My practice is guided by four core beliefs:


I am a husband, father, brother, and a son. Like every family, we have experienced our share of illness and death. I’ve seen first-hand the difference that advanced planning can make, especially when a loved one becomes incapacitated or dies unexpectedly. My father was diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2000 and died just a few months later. I regret that I didn't know his wishes during the time he was incapacitated, including his end-of-life choices. As a husband and father, I want to make sure my family knows my desires. I want to do the same for you.


I value relationships. I want to know your story and your dreams and to prepare a plan that meets your needs and aligns with your values. I look forward to earning your confidence and being your trusted advisor throughout the estate-planning process.


I try to live by the golden rule - treat others as you want to be treated. I appreciate a "hello" from a stranger, a compliment or a kind word, and a good deed. In turn, I strive to be friendly and approachable and to make sure those around me know I care about their happiness and well-being.


We each have a role to play in creating a strong and safe Oakland, where every individual and family can thrive. I have seen first-hand, through many years of involvement with Habitat for Humanity, what is possible when people work together and support one another.