It Takes a Village.

I don’t know where to begin.

This whole journey has been completely surreal.

What started out as a childhood fantasy, manifested into a project to distract me from the grief of losing my grandfather, and quickly grew into the vision you see today.

We all know it takes an entire village to bring a project of this magnitude to life. First and foremost, I want to thank the army I have working beside me.

My Grandpa Leonard, who I know has been with me every step of the way.

My parents for giving me the intelligence and skills to aspire to take risks.

Alexis Williams and Kat Johnston of Veri Communications

Leslie Anderberg of Anderberg Designs.

David Molleck on photography.

Lucas Taggart on video.

Simple, Erin, Jessi, Shay, Cody, Vanessa, Amber, Autumn, Chey, and Suzy… your positive energy and contributions have been pivotal in the success of this launch.

All of my friends, family, acquaintances, and complete strangers. Sharing, shopping, supporting, and believing in not only me, but the brand. I’m grateful for every single one of you.

Lastly, my king, Mr. Rau himself. Without your constant reassurance and deep-rooted belief that I would succeed, I would have given up long ago.

Although the real work has just begun – the current triumph lies within completing a life long aspiration.

Let this serve as a reminder to all, with perseverance, patience, and conviction to what you believe – you REALLY, truly can accomplish whatever you set out to do. Always have faith in your ambitions and yourself.

Here’s a little behind the scenes look into our first photoshoot, an unforgettably iconic day in my story.