He’s the one who gave me the courage to replace the grill on my CRV when she had a chance meeting with Bambi and my mechanic quoted me a crazy repair price. He’s the one who brought me dinner on a very hard day, prepared lovingly by his rockstar mama. He’s the one who rose to leadership on the days that we went out to serve our community on behalf of Springdale Prep. I’ve known Mason and family for several years, and I assure you, beneath all that quiet is a strong, good man. Hunting. Ice fishing. His truck. His family. These things, I’ve learned hold value for this man. Yes, he has a MAJOR case of senior-itis, but Mason is the real deal. It has been an honor to teach and photograph this one.