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Baylor University will always hold a special place in my heart and life. Baylor taught me important life lessons and brought me many lifelong friendships. Cheering for Baylor is a family tradition that I love sharing with those I love the most. Sic Em Bears!

From the magic of Harry Potter, the romance by Nicholas Sparks, and the thrill of John Grisham books, my love for reading is vast. I’ve loved to read for as long as I can remember and many of my most content moments involve getting lost in a good book.

I love plants!  This is my special hobby.  Plants keep me happy and brighten my days. I keep live plants inside and out of my home.  If the people I know loved plants as much as me, I would gift them with nothing else than a plant for any occasion.  I know I get this love trait from my grandmother who I enjoyed helping take care and love her plants growing up.  I love my plant memories with my grandmother.

Michelle Garcia

As the fourth of five brothers, I had a ball in my hands as far back as I can remember. While I loved the thrill of any competition, my first love was and will always be football. It’s the ultimate team sport, and it taught me more than any class I ever took. These days, I’ve turned in my cleats for the clipboard, as I now relish coaching my kids as they enter the wonderful world of sports.

I love hosting family gatherings.  No matter what occasion, I am in the kitchen cooking.  Family is very important to me and, being a grandmother and having a large family, this is key to keeping up with everyone and keeping us close.

Michelle Garcia

I walked with notecards in college and law school to study, and walking is my favorite way to think, process, pray, decide. Especially when my two large dogs join me, walking provides energy and relaxation.

When she was five, one of my daughters was asked to write a journal page by completing the sentence, “I’m special because…” I always thought her response was my mother of the year award, and reflects how much I love my—now fully grown—daughters.

I love listening to music all day and I enjoy all types of music.  I keep a tune in my head always!  Music keeps me sane and focused.  I have played all different types of instruments and sang competitively in choir when I was younger.  With the love of music, one must know I have the love for dancing as well!

Michelle Garcia

My wife Kathryn and I love few things more than hosting friends and family. Whether it’s one person on a weeknight or my entire side of the family for Christmas, we love to make delicious food for whoever steps into our house. While Kathryn (and her culinary degree/background) is the real star of the show, I love to contribute my part, usually on the Green Egg.

Playing volleyball, as well as many other sports, taught me the importance of hard work and the value of teamwork. Through volleyball, I learned to win humbly, lose gracefully, and always put my best foot forward – in sports and in life.

“The world is a book and if we do not travel, we read only one page.” This sculpture, purchased in a small harbor town in France, reminds me how much I love reading and travel.

Aside from my faith, nothing is more important to me than my family, and in particular my five children. Ironically, it’s a rare occasion that any of them actually wear shoes of any kind. But when they all do, it’s for the holidays, which are my favorite memories, and it’s always the boots.

One of my greatest treasures, this autographed book of To Kill a Mockingbird was given to me as a gift by a dear friend who knows how much I love the story of Atticus, Scout, Gem and Boo Radley. This book inspired my love of justice, fueled my love of reading, and eventually led me to become a lawyer.

This shillelagh, an Irish club, was given to me by a grateful client after prevailing in a tough case. It reminds me that regardless of the outcome, to always give it my best.

I am a big fan of my beloved Jayhawks and their basketball team. It is a form of nostalgia for my alma mater.

Over the years, I have taken on many home projects, and some projects have turned out amazing. Others have simply been lessons for the next project, but the ones that turn out best are always the ones where there is painstaking preparation and planning. “Measure twice and cut once” is a lesson that carries over into my life and law practice.

Long before stepping foot in a courtroom, I worked as a licensed installer of fire suppression systems in commercial kitchens. While work is now air-conditioned, that experience cultivated a strong work ethic and unique insight into the construction industry.

While many siblings spend their formative years fighting, my brother and I grew up spending most of our weekends and breaks playing video games with each other (there was still some fighting, too). Little did we know then that games would create such a close bond between us, and continue to provide a timeless form of entertainment.

This is one of the most important pieces of cave diving equipment. It snaps onto the line, pointing in the direction of the nearest exit. It is thoughtfully designed to provide unambiguous directional information in all conditions, with or without the advantage of sight. When lost in a cave, as in life, I have found it is quite useful to have reliable truth within arm’s reach.

The best part of being a TCU alum and lifelong fan of TCU athletics is now getting to share the joy of attending and watching games with my kids, who have also adopted the Frogs as their #1 team.

Serving in the U.S. Navy aboard this ship was an opportunity to serve my country, and to make life-long relationships.

Spending time in both urban and rural India opened my eyes to the strength and hospitality of its people, the richness (and spiciness!) of its cuisine, and a greater awareness that despite many cultural differences, the people from two very different countries have much that can be learned from one another.

I have an actual cat, but I love cats so much that I actually decorate with them. Truly, I love animals of all kinds. There is an incomparable, simple pleasure in spending time with animals.

My race medals are small reminders that dedication and hard work will get you to the finish line.

While some say the pen is mightier than the sword, my son Peter disagrees. But together, we enjoy using our own swords (or “chisels”) to craft pens and other wooden objects on a lathe.

Our family visits the Rangers Ballpark as often as we can to enjoy a game and family fun time. Go Rangers!

Kristin Bowen

Learning that I could use my time, treasure, and talents as a lawyer to help tackle dark injustices in the world was truly a game changer for me. Working alongside IJM changed my heart, worldview, and career focus.

Peace and serenity can be found working with roses—planting them, nurturing them, watching them grow. And I live in Tyler—the Rose Capital of the World.

Shannon Latham

I keep my dad’s 1958 little league “Best Hitter” baseball on my desk to remind me of the love and support my parents have given me at every stage of my life.

In addition to enjoying the physical challenge of cycling, I have often found the alone times on my bike as being good for thinking about strategies on pending cases.

What started out as a simple way to pass time between classes and study breaks transformed into a passionate hobby, fostering some of the best friendships I walked out of law school with. All thanks to this table-tennis paddle my law school roommate Allen gifted me as a birthday present.

If this sweatshirt could tell stories… It would tell you about late night studying in law school, friendships, raising my first baby girl, passing the bar exam, a marriage proposal on the beach, early morning feedings and rocking of two more babies, moving to Texas and building a new home, book clubs, trial prep, chilly lake days, family vacations… It would tell you about a life full of love.

Given to me by a family member not long after the birth of our son, this sculpture symbolizes the joy of family and the privilege of fatherhood.

The top intersections of my talent and desire are marathon swimming and storytelling, so telling stories about swimming is pretty much the pinnacle of my existence. If you really want to know the best part of me, buy me a beer and ask me about the time I won the 20 Bridges Marathon Swim around Manhattan Island for my fiftieth birthday.

I will always carry my African and Congolese identity with pride.

Robert Falay

Unloading salmon out of the holds of Alaskan fishing vessels all day and many nights over a summer between college semesters taught me not only the value of getting an education, but also that successfully completing a task usually requires rolling up your sleeves, getting your boots dirty, and not stopping until the job is done.

I learned to scuba dive in 2001, and it has been a passion of mine ever since. Nothing is more interesting that a coral reef and its wildlife, and I especially love the weightless feeling while diving.

One of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen, and I got to share the pleasure of playing here with my wife.

Baseball taught me about hard work, grit, success and failure. My playing days are far in the rearview mirror, but the joy that comes from coaching my boys in a game that was once such a big part of my life couldn’t be more alive.

Called dandia in Gujarati, these sticks are used in a traditional Indian folk dance celebrating the Hindu holiday Navrati. Dandia represent the wealth of culture and tradition central to my upbringing, and further embody my love of dancing. The resemblance to drum sticks is a nod to my years as a percussionist.

I get goosebumps every time I think of that trip to the Theater of Dreams for the Manchester Derby. A trip worth taking, even if you are not a soccer fan.

When I learned how to play chess, I discovered it’s not about making the right move all the time—it’s about making the right move at the right time.

Carved into this walking stick given to me by my father are various images of memorable events, words, and scenes of my life and other moments that we shared together. I am grateful for my family and one of my goals as an attorney is to serve my clients with the same high level of care and responsiveness that I would provide to my own family.

My grandchildren are my greatest blessings in life …. they bring sunshine and joy to every minute of every day … my legacy and a constant reminder that each day should be filled with laughter and love.

Shannon Latham

A gift for my first wedding anniversary, this painting of Hotel El Convento which was built in 1646 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a reminder of the beautiful and historic location where my husband and I were married.

Kristin Bowen

As my midwestern wife pointed out to me shortly after her arrival, “only Texans feel the need to announce their state lineage upon introduction.” I’m fifth generation on my Father’s side, third on my mother’s. I’ve got the boots to prove it.

This badge represents my first trip back to Africa with ALARM (African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries) after 7 years in America. I had the privilege to breathe the African air again, but most importantly share my story of grace with my Kenyan brothers and sisters.

Robert Falay

While I have resigned myself to the reality that I will never be the golfer I want to be, I have been fortunate enough to play (albeit poorly) some of the most beautiful courses in the world.

Faith, Family, Love … the values instilled in me by the strong women that came before me and that form the very foundation on which I have raised my children and grandchildren.

Shannon Latham

Since Ellis was born our friends have been asking whether she will ride horses or play soccer. As soon as she could walk I registered my vote.

I find so much joy in looking back at the gifts I received from my kids to take to work. This is even more true as they grow, and reminds me of the value of time.

Fly fishing requires focus, finesse, attention to detail, adaptability, and a lot of patience. The challenges are many, but the reward of landing a beautiful trout in a mountain river is hard to beat.

I used to spend hours at the record store looking for hidden gems. Now a days I don’t have time to burn looking through vinyls but still enjoy listening to them as often as I can.

Kristin Bowen

From dusty streets of Congo to Texas green turfs, soccer has been an enormous part of my life. I find joy in coaching my kids this game I grew up playing barefoot with a self-made banana-leaf ball.

Robert Falay
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