The best advice I ever heard is … Be yourself. Don’t try to be something you’re not, otherwise people will see right through you.
My three most recommended books are … The Bible, The Coffee Bean, by Jon Gordon and Damon West, and Quiet Strength, by Tony Dungy. All three give great insight and wisdom on how to live your life. The Bible is the most practical and applicable written word ever.
To me, success means … reaching your potential and being the best version of yourself. When your standard is to be the best version of you and it’s achieved, that is success to me.
People who know me might be surprised that I … am a Star Wars and Marvel junkie. My kids and I are hooked!
My biggest pet peeve is … rude people. It doesn’t take much effort to be polite and respectful to others. This is another reason I love Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.
Everyone in Amarillo needs to experience … TEXAS Outdoor Musical. I love Texas history, and have always enjoyed plays and musicals. TEXAS brings those two things together in a very unique and exciting way. I think I’ve seen it at least six times in my life.
If I could change any one local thing it would be … the cold winter temperatures and the wind. I’ve lived in this area almost my entire life and I love so many things about it, but I have never grown to love those two things.
This city is amazing at … being a big city that has a small-town feel. People are more friendly here.
My favorite place in Amarillo is … The Amarillo Botanical Gardens. It is where my wife Ashley and I got married. We visit every year and bring the kids to look at the Christmas lights. It’s become a family tradition.
A local organization I love right now … Kids, Inc. It’s great what they have always done and continue to do for youth sports in the Amarillo and Canyon area. They provide so many opportunities for kids, and I’m excited about the recent announcement of their new facility.