Story

Here’s my story in bullet point format:

  • Grew up in an abusive home that made me witness some ugly things at a young age

  • Started wrestling & boxing in high school as a means to defend myself from bullying

  • Mother passed away in 2004

  • Entered college in 2005, aimed at becoming a doctor

  • Father passed away in 2006

  • Decided to major in Finance to educate myself on savings, stock market and more.

  • Graduated college with summa cum laude honors, top honors and job offer from GE in 2009

  • Another death in the family

  • Completed General Electric’s Financial Management Program in 2011

  • Took a new job with Vistaprint that would help me meet some amazing people

  • Started Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 2013

  • Proposed to my now-wife Sara in 2014

  • Fought inside the cage in 2016 and won by KO in 20 seconds

  • Got married to the most wonderful woman and stuck by me through my worst moments

  • Got laid off from my job in 2017 after another restructuring, debated what I should do with life

  • Became an MMA personal trainer in 2017

  • Took on freelance consulting jobs, really enjoyed it compared to being an employee

  • Backpacked through Southeast Asia in late 2017 (incredible, life changing experience)

  • Launched Growthier, a financial strategy and management company, in 2018; successfully grew it to 6-figures in revenues

  • Launched A4E, a remote full-service accounting business, with my wife in 2018 to serve and support small businesses with bookkeeping, taxes and CFO services in one package; successfully grew to replace our incomes

  • Had our first child in 2019 🙂

  • Still here today, living and embracing this crazy thing called life