- Party: Democratic
- Occupation: Small Business Owner
- Proud husband and father in Temecula, CA
- Former Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator
- After 9/11, served 2 U.S. Secretaries of State on critical national security and foreign policy challenges
- Recipient of U.S. Government Meritorious and Superior Group Honor Award and Presidential Management Fellowship
- Degrees from RCC, UCLA, and Johns Hopkins University
- Amateur marathon runner (slow!), member of Alvord Educational Foundation, Pacific Council on International Relations, etc.