He grew up, the oldest of 3 children, in a middle class family. His father, a drywall contractor by trade, taught Hop at an early age the importance of working hard, following your dreams, and persevering until those dreams become a reality. Hop spent many weekends and summer breaks out on the job with his dad spotting nails and soaking up life lessons that he didn’t know he was actually learning at the time.
Hop’s mother was also instrumental in teaching him many of the things that he is still fond of, especially cooking. Daily suppers as a family were the glue that bonded their family together and a practice that Hop still holds dear.
As an adult, Hop spent 15 years in the entertainment industry as an artist manager and publicist. In the mid 90’s he spearheaded the artist and celebrity relations department for Feed The Children, an Oklahoma based charity. He was the director of exhibits for traveling art shows featuring the artwork of John Lennon, Grace Slick, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and others for 6 years. Hop then went on to own several successful internet startups and 2 restaurants.
Hop now focuses his time and energy on helping others accomplish their dreams and goals.
Hop and his wife Denise currently reside in North Texas where they have worked with a children’s home for the last year as foster parents. They have 6 children, 4 still at home, 1 grandson and a granddaughter on the way.