I grew up in the agricultural Midwest, Kansas and Missouri. In 2002, I loaded up my 1994 Ford Ranger and headed west for law school in San Diego to become a business and land use lawyer.
Starting my own practice two years after graduating taught me more than 19 years of school. Being a business owner for over a decade, combined with advising client's on business and land use matters for over a decade, is my resume.
It's the subtleties that make the difference between success and failure in our competitive economy. Business is about strategic relationships and hyper awareness, which took me a few years to internalize.