I was born on the north side of Chicago raised by a single mother, and grandmother. The youngest of four boys, I often found myself entertaining my brothers and friends through comedy, music, and acting. My 3 brothers had much influence in my life encouraging me to dream and set goals. By the mid 80s, searching for my identity I found it in writing. By 13 years old, eager to help my mom I got a job as a busboy for $5.00 an hour teaching me at a young age the meaning of family and sacrifice.