This Is Who I Am:
For those of you who don't know me, I'm not a real big talker. And to be more specific, I really hate talking about myself, much less writing about me. But I'm going to give it a shot.
I retired from the United States Army after 21 years as a Military Police Soldier.
It was a great time, for the most part, and to tell you the truth I doubt I would be the man that I am today had I not joined.
I came a long way from the tall skinny kid in the family who was raised by a single mother. I have to admit, I don't think she did all that bad.
Ever since I could remember I knew that I wanted to be a police officer. But in Phoenix you needed to be 21 to apply and since I also enjoyed the idea of being in the Army I signed up.
Like most career Soldiers, it was only supposed to be for five years so I could then move on. But as fate would have it I met my beautiful wife Kimberly one year into my enlistment. And the rest is history.
Two great kids and 21 years later we couldn't be happier together.
I learned a lot about people and myself and one of the ever lasting lessons was that we all just needed to take care of each other.
Sure it wasn't as fun as it could have been all the time. But as a team, we could do anything, and we did.
But six deployments later I was burned out. I needed more time with my family.
I love riding motorcycles and horses too, but the Army life wasn't conducive to that, especially as you mature and move up in the ranks.
What I love the most is being able to change someones life forever because I helped then succeed. There is nothing more satisfying then taking in a young Solider and molding him or her to be the best possible person that they can be. And I knew it was something I could continue even when I left the ranks.
Marketing gave me that opportunity to continue my mission by helping other people with their small businesses.
Over the last five years (I started while still serving) I have been involved with search engine optimization and social marketing, and have learned to blend digital marketing into business plans.