I grew up in a combination of Muskogee, OK and Tulsa/Jenks, OK. Growing up, I was inspired by both my mom and my dad in different ways. They’re very strong, hardworking people and I think I realized my influence from them later in life. You know, looking back, I realize now that they were big influences for me even though, at the time, I didn’t realize it.
One of the biggest lessons I learned from my childhood: Do not jump on a trampoline with a bowling ball. That’s a real lesson I learned. I knocked out one of my front teeth by doing it. I was only about nine years old or so.
I went to college at the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) and I studied public relations. As far as clubs or extra-curricular activities go, I was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, but we were told that it’s not a club, it is fraternity.