I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I would describe my hometown as a big city with a small-town feel. Tulsa has always been my home for my entire life, and it is a great place to raise a family. My dad was the person that influenced me the most growing up. Raising three girls can be challenging and he has always been that individual who puts us before himself and we love him for that. He is the best dad ever. My dad always taught us about specific leadership skills that would be good to know later in life and even required us to read books about those topics in order to receive our first car when we turned 16. Most people would think that is crazy, but I am grateful for those skills I learned from reading in my profession now. He has always been someone that I’ve looked up to and will continue to forever.