MY FIRST JOB AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME
My first jobs were working retail in a fishing store and working construction (pouring/finishing concrete). Both were very different and very valuable. Retail taught me how to work with people and construction taught me a lot about hard work.
WHAT KEEPS ME COMING BACK TO MY JOB EVERY DAY
Our clients, and the ABCBS team I have the privilege to work beside. Working with such innovative client partners who make a difference for their employees is so rewarding. In regards to my team, their dedication and expertise are unmatched.
ONE PRACTICE I USE TO MAINTAIN MY MENTAL HEALTH
Concentrating on being present, where I am. It is so easy to be distracted today with work concerns at home, family concerns at work, social media, etc. I really try to focus on being in the moment, where I stand.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED
My dad and mom always had a favorite saying for my brother and me growing up: “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”
THE FIRST THING I DO TO COURSE CORRECT WHEN I HIT A WALL
I try to look past the obstacles that others have laid in front of me. I usually find that moving an initiative forward is better achieved by honestly looking at the obstacles I may have created within.
IN THE DETAILS
Last Local Purchase: A fly rod from Ozark Angler
Natural Talent: I strive to be a collaborator. Teamwork and friendliness is so important in all aspects of life.
How I prepare on Sunday for the week ahead: I always take about 30 minutes on Sunday to review what the week has in store, making sure to coordinate with my wife for responsibilities at home and also outlining the items at work that must be accomplished.
Favorite Local Dish: Just about anything from Allsopp & Chapple
Hobbies: Fishing, all things outdoors and keeping up with two young boys
601 S. Gaines St.