Graduated from Artesia High School in Lakewood, California. Served in the Army for 20 years in the Artillery as Fire Direction Chief for the Multiple Launch Rocket System. Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005-2006. Also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008-2008 and 2011-2012. After my re-deployment in 2012 I was assigned to Camp Atterbury, Indiana as an Observer, Controller, Trainer (OCT) to help train National Guard and Reservists. In 2017 I decided to transition out of the Army and pursue a career as a contractor working for the National Training Center (NTC). After a few months working for NTC I transition to a contracting position working for the National Guard Bureau.