My great claim to fame was that I was born not in the “State” of but the “Territory” of Alaska a year before it became the 49th State in the Union in 1959.  I grew up in a denominational church and always remember having a personal relationship with Jesus.  I attended Calvary Chapel of San Diego School of Evangelism, was a Youth Director and then a missionary to England working with homeless.  From there I had a continuing desire to help families and I attended Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College) and graduated with a B.S. in Counseling Psychology. I then went on to received a Masters of Social Work at San Diego State University.

I worked for eight years for Child Protection Services and received my LCSW while working there. I have been a part-time licensed counselor with Heartland Biblical Counseling for over 20 years.  I see Biblical counseling as finely tuned discipleship,  I enjoy sharing God’s solutions to life’s challenges especially working with the body of Christ. As Paul expresses in Galatians 6:10 I enjoy doing “good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

In my other occupation I am employed at a financial institution as a Sr. Risk Analyst working to mitigate cyber fraud.  I am married to a wonderful godly wife of 29 years and we have three wonderful children, the first two whom we adopted. We have learned much from all three of them in our journey together with Jesus.