My parents settled in Santa Fe in 1979. I attended Auburn University after graduating Santa Fe High School and I have a degree in International Trade in Spanish. I started working for my dad, the founder of the first microbrewery in NM, Santa Fe Brewing Company in 1993. I held positions of Bottling Crew, Brewer, Head Brewer, Director of Brewing Operations, and Plant Manager, and was a part owner of the business from 1996 until 2003. During the last 4 years, I specified, ordered, unloaded, and installed machines and equipment valued at over $900,000 which allowed the brewery to continue double digit growth every year for the last 10 years. I managed 20 people in round the clock production 4-6 days a week. I look forward to using my experience to assure that Rio Bravo Brewing Company will be able to produce an exceptional array of high quality beers from the first day of production.