Get to know... Joe Prieto


Joe Prieto

Age: 39.

Spouse: Rosie Prieto.

Children: Frank, 20, Genesis, 14, and Nick, 4.

Occupation and place of work: Corrections officer at Sunnyside Police Department.

My favorite part of the Yakima Valley is… The four seasons.

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be... A mechanic and work on cars.

First job I ever had was… Flipping burgers at Sunnyside McDonalds.

If a movie was made of my life, the actor/actress I’d want to play me is... Robert DeNiro.

The best gift I ever received was... Birthday money.

The best piece of advice I ever received was... Always press on and keep going.

My favorite dessert is... My sister’s strawberry shortcake.

One of my most memorable moments, besides getting married or having children was... Seeing my oldest son pursuing a higher education.

If I could witness any event past, present, or future, I would want to see... All of my children graduate from college.

I’d love to learn how to... Fly a plane.

The furthest I have been away from home is when I went to... Guanajuato, Mexico.

My favorite leisure activity or hobby is... Building things. I like construction.

If I didn’t have to worry about money, I’d spend my time... Traveling.

The one word that best describes me is... Friendly.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be... I’d like to be more hospitable.


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