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Guest Name
Nitki's Dad
Guest Occupation
Author, Retired Veteran
Guest Biography

Nitki’s Dad is a new author, United States Marine Corps veteran, and Project Manager in the Financial industry. The values and principles instilled within him as a US Marine strengthened the foundation of his personal life and professional career and solidified his spiritual journey as a human being.

He was born into a large family in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Oregon, Ohio, a lakefront suburb of Toledo. He was active in sports, a friend to all he met, and became spiritually aware in his teens after a dream had opened more than his eyes, discovering its name decades later. He was “Walking the Red Road,” a spiritual path, living, balancing, and attending to his physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being in creating a direct relationship with the Creator (Great Spirit, God, etc.) and doing his best to do the right thing even if it is hard at times. This spirituality saw him through a few dark times, including a few that were no longer after he wore the uniform.

He is not asking anyone to believe as he does but to understand that life is not a spectator sport. He began writing his own story for a potential significant other because he did not think he would have the emotional strength to go into the same level of detail again, but the universe, controlling the timing, had other plans. Whether you believe it or not, we are all teachers, students, and messengers who can preach a better sermon with our lives than we can with our lips.

He learned to listen to the push and pull of the universe, which has aided in his ability to help others when called upon. In writing his own story, The Warrior Within, he shares the details about the path he has traveled and hopes to continue to travel, including life lessons and some ideas to start the conversation to solve some of the problems that face this country and the world. In his second book, Dear Molly, he writes about the pieces that the universe began moving into place long before he felt the full force of that lightning strike, all of which helped clear his vision and moved him in a way that once seemed unimaginable.

Nitki’s Dad understands now more than ever that what we want may not be what we need, but in asking for what we need, we may find something we want that we never knew we wanted. He knows that it is the connections we make as spiritual beings on this human journey, be it a reason, a season, or a lifetime, that allow us to spread a little light, healing, and inspiring others by being the candle or the mirror that reflects it into the darkness for others to see a way out of their own prison. I hope you will find more than a few things that will resonate with you in these books that provide hope, strength, courage, and resolve to rise above it and live the life the Creator intended for you.