Ricardo Ortiz

The training and discipline Ricardo received as a Marine prepared him for many challenges and rewards in life, including entrepreneurship.  “I don’t see things as obstacles, only as complications that I must find a solution for,” said Ricardo.  It is with this determination that he turned his experience as a truck driver into a business opportunity.  He has over eight years’ experience in the transportation industry and is a CDL instructor at the local community college.  Ricardo received a $10,000 LiftFund loan through the USAA Heroes Fund and HUD Border Initiative for working capital.