Mr. Garcia was born in San Diego and grew up in Fresno, in a law enforcement/health care/entrepreneurial family.  He is a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran, a former fire fighter for North Central Fire District in Fresno, worked as an EMT/paramedic for American Ambulance, and as an Emergency Room technician at Valley Children’s Hospital.  He is the owner/founder of AmeriGuard Security Services of Fresno, which employs more than 600 people.

Mr. Garcia also serves on the City of Fresno Planning Commission, and was appointed by Governor Brown to serve on two disciplinary committees, with the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.