- Native of Long Beach, California
- Married, 40 years to wife Cynthia
- Retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department-30 yr veteran.
- Former L.B. City Councilman, 1988-1998
- Graduate of Long Beach City College-Member of Alumni Hall of Fame
- Graduate of Cal State Long Beach
- Veteran- Served in the US Army, served one tour in Vietnam
- Member Long Beach State Athletic Department Board of Advisors
- Member, Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles County Employee's Retirement Association from 1997 to 2013-Served as chairman of the board 10 times.
- Owner of Greatland Wildlife Photography