For over a decade, Adrian has worked in neighborhoods, schools, churches, and organizations with Azusa’s youth. He currently serves as the Executive Director/Founder of MYTHIRDPLACE, a local nonprofit youth mentorship organization, and as Associate Pastor at Foothill Community Church. Adrian brings with him years of experience serving on various boards and advisory committees including Azusa Mayor’s Youth Council, AUSD PAC+, Urban Youth Workers Institute, as well as his role as Vice President of Youth Relations and is a father to an AUSD 1st grade student at Lee Elementary School.
Adrian was born and raised in Azusa and attended many of the schools that the students he serves now attend. As a result of severely challenging circumstances during his childhood, Adrian gained an intimate understanding of the challenges faced by these same students. His life’s mission is to empower young to achieve and overcome the variety of obstacles they face and see them grow into strong, healthy, and well-rounded adults filled with love to share with others.
Adrian is honored and excited to serve on the ALL Foundation Board. He believes it will result in greater ways of connecting the community to its shared narrative by engaging community stakeholders in new ways to support Azusa’s greatest resource: The Youth. As Chair of the Publicity Committee, Adrian looks forward to utilized his experience in marketing to share stories and spread greater awareness on the impact this newly formed foundation will have on AUSD and the Azusa community in general.