Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of California Riverside – 1997

Professional Experience:

-1998 through 2002, Staff Accountant, Casino Morongo
-2002 through 2004, Casino Accounting Manager, Casino Morongo
-2005 through 2011, Controller, Morongo Band of Mission Indians
-2011 through current, Chief Financial Officer, Western Riverside Council of Governments

CSMFO Involvement:

Became a member of CSMFO in 2011. Highlights of involvement include the following:

-2013 Inland Empire Chapter Chair
-2013 Member of the Administration Committee
-2014 Inland Empire Chapter Chair
-2014 Vice Chair of Administration Committee
-2015 Chair of the Administration Committee
-2016 Chair of the Administration Committee
-2017 Chair of the Membership Committee

Other Professional Affiliations:

Member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Candidate Statement:

Building on the momentum I’ve gained by serving as Committee Chair of the Membership and Administration Committees, as well as Chapter Chair of the Inland Empire, I’d like to continue to shape CSMFO into a premier organization. There are currently 84 cities and some chapters that are not active within CSMFO and with the assistance of the Committees and Chapters, I would like to see as many agencies participating in CSMFO as possible.

I believe California has the best and brightest minds and by extension, this makes CSMFO the best organization among all the states. With the best and brightest minds coming together, this will allow CSMFO to continue to bring members the highest quality professional development, the best technology, and the best instructors providing continuing education.

As a member of the Board, I would work to increase CSMFO’s digital footprint and begin the succession plan for the future members of CSMFO so the organization can continue to be a leader in governmental finance. Students are the next generation of leaders and it is very important that the college campuses be tapped into as a valuable resource so students can attend their local chapter meetings and the annual conference.