I am a local boy, grew up in far North Dallas and attended high school in Richardson. My childhood was filled with helping my father throw a 400+ daily paper route for the Dallas Morning News, playing every sport I could, and achieving my Eagle Scout at age 15. My “glory days” of basketball ended at Pearce High School with 2 district championships and gut-wrenching playoff losses… After one year of college, I had the unique experience of living in Portugal for 2 years as a volunteer missionary for my church. While serving there, a deep love for the Portuguese people, their fascinating culture and beautiful language engendered inside me – a portion of my heart is still there. I returned home to complete my degree in Business Management at Brigham Young University.