My guest today is a first-generation college graduate from UNC-Greensboro who previously served on the advisory board for the Bryan School of Business. A licensed CPA, Dave started his business career in an entry-level accounting position before advancing to first CFO, then CEO, of Performance Bike, for a time the largest cycling retailer in the United States. He retired from corporate America and began writing RELATIVE DISTANCE. His early life as an abused child taught him how to overcome difficult obstacles and his successful career as a senior executive in business taught him to lead and communicate effectively as a writer and speaker. He has a passion and ability to not only tell his story but to help adults, young and old, who were abused as children to live the lives they want, not the ones forced on them. Welcome to Authors Over 50, David Pruitt.