That you are here - that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
— Walt Whitman

Having been born and raised in a third world country, my Eastern European upbringing had me convinced that hard work does not get rewarded as I watched my highly educated, hard working mom barely get by being a pediatrician for 18 years. Hot water was a rarity for us, my mom made our clothes, our food came from our grandparents’ farm - grocery shopping and eating out were not affordable. In 2006, my mom, my sister, and I came to the U.S. with a broken past, no clear future, and in search of one thing: opportunity. Today, I am blessed to have the ability to create my own vision and turn it into reality. I work hard, that’s a given. I don’t count the hours that I work, that does not matter. What truly matters is seeing my vision come to reality day by day. Join me on my journey as I envision, create, and execute.