I am a native of Los Angeles. I have lived in Silverlake for more than three decades and I currently reside on Lake View Av., adjacent to the historic Red Car Line and Silverlake Avenue stairs. I have been a member of IATSE Local 80 for 23 years and was the first member of my craft to be elected to the Local’s Executive Board. I am currently serving my fourth term as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserves. In 2014, I worked on the campaign for Jimmy Gomez to California's AD51, which includes Silverlake. I have been the incident commander for First Aid Services to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses since 2001. In 2008, I was awarded the Clara Barton Award for volunteer leadership by the American Red Cross. I currently serve as co-chair of SLNC Transportation and Public Safety Committee. I have a long history of community participation and connection to Silverlake. I strongly believe in equality of opportunity for everyone and in the diversity that makes our community unique. It is this very diversity that brings differing points of view to the issues that challenge our decisions and it is important that we are able to discuss these issues with respect and civility. If elected I will do my best to be your voice on the Silverlake Neighborhood Council.