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Jack, Anna, Terri, Madison & David
I am lucky, I feel grateful. My family is awesome. If someone would have described them to me when I was 20 years old, no way I would have believed it. The adventures have been awesome; each one of my children has a special way about them, important to me is that they are inspired to make a contribution, to follow what they love and as I often tell them, “don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do.”
As for me? I find I approach most things by being creative but realistic, enthusiastic but disciplined and optimistic about improvement or finding a solution to any problem.
I’ve been fortunate to be born with the curiosity gene and a little energy, bordering on undiagnosed ADHD. I’m a first generation American and the difficult and dangerous path my grandparents took to get here motivates me to not waste this privilege.
I value personal relationships. I always try to be authentic and genuinely care about the people around me, involve them in decision making, develop their skills with mine, and provide feedback to reinforce and drive improvements.
I am in a constant discussion with myself about knowing the possibilities, what could be done, and then taking the time to identify what should be done. I see more interesting things and meet more interesting people when I slow down.