“Lift as you climb.” That quote has been a constant throughout my career. I pride myself on my ability to build efficient and highly effective teams. But what about those that aren’t members of your team? Do you take the time to mentor those who don’t work directly for you or your organization?

While yesterday was one of the hardest days of my professional career, Debra Johnson left a wave of positivity that ripples throughout this state. While she was taken from us too soon, her legacy is something to be celebrated.