Mom's business, Cherokee Data Solutions, was characterized by statements like "Find a way to win", "Failure is not an option", and "I can, I will, watch me". She adopted these from football teams and NASA, but she invariably had her own spin. While her visionary attitude forged a path for CDS, Paul's logical engineering mindset gave the dreams deep roots that provided a foundation to support the growth they experienced during this time.

As many of you know, we lost Dad to a car accident in 2013 and a few years later we also lost Mom to medical issues in 2016. As it was Mom's desire, Chrystal took the responsibility of leading and caring for the company while also enabling it to retain many of its certifications. Over the last three years she continued to fulfill Mom's vision of employing primarily Native-American employees and bringing business into this region.

18 years after Mom put a desk in the corner of their bedroom, we are immensely proud of our parents and we see the world from a unique perspective because we stand on the shoulders of giants. We hope to carry that legacy to their grandchildren and hope that those who were fortunate enough to cross paths with Mom and Dad will do the same. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

Moving forward, we are working through the process involved with handling a company after the owner's passing. Meanwhile, look for more great things growing from the Cherokee Data Solutions legacy. As the boats leave the harbor, there are new ventures on the horizon.

A couple business notes...

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