Mr. Esteb was born in Southern California, and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating high school, he attended, but did not graduate, a variety of colleges and had several work experiences, none of any duration. He moved to Seattle and completed his apprenticeship as a journeyman cabinetmaker at the age of 24. In his 40's, he attended, and graduated from University of New Mexico for architecture. He is currently a licensed California architect. He lived in Corte Madera for many years and now resides in Petaluma. He has been teaching at Redwood high School since 2009.