Juan was born in New York and moved to Florida at a young age, but he has bounced around living between the two states his entire life. He graduated in 2008 from Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines where he was a member of student government and a senior class officer. These roles would lay the foundation for philanthropy work for the rest of his life. When he wasn’t being the MC of the events, he was participating in beach clean ups, tutoring, and fundraising to help cut the costs of prom for his classmates.
In college at the University of Florida, he was less active because of his coursework and preparation for law school, but his fraternity, ZBT, raised money every year for the Children’s Miracle Network. Every brother was expected to contribute to the success of the events and fundraisers in one form or another. When he entered law school at Syracuse, his way of giving back was mentoring the younger classes and international students and being a senator for the student bar association.
Today, he is practicing in real estate and business law. He wanted to work in this practice area because he felt more rewarding and felt like he was helping people with their problems.
Philanthropy aside, he loves sports, working out, planning events, and stand-up comedy. He is also a big foodie and loves to travel. He most recently visited Napa and dined at the French Laundry for his 32nd birthday.