Armando is the married father of three young men and an accomplished artist, builder, web designer, writer, teacher and mentor.
In 1991 he entered the creative field and has been employed in these areas: signage (vinyl and print), garment design, newspaper, and advertising as a freelance artist and as an in-house Ad Director; video production, retail (Ad Director for a shopping mall), digital printing, and web design.
During that time he also worked in the non-profit sector, specifically with churches and youth organizations, as a youth pastor/mentor, writer, media director, public speaker and leadership developer, and as a conference speaker and lecturer.
He is passionate about social justice and has traveled extensively as an art activist and public speaker and co-founded a vibrant church in Granite City, IL called Tapestry. Armando now lives in Buckeye, Arizona.