Where I grew up:
I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is an incredibly beautiful place and I am so thankful and lucky to be able to call it home.
My mother was born in Faith, South Dakota and moved to Arizona when she was a teenager. My Father was born in Oklahoma and moved here when he was quite young. They met each other, fell in-love and started a jewelry store in downtown Scottsdale in the late 1980’s. I was born soon after and have grown up seeing how a business operates from the inside out. It is an incredible experience that I would not trade for anything in the world.
At times the work would unfortunately follow them home and so would the stress. Things got particularly bad during the 2008 recession and I saw the devastating effects an economic slow down can have on a very personal level. No matter how bad things got for us, we always remained hopeful that better days were head of us and not behind us. Nothing can ever take away someone’s hope and desire.
Currently in 2017, my parents are still in-love and still work together at their same business. They have been married for over 25 years and the business they started is around the same age. The economy did not break them, but rather made them stronger. Their business, although downsized, is more profitable than it has been in almost a decade and revenue continues to grow month after month.
I currently work with them on Facebook advertising among other web-related activities and I am so proud of them both for the hard work and dedication they have put forth into their business. They are my role models and my greatest heroes. I love them and all the sacrifices they have had to make in order keep their business and family together. I love and respect you both so much!