My mom and dad inspired me in different ways, each laying a foundation for our future.
My dad was an Army veteran and loved sports. So I believe I received my discipline and competitive nature from him.
Then my mom had the foresight to instill in me the joy of cooking and respect for food.
When she talked about how to prepare different dishes, I listened.
Mama would always say... 'I won't be here forever.'
She really taught me the art and I can't say enough
about her love and the legacy of them both.
Jethro Wilson was not only my junior high football coach,
he was one of the best track and field coaches across the state.
Under Coach Wilson's direction, he pushed us to be our best selves
and built a track and field presence that demanded respect, earning many awards through the years.
We met challenge after challenge with some electrifying finishes and I was proud to be a member of the team.
As a two-sport athlete in junior high, I carried that same drive
to the next level as a high school football player.
I played tailback, #41 second row,
far right with the 'B' Team.
A few years after high school,
I became an assistant football coach
for 10 years at my junior high stomping
With Coach Ronnie McCall,
we laid the foundation for up and
coming players, some who went
on to become collegiate standouts
and NFL draft picks.
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Now after a career in sales, I'm finally doing what I love, business ownership while serving up some of the best Southern breakfasts on this side of the SEC Championship.
Oh, and throw in a little football talk and you've got a beautiful recipe to start your day.