“Interesting Tidbits"

Favorite Movie: "Oceans Eleven"

Favorite Book (of late): “The Martian" - Andy Weir

Sports/Hobbies: Running, Traveling, Cycling, and Snowboarding

Favorite ("Pump-Up") Song: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

Favorite Quote:  "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have." 

Teaching Philosophy: "To guide students into a path that helps them plan for the future."

Influential People (Outside of Family): 

  • Beth Knapp-Williams- Agriculture Teacher
  • Diana Barnard - Agriculture Teacher
  • Dave Gossman - Agriculture Teacher
  • Dr. Robert Flores - Cal poly, SLO Professor
  • Dr. Ann DeLay - Cal Poly, SLO Professor

Philosophy in Life:   “Work in silence and let success be your noise.”

Atwater High School Agriculture Department

Atwater FFA

PO Box 835  /  2201 Fruitland Ave

Atwater, CA  95301

Office:  209-357-6025

​Fax:  209-357-6067

 Atwater FFA



Birth Place:                       Salinas, CA
Hometown:                      Atwater, CA 
Current Residence:        Atwater, CA

Family:  TBD

High School:  Atwater High School

Education / Career Highlights:

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo:   B.S.  Degree in Agriculture Science w/ emphasis in Ornamental Horticulture

Atwater High School Instructor Since:  2017-2018


Mr. Jose Vargas

FFA  Advisor

Ag Mechanics SAE Advisor

Ag Earth Science Instructor

​Ag Shop Skills Instructor

Small Engines Instructor

Best Informed Greenhand CDE Coach

Small Engines CDE Judging Team Coach

Vegetable CDE Judging Team Coach