Elected: March 2020
Fred was born in East Los Angeles. At the age of 9, his parents bought a home in Monterey Park. Fred attended elementary schools in the Garvey School District and then attended Mark Keppel High School. Fred received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an option in Accounting from Cal State University Los Angeles. In 1989 Fred passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and became a licensed CPA in 1994 after five years of public accounting experience.
Fred served as a board member for the Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce, hosted Neighborhood Watch meetings in his home since 2016, completed the Monterey Park Police Department's Citizens Academy program, and completed the Monterey Park Fire Department's Certified Emergency Response Team(CERT) program.
He is an active member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Monterey Park and was the captain of Team Trinity, the church's marathon running group. Team Trinity trained to run the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon and also fundraised for World Vision's "Run for Clean Water," to raise funds for clean water for African countries. Fred has completed over 20 marathons, with his first marathon being the 1997 Los Angeles Marathon. In 2006, Fred ran in the Boston Marathon, the only marathon that you must meet eligibility requirements to qualify to participate. His qualifying marathon was the 2003 Tucson Marathon, where his finish time was 3:30:52 – he qualified with 8 seconds to spare!
Fred placed second-place in Nextdoor.com's "Neighborhood All-Star" contest in 2017. As a result of his second-place finish, Nextdoor.com presented Fred with a check for $250.00 to be used for a community project/purpose. Fred donated the check to Bella Vista Elementary School. Fred also volunteered to read to the students at Bella Vista Elementary School at their annual Dr. Seuss reading day.
As a Fourth of July enthusiast, every Fourth of July for the past four years, Fred has organized a neighborhood block party for the neighbors on his street. Fred is single and lives with his four-legged family - his dogs and cat. Currently, Fred is a Quickbooks consultant for small businesses.