Why do you support BBBS?

I support Big Brothers Big Sisters because of the incredible value and impact of one to one mentoring. Throughout my life I have been fortunate to have mentors and they helped guide /mold me to be the person I am today. Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to -one mentoring positively changes lives. As I have been part of the organization for the past 15 years, I am constantly amazed how simple yet profound the impact of our mentoring programs are. Listening to the Match stories and seeing a Little stand up in front of our Board to tell their story and the positive direction their life has taken is amazing!

Who served as a mentor to you growing up?

I have been fortunate to have had mentors through out my life. Probably the most impactful mentor when I was young was Fr. Dennis our Catholic school priest. Father was the flag football coach, organized the altar servers and performed his priestly duties. Fr. Dennis always showed up, he stressed being punctual, he was disciplined, and he always provided a strong representation of who he was. He taught us sit ups, push-ups, always stressed to be on time and had a policy of no cursing. These simple standards provided a great base as I grew up and started making decisions on my own.