“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children” – Chief Sitting Bull

Sycuan’s strong commitment to the San Diego region is demonstrated by their support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations. At Sycuan’s year end “Gift Giving Ceremony”, their leadership team including Vice Chairman, Joshua Muse, are given the opportunity to choose one charity that is near and dear to them that they would like to highlight and support.

10 Things About Joshua Muse & Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

#1 I was born and raised in San Diego County and grew up on the Sycuan Indian Reservation.

#2 I believe empathy is a crucial quality to have. Showing compassion for someone else’s feelings and thoughts, as well as being able to relate and identify with them as if they were your own, is a quality I feel every human should possess.

#3 My wife and I traveled to Greece for our honeymoon a little over ten years ago. To this day, it’s been our favorite travel destination; we got to experience the history, beautiful architecture (the Parthenon was our favorite) and of course relax on some of the greatest beaches in the world.

#4 I am an avid golfer, so a golf trip to Ireland and Scotland would have to be at the top my bucket list.

#5 We have a Maltese named Pebbles and a Yorkie named Ginger who are more than just pets, they are an extension of our family and really were our first kids.

#6 I have a passion for fashion and dressing well. I own a company called J&D Custom Clothier specializing in men’s custom suits, sports coats, pants and shirts.

#7 When I am having a challenging day, one of the things I do to stay positive is take a step back and put things into perspective. I think it’s best to question the situation by channeling the negative energy and turning it into positive energy to find solutions.

#8 For me, the biggest surprise in life is how you can become so selfless after having children. Undoubtedly, my outlook on life and the decisions I make have changed since the birth of my children.

#9 Life goes by so quickly and nothing is guaranteed. Life can really change in an instant, so whatever it is that you value, whether it’s your family, health, job, etc., truly appreciate it and don’t take anything for granted because it might not be there tomorrow.

#10 I was let go from my first job as a young adult and instead of getting down on myself, I used that as a motivator to work harder to create a more stable professional environment and to learn and grow every day.

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation