HI, you can call me Oz 🙂
The Origin Story
I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Utah. I'm the oldest of 5 children and if you where to ask anyone in my hometown what I'm know for, it for being a state champion in wrestling.
After high school, I moved to the "big city" and worked at a salt factory by night, and went to massage school by day. The biggest thing I learned during this time of my life was how dedicated I could be to a goal once I set my mind to it. I would work a 12 hour shift at night, drive home, shower, and then attend an 8 hour school day. I was able to maintain this schedule for a majority of a year. Some may ask, "When did you sleep?" Well, it was on the massage table :).
A couple years after graduating massage school, I landed a job with Steiner Leisure, a spa company that runs a majority of the spas on the largest cruise ships in the world. I worked for 3 years as a massage therapist, and 1 year as a spa manager.
My Vision:To Bring Inspiration and Hope to the World by Making Positivity Louder
Cruisin' The Seas
At the age of 21, I boarded a flight in Colorado Springs, CO. Once I found my seat I found myself looking out the window and told my self, "From this moment on, I will move forward with not regrets. I will make the most of this life."
After graduating from the Utah College of Massage Therapy, I landed a job with Steiner Leisure. This means that I landed a job to work aboard a crusie ship as a massage therapist.
Livin' in the City of Angeles
INTERIOR: POOL DECK OF THE SPLENDOR OF THE SEAS (cruise ship) - NIGHT - MOVING
The cruise ship glides through the calm waters of the Caribbean Ocean. The water reflects slices of the full-moon through the windows surrounding the pool deck where crew members of The Star of the Sea find themselves dancing to some sick beat, swimming in the pool, chilling in the hot tubs, and chatting at the poolside bar.
Rose, a dancer new to the ship, is sitting at the bar soaking up the good vibes add enjoying her first crew party. Ozro, the spa manager, see Rose sitting alone and decides to introduce himeself, he too is new to the ship and wants to get to know the other crew members.
(sits himself in the vacant seat next to Rose)
Hi, my name is Oz, what's your story?
(tilts her head and smiles)
Hi, my name is Rose. You know, no one has ever straight up asked me that. Hmm, what's my story?
This is how I met the girl who I moved to LA to be with in 2007. I turned down the opportunity to manage the spa aboard a ship that was going to be cruising around Hawaii... Such is young love :).
In the end, it didn't work out between her and I. For my part, I still had a lot of growing up to do. I went from living on a cruise ship to living in one of the biggest cities in the world. Let's just say, I didn't adjust well. Nevertheless, once I got settled in LA, I began to feel that I was born to live in the City of Angeles.
Accepting My Limitations
The day is March 14, 2014. I'm at the DMV in Santa Monica, CA to renew my license. The next thing I know my driver's license is being revoked because my physical vision has deteriorated to the point where I am legally blind, and therefore not able to drive.