Harking back 10 years for this gem of my wonderful father, Willie, and my beautiful sis, Greta. My father is one of the hardest working people I know whose sole goal was (and is) to provide everything for his family. I am a lucky guy – I’ve always had a warm home, all the education I could ask for, and the support I needed. I was spoiled because my father wanted to be able to give me everything that he did not, and could not, have as a child.

My father truly lives the American Dream from his generation and I’m so proud of who he is and what he has accomplished. Immigrating to America from Russia during a very turbulent time for both countries, barely knowing a word of English, and with essentially no money to his name, he is a constant reminder that laser-focused hard work, strong ethics, and an unconditional love for your family can be rewarded with tremendous dividends.

Thanks for being such an amazing role model, pops. I love ya! And a Happy Fathers Day to all of you dads and moms who also fill the role of dad!