I was born in Orange County California. When I was 4 years old my family moved to Bothell, Washington (a town 25 minutes North of Seattle) and that is where I remained until I left for college. During high school I played sports and worked for a furniture company assembling and delivering furniture. I attended a small private college in Santa Barbara called Westmont College. I graduated with a degree in Biology, and in between studying I focused on learning how to surf. After graduation I lived near the beach in Carpinteria, and I worked in Research and Development for a medical device company. I eventually transitioned to working in sales when I moved to Connecticut. In Connecticut I worked as medical sales rep and worked on my golf game while my wife attended graduate school. Eventually, I realized my calling and attended Pepperdine Law School where, upon graduation, I was hired by the Parris Law Firm. I have been at the Parris Law Firm ever since. I have been married for 23 years and have 3 kids (16, 14, 11). I enjoy going to the beach with the family, surfing, and water skiing. As the kids are getting older I am hoping to start golfing with them.