From an early age, I have always had a desire to go outside of the box, take a different path to places my peers would take the easy route, simply; a desire to be something special.
I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, pin pointed in the north east side of the city. I was raised with two loving, caring and amazing parents. Luckily for me, I am the youngest of 3 boys in my family. Where as many tend to want to be the oldest and have the power in the brotherhood, I loved being the youngest. It gave me two spectacular role models from the day I was born, and two of my best friends. There is a certain bond between brothers that can never be broken or lost, and the Hess trio is a living example of that. It’s a comforting feeling knowing that no matter where I go in life, I will always have them by my side for any problems I encounter, bumps in the rode, times of need. For these reasons, I feel blessed to be the youngest of three.
I lived in Indy till I was 17 years old, at which point, my family decided to move up to beautiful northern Michigan. I will be honest, this was not an easy move for me. I had to leave behind everything I knew, all my friends, memories, loved ones, and entire left. I took this time as a positive though, looking to find the best in it and excited for this new journey. I quickly fell in love with living in Charlevoix, and all the people there. I finished out my high school career there, where after I decided to attend Grand Valley State University.
Fast forward a few years until now, and I am happy to say I made the right choice for college. I found a home away from home, a place where I have made some of the greatest friends I could ever ask for, and somewhere I feel as though I can truly succeed at. I joined Sigma Pi fraternity my freshman year, and to this day, I can say this was one of the greatest choices I have ever made in life. It has given me a brotherhood that can never be replaced, and friends that are worth more than a million words. I am majoring in Public Relations and Advertising and cannot wait to see what the future holds for me.