wow, i had quite a few people in life that were good to me and for me. my 6th grade mr. wilkes who got me believe in my ability be a better student. i made honor roll because of him. mr. tuff, yes that was his name. he was a very good teacher. he saw through my tough/mean guy act and got me to realize that i needed to change my ways. my 9th grade teacher mrs. hastings, her favorite word was travesty or tragedy. she got me to enjoy reading. even the some of the books that took a long time to get interesting. (scarlet letter). dr. mack, my college chemistry professor. we got into screaming shouts some times because wanted to understand that chemistry was not as difficult as i made it out to be. finally coach walker, my god-father who help shape my out look on my education. he also gave me my first job and was just all around great inspiration to me.