Fred Friedman has been a resident of the Central Coast since 1973. He taught at Cal Poly in the College of Engineering for 25 years and retired in 2001 as Professor Emeritus. He now has an ideal retirement job, working part time at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo. Fred was a member of the Pismo Beach Fire Department for 17 years and retired as the Assistant Fire Chief for the city. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Luis Obispo Symphony. In addition, Fred volunteers with the San Luis Obispo Literacy Council tutoring adults in reading, writing and speaking English.