I am a California native son, born in central Los Angeles. My parents were devout, active Christians who modeled their faith every day teaching my older brother, sister, and me through example. We grew up knowing Christ was to be the center of our lives and seeking His will and guidance was paramount. I earned a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA at CSULA. Working one summer, I met a beautiful young woman while trying to sell her a set of waterless cookware door-to-door in Glendale. She listened to my pitch but never bought the pans. However, before leaving her apartment, I mustered every ounce of courage in me and asked her out for a “coffee date;” eighteen months later Bobbie and I were married. We have three children; our two sons live out of the area, while our daughter Alison, her husband Steven, and young son, Jackson, live close by in Santa Clara. Bobbie and I have been greatly blessed in our marriage; we also have experienced crushing loss. And while there’s much of His infinite character we don’t yet understand, what He has revealed is enough and sustains us daily in His love.