It was one year ago today that my phone rang and after I answered I heard Pavel’s familiar voice on the other end.

“So Dave, how are things going? How’s your training?”

I don’t remember exactly, but I recounted to him whatever I had been working on for the past few days.

After I finished, he said ” There is something I want to ask you about…” and he proceeded to tell me about Brett and Andrea being promoted to the new Master RKC position.

Then he asked: “I was wondering if you would be interested in filling one of the Senior instructor positions?”

Of course I responded yes, and thank you. It was, and still is, a tremendous honor.

Especially when he told me that there were two other men on the list: Jeff O’Connor and Geoff Neupert. I have the utmost respect and admiration for both of them and am thankful for both their professional and person presnce in my life.

It has been an extremely wonderful year for me. I am certain the next year will follow in kind……