Spouse: Valente Valencia
Children: 4 kids
Occupation and place of work:Sunnyside School District and Community Living
Best thing about living in the Yakima Valley is: The Community! I just love the people.
When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be: When I was a child I wanted to be an Orchardist.
First job I ever had was: Picking cherries.
The most famous person I’ve met is: Baby Bash.
The best gift I ever received was: Listening to many people’s stories. I’ve seen them fight their battles and when it seems they’ve lost, their stories never ends.
The best piece of advice I ever received was: “Don’t worry about what people think there are a lot of people in this world each with their own thought.” — My Dad.
My favorite food is: Spaghetti.
One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was: Watching the Seahawks win the Super Bowl in 2014! Go Hawks!
If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see: Selena Quintanilla concert in Houston, Texas in 1995.
The person I’d like to meet, sit with and talk to for an hour is: Mother Teresa.
I’d love to learn how to: Carpentry.
The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to: Utah.
My favorite leisure activity or hobby is: watching my kids, the neighbor’s kids and community kids all playing together in whatever sport they choose.
If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time: Traveling to meet all the family members I could pull up on my family tree.
The one word that best describes me is: Motivated.
If I could change one thing about myself it would be: Have a photographic memory so I never forget a moment in life.