JB grew up in the Philippines; he majored in Architecture and Fine Arts at UST. He immigrated to Northern California in 2002. He became a Direct Support Professional in 2003 serving developmentally disabled adults, and his life and career path shifted. He was profoundly affected by the pleasure he derived from assisting others with everyday activities. He found it rewarding to touch the lives of each individual and their family in this community. JB worked diligently to learn more about this field and served as a Program Instructor for a day program, which gave him the valuable experience to become a Lead Staff. He expanded his skills as a Program Coordinator at a six bed behavioral home. JB also worked with the Golden Gate Regional Center, serving an individual with limited capabilities and behavioral challenges. Over time, the individual has become more independent. JB believes that trust and respect is the foundation of every relationship, especially in this field. He joined Alegria in November 2009 and was promoted to Lead Staff in April 2012. He is a proud member of the Alegria Team!