Born in Albuquerque the oldest of 12, Isidro attended St. Mary’s High School, lettered in baseball, basketball, football, and track. He graduated Valedictorian in 1958. He earned a BSEE from UNM in 1964 and a Masters in Communication also from UNM in 1974. He earned a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development from The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara in 1989.
He was an Engineer and Manager for Mountain Bell and US West for 25 years and then served as Assistant Dean and Director of Minority Engineering Program as well as adjunct professor for ten years at the University of Colorado in Boulder until his retirement in 1996.
He played baseball for UNM from 1960-63 and led the team in hitting in 1962 and 1963. After graduation, he was selected by the State Department as a representative of the U.S. on a team of college baseball players to conduct baseball clinics in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic during the summer of 1963.
He coached YAFL for 14 years 1967-80, Little League Baseball for 10 years and mid school golf for five years. He is an avid UNM supporter and roots for the Denver Broncos.
In 2002, he and his wife adopted three boys, Adam (now 18), Devlin (15) and Danny (15), all at La Cueva HS. He is currently employed with HR Block as a tax preparer.