I started my first business at the age of 10, selling our family's homegrown Valencia oranges to a breakfast diner not far from where I was born and raised in Escondido, California. Since then, I've worked in a variety of fields, from athletic training while an undergrad at UCLA to software development to running my own govtech SaaS software company. Whatever the job, I'm always looking to solve problems. My focus now is on using technology to solve everyday problems, from the simple to the complex. I am currently the Chief Strategy Officer for Rock Solid Technologies, a best-of-breed CRM and civic engagement platform connecting citizens with local government services. Rock Solid is headquartered in Austin, Texas (where I currently reside), operates a product development center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has customers throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. I joined in April 2019 following the merger of Rock Solid with CitySourced, the company I founded and ran in Los Angeles for more than 10 years. I've been fortunate enough to have been employed in the technology space since 1997, and my past clients have included Microsoft, MySpace, Transamerica, Universal, and Disney.