About the author
Isaac G.D. Barcelona; Name: Isaac Guerrero Garcia-Padilla Diaz Barcelona. DOB: 6/24/49; Spouse: Shawny May Sherman Barcelona. Parents: Isaac Guerrero Corona & Rebecca Cristina Garcia-Padilla. Grandparents: Brig. Gen. Alfredo Garcia Nevarez & Rebecca Padilla Fuentes – Vicente Guerrero Razo & Maria Corona Viveros. Children: Isaac; Rebecca; Eddy; Jeremy; Nicole; Diamond & Taylor, including 14 grandchildren (Joel Isaac; Vanessa; Jasmine; Eddy Boy; Isaac; Bel; Nicole; Samantha; Ethyn; Alyssa; Anthony; Sean; Diamond Santana & Karen Fuentes) and 8 great-grandchildren (Ciara, Kash, Eddy III, Isaac Ezequiel, Rome, Victor "Moose", Gabriella D & Violet!)
Education: A lifetime of adventure. Career Occupations: Congressional District Liaison Officer for U.S. Representative/Congressman Steve Knight, CA25; President & CEO; Director of Public Relations; Published Opinion Columnist (English & Spanish); Political & Business Consultant; Writer; Musician, Singer, Composer, Producer, Author & Entertainer, Inducted into Mexico's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame/ La Enciclopedia Del Rock Mexicano by Arturo Lara Lozano & Arturo Arrizon in 2011.
Personal Statement: I've been a prolific, creative force, musically, poetically, and with the written word, for the past 45+ years. I have traveled and visited lands and cultures beyond my own and I have grown and prospered from all of it. My life has been full, yet I am not finished, not even close. Too much yet unfinished and pending. That is what my life is about now…completing that which has yet to be completed. My journey has taken many turns, and I have enjoyed and survived all of them. As Yogi Berra once implied, "I came to a fork in the road, and I took it!"
2007-2008 brought yet another turn, and it was magical. United with siblings I didn't know I had, Ismael & Nancy, Ivan and Ivanna, Patricia, Belinda & Daniel, & Rene, while bonding closer to my brothers Hijolee Art & Elsa, Laura & Chuy, my wife Shawny (who has grown to be the perfect mate and partner for me) and Mom/Nana to our children.
About Me/Acerca de mi: Congressional District Liaison Officer for U.S. Representative/Congressman Steve Knight, CA25, in charge of U.S. Military Academy Nominations/Appointments Program and Global Immigration + U.S. Passport Casework, 2014-2018; District Director for, then, California State 36th District Assemblyman and 21st District Senator, Steve Knight, 2009-2014;
L.A. County Commissioner & Consecutive 9th Year Chairman of the prestigious Los Angeles County Citizens Economy & Efficiency Commission, 2001-2017 and now Chairman Emeritus 2018-21;
1997 Founder and 3-Term (1999; 2013 & 2014) President Emeritus of Award-Winning 2010 Southern California Chamber of the Year Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 1997-2021;
Founder of Barcelona Presidents Club & Footprints, 2016-17;
Biliterate English & Spanish professional published Opinion Columnist (AV Press-La Voz Latina-7 Dias-La Prensa-La Gaceta-El Sol del Desierto);
Writer/Poet (published and featured in more than 18 International Anthologies);
Radio (Formando El Futuro-High Desert Broadcasting) and Television Program Host (Cuidado Que Muerden-KPAL and Shaping The Future-Adelphia);
Successful Published Magazine Publication Editor & Publisher (The Bridge/El Puente, Shaping The Future, Footprints/Huellas, The Yearbook of the Community);
President & CEO of the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, May 2003 thru September 2006; Palmdale School District Spokesman, P.I.O., Translator & Director of Public Relations, 1991-2003;