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Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement?
I was very involved with the honors program for the College of Business; I worked in the office for three-and-a-half years while attending ASU. I was also very involved in the Residence Hall Association (RHA). I was a floor rep my freshman year, RHA secretary sophomore year, RHA president junior year and then the RHA Pepsi representative my senior year.
How did your education at ASU prepare you for your current profession?
I believe my involvement in activities (at ASU), along with my schooling, really prepared me for the real world. I appreciated that I had the opportunity to be involved at so many levels and have the full university experience. Having to work in teams through my degree program definitely helped prepare me. I think attending college is where you learn how to learn. And how you apply that when you get out of school is what counts. ASU offered me great opportunities to learn.
How did ASU help you achieve your dream?
My university experience gave me enough experience to make me feel comfortable taking risks. It gave me enough education to be smart enough to know what to do, and it also gave me enough contacts to help me work with others to get done what I needed to get done. Experiencing college grows confidence and I needed that to succeed and get where I am today.
Tell us about being selected for ASU’s Sun Devil 100 list in 2016 and what that’s meant to you.
I was honored to have been selected. It's a lot of work being an entrepreneur and sometimes it can feel like you're all alone in this big world. It's nice to be recognized for your perseverance and hard work.
What advice would you give today’s college students?
Get involved at every level of college you can. Meet as many people as you can. The people you meet in college will be lifelong friends who can support and help you in your life’s journey. Work hard but have fun! College was the best four years of my life, but don't tell my wife and kids that!