The best advice I ever heard is … “There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the water. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” 

My three most recommended books are … The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey; The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, by John Maxwell; and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne. 

To me, success means … setting a goal, doing your best to meet that goal and letting that goal positively impact other people. 

People who know me might be surprised that … I am an introvert. Home is my safe space and where I’d rather be almost always.  

My biggest pet peeve is … when people approach others with judgment instead of understanding.

Everyone in Amarillo needs to experience … the Holiday Pops concert performed by the Amarillo Symphony. It’s a tradition for me and it’s always a great way to get in the holiday spirit!   

If I could change any one local thing it would be … I wish local people sought more diversity in their lives. I think it’s important for everyone to be exposed to different cultures and beliefs. We get so used to what we see around us that we forget there’s a much larger world out there—even in Amarillo, Texas.          

This city is amazing at … coming together for a good cause or a big need in the community. 

My favorite place in Amarillo is … my home. BUT if I get out, it would have to be Six Car Pub. I LOVE their brunch and their patio.        

A local organization I love right now … It’s really hard to pick just one! My consistent favorites are: Vessel of Humanity and Compassion (Tremaine Brown), 101 Elite Men, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Storybridge, Leaders Readers Network and Northside Toy Drive