We are more than spouses or even co-founders, we are each other’s personal cheerleaders and each other’s biggest advocate. Being a couple for twenty years it was pretty simple to identify each other’s strengths and weaknesses, we embrace our differences and leverage them accordingly as it relates to running our business. Being married to your business is a challenge but we found out that if you give 100% to each other every day the business side just works itself out. We always try our very best and then the next time we do it better. We formed a relationship, then a marriage and now we are building a business together.
New to my website but certainly not new to my business; introducing my wife, my co-creator and the only one I would take this journey with. She cheers me on when I feel like I can't make it? She is a hustler at making my dreams come true. My #1 fan!
Her name is Shell, not Michelle. Jesus help us all if we don't call her by her nickname. Because she is the loyalist person I have ever met, she is the best friend you have always dreamed about, she has a heart of gold and is the 1st person you call when you need help. She defies all the rules of what it means to average, she is exceptional, she puts "hipsters" to shame with her style, she is the love of my life, like of my whole life, I have loved no one more than her. Don't worry I won't keep her all to myself, because when you work with me, she comes with the package. You will love her from the moment you say hello. I promise.
I am so lucky to be doing something I love with someone I love!
Here’s to a new year, a new business, a clean slate, a new start in every sense of the word. I have always felt that there is a reason and a purpose for everything and 2017 has started with a purpose. There is no better place to celebrate a new start than at the Pasadena Rose Parade. Photographing the parade seemed like a dream, but everything from the application, to the passes, to the parking fell easily into place for us.
We sit here with a renewed sense of purpose, excited and motivated. Maybe it was the imagination of the float designers, the selfless acts of the all the volunters, or the engineering wizards who somehow brought these ideas to life, we aren’t quite sure. Standing at attention next to my wife, I marveled at the impossible precision of the Marine Corps Band just after the B2 Spirit crept up on us, I turned to Shell, she was captivated not by the floats but the people in the crowd. The expression on the faces of everyone, from all walks of life was one of pride, contentment, wonder and joy, even if just for today.
We were charmed by the endless color, the smell of millions of roses, the marching bands synced in perfect time, all of our senses put to the test. However, watching the collective physical reaction of the crowd as organ donors and their recipients made the right turn down Colorado hand in hand, forever holding hands as they walk life’s road really put 2017 into perspective, talk about a new start.
We hope our business is like this parade, always new to someone, always fresh and inspirational and like these brilliant engineering masterpieces of creativity, our hope is to progress at a pace bringing smiles to the faces of many and may this company be around for 128 years too.