I am a proud resident of Alamogordo, having called this city home for the better part of my life. I grew up in Alamogordo, attending Buena Vista and Heights Elementary Schools, during which time I learned the importance of community involvement as a volunteer on the community build of “Kids Kingdom”—where I recall spending many hours soaping screws, and to this day I still cannot tell you why that was important, but it kept us busy, and it taught me being involved in one’s community is how to make things happen. I was a 2001 graduate from Alamogordo High School, and a 4-year member of the Alamogordo Tiger Basketball team. Upon graduating high school, I attended and graduated college at California Lutheran University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Finance. I resided in the greater Los Angeles, CA area for 10 years. It was in 2012 that I returned to Alamogordo, to enjoy all that this hidden gem of a city has to offer.
It was here in Alamogordo that I was blessed with meeting my wife, Sarina, who is my better half and the one that I love dearly. We have two of the best Black Labrador Retrievers, Buxleigh and Bently, who love enjoying this city and community as much as we do.
By trade, I am an experienced real estate investor and licensed real estate broker, with my current focus being the management, operations, and acquisitions for our portfolio of Self-Storage facilities in New Mexico.
Over the past 5 years, I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in our local community, fostering a deep-rooted desire to see it continue to thrive and flourish for residents and local businesses. I currently serve on the board of directors for the Otero County Association of Realtors and held the position of president in 2019. I am also an active board member with the Alamogordo Center of Commerce, serving on the executive board as the Vice-Chair. In addition to these positions, I’ve also been active with MainGate United and presently serve on their executive committee. I was an active board member at Mountain View Church, having served in that capacity in 2018 and 2019. While taking an active approach to involvement in my community, my beautiful wife and I also thoroughly enjoy volunteering for the Sertoma Club of Alamogordo and her many school-related ventures (she is a licensed teacher), where we experience and see first-hand what a blessing this community has been to ourselves and so many others.
In my spare time, my wife and I enjoy traveling, attending live concerts (especially country music) and sporting events, visiting our family, mountain adventures with our dogs, and working on the expansion of our self-storage business.