Jaime Mejia was born and has lived in Pasadena all of his life. He participated in almost all sports, beginning in junior high through college. Upon graduating from Cal Poly Pomona, he landed a physical education position at High Point Academy in 1988. Jaime married Yvonne, who is also a physical education director at San Marino Unified. Jaime has 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys. Besides his family, Jaime's interests include, running and managing Ranchero Mexican Restaurant (The Ranch), a family-owned business since 1969.