Professor of Counseling
Student Services Building - 2nd Floor Counseling
M.A. Educational Counseling, Azusa Pacific University
B.A. Film, California State University Northridge (CSUN)
A.A. General Studies, Ventura College
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Growing up I hated school. I never imagined that I would one day work to obtain a Master's level degree and work in higher education. My disdain for education changed as I saw firsthand the more education I earned, the better career opportunities I could find. I went from my first job out of high school working long and rigorous hours in a lemon packing house in Santa Paula to now having a nice office, being a tenured professor(I didn't even know what this meant growing up) and making a difference in my community. I work at OC to now help YOU find your path to success, let's go!!!

When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my spouse and four kids. I love to travel to warm tropical places and like to vacation in Palm Springs lounging by the pool. When time permits I try to get out and play golf or go to our local beaches for sun, ocean and a stand up paddle board sesh.