I can remember dad teaching me how to shoot a gun on a chilly winter day. We were at the ranch and he took the time to show me all the parts and describe how it worked before giving me safety instructions. Eventually I learned how to look down the barrel and align the sights to aim. When it came time to squeeze the trigger, the entire process seemed natural. Even though there was an explosion and a reaction from the cold metal I was holding in my hand, it was completely communicated what to expect. The result was not only a hole in the rock I was aiming at across the river, but also a good command of a potentially scary and overpowering situation. Pete was like this in so many elements of my life, and he helped me grow by teaching me how to learn everything possible about a situation . There is no way I’ll ever be able to forget those experiences because who I am is because of him. My dad was a role model, mentor, and friend.