Staff Name: Stephen Canez Room M6
Where did you grow up: I grew up in La Puente, CA.
Favorite food, recipe, or restaurant: I love to eat Italian and Mexican food. My favorite restaurants are Macaroni Grill, Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Cafe in East Los Angeles, and the Crab Cooker in Newport Beach
Places you would love to visit: I would love to visit Hawaii Islands, Europe, Paris, and Rome (Vatican). I am trying to make this happens.
Famous artist, politician, or athlete you would love to be friends with: I would love to meet and be friends with Jesus, Abe Lincoln, ML King, Skinny Elvis Presley, Young Johnny Cash, Jackie Robinson, Albert Einstein, 12 Apostles, John Wooden, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Favorite band or musician: My favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Earth Wind and Fire, and Journey. My favorite artists are Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sade, John Legend, Marvin Gay, Prince, and David Benoit.
Favorite TV shows or movies: Everyone Loves Raymond, King of Queens, Sports Center, ESPN, How things are made, Dinner Drive and Dives,
Movies: Godfather, Courage, The Bible, Remember the Titans, Vision Quest, and The Lion King (circle of life).
What will you do after you win the lottery? First, get off the floor and stop crying. Then develop a plan to help as many people as possible starting with my family, church, school, and the less fortunate.
A Major accomplishment/experience you are proud of: I was the first to graduate college in my family and now I have 2 daughters and 1 son that have also completed college. I was able to put myself through college and earn three Masters and almost done with my doctorate program. I have been married for 38 years to my beautiful best friend (Gloria). We have 4 great kids, Laura, Donna, Nathan, and Anthony: Son-in Magno, grandkids Libby, Inky, and baby Lia. I am proud to demonstrate that I am a man of God to my family, friends, athletes, colleagues, and students.