I have a close relationship with my parents and my younger brother. Growing up it never quite occurred to me just how lucky my brother and I were to have a Dad that coached all of our sports teams and a Mom that was our biggest supporter through every win and loss. They were both always present and as an adult I appreciate and understand just how special and influential that was and continues to be. My parents loving nature was also influential in my decision to pursue a career that allows me to support kids and help them recognize their strengths, achieve their goals, and feel cared for.
Some of my favorite memories from my childhood revolve around the things we did and still do together as a family. I have always looked forward to our annual trip to the Indianapolis 500, our summer vacations together, and my favorite family tradition of unwrapping presents together at Christmas followed by our big home cooked breakfast.