Existing Business Sales Manager, Health New England; Age 37
Education: Florida Southern College (BS)
What did you want to be when you grew up? A detective, to follow in my father’s footsteps.
How do you define success? To persevere, no matter how difficult the hurdle, and leave a dent in the universe.
What three words best describe you? Determined, loyal, infectious.
What goal do you set for yourself at the start of each day? To smile, listen, treat people with respect, and be as positive and present as often as possible.
What are you passionate about? Finding the good, uplifting others, and trying my best to make a difference. My goal in life is to open a grief relief and wellness center to help families and friends who are grieving, with a focus on those who have lost a loved one to drug addiction or overdose.
What person, past or present, would you like to have lunch with, and why? My brother, because I’d do anything to hear his laugh one more time.
What will work colleagues say at your funeral? That I brought laughter to the workplace, brought realness to each situation, and tried to lead by example, keeping focus on what was in my control and practicing perspective.
What actress would play you in a movie about your life? Jennifer Lawrence.
Who has been your best mentor, and why? My immediate family members all serve as mentors to me. Collectively, we have been through more than any family should have to bear, but we stand by each other, lift each other up, and somehow find a way to continue to work hard, play hard, laugh with each other, and support one another at a level most may not even understand. They are my foundation; they ground me and allow me to be the best version of me I can be.
Photography by Leah Martin Photography