Home: Carrollton, TX. Age: Older than I look. Profession: Leader developer. Significant other: Anthony Lefear, Jr. Alma mater: University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A., B.A.); Texas A&M Commerce (M.B.A.).
Current project: Growing online coffee sales. Recent recognition: Hug from the kids. Hobbies: Karaoke and shopping. Last book read: The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Recently viewed and recommended: From Scratch (Netflix). Recent unique acquisition: Land with mineral rights.
Personality profile: ENTP (Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting). What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Practical. Moral compass: The Word. How do you define a perfect friendship? Honest, fun, supportive; across borders. What is your greatest joy? Family. What is your guilty pleasure? 100 Grand Candy Bars. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Amazon. How do you relieve stress? Massages and bubble baths. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Beach.
What was your first paying job? Filing clerk at a local police station. What was your favorite college course? Sociology of Love. What book have you repeatedly read? Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. What movie have you repeatedly watched? The Five Heartbeats. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? My daughter’s school art. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Surround yourself with people smarter than you. What is your favorite app? Woodoku.
Finding new, innovative ways to grow margin.
What message do you want to send out into the world? Assume good intent. What widely held belief do you reject? That people don’t change. What mega-trend most concerns you? Social media (I’m not into posting).
What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Simone Missick. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? An astronomer and lightning photographer. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Relaxing with family and family-by-choice. What advice would you give your younger self? Don’t make up tests in life, you will have enough come naturally. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? None. Those experiences made me who I am today.
Personal mission: Leaving a legacy and helping others. Favorite quote: “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken” (generally attributed to Oscar Wilde).