1. What's the best part of your story so far?
All of the people that I have met along the way and have impacted my life on the journey from high school to college to graduate school to life as a PT. My closest friends and my family for always being supportive and people I can count on. Just all the great people that I'm blessed to have in my life.
2. What organization or company inspires you and why?
Enchroma, which is an independent based company that develops leading patented lens technology to improve the lives of people with color vision deficiency. I myself am colorblind, and their company has had a direct impact on improving my quality of life through their lenses. They do a lot to give back to those around the world, and I highly support their mission to "make a meaningful contribution to the human experience" by what they're doing.
3. What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
I'm a pretty calm and laid back person, so if you are someone that is getting to know me you would never believe that I really enjoy to let loose and dance! Not necessarily on command though (that part might actually be believable).
4. What are you passionate about related to the work you do in serving others?
I truly care deeply about serving others, and I enjoy being able to meet each individual where they are at in their life/day/present moment. Every person is at a different point in life, and I strive to give as much of my time and energy to make a positive impact no matter how big or small. One of my favorite quotes is from the legendary Coach John Wooden, "You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." Those words always motivate me when I hear them, and help explain the urge and desire I have to "give" to those around me.
5. What are you doing when you feel most like you?
Spending quality time with my family/friends, being in the outdoors (fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, playing sports), playing games/sports and being competitive, and/or chilling on the porch drinking a coffee with a good book in hand.
6. In an alternative life, what would you want to give a try?
I love the outdoors, so I think it would be awesome to be able to do something like wildlife management or be some sort of guide. If we are talking sports, it would be a sweet gig being a bullpen catcher or backup quarterback. I could also see myself being a teacher/coach.
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