Written by: Brian Burton, CEO & President
Date: December 5, 2020
My life has been marked by seasons of turbulence and calm which varied in length and intensity.
My freshman year in college was an exceptional time of growth. Barely 17, I thrilled over a wide circle of newfound friends and professors who took an interest in me. My sophomore year I struggled. After sobbing on the phone one night to my father, he penned a letter saying, “Look around you. There are others who have less going for them than you do, and they’re making it.”
Even as an adolescent, I knew those trying times had value. I learned to let go of past disappointments. I learned to look back over my shoulder and see pools of grace. Early insights borne from adversity prepared me for life and served me well.