"Growing up around that kind of blue collar influence and strong work ethic I was able to experience at an early age the feeling of pride one gets when he manages to dream up an idea, then construct it from the ground up with his own hands."
"If I could go back and give myself advice, I’d tell myself not to sweat the small stuff. Expect criticism. Expect outright hostility. But persevere. Giving up is not an option because boy, one day you’re going to shine like a new dime."
"I really wanted a custom belt but I didn’t want to pay for it. I figured I was somewhat artistic so I decided I would take a crack at it. I tried watching a few Youtube videos, but I really wanted to find someone to teach me so I could learn the right way. I thought leatherwork could be something I could really get in to."