I grew up on a cattle and horse ranch near a small town in Nebraska.
My first school was a one-room schoolhouse about 60 miles from the nearest town, kind of like Little House on the Prairie. My 8th grade graduating class had 4 people, including me; and my High School class had a whopping 63 graduates. It would have been easy to stay in my small town and follow the footsteps of my family, but I had bigger dreams and aspirations.
Off to college I went and became the first person in my family to graduate with a 4 Year degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance & Marketing. From there I landed the “Perfect Job” after college. At age 22 I was working in the treasury department at a large utility company in the Midwest. I had what everyone thought was the perfect career.