Growing up in beautiful Ventura County California, gives you a very optimistic view on life and the world. It may be overly optimistic, it may even be naïve, but I do believe our community, our state, our country, our world, can live as one in peace and prosperity through a greater emphasis on education, communication, cultural understanding, democracy, trade, equality and human rights, and a balanced, centrist political philosophy. Globalization may be a benefit to our world if these are the values and exports of the United States and other G8 nations.
On an individual basis, I believe civic involvement, philanthropy, creative fulfillment, and understanding of who we are, is the best strategy towards obtaining this global goal. By challenging stereotypes as a gay, Christian, politically centrist male, I’ve striven to represent these goals in my personal life, through my music, writing, community involvement, and relationships.