Che serves as a Director on UMTR2ME’s board and is a graduate of San Diego State University.
Che has had a successful career in Systems Administrator as an IT Director with a strong knowledge of systems and business analysis. He is also the founder and CEO of Emerald Training Solutions, which provides training with regard to suicide prevention.
Che has a personal connection with mental illness and suicide when he served as an integral part of a close network that surrounded and supported his teenage nephew Austin who struggled with depression. After losing his nephew to suicide Che felt a calling to help others who were also struggling with their own battles with mental illness and thoughts of suicide.
Che also serves as Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. He brings experience and passion for the hurting that infectiously just makes you feel loved and hopeful. In addition to Che’s lifelong passion of getting lost in subjects involving nature and biology, neuroscience, history and politics; he enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife Gretchen and their dog.