Manuel Cruz Jr.
Manny was born and raised in Oakland, California and as a 10 year old, he wanted to be a police officer to help make the community of Oakland a better place. He is happiest when he is on outdoor adventures and spending quality time with his wife and son. Manny describes himself as resilient, easy-going, and open minded and admires his mother as an example of a superwoman in the flesh – raising 5 kids on her own and never panicking when things got rough.
Fun Fact: Manny wrote music during high school, and was actually in a music group with his best friend. Good memories, but bad music.