Grew up hard of hearing and became late deafened later in life. Attended aural schools.
Inaugurated Deaf Rehabilitation program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) legacy institution where he is now the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs at UTRGV Division of Health Affairs.
Served on gubernatorial appointments related to people with disabilities since 2011, currently serves on TSD Governing Board.
Inspired by "We will be forever known by the tracks we leave" - Dakota.