1. How long have you lived in the Bay Area?
I was born in the Bay Area and raised in Cupertino, CA. I’ve spent my entire life here.
2. What is your fondest childhood memory?
My dad hitting fly balls to me at the park. My favorite player was Willie Mays and I pictured myself roaming center field at Candlestick Park.
3. What subject(s) did you study at College?
Business Administration, Finance & Accounting, and Religious Studies.
4. What was your first job?
A busboy at Marie Callender’s.
5. Who has been the most influential person to you in your career?
My Dad and Bob Lee.
6. How has your career created value in your life?
It has enhanced my standards of integrity, bolstered my sense of purpose in life, and also created a professional life for me.
7. What do you consider to be the most significant world event that has occurred during your lifetime?
Reagan’s presidency, his policies, and the Berlin Wall coming down (I ‘d also have to give a special shout out to the advent of space travel, personal computers, cell phones, and the internet).
8. What is your most memorable travel experience?
My favorite place to go is Hawaii, but my most memorable trip was to Europe where I visited Italy, France, Austria, & Germany (and went to the Memorials for the Holocaust & the Berlin Wall).
9. What is the funniest thing that s ever happened to you?
During the 1989 earthquake, I had stopped by my Dad’s house before the World Series game. We were upstairs when it started. I let him start down the stairs first and then I followed him yelling ”faster, faster!” (we later joked I was riding on his back). My Mom was in the kitchen with the plates, bowls and cups falling out of the cupboards. We ran outside and there was a (small) wave of water coming out of the gate next door from their pool (funny memories I’ll never forget.)
10. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Definitely my two kids and how they’ve turned out (with most of the credit due to my wife).
11. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Relax with the family, take in a movie or a television show, go to the beach, go camping, take a vacation, and of course catch a Giants game – either in person or on TV.
12. If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?
Omniscience (all knowing – having infinite awareness, wisdom, understanding, and insight). Let’s face it, you would definitely have the upper hand in fighting criminal activity as well as in your everyday life!
Bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting for a variety of not-for-profit and closely-held businesses.
San Jose State University, BS, Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting.