Dear Bryan, I did not get to tell you in person how you made a difference in my life. As a boss, mentor, sales rep, business adviser and a good friend. As I go forward now without you, I will remember all the laughter that you brought into my life, and the wonderful, insightful advice you shared with me.
I will take with me all the things I learned from him. These past few months I have missed talking with him a weekly basis. He always made time to talk and discuss things that were happening in the design world and in our personal lives. He was a true professional in every sense of the word. He talked me down off of many a cliff and stood behind me. I trusted him and gave him my loyalty and friendship. In return I received his in tenfold. He had a way of finding the humor in everything.
He gave a small town designer a chance to become a big city designer. He gave engcourement and guided me to a great career. He gave me support and encouragement to enter a design contest and made me believe I could complete in the big leagues. NKBA Chicago Mid West Chapter was very important is Bryan’s professional life. He gave of himself in so many ways. The Chicago Design Community will never be the same.
I believe people come into our lives for a reason. I will miss very much and continue to strive to be the best designer and can only hope to be the professional he was. For this and many other things he will always be in my heart.
With all my love and prayers
Angie (his Wisconsin sidekick)