This page will EVENTUALLY contain names and stories of people who were instrumental in supporting me, motivating me to be a better person or perhaps even for setting the example of what not to do :-).
So I don’t have to write it out for each of you who still have to deal with me, please accept my sincere appreciation to all of you who thought of ending my life and didn’t (even if it was at the last second). For those of you who have gone so far above and beyond for me, those of you I still owe a big payday (or another one :-), your efforts and investment in our business and relationship will pay off as long as I’m still breathing. Thank you all for your support, loyalty, belief and encouragement through it all. I appreciate you and have every intention of going all the way for us.
JANET VALENTY: Thank you Mom for always being there for me through think and thin. I wouldn’t be nearly the person I am today without you in my life. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your love, encouragement, and the countless sacrifices you’ve made supporting my dreams and sparing me from a few disasters too.
JACK VALENTY: Thank you Dad for your love, support and encouragement. Thank you for always being there when I needed you the most. Thank you for your example of responsibility, reliability and integrity as it has helped shape the person I’ve become in so many ways.
MIKE VALENTY: Thank you Brother for your friendship, your partnership and introducing me to ice hockey. You challenge and encourage me to be a better person every day. Thank you for saving me from countless technical disasters and for being a rock-solid partner in business.
SHELLEEN VALENTY: Thank you for your my beautiful children and being a great mom to them. Thank you for your thoughtful nature, always holding down the fort and making the house so pretty during the holidays. Thank you for loving me (even when I don’t make it easy). I will always love you.
ZACH EGELHOFF: Thank you for being a such a great son and amazing brother to your sisters. I have countless happy memories of our time together and I have always felt a lot of comfort knowing you were the other “man” of the house. I admire your creativity and personality. I’m honored to know you.
SOPHIA VALENTY: Thank you for being a great daughter and amazing person in general. I have learned so much from you and I sincerely admire your depth, strength and intuition. I love your sense of humor and our deep conversations. I’m very proud to be your father.
FIONA VALENTY: Thank you for being a great daughter and a great person people are lucky to know. I admire your directness, work ethic and drive. You remind me a lot of myself. You inspire me to kick ass and do great things.
DAVID POHL: Thank you for always being there for me, my mother and our business in so many ways. Your heart, experience, diplomacy and reasonableness always impresses me and I find myself thinking; “what would David say or do” in various situations when I am at a loss for words.
THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
|MATIAS DE TEZANOS
|JULIANNE LA PORTE
|TOM LA PORTE
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO I HAVEN’T LISTED YET, PLEASE GIVE ME SOME TIME TO FINISH THIS LIST.
THANK YOU AGAIN!