Local Roots

Local Roots

January 1

1960’s

1960’s
My family moved to Albuquerque in 1963 when I was 5 years old. I attended Bellehaven Elementary School in the N.E. heights of Albuquerque. My Dad worked at Lovelace Clinic and then Job Corps. My Mom stayed at home with my sister and me until I was in the eighth grade when she returned to..Read More
January 1

1970’s

1970’s
My family moved to the University area where my father worked in the Department of Psychiatry as a psychologist. My mother got her Ph.D. at UNM in Counseling and was one of the first women to become Board certified as a psychologist in New Mexico. I attended Jefferson Junior High (now Jefferson Middle School) and..Read More
January 1

1980’s

1980’s
I returned to Albuquerque full-time in 1981 to start a business and raise a family. My wife and I bought a home in the University area and had two kids. I earned an emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and served on the Sandia Peak Volunteer ski patrol. In 1982, I founded Monitech, Inc., a medical..Read More
January 1

1990’s

1990’s
In 1990, I moved to Corrales to continue raising my family. I served as Chair of the Corrales Parks and Rec Commission and coached Corrales youth soccer for 8 years. In 1992 ran for the State Legislature where I was elected as a Democrat to represent parts of Bernalillo, Corrales and Rio Rancho (House District..Read More
January 1

2000’s

2000’s
In 1999, I decided to run for Congress in CD-1 as a Democrat in the 2000 election cycle. I spent over a year running a nearly full-time campaign. I sold my company’s office building on Coal and moved into commercial space on Bryn Mawr where I housed both Monitech and my congressional campaign. From 2000-2002..Read More
January 1

2010’s

2010’s
My job with the Department of State was no political appointment, but rather a grueling process to become part of the U.S. Diplomatic Corp, where I carried a top secret clearance. During my training, I became fluent in German, and worked at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany. One of the highlights of this..Read More