I was born and raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts. As a young adult, I moved to Mobile, Alabama and worked as a Mobile County Constable, from there I moved to Atlanta, Georgia where I was a store manager for Radio Shack. In 1997 I found out my father was terminally ill and I returned back to Massachusetts and worked with Radio Shack in Salem. After my father's passing I moved to Edgewater, Florida and worked for Volusia County emergency services--completing my EMT/Fire-fighter training. I continued to work with Volusia County for 6 years before moving to the great city of Tucson in 2004.
Upon moving to Tucson I was an owner-operator of a truck that carried refrigerated goods. In 2006, I found out that I was going to be a father and went to the academy for Arizona Department of Corrections to become a correctional officer. I worked for Arizona Department of Corrections (AZDOC) for approximately 10 years with my final position being a complex shift commander with the rank of Sargent. For personal reasons I left AZDOC to return to my passion for truck-driving. I drove locally here in Tucson with multiple companies before opening my own trucking business in 2017. I currently have been able to grow my small trucking company with four full time drivers. This has allowed me to be invested where it is really important: my family, and our city of Tucson.
In 2016, my family grew after meeting Tracey; my fiancé. Together, we have 6 children ranging in age from 22 to 2 and a 3-year-old grandson. As a family we enjoy going to the local parks and events throughout the Tucson community. One of our favorite things to do is walk around the park and play Pokémon Go. When I am not with my family, I enjoy volunteering with the Southwest Rangers, helping with funeral escorts, toy evets, and police events. I appreciate the opportunities I have to work in the community and participating in various Tucson events.
In 2020, my friend Tim and I started Tucson Back the Blue Line as we saw resources and morale decline in many agencies across Pima County.
That is when I realized that the city of Tucson needed change and I begin to research my options on how to help be the change. After two years of continuous support for our first responders, county -wide; the mother of my two oldest children was brutally murdered within city limits. A tragedy that no family should have to endure. Unfortunately, after much research from within our community, there is a high possibility that this tragedy might have been avoided if we had more resources.
Crime statistics in the US puts Tucson in the top 10 worst communities per capita. This is why I will be your next Tucson City Councilman. We need a change, we need to make our community more attractive and safe--by fighting crime, rebuilding our roads and finding solutions for our homeless problem .