My company and title is…. My campanies are Westside Concepts – Haymaker, The Social on 83rd, and coming soon, NW Coffee.
A typical day in my life includes… Getting woken up by a singing 2-year-old! Spending the morning with my beautiful wife and 4 girls. Then heading out to my stores. I love seeing our amazing team and touching base with them to see what I can do to make their work environments better and help our business run top notch.
My favorite thing about living/working in the Vistancia area is… the community. I always knew this place was special, but the northwest Peoria area has been out of this world during these difficult times. The support they have shown is second to none.
My favorite movie I could never get tired of watching and why… “Tin Cup.”
My family… Wife – Tanya, Daughters – Isabella 13, Gianna 11, Olivia 10, and Amelia, almost 3!
The business lesson I learned the hard way is… Proverbs 19:21 “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” This is true with everything we do.
One thing I cannot live without is… my girls. They may drive me nuts sometimes, but I don’t know if I would be motivated as much as I am without them.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… an actor.
The song I would sing at Karaoke night is… “Does to Me” by Luke Combs and Eric Church
The one person who motivates me is… My Dad, first and foremost, 11 restaurants and never failed. But I love Marcus Lemonis. The way he is able to give back to other businesses is awesome.
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was… “The Office,” every single time I watch it.
The perfect day would be… breakfast with my wife, golfing 36 holes, and dinner with my family along with night swimming in our backyard.
My first job was… working at Rancho Bernardo Inn as a cart kid for the golf course.
My life… is pretty darned amazing.
I’m currently working on… a coffee shop, a wedding and event center and a Mexican concept.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… my wife let me buy my Christmas present last year, a Phat Scooter for golfing.
The actor I would want to play me in a movie of my life is…. Jason Bateman.
My dream vacation would be to… I took it last October, Italy for 10 days with my wife! Next… Ireland or Scotland with some golf buddies.
My words of wisdom to aspiring business owners… ask questions, fail, get back up, and ask more questions.