Guy was born in southern California and went to high school in Riverside, California. He served in the United States Navy and then graduated from Cal Poly in 1983. He has three daughters and is married to his best friend, Janet. He also has 5 beautiful grandchildren. He retired from teaching in 2017 after 32 years and still loves education. He was selected as Teacher of the Year in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District in 2006-2007. He loves to make cool stuff from old junk and cruise in his 1957 Chevy 210 4-door sedan.
Guy’s interest in downtown businesses began when he found an old newspaper from 1912 at the Sunset Drive-In swap meet. In looking at the addresses in the display ads, he began to wonder what was at that location now. After three years of research, he compiled a detailed listing of downtown businesses over the last 100 years. He discovered many fun facts. For example, did you know that Fanny Wrappers was a bank for over 50 years? Or, that McLintocks used to be a donut shop?
Guy’s first publication in 2007 is San Luis Obispo: 100 Years of Downtown Businesses, Higuera Street. The book tracks businesses located on Higuera Street downtown since 1905. The book is a treasure of photos and facts that inspire a fun exploration into the past of San Luis Obispo’s downtown buildings and businesses. Guy received excited feedback from locals who discovered the book. Many comments began with, “I remember when…”, “I used to go shopping there when I was a teenager.” “I forgot all about that place!” “I used to buy donuts at Delite Bakery!”, and many others.
His second publication in 2008 is San Luis Obispo 100 Years of Downtown Businesses: Monterey and Marsh Streets. This book also reveals little known information about people who were once part of the business community in San Luis Obispo over the past 100 years. Historical names such as Call, Kamm, Quintana, Sinsheimer, Wickenden, Feliciano, Long, Warden, Wade, Jack, Stover and many other are mentioned in the book.
His third publication in 2011 is San Luis Obispo 100 Years of Downtown Businesses: The Cross Streets. This book explores the people, buildings, and businesses that make up the cross streets in San Luis Obispo’s vibrant downtown, such as Osos, Chorro, Morro, Garden, Broad, Nipomo, and other streets.
After publishing his research titles, Guy was excited to embark on a new adventure. Born were Gus and Benny, two fun-loving, adventurous, middle-school boys growing up in the early 1970's. They love to surf, skateboard, and talk about girls. This new fiction series "The San Luis Obispo Boys" begins as Gus and Benny attempt to win the Grand Prize at the Christmas Parade despite encounters with their arch nemeses, the Fontana Gils, Lavinia and Prudence In their first adventure,"The Christmas Float", published in 2018.
In the second adventure, "Hollywood Comes to Town", the boys become involved when Hollywood comes to town to film a murder mystery and the boys are hired to help on the set. The boys have also volunteered to be in the summer school play. Of course, their arch enemies, the Fontana Girls, are also in the play. Also, meet Rhonda Sweetwater and the fabulous Guy Romeo in this fast-paced comedy published in 2021.
The third adventure "Go-Kart Crazy" finds Gus, with the help of Benny, Uncle Floyd, and his dad, trying to build the world’s fastest and coolest go-kart! This ultimately leads them to the national go-kart racing championship in Laguna Seca, California. Of course, their arch enemies, the Fontana Girls, can’t resist a chance to try to show up the boys and build a go-kart of their own to enter in the race (with their father’s help and financial backing). The laughter and hilarity ensue in the San Luis Obispo Boys next exciting and memorable adventure, scheduled for release in 2022.