Hello, welcome to a bit about me. I live in Yakima, WA. I enjoy a number of physical hobbies which I refer to as “stress therapy.” These include running, road biking, kayaking, and snow skiing. When I have the opportunity I like to travel, whether it’s a Harley ride just over the hill or off to someplace where I’m required to patiently endure a long jet ride to a tropical location.
In my full-time profession I tend to wear many hats. I’ve been employed for 20 years in law enforcement and the field of criminal justice. I have worked street patrol, as a detective, and served in supervisory positions. One of my most challenging but rewarding assignments was working as a detective in the Yakima County Sheriff's office special assault unit where I spent five years. I was afforded the opportunity to interact with individuals from grade school aged children to older adults. I conducted forensic based interviews which focused on special matters where certain types of physical and mental trauma were involved. Often, I followed-up on these discussions, spoke with the person who caused the trauma, and took necessary steps to hold them accountable.
Some of my educational history includes an AA from Yakima Valley College in Washington State where I studied Criminal Justice. I attended Bushnell University finishing with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with expanded focuses in Criminal Justice, Communications, and Psychology.
Later I pursued a graduate program focused on Adult Education and Training at Colorado State University, and I am currently engaged with a masters program in Criminology at Lamar University, TX.
I believe knowledge is foundational in life and those that wisely seek it have the greatest potential to promote self-worth, harmony, and contribute to building a better community. Peace!
I've come to understand; every experience is a unique opportunity to gain wisdom useful for the future. Lessons learned by living can provide memories for life.