Jose was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and lived in Chicago until he was 14 years old. He returned to Puerto Rico to finish high school. At age 19, he joined the military and served for 10 years. Jose is a Persian Gulf Veteran, with multiple other deployments while serving. He relocated to Tallahassee in 2003, after working in the trucking industry. He was employed by the State of Florida from 2005 to 2016, during which time he worked in senior consultant and manager positions at multiple state agencies. Jose earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Keiser University and is also a member of Sigma Beta Delta a National Honor Society for Business Majors. In his spare time, he likes to dance to Latin music, travel, cook and spend time with his family, especially his kids and mother. He has two boys and a grandson. He is grateful to be part of a great team at NFLWC.