Through my influences and other mentors progressing into my adulthood, I learned the importance of character, leadership, and teamwork through sports and life experiences... Now, I get to take that same message of hope to students, parents, and educators around the country on platforms such as: Non-Profit Organizations, College level, Middle/High school level, Athletic Sport Teams and Churches!
I was born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, on May 28, 1987. I grew up in a low-income area, where everyday living had its ups and downs. Throughout my grade school years, I experienced a lot of altercations from incidents such as: being bullied and picked on by other kids, as well as other red flag behaviors at school.
Those childhood experiences affected me progressing into adult years…causing a lot of low confidence, self-esteem problems, developing false identities, substance abuse & being incarcerated due to poor behavior and decision making... Which all contributed to unresolved tragic events and lack of self-love. But, despite all the trials, I always had a strong inner voice that reminded me that I am worthy of greatness!
I can proudly say I love myself, I am confident and I am fulfilled in every department of my life. The difficulties I have overcome, has made me the Godly man I am today!