Get to know

I HAVE DEDICATED MY
CAREER TO SERVING AND
PROTECTING MY COMMUNITY

After graduating from San Jose State University, I began a 26 year career with the Santa Clara Police Department.  Throughout my career I spent time in various positions which included Investigator, Patrol Watch Commander, Recruitment, Training and Traffic Lieutenant.  During this time, I developed an interest in technology and how it could be implemented to improve the efficiency of the officers.  I designed and developed multiple database management systems that the department still uses to this day.  One such program was awarded the California League of City’s “Helen Putman Award of Excellence”. 

After retiring as a Lieutenant, I started my own software development company to create database systems for other police departments around the country. Today, there are numerous Police, Fire and University Public Safety agencies using the programs developed by my company to better manage their data for a more efficient workforce.

Since moving to Auburn I have become involved with the City of Auburn government.  In 2012 I was appointed to the Auburn Planning Commission and Historic Design Review Commission, and for  two years I have served as Chairman of both.This involvement has also provided me the opportunity to join the Auburn Traffic Committee.  The two years I served on the committee gave me a unique perspective of the traffic problems facing our city. Additionally, in 2014 I was appointed to the Technology Commission for the City of Auburn.  This Commission was responsible for reporting to the City Council with recommendations of new technology advances that we believed would help solve some of the issues Auburn continues to face each year. 

In 2017 I was select to be a member of the Placer County Grand Jury.  During my time on the jury i was involved in the investigations of several cities and local government agencies.  This experience gave me the opportunity to see how different agencies work and identify mistakes they make. 

My wife, Leanne, and I have been married for 32 years and have two grown sons Alex and Taylor.  Alex is a graduate of San Jose State University and is now working at Ceronix here in Auburn.  Taylor is a graduate of San Diego State University and works for Classy in San Diego.  When  Leanne and I decided it was time to relocate from the Bay Area, we found Auburn to be one of the friendliest and most welcoming communities. We find it simply a fantastic place to live! 

I look forward to using my varied skills and life experience to find innovative ways to enhance our community, and to keep Auburn moving forward.