a quilt mom made for me when I started The Grapeseed Co.
Mom has always encouraged me to follow my dreams. I am forever thankful for that; it's what made me into an entrepreneur. When I started my first business as a teenager, she not only supported me, but went and renewed her swim instructor credential (with a bunch of teenagers as her classmates no less) so that she could help me grow the business. After moving back home to Boston, fresh out of grad school in the first year of a "real job", I met the man I eventually married. Within the first 6 months of dating, we decided to quit our jobs and sail a tiny boat to the Caribbean. Never once did she call me crazy or discourage me from what ended up being an adventure of a lifetime, and the spark that started The Grapeseed Co.
She's an amazing woman who did an unbelievable job raising four children and keeping our family as close today as we were as kiddos. I love you mom; thank you for everything and for helping make me who I am today.