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 the tropics.
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. In my current capacity, I work in the special assault unit where I'm afforded the opportunity to interact with individuals from grade school aged children to older adults. I conduct forensic based interviews which focus on special matters where a certain type of trauma has been involved. Often, I have the ability to follow-up on these discussions and speak with to the person who caused the trauma.
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 where I obtained a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with expanded focuses in Criminal Justice, Communications, and Psychology.
In January 2018, I began an adult education master's program at Colorado State University. Within the next five years I expect to be teaching at the college level.
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 a better community. Peace!
Every experience is a unique opportunity to gain wisdom useful for the future. Lessons learned by living can provide memories for life.