Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Chicago area. I attended Northern Illinois University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Immediately upon graduation from NIU at the age of 22, I moved to San Diego to accept a civilian job with the U.S. Navy.
What do you do for a living?
For the last 18 years, I am a self-employed real estate broker, and for the last 12 years, I am a community college instructor who teaches real estate. I teach at both Mesa College and Grossmont-Cuyamaca College. 16 years ago, I earned a master’s degree in public administration from National University, and eight years ago, I earned a master’s...