My friend and business coach of 6 months, Emmanuel Soba, found out through another client who I was, Grover Dill.
I know... I know... it's weird that I didn't tell him, but I just personally don't go around telling people. I am private and like to believe that I am a bit humble.
After geeking out and fanboying for a bit (he's a super fan), he suggested that we create an online community where the fans and the cast of the movie can come together and share their love for the movie. I agreed and immediately got to work and during this time and process of discovering exactly how we were going to create this community, I was in the lowest part of my life. Lost my business and my life's savings… I went through a divorce and was homeless with no job. <- That's another story for another day.
I had no more life in me... However, Emmanuel inspired me through the roughest times of my life. I found a place to live, I got a job that I love and Emmanuel and I started to dedicate time to building the “ A Christmas Story Family.”
We have grown tremendously in just a short 3 years and we have so much more growth and impact to make in this world. Getting all of the talents together has and always will be a challenge. But we have been successful in pulling all of them together to be a part of the “A Christmas Story Family” community.
It’s truly amazing for the fans who never had the opportunity to meet the cast, let alone hang out and kick it with them. Even though it is a lot of hard work on our end it is very rewarding to see the emotions pour out that you are so grateful for this community and everything we do for you.