BS in Finance from Tulane University
MPA from California State University San Bernardino

Professional Experience:

Finance Director / City Treasurer for the City of Yorba Linda

Assistant Finance Director for the City of Riverside
Budget & Debt Manager for the City of Riverside
Principal Management Analyst for the City of Riverside City Manager’s Office
Project Manager and Associate Consultant for several financial consulting firms

CSMFO Involvement:

For the past four years I have served as the Chair of the Career Development Committee. During this time, I’ve worked with a great team of volunteers to significantly increase CSMFO’s educational programming, including doubling the size of the webinar program, increasing the number of core courses from three to six, and enhancing the coaching program.

Prior to Chairing the Career Development Committee, I served as Chair of the Professional Standards & Recognition Committee. During my time as Chair we began the process of moving CSMFO’s awards programs to an online application process and added the CSMFO Innovation Award. I have also served as Chapter Chair for the Inland Empire Chapter and I am a CAFR and budget reviewer for the CSMFO awards programs.

Other Professional Affiliations:

Member of GFOA, CMTA, and ASPA

Adjunct faculty member and advisory board member for the California State University San Bernardino MPA Program

Candidate Statement:

Over the 10 years that I have been a member of CSMFO, its conference, educational programs, and awards programs have grown significantly and provided more value to members. As a Board Member, I want to continue to work with the CSMFO leadership to make the services and educational offerings available to our members even more outstanding in the years ahead. That’s why I’m running for the CSMFO Board.

This organization has given me a lot, both through training and connecting me with other finance officers, many who are now my friends. The networking and mentorship opportunities that are available in this organization are one of its greatest benefits. One area that I hope to focus on as a Board Member is assisting members, particularly those whose goal it is to be a Finance Director one day, to achieve their career goals. Succession planning and preparing the next generation for leadership in government finance are critical issues facing many of our agencies today.

Thank you for your time.