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Rivera, Bob

Professional Biography

Immediately after high school, I went into an apprentice program in the construction trade. This was followed by a program to become a Journeyman finish carpenter. In 1984 I took a position as superintendent for a construction company that specialized in kitchen and bath remodels, and room additions, where I was responsible for the oversight of all aspects of projects from start to finish. I also spent a number of years working as a fabricator for a company that built facades for amusement parks, shopping malls, and restaurants. You’ve likely seen some of my work, the Universal Studios globe in Orlando, Florida for example. These are some of the trade experiences that prepared me for working with our students in our woodshop.

Personal Biography

My wife Belinda and I have been married since 1996. Belinda is a Preschool director at the Bridge in Chino. We have a blended family of four boys and one girl. We have also been blessed with eight grandchildren, six girls, and two boys. In my spare time, I love playing the guitar as much as I can and spending time with my grandchildren.

Philosophical Biography

I believe that God has honed my abilities throughout my life so I can serve Him right where He wants me, which is here at Ontario Christian. I am able to use the skills that He has blessed me with to teach students woodworking and construction skills and at the same time shape their lives. I truly believe that Christian education is vitally important for young people today It not only gives them a great education but allows them to grow as Christian leaders.

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