What do you find most challenging at Morning Star?
When I first began, the biggest challenge was understanding self-management because it was a new concept to me. Various colleagues helped me understand what it means and how to apply it to build a career with the company.
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years?
Continue learning as much as possible about the tomato processing industry and building my personal skillset to be more effective in my role.
Tell me about your family.
My parents live in Livermore, CA and I have an older sister, Sarah, who is an Occupational Therapist in San Jose and a twin brother, Aron, who is the Aquatics Supervisor for the City of Rohnert Park. My brother recently got engaged to his fiancé, Kenzie, who is an English teacher at Windsor High School.
Tell me about your background.
I grew up in the East Bay Area and completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at Long Beach State. I worked as a math and economics teacher at a high school during graduate school and as an economics lecturer at Saddleback College after completing my master’s degree. I played water polo in junior college and love watching baseball.
I also have a passion for baseball analytics and this interest growing up drove me to study economics.
People would be surprised if they knew ________________ about you.
I have an identical twin brother. Yes, we do look a lot alike.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like working out, swimming, reading, and hanging out with friends or family.
What’s your favorite book(s)?
My favorite book is Moneyball by Michael Lewis and I’m a big Star Wars fan.
What’s on your bucket list?
I want to complete a triathlon.