When I was growing up, my grandfather and grandmother played a very important role in raising me. My grandfather had nicknames for everyone in the family. He called me Charlie Brown because from when I was born and up until I was 2, I had a big head and I was bald.
My grandmother got her first car when she was 46. I remember after having the car for about six months, she came home one night from running around and my grandfather said, “That woman is like a tiger. She is always on the go!” From then on, she was always referred to as Tiger and I never heard him call her by any other name.
Unfortunately, I lost my grandfather when I was 14, and my grandmother played an even bigger role in my raising by helping me pay for my education and supporting me when I was discharged from the military and graduated college. My grandmother “Tiger” had many enduring qualities; she was hard working and compassionate. She maintained a can-do spirit and was always willing to help out.
When Pam and I founded Tiger Correctional Services in 1999, it was only fitting to pay tribute to her influence on my life by naming the company in her honor. She was extremely proud of this legacy and we work hard every day to run our company by the examples and values she set.
So as Paul Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story.”