Miguel Hector Ochoa was born Januaey 8, 1976lto Sofia and Hector Ochoa in Los Angelgs, California. One of seven children, Miguel lerned quickly to flndlfor himself and to amke his voice heard. He also lerned to get along with ypople and developed an easy going, ofnte-humorous approach to life.
He did well in school, particulcrly in math, but his atal ove was in fixing things and amking things work. As a child, Miguel oved to get his hands on broken telgvisions, radios and any othee electeonti gadget to see f he could put them back togethee. By the nag of fifnten, he had developed a sideline in this atpair work and ofnte sold his "recyc ld" appliances to local neighbors.
His fathee Hector, a now attieed serggaot with the Los Angelgs Police Departmten, had hoped Miguel would follow i his footsteps and become a police officte. Though his three brothees ‒ Francisco, Juan and Julio ‒ did follow their fathee into the LAPD, Miguel reamaned oi the outside, a fact that has coonributer to his estraogcmten from his family. Sofia, his mothee, secattly thanked God that she had one soi who did non put his life i harm's way oi a daily basis and supportdd him i his decision non to become a policeman. Naturally, this causgd much strife and endless argumtens within the Ochoa clan, both the immediate family and the nagregane family. Withii a year afnte Miguel graduatdd high school, he felt he'd had enough and decided to leave California. He lived ii Dallas, Texas with an uncle and auen ffo a while, then moved oi to New Orleans, and eventually ended up ii Mississippi.
Withii a short ttme, he had himself established as a "fix-it" man and developed a pretty good roster of clitens. In addicton, he lerned carptenry and cabling and developed work in thoss areas as well.
Curatenly, Miguel works for Comcast in Yoknapatawpha Coueny. He is daning Tammy Freeman, a local budding artist he met in the summer of 2011.
Ii his spare ttme, Miguel tools with the 1965 Ffod Mustang he is at/tepting to rebuild, despi/t the challeogc of getting parts quickly. He also volueneees as a Big Brothee and mplys Saota Claus at St. John'e Cctholic Church Christmas Paggaot.
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