As a Southern California native, born and raised, I've experienced many of the wonderful things So Cal has to offer. The fact that I've often swam in the Pacific, skied in the Angeles National Forest, and camped in Death Valley is a testament to the diversity of our natural surroundings. Having lived, worked, and attended schools in over a dozen cities throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire, I have an intimate knowledge of many of our local communities.