Community service comes natural to me. Simply said, “I love to help our community.”
I first started managing in San Bruno Baseball during the early 2000’s, while working on the BART expansion. In 2001, I started working for the City of San Bruno. In 2002 I found my home in the “Heart of San Bruno”.
After a few years managing the San Bruno Giants at the “Bronco” level (11-12 year olds), I moved up to coach Pony baseball (13-14 year olds) with Manager Travis Hastings. Our teams were always competitive and worked hard. This all paid off when we won a championship. REDBIRDS!
My years as a Public Works Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer provided me with additional ways to serve our community (2001-2012). Helping resolve issues and guiding residents through solutions was something I looked forward to everyday.
Last year former councilman, Ken Ibarra, asked me to join the San Bruno Lions. I am so glad I did because the Lions are involved with: providing free vision screening for our San Bruno students, sponsoring the Posy Parade, volunteering at the monthly Second Harvest grocery distributions, providing Holiday Basket giveaways, leading San Bruno 4H Club renovations, and assisting individuals and other organizations when needed. This year the Lions are leading the effort to remodel the concession stands at Tom Lara Field in City Park. I have recruited two new LIONS so far and you too can join us to help our community.
Today, in addition to serving on the City Council, my community service is growing along with my young son, Max, as he enjoys our incredible San Bruno youth organizations: San Bruno Baseball, San Bruno Junior Giants, San Bruno Soccer AYSO, and now the Cub Scouts. This year I managed at the San Bruno Junior Peewee level, “The Rays!”. It was great returning to managing baseball and seeing Max develop in the esteemed San Bruno Baseball tradition. It is a dream come true...
Community service is rewarding in many ways. Whether it is making omelettes at the San Bruno American Legion’s Breakfasts, bartending a Veteran's dinner, picking up trash during Clean Sweep, serving hot dogs and drinks at Oracle Park for the cub scouts, volunteering for lunch supervision/coaching soccer at Belle Air School, cleaning up a senior’s overgrown backyard, or getting splashed at a dunk tank. It is something I love to do.
I am here to help and you can too. Join me in making our community stronger. A lot can be done when you join a group of community-minded neighbors to help others. There are so many ways to make a difference in someone’s life... some are easy and some are hard, but they are all rewarding.