Director Price is one of those rare creatures- a San Diego native! He grew up in Lemon Grove and attended Mt. Miguel High School. After high school, he worked for a number of years as a welder in an aerospace engineering company in El Cajon, and then went on to San Diego State University. There he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree. He taught biology and chemistry in the Grossmont Union High School District for 27 years before serving as a school administrator. He retired in 2006 as Principal of El Capitan High School.
He has lived in Alpine since 1980 and his kids attended Alpine schools and graduated from Granite Hills High School. Director Price has continued to be active in his church and with the Kiwanis Club of Alpine. He was elected to the Fire Board in November of 2010 and is currently serving his third term on the Board of Directors.