I have been an occupational therapist since 1999 and have had the opportunity to work in various settings that have empowered my growth as a clinician. I received my education as an occupational therapist at Loma Linda University and further obtained a degree in Master of Art in Psychology with focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been an adjunct faculty since 2007 in Loma Linda University’s Department of Occupational Therapy, where I am honored to be a part of an incredible team of faculty. As a therapist my experiences range from long term care, to the jail system treating psychiatric patients, to in-patient behavioral health settings as well as home health. My passion is behavioral health and over the course of 15 years, I have specially focused my attention on the behavioral health population. I currently work in an in-patient behavioral hospital as the lead occupational therapist. My duties include a balance between supervising staff and providing clinical care for the pediatric population. As a faculty staff, I provide my services every fall quarter with an educational focus on mental health, theories and group dynamics. I also play role of a faculty consultant; helping students with research projects as well as program development. I have had the privilege to present at OTAC, guest lecturer for other programs, and disciplines. I truly enjoy my roles as a clinician and faculty member and justly believe God has encouraged me to reach for these roles as it suits my nature and character. I never go to a job or work; rather I fulfill my passion and duties. I’m blessed with a wonderful marriage and honored and proud to be a father to my son. As a family, we enjoy travelling, listening and playing music, family and social time, cooking and pet lovers.