About

Background Story

A few years ago I lived in Long Beach, California, as an MBA graduate and an Executive Director of Annual Marketing Campaigns at a local university. Life was good.

But something just wasn’t right. It was a great life, but perhaps it wasn’t “MY Life.” I decided to make a major life change to find myself personally and professionally. I left that life behind and moved to the desert to be me… This website documents my life journey.

Where I am at now…

I am currently based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, making a living as a DESIGNER AND MARKETER. I am a Web Design and Content Management Instructor at University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Self-Employed Consultant providing Design and Marketing services to small and mid-sized companies. To supplement my efforts in design and art, I have also taken up PHOTOGRAPHY. I’ve got a lot to learn, but I’m happy with my progress.

Aside from that, I spend most of my time practicing MARTIAL ARTS AND FITNESS. I’ve trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Brazil and studied the art of Muay Thai in Thailand.  But there’s no place like home, Las Vegas, where I train with my Cobra Kai family.  I took my first amateur MMA fight in 2013 and continue to compete in Jiu Jitsu.  I may even begin competing in Boxing and Muay Thai if time permits.  Feel free to follow me on my journey or send me a message here.

Many folks have been asking me what I have been doing in terms of MUSIC AND DJ-ing. At the moment, music is still a huge part of my life, and I will still perform sets from time to time, but it is not the highest on my priority.  I know that as time flies, I will always be able to delve into music, but I will not always have the chance to fight…

Fun Facts:

  • Current Teacher in the Internet Design and Technology Certificate Program at UNLV
  • Design and Marketing Consultant / Founder at Blueprint Creatives
  • Designing professionally since 1997
  • Former Executive Director with eight years experience executing Annual Marketing Campaigns
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Information and Computer Science
  • An Amateur MMA Fighter & Jiu Jitsu Competitor currently training at Cobra Kai, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (blue belt), boxing, wrestling, strength and conditioning
  • Black Belt in Karate, Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and experience with Filipino Stick Fighting and Muay Thai
  • DJ since 1997, including college radio, resident and guest DJ spots at many venues from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, beat making and performance DJ
  • I also like to travel. So far I’ve been to Mexico, Philippines, Italy, England, France, Turkey, Germany, and Spain. Most recently, I went to Thailand and did some Muay Thai training there. In 2014, I will be going to Brazil and hopefully do some Jiu Jitsu there.

 

 

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