I was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1959. Due to a revolutionary war we relocated to California in 1980. We lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years, and now in Lake Forest for the past 15 years.
I met my beautiful wife Ana Nova in college in 1985. We have been married for 26 years. We have four great children: Sophia, Joshua, Johans, and Joseph.
I studied Engineering at the Catholic University of El Salvador. I went to Los Angeles City College where I graduated as an Electronics Technician, then to California State University in Los Angeles where I graduated as an Electrical Engineer in 1986. Finally, I got my MBA from Pepperdine University in 2005.
My hobbies are reading, running, and Toastmasters. I like to read science, biographical, self-help, and Christian books. I have been a marathon runner since 2006 and a soccer referee since 2002.
I grew up as a traditional Catholic. My family and I attended church only during weddings, funerals and special holidays. As a teenager, I visited the Mormon Church for many years. In 1980, I joined the Vermont Avenue Church of Christ in Los Angeles (old Pepperdine campus), and I was baptized in August 15, 1981. I became a Bible school teacher and youth group leader in the Hispanic congregation. In 1997, we became members at the Culver-Palms Church of Christ. Finally in 1999, we became members at Mission Viejo Church of Christ and as they say, the rest is history. We have been blessed to be part of this great church family.