Abner was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He studied at the Catholic University of Honduras where, as a member of the university ministry, he supported youth integration initiatives.
Abner arrived in the United States in 2003 and despite being undocumented for nearly two decades, he never let his immigration status hamper his dreams and aspirations. He received an electrical certificate from BOCES, is a licensed real estate agent, and volunteered in post-natural disaster reconstruction initiatives through All Hands and Hearts. His own experiences as an immigrant have strengthened in him a desire to give back to his community, a passion which motivates him in his role as a member of CARECEN's Board of Directors.