If you can relate to the above, you are not alone. A finance graduate from Santa Clara University, I was pursuing a career on Wall Street when my dishonest, self-defeating behavior and bad decisions resulted in devastating consequences. Coming to prison became a turning point, a life-changing opportunity where I realized how lost and totally depraved I had become in my pride. A chaplain spoke about the Gospel message of grace and how no one is outside the realm of God’s mercy and forgiveness; that’s when everything changed. Through grace alone by faith alone, I surrendered my heart and life to Christ Jesus who broke me down and rebuilt me back up in His love, joy, and peace. How grateful I am! To be “free on the inside,” despite being in prison, is the miracle of our faith. Whatever the worst decision is you have ever made, that is not your identity. No matter what your circumstance, redemption and transformation are possible for every human being.
Born and raised in central California, I grew up around general aviation and learned how to fly airplanes as a teenager. Focused on business and investing, I also loved to travel and play tennis. I enjoy reading, writing, working out, running, Bible study, and encouraging others through fellowship and prayer.
How about you? It’s amazing how God works in our lives, isn’t it? Never could I have imagined that coming to prison would be the best thing that could happen to me … but it was. Jesus taught that love is stronger than hate, and forgiveness is stronger than revenge. If you are reading this, then I am praying for you and me both to live a life of repentance as we seek to grow in wisdom and humility, maintain a teachable spirit, and love and serve God by loving and serving others with joy, hope, and kindness. I enjoy meeting new people and would like to hear all about you and your life. Walk by faith, not by sight!