Obeid is a native of Yemen who came to the United States at age 14. He has lived in the Central Valley since moving to the states and went to Porterville High School. He spent the last 15 years working in Corcoran.
He told Rotarians that he is a great example of what can be accomplished in America. Those who are willing to work can come from any background to achieve the American dream.
Obeid is a member of the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce and supports youth sports at local schools.
His favorite business in Corcoran is Cost Less Foods. He said they have just about everything a family needs in groceries at good prices--and the staff is very friendly.