TEN FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I was THIS close to starting a beer company a few years back!
I love good beer and brew it myself. A couple of years ago, some friends and I almost started a brewing company… but then our day jobs got in the way. But I still brew beer for fun.
My German heritage comes out in my beer brewing...
My great-great-grandfather was a beer brewer who had emigrated from Germany (or so the story goes). I brew and enjoy beer I’m sure he’d be proud of… balanced all-day beers. Keep those Double Imperial Stouts and West Coast IPAs to yourself.
I truly believe that sometimes only a cuss word will do!
You may have noticed I use “shit” and “damn” on this website. That’s how I talk in real life, so that’s how I write. You cool with that? If not, we should probably part ways now… cause you’re not going to like my emails all that much.
I played in a punk rock band in college... and had a long, dyed ponytail.
I’ve never really been a conformist, which probably explains a lot about me. That’s why I chafed working a big law firms and why I LOVE being an entrepreneur!
I truly believe there's a Jerry Maguire quote for every situation!
I love pop-culture references… and Jerry Maguire is my go-to for quotes. When it’s bed time, I still say to my wife: “My mom’s coming, I gotta go to bed.”
I won the Texas high school debate championship my senior year.
That may give you some hint of why I first wanted to be a lawyer. Funny story… I wore a t-shirt to the ceremony where I got the trophy (I told you I was never really a conformist!).
My wife chose me over professional hockey players...
When we were vacationing with friends in Miami about a decade ago, we ended up hanging out with a bunch of the Washington Capitals (our local NHL team). A player who shall remain nameless kept trying to get my wife (girlfriend at the time) to ditch me for him. Didn’t happen, and now we’re happily married.
Speaking of my wife, Hurricane Sandy crashed our wedding in The Bahamas.
Yeah you read that right. Nuff said!
I'm originally from deep South Texas (like border town south).
That means I love good Tex-Mex, BBQ, and University of Texas football. It also means I can cuss you out in two languages!
I'm living proof you can pivot to build the business and life you love.
I gave up cushy jobs at safe law firms and pursued a completely different kind of law more than a decade after becoming a lawyer because it was where I found my passion. You can make the same choice. Find your passion. Find your calling. Find your people. And then work your ass off to be good at using your passion and your calling to serve your people!