"I was raised in Las Cruces, graduating from Las Cruces High School and attending NMSU where I obtained a MS in Physics. After getting a PhD in Physics from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, I completed a post doc position at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, developing Hybrid Rocket instrumentation and fuel additives.
"Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA facility, was my next stop, working on modeling and simulation of camera response on space craft for comet fly-by missions. After a brief stint at Los Alamos National Laboratory between 1999 and 2001, I entered the private sector and have been running my own businesses since 2002.
"I live in White Rock with my wife and two children, both of whom attend Pinion Elementary. I'm active as a volunteer (non-profit) firearms instructor for the Los Alamos Sportsman's Club. Any funds collected as part of the classes I teach are donated to local non-profits and youth programs.
"I am currently the Chair of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, working to expand civic engagement among all voters in our state."