I grew up in a small town in North Carolina playing sports and working at a local pharmacy. That’s where I first caught the entrepreneurial spirit and saw the impact a well-led business can have on a community.
After being accepted at my dream college, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I decided to pursue pharmacy. There, I fell in love with an incredible young woman. After graduating, we got married. Six months later, while driving home one night, our car was struck at an intersection by a drunk driver. She was killed beside me.
At 24 years old, my life changed forever. Yet, despite the pain and grief, over the next several years, I embraced personal development and became a motivational speaker who crusaded against drunk driving. I also became a business owner and eventually married another amazing woman who blessed me with two remarkable sons.