Mentoring & Leading
Why I Care
I was privileged to have been influenced and mentored by two very special military veterans: Merle Duff, father and Army veteran, who taught me what it means to be a patriot (1943–2011), and Bob Ouimette, adopted grandfather and Navy veteran, who taught me what it means to be a humble servant (1923–2015).
Fundamentally, I believe that America’s foundation was built with a focus on self-reliance, which fosters a fair and great opportunity for all of our citizens to prosper. America has a lengthy history of rags-to-riches stories that has withstood the test of time for well over two centuries.
Freedom is not free; It is purchased through much sacrifice and very hard work—jus ask any brave military member of our great nation who sacrificed much for this freedom. Freedom cannot be kept without a real, strong, sustained effort that overcomes the mess we have created by allowing an out-of-control government to spiral so far down that recovery seems almost unreachable.