TFF: What do you believe is your greatest accomplishment, and how did you get there?
I believe that one of my greatest accomplishments has been my 10 year stint in the military. I did 3 tours in Iraq and earned a Purple Heart. Aside from that, the event business that my girlfriend and I have created has been my biggest accomplishment since I’ve come out of the closet and been living my life as my authentic self. I have gotten there by hustling, getting my education (MBA), and never quitting even though there have been many obstacles in the way.
TFF: What made you create your business?
TB: There was a void in Austin for lesbians. All of the lesbian bars had shut down and the gay clubs are all male-centered. We decided to create a space for women to be able to socialize and meet each other.
I got the idea because when I moved to Texas 3 years ago, I didn’t know a soul. So once I made a few friends, the idea surfaced and took off!
TFF: How do you self care?
TB: Self care for me is eating healthy (paleo), working out, surrounding myself with positive people, living authentically, and reading books like The Four Agreements. If you haven’t read it, you should
TFF: How do you feel love/serious relationship fit into your life?
TB: I’m in a very serious relationship with my best friend and business partner. It can be a challenge but we definitely make it work! It makes a huge difference in my life because she brings out the best in me.