Volume 16

Andrew Bennett

When Andrew Bennett was three years old, his mother left him with his grandparents one afternoon. She was taking Andrew’s seven-year-old sister, Kelly, to the d...

Lenny Berger

The story of Lenny Berger’s family is quintessentially one of American success. His paternal grandparents were immigrants; both of them, in fact, were Jewish re...

Dani Canubas

When Dani Canubas was growing up in a small village in the Philippines, coming to America was the furthest thing from his mind. In fact, he’d never even heard o...

Karl Colder

Karl Colder had already applied to the DEA once when a college classmate offered to connect him with her uncle who was a Special Agent in Charge in Philadelphia...

Karen Doner

Karen Doner was only a fifth-year attorney when she won the case she remembers best. She was practicing employment law as a midlevel associate for the large fir...

Jonathan Evans

Athletics were a major part of Jonathan Evans’ childhood. Both of his parents were in physical education; his mother was a local health and PE teacher, and his ...

Patricia A. Ferrick

Trish Ferrick considers her prize possession to be an old college sweatshirt, but it’s not from her alma mater. When her father Ed passed away, it was an item s...

Jacqui Higgins

At the age of 15, Jacqui Higgins received some startling news from her parents: they were moving to India. Her father worked in civil engineering and was offere...

George W. Hinckley III

George Hinckley III was smart, but growing up he didn’t take academics very seriously. Neither of his parents had gone to college, and only his mother had finis...

Tina Hyland

Tina attributes her military efficiency to growing up on naval bases and moving around the country following her father’s successful military career. She was bo...

Keith Kruse

Keith Kruse’s father was a Naval Engineer, and from a young age, Keith had an interest in the military. In particular, he dreamed of aviation, although his poor...

Pete Lamont

Like a lot of recent college graduates, Pete Lamont thought he knew it all in his early 20s. He was working as an assistant administrator at a law firm, and in ...