Thanks for visiting. After playing baseball for four years for the Santa Clara Broncos, I was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles. Nobody wants to be told that they can’t play the game anymore, but after 2 professional seasons, the Orioles asked me to transition from playing to coaching. I coached in the Orioles organization, spending every day looking to help the guys on the team get better and make it to the big leagues. In September of 2015, I accepted a position coaching with my alma mater, Santa Clara University, and I run the RD Academy Junior Broncos.
I’m originally from Yorba Linda, California, the heart of Orange County. My life is defined by four of the most important people in it. My family is everything to me; without them I would not be where I am today. My dad, Paul, is one of the hardest working dudes I have ever met. He is my role model, and I’ve always admired and tried to emulate his work ethic. My mom, Jana, is the most outgoing person I have ever met; she has never strayed away from a conversation. I strive to be more like her every day. My sister, Jennifer, is 28 and happily married to one of the best dudes ever, Bryan Klemm. They are a constant model of love and what a marriage should be. I am so happy that they found each other. I know that these four individuals will be constantly supportive and have always provided me with advice about any adversity I have faced in my life.
Though many of my posts will be related to baseball, this page is not specifically for baseball players. I hope to impact anybody looking to better their lives. I’ll offer my up perspective on different topics and hope that you can take something away from my thoughts.
As simple as it sounds, life is in fact what you make of it. A positive attitude and a better outlook on life can make whatever you do much better. I hope what I have to say is useful information and relatable to everybody that reads it.