I was born and raised in the East Coast surrounded by a loving and hardworking Italian immigrant family. I had the opportunity to attend Boston College of Pharmacy to pursue a science degree, but at 19 years old I decided to follow my passion for the arts.
Like many residents of our city, I came to California and started my own business Planet Gemini in Monterey which became the longest running comedy and dance night spot in the area and allowed me to help fund many city programs, youth sports teams, a battered women shelter, cancer patients and the Children’s Miracle Network.
In 2007, our family decided to move to Salinas and purchase the Fox Theater. This was the beginning of bringing back to life a beautiful and historic gem. This venue has provided the community with a great place for live music and entertainment.
My 41 years of business experience has provided me with the necessary expertise in budgeting, accounting and management which I will use to ensure that your interests are always protected and your voices are heard.
As your Councilmember, I will work hard to ensure that our families live in a fun, prosperous and safe city.