Felix was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and has lived in the city of Bakersfield, California since 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Felix has made a career with the Oil and Gas Industry for more than 29 years. Felix had always strived to be a good neighbor in the community by volunteering for company sponsored charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, United Way, the Alliance Against Family Violence, as well as diverse local school programs. In December 1999, Felix coordinated a relief effort for humanitarian support for victims of a devastating flood in Venezuela. Felix served as a board member of the Kern County Chapter Red Cross Super CPR Saturday. His accomplishments include serving as the Chairman of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Industry Advisory Board at the California State University Bakersfield (CSUB). Felix was recognized with a Best of the Best Award for his leadership and support for MESA.