Department of Business Administration and Economics
I have a story most students can relate to. Having started my private sector career at Costco Wholesale as a part-time employee while being a full-time Long Beach City College student in 2004, I moved into management for the warehouse giant upon my graduation in 2008 from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. While being in management at Costco, I earned my MBA from California State University, Fullerton. Prior to becoming an Associate Professor at LBCC, I was also a member of the adjunct faculty at LBCC, Cerritos College as well as El Camino College. I have taught many different business subjects; but, currently I focus on teaching Digital and Social Media and Personal Finance. I am also co-adviser to the LBCC Business Club.
In order to provide the highest quality education for my students I do a variety of professional development and speaking activities. Such highlights include:
Speaker for Cengage Engagement Tech Conference, Top Hat Engage 2020, High School Outreach
Author of Personal Finance, a Top Hat original textbook
Received a $250,000 Strong Workforce Grant to create the only smart hub/active learning learning classroom at Long Beach City College
Currently serving on multiple Educational Advisory Board Committees
Google Analytics Certified
Hubspot Social Media Certified
LinkedIn Learning Champion/Partner
Twitter Flight School Certified
Regular attendee to Bixel Exchange LA Tech Talent Pipeline Roundtable discussions with tech industry professionals from the largest social media companies in the world.
I consider LBCC a second home. My family, as well as my in-laws, have attended LBCC and as a student at LBCC I was a member of the President's Ambassadors.
Outside of the classroom I enjoy my Thursday nights and Sunday mornings praising the LORD Jesus Christ at Calvary Chapel Signal Hill! I am married to the most beautiful woman on the planet, have 2 amazing children and have a Bordoodle named Rubble! Having a wife that is also an alumni of USC, you will see our family on Saturdays watching the Men of Troy dominate the gridiron. Besides Trojan football, you will find me watching my son play his water polo games, my daughter's dance recitals or gymnastic competitions, or at the beach or the movies! As a millenial, I am glued to social media feeds so I am always up to date on the current social, political and financial trends dominating the internet.
To reach me either drop by my office, call, or email and I would love to hear your story!
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