I am a native son of Modesto, or at least I feel like one after living most of my 58 years in Modesto. I attended Garrison Elementary School, Roosevelt Jr. High and Grace M. Davis High School in the late 60s and 70s. After 1 year at Modesto Junior College, I joined the U.S. Navy seeking the promise of adventure. I was not disappointed, and I trained in nuclear power plant operation as a machinist mate. Following 2 years of classroom and plant training, I joined the ship that was to become my home for the next 4 years- the U.S.S. Bainbridge - a guided missile cruiser. Aboard the "Billy B", I visited many of the world's cultures from Singapore to Mombassa Kenya.
The world travel and the people I met on the journey taught me that all of us are interconnected beyond the scope of politics, geography, and trending styles. College at San Diego State University, law school in Los Angeles and work in the motion picture and television industry in Los Angeles further exposed me to different cultures and ways of thinking. At 40, I became interested in the spiritual side of life; my spiritual search took me initially to Westwood Presbyterian Church near UCLA and ultimately to my current spiritual home, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Kiernan Road in Modesto.
Life offers new opportunities for growth every day; just this year I married my wife, Diane, and became step-father to her son and daughter. There are few teachers with lesson plans quite as complex as teenagers.
As both a consumer bankruptcy attorney and Realtor, it is my nature to be an advocate - this is a role I believe in and one I am comfortable with. If you let me, I'd like to advocate for you and help you find the home that will enrich the life experience and well-being of you and yours.