Lorenzo Tobias, Commissioner

Parent and Consumer

Lorenzo has worked as a Social Services Worker for Salvation Army for the past six years. Currently, he serves as the coordinator of the PG&E REACH program, which helps people with limited incomes be able to afford PG&E services. He also helps people enroll in various rehabilitation programs of the Salvation Army. Last but not least, he runs the Army’s food pantry.

“I am proud to share that I have been in recovery for 9 years. I learned about the work of First 5 when I received parenting education services through Children’s Services.  My daughter, Larissa, and I are the proud graduates of the PEER (Parent Education Experiential Resource) Program, which was funded by First 5 at that time. The services were so important and so helpful that I decided I wanted to give back to my community in some way.  So I applied to become a First 5 Commissioner.”

“My advice for young parents would be to always strive to do what’s right and never give up before the miracle occurs. There’s lots of resources out there.  Make use of all the great resources in our community!”

Lorenzo Tobias was born and raised in Oroville. He is married to Rebecca and has two daughters – Larissa, age 10, and Lacie, age 13.  He greatly enjoys relaxing and playing video games with his daughters, as well as vegetable gardening.