Born in Alexandria, Virginia, I am the proud son of a U.S. Marine and a Guatemalan National who immigrated to the United States in 1968. Much of my early life was spent living overseas, first in Taiwan while my father served as the Military attaché, and then in Guatemala during his multiple deployments to Vietnam. My brother and I returned to the United States in 1975, speaking very little English. Upon graduating from high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served my country during the Gulf War.
After my time in the military, I returned to Northern Virginia, where I married my wife, Stacey, a fellow service member and U.S. Navy veteran. I pursued higher education at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University.
My professional life led me to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, where I retired as a Deputy Lieutenant. During the COVID pandemic, I worked diligently as the Domestic Operations Officer for the Virginia National Guard. Currently, I am serving as the Deputy Superintendent of the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
My wife, Stacey, shares my passion for service. She is a Middle School Teacher in Fairfax County and is transitioning to a High School Teacher role in Stafford County. Like me, she is a graduate of George Mason University, earning her Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Education. Additionally, she completed her Education Leadership Certificate from James Madison University.
We are the proud parents of three North Stafford graduates. Our youngest child, Peyton, will be attending VCU this fall. Our son Cole is currently a Junior at VCU. Our oldest, Avery, graduated from Radford University alongside her husband, Nathan. They both work for Stafford County Public Schools, and Avery is furthering her education by pursuing her Teacher Licensure and Masters in Education at Old Dominion University.
Volunteering has always been a significant part of our family life, especially in supporting our children’s youth sports, scouting, and schools. We believe in giving back to our community, and I continue to follow that call to serve in running for Virginia Delegate.