RJ was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Arizona. He majored in History at Harvard University and received his MBA from Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. RJ spent 20 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where he met his wife Terra and his two daughters were born. RJ and his family relocated to Portland in late 2016, drawn by the culture and natural beauty of Oregon! He is excited to now be a part of the mission of PHFS. In their free time, RJ and his family enjoy geek culture, as shown by the life-size Yoda statue in their living room!