Age: 45

Where born: San Bernardino, Calif.

Family: One son, one daughter

Education: MSW in social work, licensed as an LCSW

Primary product: Work with people with developmental disabilities

Number of employees: 100

E-mail address: [email protected]


First job: Recreation department at 15 years of age.

Management style: Self-organizational development.

Strategy for success: Learning from mistakes and hiring determined team players.

Your business goals: Increasing personal and community opportunities for individuals with developmental abilities.

Word of advice: Think before you act, and believe in yourself.

Most influential mentors: My mother, Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Favorite books: "The Hobbit" and "Crime and Punishment."