Through our work we have had the good fortune of seeing firsthand how success comes in every shape, size, color, faith, and orientation. More importantly we’ve learned that success is often the result of people embracing their unique backgrounds and so we’ve asked the community to tell us about their background and how it has impacted where they are today.

Logan McPherson | Real Estate Agent

I’m from a small town about 60 miles west of Dallas, called Springtown. I grew up with deep family roots of hard work. Both of my grandfathers were extremely hard workers. One of my grandfathers was a farmer and cattle rancher in the day and worked the midnight shift at Lockheed Martin; the other was a homebuilder, tradesman and worked several other jobs to pay the bills. Read more>>

Sátin Marché | Alkemist

I am from Ocala, Florida. I’d say that Florida is a different kind of south. It has its own cultural feel. Most people only highlight the not so fortunate events of Florida, but you have to be born and raised in Florida to truly overstand who we are and why we are. As much of it as I can remember, growing up in Florida was fun. My hometown, at the time, was smaller than the typical Florida tourist spot, yet there was always something to do. Whether I was with my mother or spending the weekend at my father’s house, Read more>>

Hunney Marshall | Fashion Stylist & Influencer

I am from a small town called Hollandale Mississippi. Growing up in a small town allowed me to have small town values that I have carried with me throughout my life and career. I value family and real friendships. I operate in excellence in all aspects of my life; and I love wholeheartedly and without conditions. My upbringing gave me the foundation I needed to always be myself unapologetically. While I grew up in a conservative place, my parents never allowed the opinions of others to affect my upbringing. Read more>>

Lexus Risean | Singer, songwriter & sound healer

I’m from Vallejo, Ca but I moved to Kansas City, Mo at around 12. I was brought up in church and sang in my church choir and school choirs my whole life. It made me develop my love for music and performing. Growing up My mother use to play music all day at home from gospel, r&b, jazz to country. It made me a writer and made me want to be a singer. Read more>>