Erik Esquerra

Profile Updated: July 7, 2010
Erik Esquerra
Class of 1990
Residing In: Apple Valley, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Brianda Esquerra Sanchez
Children, Grandchildren: None
Military Service: Air Force  
Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Erik Esquerra

Occupation/Career(s) Details:

1991-2001 Aircraft Mechanic USAF

2002 - Home Builder Customer Service

2004 - Licensed California Real Estate Agent New home sales.

2008 - Licensed California Real Estate Broker, Resale

Different places I have lived:

1990-1994 Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, LA

1994-2001 Travis Air Force Base, Vacaville, CA

2001 traveled

2001 - Nov Honolulu, HI

2002 - Inland Empire, CA

Family history living in South Pasadena:

My Grandmother was a single parent raising 3 girls. Someone at her work helped "direct" some funds to "appropriate investment opportunities," which gave her enough money to buy a beautiful home in South Pasadena, and away from South Central Los Angeles. I letter heard through the stories that her "directed influence of funds" is also called "insider trading..." Perhaps at the time the S.E.C. may have had something to say about it. Fortunately that never happened. Though this can't be verified, it fits very well into play as how we ended up in such a beautiful neighborhood. She bought a beautiful home in South Pasadena in 1971, the year that I was born. In '91 I left for the military, after graduating in '90. In '93 my grandmother passed. My mother remarried, moving to Vegas. My aunt had moved to Alhambra, and is now our only tie to the locale.

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Ron Rakunas - 1980
Noanie Ithurize Rofoli - 1991
Brent Rofoli - 1993

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

ug... the shame...

NONE.

School Memories:

...I only get "8000" characters...

Volleyball -
Intro to Volleyball, though I only played for about 2 weeks before having my arm broken, actually opened doors for me in the military. I had slightly better skills than the military intramural players, and so I was invited to play with a military club team in Louisiana. This led to trying out 1 year for the Air Force team in Florida, as well as playing tournaments throughout the south.

I later ran into the senior that broke my arm in high school my sophomore year. Of all places, on an atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 4miX9mi, Diego Garcia, 7 years later. we were both military... and were very amicable! (though the look on his face was PRICELESS when he realized who I was) It was all in the past, and part of a different era.

I owed this all to the very short 2-week introduction that I had to the SPHS Volleyball team.

Waterpolo -
working out with the water polo team was incredible. It pushed me further than I had been pushed before, and gave me an incredible amount of strength as I developed later. Waking up and swimming in the dark was just a nutty concept. Starting classes while having been awake for 3 hours already, and feeling as if it were just "the next thing lined up" in my day, as opposed to the first and only thing to get through.

The immediate challenges of breath, awareness and seeming exhaustion were very challenging through those workouts. But life was so much better, so much crisper, cleaner, clearer and more balanced afterward.

The best rewards are those achieved through worthy... and appropriate... challenges. It's how we gain value.

I had some fantastic teachers that encouraged critical thinking... before I knew what that meant.

What's happening in my life now:

After High School I began appreciating school, except for many of my lower division classes. But even those were interesting.

Married a beautiful woman from Mexico. I met my wife while visiting my father's home in Mazatlan, after leaving the military.

Trying to move back to Northern California, where I found an incredible blend and balance of work and play. Sacramento area is calling me. Hopefully within the next 12 months that will be possible.

Considering furthering my education while work is slowing down somewhat.

Organizations and groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

1991-2001 US Air Force
1992-1994 Barksdale Air Force Base Volleyball Club
1994-1998 Travis Air Force Base Volleyball Club
1995-2000 Travis Air Force Base Soccer Club
1995-2000 Travis Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation/Adventure Program
2004 - Present California Association of Realtors

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Virtually anything outdoors:

Hiking
Mountain Biking
River Rafting - Guide
Snowboarding/Skiing
Scuba Diving

Following political and economic trends and variables.

Taking PICTURES! Especially of my nieces & nephews.

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

TOOL. That was my pregame music at any tournament or game that I played in, for anything.

Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, Disturbed, Gypsy Kings, to show much of the variety of what I listen to.

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

Science stuff. Mostly Astronomy/Physics type stuff (dumbed down). But anything put together properly is entertaining.