Neil was born and raised in Gustine, California where his family was involved in the dairy industry. Neil graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Agriculture Business with a concentration in Finance & Appraisal. Neil went on to obtain a Masters in General Agriculture from Cal Poly in 2003.
In 2005, Neil joined Heritage Oaks Bank as a credit analyst and worked his way up to a commercial loan officer and then the Market President of Northern San Luis Obispo County. In 2017, Neil took a new job as the Senior Loan Officer at
American Riviera Bank where he oversees all commercial lending, real estate lending, and construction lending at the bank.
Neil is an active member of the Atascadero Kiwanis Club and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. In his free time, Neil enjoys working in the families farming operation in the central valley where they grow alfalfa and walnuts.