Dr. Rupert A. Francis was born in the “Garden Parish” of St. Ann in the town of Ocho Rios. He attended Methodist Church School at the age three. He also attended Ocho Rios Primary School, York Castle High School in Brown’s Town, and the University of the West Indies while he served as a commissioned officer in the Jamaica Defense Force. He retired in 1979 as a Senior Captain, after serving 10 years, with the regulars. Prior to migrating to the United States in 1999 he was employed at the Jamaica Mutual Life and Sangster’s Old Jamaica Spirits. At Mutual Life he distinguished himself by becoming the top salesman for Jamaica and the Caribbean for every year that he was employed. At Sangster’s Old Jamaica Spirits he was the Marketing Manager. He was recognized for tripling sales of these authentic Jamaican products. After migrating to California, he quickly realized that his future was not in his field of expertise (security), as his qualifications were not recognized, so he shifted his focus to education.