Hello, welcome to a bit about me. I live in Yakima, WA with my wife and two children who tend to keep me active. I also enjoy a number of physical hobbies which I like to 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 some tropical location.
In my full-time profession I tend to wear many hats. I’ve been employed for 20 years in law enforcement and have worked basic street patrol, as a detective, and in supervisory positions. One of my most challenging but rewarding assignments was working as an investigator in the 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 a certain type of trauma was involved. Often, I followed-up on these discussions, spoke with the person who caused the trauma, and assisted with holding them accountable.
Educationally; I am a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education. I have attended Yakima Valley College here in Washington State where I obtained an AA in Criminal Justice. Later in life, I went to Northwest Christian University finishing with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with expanded focuses in Criminal Justice, Communications, and Psychology.
In January 2018, I began an adult education graduate program at Colorado State University. Later down the road, I hope to facilitate learning with college students.
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.