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People who defy convention fascinate me. I think that’s what drew me to Kyle when we worked at [Censored]. Here was this dude with the most amazing dreadlocks, sporting tie dye and enough Grateful Dead stickers to make Jerry Garcia say “Okay, we get it. You like the Dead.” Being lucky enough to get to my age, you tend to get a bit of a stereotype for the kind of stoner you are about to meet.

The moment Kyle’s mouth opened that stereotype went out the window. First off, Kyle’s volume button is broken off at 11. Second, he’s a Packer’s fan. Third, dude’s way too smart to be rocking a desk at [Censored].  He’s sharp, passionate and showed a curiosity I don’t see in a lot of people. There’s just something about people with dreams, man. It’s contagious.

So, when Kyle reached out to me to help with the website I jumped at the opportunity. It’s been a labor of love, and I can’t wait to see what HLP does in 2021.

All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king.”

J.R.R. Tolkien


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Shawn Hanson

Partner and Web Designer at Site Launch, LCC. When not working he's an avid Dungeons & Dragons player, writer, husband and keeper of two spoiled dogs.
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