My story is one of humble beginnings. I was born in Houston, TX; the youngest of three to a single mother and a deadbeat dad. Times were hard, to say the least. It was not uncommon for our family to have clothes and food, or care packages, delivered to our doorstep. Seeing the perseverance required of my mother to keep us fed and dressed informed my work ethic. The first opportunity I had, I began working as much as possible to contribute to the household. I do believe in hard work and know that it pays off over time.