Being raised in a household primarily made up of females, I am proud to say that all of these amazing women have shaped me into the man I am today.
Below you will see a shcmuck with the most generous, loving, thoughtful, and hardworking woman you will ever meet, my mother. Teresa has dedicated her life to children and research for child education. She has literally traveled the globe to understand how other cultures youth learn and how they are taught in order to improve the education system as best she can. She will give you the shoes off her feet and the coat off her back if it means someone else is taken care of. She has taught me never to judge anyone based off the way they look and to treat each and everyone with generosity no matter what. She has always taught me to put yourself in someone else's shoes because you never know what someone is going through.
I grew up with five sisters and one brother, all older than me. Yes, that is 5 sisters sharing one bathroom. Although it drove me almost to insanity, each and every one taught me something different that I have carried with me. They all gave me their two cents on how I should act when I first started dating and they all encourage me to pursue my dreams no matter what it may be. They are my cheerleaders, my support system, and my headache. Suzanne (pictured on my left) who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer has shown me no matter what obstacles life throws at you to always stay positive and to have a sense of humor.
Last and certainly not least, my girlfriend, Karsen has shown me what true friendship is. She is truly the love of my life and I am incredibly proud of everything she has been through and endured. Without her I would be a lost puppy on the side of the road.