Thank You

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie (author of Codependent No More)

Family

Mom and Dad – Thank you for being the best parents ever. You have been unbelievably supportive with everything I have ever done. Love you.

Grandma and Papa – Thank you so much for all the love and support. You have taught me what’s important in life and taught me how to get after it.

All my aunts, uncles, and cousins – Thank you for all the never-ending love and support.

Friends

MBA guys – Clay, Jonathan, Johnny, Alex, Ben, Charlie, Dane, Matt, Kile, TC and so many others – We’ve had some awesome times together. Let’s make sure that doesn’t stop.

The Dream Team Class (Columbia 2012) – Harry, Mark, Billy, AP, Lefty Low, Zach, Lamp, BV, Aurrichio – We spent more time together over the last four years than we spent with anyone else. We experienced success, defeat, pain and glory together. I’m not sure if anyone got after it like we did.

Justin and Max – My tribe brothers. From the ski trip to our version of the Olympics, we have had some great times.

Goddy – Thanks for being a great friend and inspiration.

Steve – Thanks for encouraging me to gamble and bringing me home to your parents.

Lindsay – Thank you for always being there for support, advice, and love. You da bomb.

Flex and Billy – Thanks for all the continued support with my baseball career.

All my other great friends and teammates, life is fun because of you guys.

Coaches and Teachers

Coach Boretti – Thank you for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to prove myself. Thank you for always pushing me and getting the most out of me as a baseball player.

Coach Maxwell – Thank you for being a great friend, mentor, and coach. I loved playing for you. You really believed in me and brought out a whole new different person and player. You have always been there for me and taught me the all important lesson of staying level.

Coach Walsh, Coach Maki, and Coach Quinn – Thanks for the last four years and thank you for always being willing to get some extra work in.

Coach Wims, Coach Anderson, Coach Martin – Thank you for making my high school baseball experience an enjoyable one. If it weren’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Coach Barlow – Thank you for all the hours we spent together in the batting cage. You helped make me into the player I am today.

Clyde the Glyde – Thank you for teaching me how to run with style.

Matt Poe – Thank you for pushing me in the sand, on the turf, and in the weight room. We got after it.

Annie B – Thank you for opening my mind to world travel and challenging me to get out of my comfort zone.

Everyone Else

Thank you so much to everyone else who I haven’t named who has given me opportunities and who has helped me reach my goals.

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