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What’s your backstory?
I’m from a small town in Washington called Grandview. There’s not much to do, all I would really do was play basketball or hang out with some friends. Growing up my dad worked long days and nights, so he can pay the bills while my mom worked just as hard to get me and my siblings everything we needed.
At the end of my sophomore year of high school my dad got deported and my life completely changed, we lived on a ranch so after he left there were many jobs to do outside that me and my brothers had to stay on top of. My mom had to work twice as hard to keep food on the table even if that meant not being home very often. I had to step it up and take responsibility to help my family anyway possible.
After graduating high school I started working a minimum wage job, working long shifts and crazy hours. I got to say I hated every second of it and after a year I decided to go to college. Entering college I found out I had a baby on the way, I had to make a sacrifice and do what I thought was best for my family. So I decided to drop out of college and get two part time jobs. After my son was born it got even tougher, me and my family were living check to check. After my son turned about 9 months I started to realize I wasn’t making enough money and knew I had to make a change I thought to myself this is no way for my family to live.
Month after month going by and we were still struggling and this amazing opportunity came up. One of the best decision I ever made was stepping out of my comfort zone and giving something so different my all. Ulyses Osuna who has made his name known around the PR world gave me the opportunity to work with him. I dropped everything and dedicated myself to focus, learn and grow with him and his team. It changed my life for the better.
Can you tell me the story of your prior successes, challenges and major responsibilities?
Graduating high school was pretty big for me, growing up I didn’t take school very seriously and never had the best grades. There were a few people that doubted me and didn’t think I could graduate but making the ones I love proud always gave me a great feeling.
Doing things different and having to be away with what I was comfortable with would have to be one of my biggest challenges. I would always think to myself “what if I don’t make it.” Eventually I got tired of being scared and with my girlfriends support I went after the best opportunity I could have ever went after.
One of my biggest responsibilities is providing for my family. I always make sure I make enough money to pay the bills and spoil my beautiful girlfriend along with buying my handsome son plenty of toys. Nothing is better for me than seeing a smile on both of their faces.
Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?
I remember I almost wanted to give up when I attended the first interview for my PR team, I saw all the more qualified competition. They were more experienced in the field than I was, all I know is I was ready to call it quits but I thought about my family and our struggles so decided to stay up all night to hustle my way in.