"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

Family is the most important thing in my life. I strive every day to make sure that that I never disappoint the people I love. I have my two parents, Tom and Renee, who have been happily married for over 25 years. They are constantly motivating and inspiring me to succeed in life, and I appreciate both of them very much. I have one older brother, Bob, who is 26 years old. Not only is he my older brother, he is my best friend. And then there is Abby, the greatest dog a family could have. She is a Border collie lab mix. She enjoys catching snowflakes in the winter, and fishing in the summer and she never fails to put a smile on your face.