Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA on March 3, 1946
Current Age: 64
Health: Excellent Height: 6’4” Weight: 192
Languages: English-Completely fluent, Spanish-Completely fluent
I grew up in Puerto Rico, South Florida (Miami-area), and Germany (Augsburg).
I attended Florida State University on a Track Scholarship and was President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. (More details in the Education section.)
I have been married 39 years to Lindy McCollum Muñoz, who works as an RN Case Manager for San Diego Hospice, at an in-patient facility, managing the overall care for terminally ill patients. Lindy graduated from Florida State University in 1970 with a BS degree and was a member of the school’s synchronized swimming team and Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.
We have 3 daughters, ages 30 (Esther Maria), 25 (Rachel Victoria Tripodi), and 23 (Sarah Ana).
Mary is married to Michael Winningham and lives and works in San Francisco, CA, attended UC Santa Barbara with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in art and math.
Rachel is married to Joe Tripodi and lives and works in DeKalb, IL, attended the University of Miami (Florida) on an academic scholarship. She majored in sports administration with a 3.7 GPA. She is now enrolled in a Masters in Education program at Northern Illinois University where she works in the records office as a graduate assistant.
Sarah attended Virginia Tech University on a volleyball scholarship and was a 4-year starter. She majored in interdisciplinary studies with a 2.8 GPA. She was San Diego North County Player of the Year, a Prep Volleyball High School All-American, and Captain of the California State Division V volleyball champions. She now lives in San Diego and coaches volleyball at Mesa Community College.
My personal hobbies include competitive cycling, reading, travel, and sporting events.
I am a certified volleyball referee for the Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) and the San Diego County Interscholastic Federation (SD-CIF).
I competed in and finished the 1983 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii, and have completed at least 15 marathons and 15 century bicycling events.
(Last updated: September 2010)