1979 I grew up in Arnold having just moved from Mountain View, and later graduated from Azusa Pacific Bachelor’s degree in English, K-6 education, & Biology. OARS rafting guide taught 2 years 8th grade English at a private school, built 6 custom homes in Blue Lakes Springs, ran a sales team at Dodge Chrysler for 5 years, and ran a finance & sales team of 30 people for 6 more years while originating mortgage loans, then moved home to Murphys to run 3000+ tourists on horseback trail rides for 5 more years. CalFire academy was fun, EMT firefighter 1 with Murphys Fire District for 4+ years was a great experience, built and designed a custom home on 10ac only to sell it at the Covid-height-of-the-market. During that time, I had 5 children, and I wouldn’t change a thing because it led me to my psychotherapist wife and our beautiful, blended family in Calaveras in a way I never imagined.
My reputation through every job and every moment stayed honest and true to get the best for everyone involved and I never could have learned so much in a lifetime without this community I grew up in being behind me and supporting me. I pay it forward everywhere I can. What an experience. I love the people I grew up with and how connected we all are.