I’m from a small and special town on Lake Huron in Michigan. My family was in the grocery business and caring for the community was part of our daily life. I have a  hard-working Midwest family.  My childhood roots grew into my college years as a Michigan Wolverine walking in the shoes of my mom and dad. My extended family, uncle, aunt and cousins, are Michigan State Spartans. The family rivalry has made for some of the best times of our lives. We all have our own children now. My son, now 15, is thriving in school and on the basketball court and in his service community. My brother moved to Memphis from Los Angeles and the time together as a family is priceless. In our family, we laugh A LOT and love each other deeply.