My passion for Second Saturday comes directly from the experience I have had in my own life. My parents were divorced when I was very young, and I grew up in a single parent family. As a young man, I quickly noticed that our family lacked the resources of other families. As a result, I chose to become more responsible than other kids my age (took on the role of the missing parent) so that I could make sure our family had a sustainable future.
Our workshop attendees come from a diverse set of cultural and financial backgrounds, but a common fear is the anxiety around transitioning to another lifestyle. It is incredibly fulfilling to give attendees the confidence to transition by making sustainable financial decisions. We could have used a resource like this when I was young!
My sister and I have been born and raised in the San Francisco Peninsula by an amazing single mother and grandmother. I have been married for 13 years, and now have 2 beautiful daughters. We have lived in San Mateo for 13 years. Our families are here, our community is here, and I am building a sustainable, long-term business here. So long story short, I’m not going anywhere! All through my life, I have socially interacted with women more than men. Providing the Second Saturday workshops is really a natural extension of my personality and core values. I am committed to financial literacy for women in my community.
When I’m not working you’ll find me doing a lot of dad stuff, volunteering with Kiwanis clubs of the Peninsula, or surfing.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.