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.

Tangela Ashanti | Upcoming Model and Entrepreneur

I’m from Memphis, Tennessee. Coming from a low-middle class background that I honestly wasn’t really aware of until I got old enough to know what different classes were is one of the things that influences me, especially now, the most these days; Seeing and experiencing all the different classes and interacting with people from each has made me notice what people from anywhere, no matter how much they have or don’t have, can teach and provide to you and it also made me appreciate what my family provided for me. Read more>>

Kaitlyn Woods | Wife, Mom, & Businesswoman

I’m from League City, TX. My background and upbringing definitely made me the woman that I am today. I watched my mom be the head of household and work endlessly to make sure my sisters and I had everything that we needed and when I myself became a mom, I knew that I was going to model myself after her to be the go-getter I am today to provide all things necessary and possible for my family. Read more>>

Tiona Campbell | Singer songwriter

I am from a small town in East Texas and when I was a kid I couldn’t wait to move out of that little town and live in a city. It didn’t take long after moving to the city that I missed the slow pace, stars in the sky, lighting bugs and small town charm. It represents everything I am as a Country Artist. Read more>>

Brenda Payne | Referring Travel Agent and Teacher of the Word

I was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1956 and spent my first 2 days of life in the hospital waiting for my adoptive parents to come and take me home. My new home was to be St. Albans, WV which is located a few miles outside of the Charleston city limits. I was raised by James and Susie B. Hart. My father owned his own business and my mother decided to go back to school and pursue a Practical Nursing Degree. Read more>>