I am from Santa Rosa and went to Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to Berkeley. I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of New Mexico where I studied modern (1900-1945) British and American literature.
I like to follow the Giants in the summer and play some erratic golf. I also coach school-league baseball and am a member of the Citizens Committee for International Students, a Modesto organization that works with international students who attend MJC. I serve as an alternate board member of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. I like to cook. I fish a little, too.