About the author, Cristobal (Chris) Lopez

Cristobal Lopez is a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He has labored in various fields to include twenty years in the United States Army, eight years on the streets of Austin, Texas as a police officer, and six years supervising a fraud investigation unit for the State of Texas. Additionally he holds the rank of 9th Dan, as the head of the Texas Soryu Karate Federation, with 47 years experience. (For five years he served as the defensive tactics instructor for the Austin Police Department). He has served in various civic capacities, to include serving on a County Child Welfare Board and as vice president of the Parent Teacher Organization for his children’s school. He is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, having served in numerous capacities, to include the office of bishop on two separate occasions. He is currently a stake patriarch and serves as a sealer in the San Antonio Texas Temple.