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Christopher J. Palominos was born in Modesto California and raised by his mother in a small town in Michoacan Mexico. Christopher credits his mother with helping to shape his personality and was a huge inspiration for him in every aspect of his life. 

At the age of 18, he moved back to the United States to learn English and to pursue his dreams. Chris worked in the financial industry helping clients to reach and exceed their personal financial goals. 

In the course of working as a Service Advisor, Chris became increasingly interested in community service. During his search for community service work , he learned about the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center and realized that it was the perfect opportunity to transfer the skills that he learned helping his clients reach their goals into helping community members and the Center to reach its goals. 

In his free time Chris enjoys traveling, meeting new people, exploring cultures and their cuisines. His favorite quote: " Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it because you can't know. You can't ever really know the meaning of your life. And you don't need to. Every life has a meaning, whether it lasts one hundred years or one hundred seconds." Ghandi