CJ grew up in Calaveras County, attended Bret Harte Union High School in Angels Camp, and then moved out of the area to obtain his Bachelors in Economics at California State University, Sacramento.
CJ is the Manager of Philanthropy at Mark Twain Medical Center. Prior to this role, he worked at the County Government Center in Talent Acquisition and Public Health. He has helped manage his family’s multi-unit retail businesses in San Andreas and Angels Camp for over 10 years.
CJ is well known for his presence in community organizations such as the Social Media Coordinator Habitat for Humanity Calaveras County, PR and Outreach Coordinator of the Sikh-American Community of Calaveras County, past President and Vice President of the Angels/Murphys Leo Club.