I facilitate housing in Sylmar and other communities for people in recovery from substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Having achieved sobriety in a San Fernando Valley sober living home in 2004, I enjoy helping others to find and maintain sobriety. I work on the front line every day to reintegrate the less fortunate among us. Civil rights and social justice are always on my mind. My professional work history includes management positions in the transportation, financial services and insurance sectors. Volunteer experience includes serving on nonprofit boards, Neighborhood Council planning, land use, zoning, housing and public safety committees, as well as advocacy work for persons with disabilities. My passion is advocating for the rights of people denied access to housing. I developed a vast network of advocates and decisions makers at all levels of government involved in preventing and ending homelessness. As a single father of four children, I enjoy spending time at home learning from my kids how to make the world a better place.