Born in San Francisco, California, on August 10, 1984, Roberto lived in Maywood until the age of 5, which is when his family moved to Modesto.
When he turned 6, Roberto’s father gave him a little red violin which inspired him to practice and he eventually learned to perform on it.
As the years went by, Roberto improved but to this point, had not seen any other young people playing mariachi music.
Roberto recounts that some of his most inspirational moments were when his dad would take him to Cielito Lindo Restaurant. As a result, he knew at a very young age that he wanted to be in Sol de Mexico one day. In 2005, he was honored to audition for Mr. Hernandez who had no prior knowledge of Roberto’s playing experience. Roberto’s dream was realized when he was chosen to perform as a member of Sol de Mexico.