired by the City of Chico as the Public Works Manager in February of 2015.  In May of 2015 I was named the interim Director of Public Works - Engineering and have been in this role ever since, with the exception of a stint back in the private sector from September 2021 to April 2023.