Rocky is the current board chair for Transgender Education Network of Texas ( TENT). He grew up in Austin Texas and has spent his life devoted to causes and creative pursuits. He is a loving husband to his wife Sarah and together they have an entertainment and lifestyle brand called SwirlBaby. Now at 35 years old, Rocky’s resume tells an interesting story of a young man with wide-ranging interests in health, wellness, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. As an advocate, Rocky has participated in countless leadership trainings and community-led fundraising events. As a health provider he has worked in careers ranging from certified nurse assistant to City of Austin Paramedic. Rocky’s story is one of tenacity, resilience, struggle, and triumph. He understands intimately the power of advocacy and action. As a paramedic, he served as the creator of the Austin Paramedic Relief fund and board member for the Paramedic Association in the early 2000’s, a member of the collective bargaining team for workers rights and wages with the City of Austin. He has learned the procedure and strategy necessary to create real change and he is eager to offer his experience and knowledge to the fight for protections for our community.