Ok, so here is some information about me!I was born in Whittier,Ca. I grew up in Orange, Ca, and attended El Modena High School. I am married to Denise (39 years!). My wife works as a marriage therapist. I have two daughters; Lauren, age 31, who is married and works as a professor of nursing at University of San Francisco. My youngest daughter, Courtney, is a nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital. She is 30 and lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, Tyler. I have two dogs named Lucie (Doberman/ Pitbull mix) and Rusty (poodle mix). I live in Newport Beach. In my spare time I enjoy reading, music, and surfing.I have a teaching credential from California State University Long Beach and a master's degree in educational administration from National University. I have been teaching for 23 years. I believe regular and vigorous reading is key to success in school, and in life.Fun Fact: My family lived in Santa Ana in the 1800'S. Mr Great Grandfather , Horace McPhee,was the owner on The Santa Ana Blade newspaper,which later became the Orange County Register. He was against Prohibition too. (From the book "Turn the Rascals Out" by Jim Sleeper,an Orange County historian.