Dante Garcia

Dante De La Paz Garcia
Latino/Latina Representative

BACKGROUND
I was born in Guerrero, Mexico and lived there my first eight years. I then moved to Mexico City for my next ten years and then came to California. I’ve taken  a number of school subjects at Cuesta College like music recording, English as second language, some math and real estate courses. I studied artisan bread baking at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. I took bass lessons for several years. I have worked in the food industry, in agriculture and I have baked for many years. I was a full time musician for a few years. As a side hobby/entrepreneurship/passion, I have invested in real estate for 15 years. I recently decided to get my real estate license and help others buy and sell at Re/Max Pines By The Sea in Cambria.

LIVING ON THE NORTH COAST
I have lived in Cambria for 26 years. I came to this area hired to work on an agriculture farm. I’m a member of the Finance Council at Santa Rosa church and a member of the Men’s Club. I enjoy Cambria’s nature, its trails, beaches, its peacefulness and weather.

15 MINUTES OF FAME
I toured the United States playing music and was on several international latin TV shows. My band was nominated in 2011 for Premio Lo Nuestro as Mejor Artista Grupero Del Ano (Best Group Artist of The Year) and walked on The Red Carpet!

WHY ARE YOU VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ON THE NCAC?
I always lived with a self-centered mentality. When I lost my 16-year-old son in 2016, in the middle of the worst days of my life, I felt something that I had never felt from friends, family, and people I didn’t know. I felt everybody’s indescribable support, help, and love. I discovered that it’s impossible to pay them back all of that, but I can be a better person starting by joining groups that do something for the community, which has a long term good effect in general. I think NCAC, the Finance Council at church, and the Men’s club do exactly that.