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About Leo

Having grown up in San Leandro and attending James Monroe Elementary, John Muir Jr. High and San Leandro High School, and now having my daughter attend the same elementary school that I attended in my childhood is special to me.

As soon as my daughter entered kindergarten, my wife Michelle and I got involved at the school. With Michelle as PTO president and myself as Dad's Club president, PTO board member and School Site Council Chair we quickly became immersed in volunteering. Leading fundraisers and activities like the Pancake Breakfast, Spaghetti Feed and helping bring back the school carnival after a decade long hiatus has really been a challenge, but it's for the kids... and that is what it is all about.

I was selected by our principal and the School District to serve on the first LCAP Design team as a parent advisor. Our role was to take input from other parents, teachers and district personnel and help design a Local Control Funding Formula for the district. This role gave me detailed information on what was important to other parents and teachers as well for our schools.

Along with volunteering at the school, I also volunteer as coach for youth softball and soccer. In 2016, my wife and I started San Leandro Girls Softball, a youth non-profit sports league to serve the girls in our community. We currently provide the opportunity for over 100 girls per year to play in organized sports. Coaching allows me to teach these young children a sport as well as values such as respect, team work and sportsmanship. It also allows me to serve as a role model, not only to my daughter, but to other children as well.

I am employed at San Leandro Color, a local automotive paint distributor as a vice-president and general manager. I have been able to draw from my past sales and business experience in the industrial and I.T. field to help grow San Leandro Color into a leader in the Bay Area, as well as online. I believe my leadership skills and business experience are valuable assets and qualities necessary for any member of the board. 

In the first years of my term, I have had the pleasure to serve on Curriculum and Policy Committee, Facilities and Technology, Emergency Preparedness and D.A.T.E. (Drug Alcohol Tobacco Education). I currently serve as the Chair for Facilities and Technology, overseeing our $104 million dollar J1 bond and as the Chair for D.A.T.E. During my term I have also served as the Board Clerk and am currently pursuing Masters in Governance to prepare for Board Vice-President and a possible term as Board President. I am honored to have served our community and look forward to continue serving.

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