Having been a founding board member and now the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim. I have seen the Clubs go through many phases, the last of which is transforming our Club into a Family Resource center. We now run food distributions, mobile health clinics, legal immigration services, counseling for our members and their parents, and other services being provided in an area which is one of Anaheim’s most
Working at the Clubs is such a rewarding experience. Watching the positive progression of our members,
seeing a young child blossom and make giant strides in education and fitness, and watching them turn into fine young men and women. I also love working with other organizations to help not only our members, but our members families. We have created great new relationships while strengthening our existing ones. Together we are making enormous improvements in the lives of our members and their families. We have changed the culture in a once heavily gang influenced park and we now see the park being used for the intention it was designed: Families coming together to enjoy one of Anaheim’s neighborhood parks without fearing gang involvement.
I get inspired when I see people of all races, religions and different up bringing’s coming together and interacting with no regards to their beliefs or religious convictions.
I would have to say my heroes are my family. My mom and dad who brought me up to keep high standards and be accountable for my actions. My kids for making me work hard and ensure they had opportunity through education to become successful in their endeavors. Last but not least I am inspired by my wife who keeps me focused on doing the right thing while keeping those high standards and being accountable.