Ralph is an American who grew up in the 1970’s at a time when things were quite a bit more wholesome. He had the great privilege of 11 years of formal Catholic private school education. He grew up in Urban American in what would have been considered the lower class.
Through all of his Catholic education, he felt that there was something missing in his understanding of what life was really all about, as he searched for what he was passionate about.
A graduate of Sacred Heart Elementary, in Oakland, California, followed by three years at St. Mary’s all boys Catholic High School, in Berkeley, California, finally graduating from Balboa High, in San Francisco. Following high school, he attended Laney and Merritt Junior colleges, where he got his Associate’s Degree in General Education. From there he attended Sonoma State, where he declared a major in Psychology. He never graduated with a four-year degree, and from that point on, he went on to work many meaningless jobs and eventually fell to a life of crime and addiction.
Through these life experiences, he was called on by God, Himself, and finally was given the guidance for what he was called for in this life.