RJ was born in Gilroy, CA where he began playing golf at age five. He grew up playing many sports including basketball, golf, volleyball and track and field. During high school golf became his main sport. After graduating from high school, he played golf at Monterey Peninsula College for two years before transferring to Cal State Monterey Bay to complete his Bachelor's in Psychology. Currently RJ is pursuing his Master’s in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco at their Orange County Campus.
Assistant Coach of Christopher High School Boys Golf Team in Gilroy,CA (February 2017-May 2017)
Coached junior golf clinics at Justin Russo Golf Academy in Seaside,CA
Volunteer Coach at the First Tee of Silicon Valley (Summer 2013)
Taught private lessons to students ranging in age from 5-65
3 years of experience working at Cordevalle GC (Former host of Frys.com Open and US Women’s Open)