Technology Development; Victim Rights Advocate/Attorney
My desire to serve on the Winnetka Neighborhood Council stems from my personal connection to this area. My parents were the original owners of the 7-11 store located on Vanowen/Corbin. I went to Shirley Ave Elementary in the early 80’s, in addition to attending kindergarten at St. Joseph of the Worker. The first place we lived in Los Angeles was at the Cohasset Apartments, and the first house I lived in was right next to Runnymede Park. After years away from the neighborhood, the SFV, and Los Angeles during my time in the U.S. Marine Corps, I moved back in 2018, right here to Winnetka where I wanted to help make my “hometown” better. In many ways Winnetka seems like it has gotten worse – the homeless issues, the crime, the deterioration of infrastructure – but in many ways the increase in community efforts to move forward have been a foundation for optimism into the future. I feel that it is part of my duty to participate and help where I can, being legitimately “Winnetka Raised”.
To help WNC and the community make Winnetka the model neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley in terms of security, development, and quality of life.