Hi Vel, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work life, how can you bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My story starts on a military base in Germany, growing up as an Army brat of two amazing parents. As a kid, I thought it was wonderful that my family and I got stationed at a different base every 2-3 years. While growing up, I was emerged in new cultures and made friends with people from all over the world.
My late father was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service during two tours of duty in Viet Nam. As you might imagine, there was a fair amount of discipline in our household. But I would not trade anything for my upbringing.
I have always believed that what you do for a living should allow you to give back to the world through the skills, talents, and abilities that have been given to you. As far back as I can remember, I have had a passion for solving problems and helping people.