Cole Pawlak

Cole Pawlak

I want to thank my mom and dad because they have always been exactly where I needed them to be. When I was a baby, my Mom was on her own. She was going to University, and raising me at the same time. She was always beside me, making sure I had everything that I needed. When I was a toddler, my mom met my Dad, and he took me on as his very own, and was always in front of me, showing me how to grow into the man I am today. Through school, I struggled. I had learning challenges, and undiagnosed anxiety and ADHD. My mom was behind me. She never once believed that I couldn’t do it, she just knew I needed to do it in a different way. She advocated fiercely, when teachers assumed I was being lazy or defiant. She never gave up on me, when the school system did. She found an amazing online school program, and worked evening shifts as a nurse, so she could be home during the day to support me. My Dad saw my interest and aptitude for music and sound, and built me a studio in our basement, fostering my love and passion for sound design. Thank you Mom and Dad for knowing when to push, knowing when to pull, and knowing when to just stand by and watch me take the lead.