My Story

“If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again”

To sum up my life in one sentence, I went from being a missionary and pastor’s kid to a struggling entrepreneur to a happily married man and eventually a highly successful entrepreneur, investor, and startup expert.

I grew up in Brazil as a son of missionary parents. From an early age, my greatest interest was in establishing my own business. My earliest success, however, was as an athlete, which eventually led to my swimming at Ohio State University on one of the country’s best swim teams.

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I have been happily married since I was 23 years old to the most incredible wife a man can ever have, Lindsay. I Have the privilege and honor of raising six incredible children: Noah, Knox, Niecey, Kuyper, Charis, and Candler. Although the craziest thing I may have ever done is have 6 children in a period of 8 years, the biggest highlight of my life is my family.

Although I reside in paradise, aka Bradenton, Florida, I grew-up in Brazil as a son of two incredible missionary parents. Since then, no one has been able to convince me that there is any team as good or even close to the Brazilian National Soccer team, or commonly referred to as the Seleção (i.e. the Selection).

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