Spotlight on serial entrepreneur, William Bryant Rozier

| June 28, 2016
Jeanie Summerville

Jeanie Summerville

By Jeanie Summerville

What’s up babies?

We’ve seen some beautiful sunny days outside and I hope the beauty continues, as we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because when he knew what he wanted to do in life, he stuck with it and made it all it can be.  So at this time all we’d like for you to do is, enjoy:

“Hello, Frost Illustrated readers.  My name is William Bryant Rozier and I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  I graduated from Concordia High School class of 1996 and Ball State University class of 2001 and now, I’m a serial entrepreneur because I have a combination of businesses.  I’m a writer, photographer, designer, promoter,  marketer and developer.  I’m a serial entrepreneur because I don’t limit myself because growing up, both my parents were factory workers and they didn’t have a lot of options. And even though my mother is one of the smartest and clever people that I know, she was never given the opportunity to expand beyond the role of being a factory worker and my dad was the same way and so, I wanted to have options for my life, I just didn’t want to do just one thing.

“I had a couple of life experiences that taught me this lesson and they were, when I was in the eighth grade, I wanted to be a professional baseball player and I wanted to play for Concordia because they had one of the best baseball teams in the city and was led by one of the best baseball coaches in the city.  I never considered myself as anything else but a baseball player but when I got to Concordia, the first day of tryouts went great and I aced the running part.  But, when it came time to throw from first base to third base, I couldn’t do it as well as the other kids because I never played against anyone outside of my zip code.  I only played in my neighborhood and there, I was the king of the block.  So to see these kids come along and be as great as they were at throwing stronger, straighter and faster than I ever could, I had no idea that talent like that existed.  I didn’t know you had to be this skilled because, watching the game on television, you can’t tell the distant between the bases, so, obviously, I didn’t make the team.  Afterward, I didn’t do anything else but tried out for a couple of years and that was it.  I could have run track, I could have definitely played football and if I would have worked really hard, I could have played basketball maybe and I think, I would have made the first cut with basketball if I applied myself, so I grew up with that.

William Bryant Rozier

William Bryant Rozier

“And, when it came time to go to Ball State University in 1996, I started off as a double major in computer science and criminal justice because I wanted to be an FBI agent but in case that didn’t work out, I had either the criminal justice or computer science background to fall back and again, that was in part due to my experience with baseball and not seeing other options for myself.  So, I studied that for about a year and a half and then, I realized that I’m a writer because I’m writing poetry in those classes and then I said, I’m not doing this anymore.  So I transitioned from that into creative writing and ended up with a creative writing major and a double minor in film studies and criminal justice.  So, since college, I was not going to limit myself and put all of my eggs into one basket and I wasn’t going to be afraid to branch out into new things and I’m going to be me, as much as I can.

“Now, I’ve been a published writer since 2000. I’m a self-taught photographer and I’ve been a professional photographer since 2003 and I’m an editorial, commercial photograhper which means, I write for newspapers and magazines and I work mainly for businesses and organizations.  I have photographed nationally for USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine and for the Travel Channel Show, Baggage Battles, just to name a few.

“Then in 2005, I opened my business under the name Scrambled Eggs and it includes design and production.

“People wonder why I named my company Scrambled Eggs and I tell them, learning how to cook scrambled eggs when I was a kid was one of my first senses of independence and so, I didn’t have to wait for my mom, someone from school or my dad to cook.  I made my own scrambled eggs by myself, because that’s what adults do.  So when the time came for me to start my company, I named it that because I don’t ever want to sit around and wait for someone to come along and give me an opportunity. I want to make my own door and I want to create my own jobs.  Whether that’s being as a writer, photographer, designer, promoter and etc., and I’m good at what I do and I enjoy it.  And, if you need any of my professional services, I can be reached via my cell number (260-) 348-4465 or by email at scrameggs.net and at bryantrozier.com for photography.

“My advice for our youth is, don’t be afraid of being different because there’s always a method to everything and if you have specific goals in mind, just keep working it and it will iron itself out and you’ll be able to communicate your point of view to somebody in a way that they’ll appreciate.  Plus, don’t limit yourself to just one possibility and don’t be afraid to extend yourself to do more than what you think you’re capable of doing.”

Now in closing I say, it’s been a pleasure meeting you and I’m so proud of you and I know your parents are as well because you’re doing exactly what you want to do and you’re good at it.  So until next week, you’ve been Up Close with Jeanie.  Bye bye, babies.

P.S.  If you’d like The Spotlight shined upon you or someone you know, all in the name of love,  just send me an e-mail to upclosewithjeanie@yahoo.com.  I’d love to hear from you.

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