We asked some of the happiest folks we know to tell us their secret.

Anni Beach | Jam Pak Band Leader

Managing a huge band of children all learning to play bluegrass and perform seems pretty daunting at times. But then we play for people and they are so happy hearing children play the old songs and when I see their smiles and sometimes tears I know I am doing something good. And that makes me so happy. When a child comes and shows me a tune they can pick on the banjo, wow! I am way up on top of the moon. So my happy comes from the daily knowledge that young people and myself are continuing to learn and especially learning how to be a band. Read more>>

Ramon Gaanderse | Chief Information Officer

Surrounding myself with great people who assist me in becoming a better person. I mean those who support your goals and trust your judgment. I am a firm believer we can’t do everything on our own. It takes a team to cross that finish line. The second aspect is that when you have reached your goal, the enthusiasm and pure joy that others have is priceless. So, it makes me happy to be part of those moments with others. Read more>>

Marissa McDonald | Fashion & Travel Social Media Creator

One of my favorite things in the world is to travel and explore new places! I have been blessed to have had the ability to visit 18 counties and counting. This is definitely what makes me the most happy in life because I get to see and experience different cultures first hand. I love learning new things about places whether that be their history, fashion, architecture, etc. Read more>>