My education and qualifications are: Our community deserves experienced leaders!  I have lived in this area my entire life and graduated from its public schools. My wife and daughters are all products of New Haven Unified School District. After being elected in 2016, I earned a Masters in Governance certification from the California School Boards Association, and I currently serve as our Board President. While in high school, I participated in sports, student government, and band and was one of the first Eagle Scouts of Union City’s Troop 20. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Sociology from California State University Hayward. I started my design career as a union typesetter with Bay Area Typographical Union Local 21. Then, over the next 22 years, I built my career as a software designer and technology executive at some of Silicon Valley’s best-known companies. I understand the skills that our students will need to succeed in this everchanging world. In 2016, I co-founded a Union City non-profit that recovers food and feeds hungry families. Over ten years, I have led school site councils at Hillview Crest Elementary, Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School, and Cesar Chavez Middle School. For a full list of qualifications, please visit http://lance4nhusd.org. I am grateful for your support!