I am a California native who transplated to Arizona after my family moved to Tucson in 2004.
Being married and having eight children, I don't find much time for many things except for a little music, martial arts, and surfing. Apart from my primary work as a father and husband, I practice law --- and I truly enjoy it. It is amazing how many peoples lives are touched daily.
My background also includes the study of Chinese martial arts brought to the United States by the Chin family and taught to Da Shifu Al Moore, Sr. which I continue to teach today as a 7th degree black belt (Master's level degree). I am certified in Red Dragon Shou Shu as a 7th degree black belt by Dashifu Jim Clark, successor to Da Shifu Al Moore.
In addition to the martial arts, my musical endeavors have included playing the violin since I was four years old. After highschool, I studied music at Tanglewood Institute of Music the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the University of San Diego, and the Orvieto Musica Festival in the Umbria region of Italy. From a different perspective, my work as a composer and producer includes the recordings of Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra in 1998 with Jamaican arranger Carlos Malcolm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Malcolm In six days, Zimbobway's King Kingston Orchestra recorded 24 tracks for two full length albums later mastered at Capitol Records in Hollywood, California. Other musical sideman work has included Boitovision which featured the vocal talent of Greg Lee from Hepcat.