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THE INTERVIEW

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Building relationships with people that I would have never met outside of being in the military.

Although I was a generator mechanic in the Army, never getting deployed oddly enough is what prepared me for my current career. Never getting the opportunity to serve with my brothers and sisters in arms on the battlefield, I had an immense need to help stateside….that need to help and lose myself in the service of others is what I think led me to the nonprofit sector.

My biggest passion and strongest purpose go hand in hand-my soul is pulled into leaving a legacy of service to others and my community.

I live with chronic pain presumably from Lyme disease and chronic Epstein Barr virus. Full spectrum cbd alleviates not only the pain I deal with daily, but the neurological issues I face as well.

I am currently working on eliminating my use of narcotic pain medication-cbd products are instrumental in aiding this process.

Veterans especially can open the lines of communication about how cbd can help with ptsd, chronic pain, and issues suffered thru deployment. Nonprofits can help bring awareness to the cbd industry by showing how successful the products eliminates the need of big pharma.

My son. He LITERALLY changed the course of my entire life, and is my heart in human form.

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I believe changing one thing would change a whole course of things, and I truly know that all the mistakes and challenges I’ve endured have led me to exactly where I needed to be.

I don’t know personally what I’d consider unique about myself, so I’ll say two things that my current and past bosses have said about me-my work ethic and my talent for building meaningful relationships. I think those characteristics have allowed me to never have issues looking for work. And I’ve maintained relationships with people of all walks of life whom I know i could call on for anything at anytime.

1. What Branch of the military did you serve?
I served in the Army.

 

2. What did you enjoy the most about serving?
Building relationships with people that I would have never met outside of being in the military.

 

3. How did the military help prepare you for your current career?
Although I was a generator mechanic in the Army, never getting deployed oddly enough is what prepared me for my current career. Never getting the opportunity to serve with my brothers and sisters in arms on the battlefield, I had an immense need to help stateside….that need to help and lose myself in the service of others is what I think led me to the nonprofit sector.

 

4. What is your BIGGEST passion or STRONGEST purpose in life? My biggest passion and strongest purpose go hand in hand-my soul is pulled into leaving a legacy of service to others and my community.

 

5. How CBD containing products have helped you improve any current struggles?
I live with chronic pain presumably from Lyme disease and chronic Epstein Barr virus. Full spectrum cbd alleviates not only the pain I deal with daily, but the neurological issues I face as well.

 

6. What do you hope to achieve through the use of CBD containing products?
I am currently working on eliminating my use of narcotic pain medication-cbd products are instrumental in aiding this process.

7. How can veterans and non-profit communities help shape the CBD conversation?
Veterans especially can open the lines of communication about how cbd can help with ptsd, chronic pain, and issues suffered thru deployment. Nonprofits can help bring awareness to the cbd industry by showing how successful the products eliminates the need of big pharma.

 

8. What is the single greatest thing in the world that brings you JOY?
My son. He LITERALLY changed the course of my entire life, and is my heart in human form.

 

9. If you could go back and change one thing in your life, would you want to and why?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I believe changing one thing would change a whole course of things, and I truly know that all the mistakes and challenges I’ve endured have led me to exactly where I needed to be.

 

10. What makes you unique, and how has that shaped your life in any way?
I don’t know personally what I’d consider unique about myself, so I’ll say two things that my current and past bosses have said about me-my work ethic and my talent for building meaningful relationships. I think those characteristics have allowed me to never have issues looking for work. And I’ve maintained relationships with people of all walks of life whom I know i could call on for anything at anytime.