Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
Phone: (626) 449-0839 ext. 103
J.D. is a Pasadena native who grew up in various parts of the Northwest and attended Pasadena public schools. After getting into trouble and being charged as an adult at age 17, J.D. began a journey of giving back to the community in a positive and constructive way. About a year after his release, he was introduced to Flintridge Center. He completed the Apprenticeship Preparation Program and joined the Local 300 Laborers union. In 2018, J.D. pursued his passion for working with youth in need by joining the Youth of Promise program team at Flintridge. Recently, J.D. moved from working with the youth program as Program Assistant to his role of Curriculum & Instruction Specialist with the Apprenticeship Preparation Program. J.D. says, "Everything I've been through has brought me here and prepared me for this work of positively affecting lives."