Candidate Interview (Part 4 of 5) Professional & Personal Background

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Recently I was interviewed and asked to share my policy positions by the Corona Norco Teachers Association CNTA, Press Enterprise reporter Dayna Strahley, Realtors Board, and Corona – Norco Pro Family Council. Following are excerpts to help you understand my approach to School Board governance and policy.

Please provide your professional, personal and background history.

I grew up in Corona. I am a graduate of Norco High School and big fan our school district.
My wife Maureen and I have four children ranging in ages from 15 to 21. Myson Keanu is a senior and part of Santiago High, while our youngest son is part of the new high school at Crossroads. My daughter Eden is part of a Charter School and completing her degree in an independent study program.

I gained professional experience and education while working at IBM for 10 years. I have been Product Manager for a Taiwanese company, traveled throughout Latin America and am conversant in Spanish. I continue to operate a business and technology consulting company. In addition, I have served in Youth Ministry for dozens of years and now lead Men’s Ministry at Crossroads Christian Church.

I hold a Bachelors of Science degree from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

What specific strengths do you believe you would bring to the School Board?

My strengths stem from my experiences. These include budgeting and strategic planning in business as well as non-profit leadership. My training in technology and systems design provides me insight into dealing with complex process planning and decision-making.

I have a passion for seeing young people succeed, grow, and love learning. I have served on the Crossroads Christian Schools board as well. I have relationships with several public and private sector leaders. These leaders are a knowledge base from which the district may share professional expertise and beneficial partnerships.

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