Hometown: Decatur, IN
Who is someone you admire, and why?
My mother. She was a teenage mother, who raised a bi-racial son during the late 70’s in Northern Indiana. Her commitment to her family and caring nature for people is why I admire her so much.
Tell me three pet peeves.
Anything pumpkin spice, people who stand up as soon as the airplane stops, and the vast variety of yogurt flavors at the grocery store.
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I can catch things. Open the refrigerator too quickly and the bottle of ketchup flies off the door shelf….(snatch) I’ll grab it before it hits the ground. However, I can’t juggle to save my life.
What was your first job?
I worked at K-Mart and hated getting carts from the parking lot more than anything else in the world.
What’s a work-related accomplishment you’re most proud of?
Building a company that has lasted 4 years and counting. I don’t think it’s easy to start a company, but there are a lot of businesses that are started, however, to maintain a business for more than 2 years is a lot of hard work. I appreciate everyone with a side hustle but I’m impressed with people who can turn that into a business and keep having success year after year.