civic engagement chair
I am: 28
I’m a young professional at: Western Municipal Water District
I get involved in my community through the following organization(s): PICK, EastHills Business Council (Greater Riverside Chamber), Valley Young Professionals (Temecula Valley Chamber)
I’m proud of this achievement: Obtaining my Master of Public Policy degree.
I am a happy resident in the City of: Temecula
My career goals are to: Grow to be in a position that provides the most benefit to the most amount of people; Become a General Manager for a water agency/district; Potentially get directly involved with politics someday.
My professional motto is: Only by empowering the people around you will you elevate yourself and those people to the next level.
My advice to other YoPros is: Start with PICK, and then eventually begin going to other events and volunteer opportunities in order to get more locally engaged. Also, meet one-on-one for coffee or lunch with other young professionals – don’t “network”, build relationships!
When I’m not working or volunteering, you can find me: At a brewery, winery, Disneyland, or visiting family in San Diego with my wonderful lady, Kristin.
I joined PICK because: I’m not from Riverside (San Diego), and wanted to become connected locally with young professionals like me, as well as enjoy opportunities to positively influence the region.
PICK is awesome because: of the Board of Directors and the connections/friendships you make by involved with PICK.
I maximize my PICK membership by: Attending the Power Breakfasts as well as being on the Board of Directors and the Civic Involvement Committee.
The issues in Riverside that I care about most are: Economic growth, water supply, water quality, and improving regional cooperation on all issues.