I'm a Native Southern Californian and have spent most of my life in Encinitas. I've been married for 25 years and have 3 wonderful children. All were born and raised in Encinitas and have attended St. Johns Catholic School, Oakcrest Middle School, and La Costa Canyon High School. My two older oldest are in college and one graduates this May.
I graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a degree in Agricultural Business Marketing, then landed my first job in La Jolla as a stockbroker. I'm an entrepreneur and owned a cosmetic marketing and custom furniture business. By the time I was 27, I bought my first home on Hygeia in Encinitas. I was a top producer at Chase Bank & GMAC Mortgage. By the time I was in my 40's, I semi-retired so I could spend more time with my children.
I have a life time of philanthropic experience. As a teen I ran local surf contests for Long Beach kids. In the early 2000's I joined a "Save Swamis" group to protect the iconic surf spot. I've always given to the less fortunate because I know what it's like to not have anything. The last several years I have made saving Encinitas my top priority and dropped everything so I can dedicate all of my time to protecting our beautiful town.
As a lifelong surfer who loves the ocean and Encinitas, I've become one the most vocal community "Pro-Encinitas" activist in town. There's been a lot of poor decisions by this council. This is not acceptable. I formed a group called Encinitas Watchdog to fight back against our Council & special interests. I refuse to continue to allow outsiders to harm Encinitas, so I decided to run for Mayor of Encinitas. When I win this election I will protect & preserve Encinitas with all of my heart so future generations can also enjoy our paradise.