Guy grew up in Queens, NY. His father is a Vietnam veteran who continues to struggle to this day with the fallout from that war. His mother was a secretary at a New York City public school for over 30 years. She often had to work two and three jobs to make ends meet. As soon as Guy was legally old enough to work at age 14, he got a job to help the family.
His parents made many sacrifices to send Guy and his sister to good schools. Most of Guy’s friends dropped out of high school, became involved with drugs and gangs and ran afoul of the law. It was his dedication to education that enabled him to go to a good college where he met his future wife, Rena. Guy helped pay for his college education with a job as a janitor in the NYC public school system, coupled with many school loans.
Guy and Rena moved to Seattle in January 1999. After a career working in technology at Amazon.com, Guy now owns and operates Roscoe's Ranch (a dog boarding business) in the unincorporated area near Maltby.
He also serves his community through a number of elected and appointed positions. In 2013, he was elected to be a Fire Commissioner for Snohomish County Fire District 7. In that role he represents 77,000 constituents and oversees a $30 million budget. He was appointed to the Snohomish County Planning Commission in 2011. For the last 2 years he served as Chair of the Planning Commission and presided over the 2015 Snohomish County Comprehensive Plan update. In both roles, he has made increasing the accountability and transparency of government a top priority.
He is also a member of the Bothell Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit ‘OneBothell.’ During the 2015 legislative session, Guy created a grassroots movement focused on fixing the transportation problems on RT 522. The group was successful in securing $10 million in funding from the legislature.
Guy and his wife Rena have been together for 23 years. They live in Maltby, WA with their three children Guy, Morgan and Autumn.