Glenn is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. In finance, the transmission business, real estate and Big Ear, he has been able to take his vision from concept to implementation. His two passions are to be the World’s Best Dad for his two sons, and hearing conservation awareness. Having Tinnitus himself, Big Ear is an extension of his passion to help people prevent similar problems. He graduated from Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, OK, in 1980. He is a SCUBA Dive-master, Pilot, Author, Inventor, and avid traveler. He and his wife, Kim, have been happily married since 1981.
Favorite book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book outlines the motivations, actions and attitude that help create a life with purpose. You can only be a success on purpose.
Favorite movie: Vacation (1983) starring Chevy Chase. The Hood family spent May – August in 2004 on the road doing Big Ear shows at the International Motorcycle Show circuit as well as other regional shows from coast to coast. The adventures Glenn and Kim had with their boys was very reminiscent of that movie and was the first real test of Big Ear’s future.
Hobby: Glenn has a passion for travel because he is a keen observer of people, events and surroundings. He especially enjoys cruises because he has unbroken blocks of time to read, think and plan.
Last book read: Letters from a Self-Made Merchant by George Lorimer.
Even though Kim was named “Miss Youngstown” in Youngstown, OH, she isn’t just a pretty face. Kim has an attitude to serve and was named “Volunteer of the Year” by Foothills Elementary in Colorado Springs, CO. She is the backbone of Big Ear’s Customer Service Department, Glenn’s primary sounding board and keeps the ball moving toward the goal. Kim has been the heart of Big Ear since its beginning and no entrepreneur can be successful without a faithful and steady hand who holds it all together. Kim and Glenn were married in 1981 and one of her passions is raising their two boys, Munch and Stone. (Shadow is also the love of her life)
Favorite movie: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) starring, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Nick Urata Devotchka. This is a movie about a dysfunctional family and their misadventures. Every family can identify parts that mirror their own family experience and yet love always wins.
Last book read The Longaberger StoryThe Longaberger Story (1991), Dave Longberger. This is an American success story about a man who still holds the record for spending the most years in Dresden, OH, grade school – nine (9), and yet created a family business that survives today and continues to be run by members of the family.
Steven is a seasoned senior executive experienced in risk management and alternative risk financing. operations, strategic planning, finance, human resources, sales and marketing, consulting, Sarbanes-Oxley, mergers and acquisitions, and international business.
Last book read: The Art of War by Sun Tzu – a treatise on the strategy, politics, implementation and execution of warfare as applied to help understand business, group dynamics and management.
Favorite book: The Bible – weaves a rich tapestry of life based on the lives of men and women, both wicked and righteous, which gives us a glimpse of the love God has for us.
Favorite movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Directed by Frank Capra. With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore – a story about a small town businessman whose compromises in life on behalf of others become a frustration till he learns that the real blessings of life are the friends he’s made along the way.
Munch is the director of entertainment and the back bone of any good show we do. He is a graduate of Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO; an Eagle Scout, an avid concert goer, avid MMA attendee, and an integral part of the Big Ear, Inc. order processing operations. He is also known as the “Director of Entertainment”.
Munch is the quietest supporting cast member of all of Big Ear. He is always at the Big Events and always planing what to do, what new movie to watch or concerts to go to. His dad really depends on him.
Last book read: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX
Narrated by Fred Sanders
Favorite movie: Anything with Jenifer Lawrence in it
Stone is the next generation of Big Ear and is a graduate of Discovery Canyon High School in Colorado Spring. Set 7 high school basketball records and was a 4 year Varsity starter and won more than 20 major titles and honors. One of the top shooting guards in the class of 2012 in Colorado.
Was a basketball scholarship player at Doane University where he graduated with a degree in Pre-Law and Leadership.
Stone loves riding motorcycles with his father and rocking out with his brother at heavy metal concerts.
Though basketball was his major focus from a early age, he is an extensive traveler and salesman and it is more than likely you will meet him at a trade-show where he will make you earplugs or any intra ear product.
Decided to forgo Law school for now to grow Big Ear and provide hearing protection for thousands of future customers, while spending time with the greatest people in the world.
Last book read: The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir
By: William Friedkin
Born To Run By: Bruce Springsteen
Favorite movie: There Will Be Blood & Lincoln (Anything With Daniel Day Lewis)
Dwight received his MBA from Azusa Pacific University and has over 30 years of business experience helping small business owners, nonprofits and start-ups with their operations and process. He has a passion for helping leaders succeed and is the principal at Forward One Business Coaching.
On a personal note, Dwight enjoys spending time with his family and grandkids and is a bit of a whitewater fanatic. The rivers of Colorado provide no shortage of fun and adventure.
Favorite Book: An all time best seller and an incredible ancient book of wisdom the Bible takes the top slot.
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans: This has become a classic with so many great discussion points. The difference between being good and becoming champions boiled down to each coach putting the common interest of the team ahead of their individual pride or performance.
Hobby: Whitewater rafting, canoeing and mountain biking
Last Book Read: Probably whatever Glenn or Stone added to the audible library
With over 14+ years of experience in user interface and user experience design for websites, web apps and mobile apps, Talal adds up an interesting side to our team. Taking care of all our online business and presence goes through his hands.
Fathima is a Graduate in Engineering. Highly organized, dedicated & efficient in administrative tasks including data entry, word processing, internet research, lead generation, email marketing, mailing list development, CRM administration & management and content management.
Master of Arts(Economics)
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