The hardest thing about politics is giving up your privacy. I have enjoyed it for a long time but I cannot sit back and watch my public school system suffer at the hands of elected officials that DO NOT have our best interests in mind. I'm getting on the roller coaster of public life and I hope I can make a difference.
The Early Years
I was born and raised in the northeast, and I am a product of the public schools system. Both my mother and father were from Puerto Rico and I grew up bilingual Spanish/English. I attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and obtained a BS in Engineering and a Master of Engineering. I worked in the IT industry for about fifteen years living in several states and ultimately travelling to Singapore while working for the Discovery Channel. I transitioned to commercial construction and worked for Clark Construction in Bethesda MD and Houston TX for a total of about nine years. That job took me to the top of a seven story stationary crane which quite honestly, I have no desire to do again. Eventually I went into public service as a calling. I now am a certified law enforcement officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia and work for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
I love my wife Paula of fifteen years, my son Gabriel, my daughter Olivia, and my scrappy little rescue pooch, Ladybug. Olivia was born with hydrocephalus and as such is a special needs child. She is the epitome of a fighter and despite all the odds and multiple brain surgeries at birth she is plugging along. Paula and I have lived in a number of apartments and homes over the years even moving to Houston TX for a short time. We decided to come back to Virginia because that is where we met and where my wife's immediate family resides. My own family is spread along the east coast, I am the younger of my two brothers who live in Florida and Virginia. My family and I moved to Loudoun from Fairfax County in 2017. We call it home because we love our Leesburg community and everything Loudoun has to offer.
My Professional Life
People often times ask why I would go from IT to law enforcement. As with many other law enforcement professionals I know, I did it because it was a calling. It's not a profession for everyone and definitely takes its toll on you but I wouldn't change a thing. I have always enjoyed helping others and talking to strangers and this job lets me do both while representing the proud men and women around the globe that serve in the law enforcement professions. It is not like NCIS on TV but I do believe it is one of the coolest jobs I've ever had.