Enrrico Torres - Co-Founder of MDN.
My name is Enrrico Torres. I was born in Lima Peru and came to the USA in 1991. I went to New Oxford High School in Pennsylvania and graduated in 1995. It was then that I started working in the kitchen at my family's restaurant. I worked my way up from doing dishes first to grill, then prep cook and finally head cook.
After this I started doing construction and I've been doing it ever since. I specialize in metal roofs of all kinds, especially standing seam.
I've worked a lot of hours over the years, especially at the restaurant. What I do now is very demanding physically and mentally. You'd be surprised at what it takes to build a roof! I share more about my work here on MDN with my pictures, status updates, and blogs.
While I worked in these two very different fields I noticed that people always had something to say where they didn't know who to turn to. I also realized that the way I worked inspired my co-workers to work harder, and to push themselves. Many of my co-workers became close friends. They started to believe in themselves more as they pushed themselves at work, and this carried over to other areas of life.
I always try to work as hard as possible because I feel that in order to lead you must get dirty first. This way you understand what's going on because you've been in their shoes, and you don't need to assume anything.
We came up with the idea of creating a space where we can all be inspired by our very own lives. By sharing our own stories, insights, and ideas, no matter how small they may seem, in some place in the world somebody will find your story helpful.
I got married in 2008 to Marlena Torres and it was the most beautiful day in my life. I consider myself very lucky to be married to such a beautiful woman. I love my wife with all my heart.
In March of 2012 our daughter, Alessandra, was born and a new chapter began in our family. I love being a father she is my little angel and the love we feel for her inspires us and grows greater every day. Our english bulldog Lord Xavier keeps everybody in check. He's awesome. He's been a great companion to me since he was a puppy nine years ago.
I'm very grateful for having a relationship where I can communicate freely by sharing what I think and feel. I have always felt that communication is the foundation to strong relationships, and strong relationships are what create your life. Our vision for MDN is that it will serve as a strong foundation for you to be inspired, share your dreams, and connect with others who want to do the same.
Marlena Torres- Co-Founder of MDN.
After trying what seemed like every diet approach known to man, I realized that the only way to true health, emotional healing, abundant energy, and happiness, was through eating simply (real, whole, living foods) loving yourself and your life as it is, and honoring what your heart desires.
Just like I spent a lot of time trying to make my body look a certain way by following unhealthy and obsessive dieting programs, I also spent a lot of time trying to be like what I thought I was supposed to be: a good student, a good athlete, a good teacher, a good business woman, and eventually good wife a mother.
It wasn't until I had my daughter that I realized I wanted a little bit of everything. I didn't fit into a niche, and I knew I had to stop forcing myself to try to be everybody else's idea of perfect, fun, successful, etc.
I wanted the thriving marriage, the joys of motherhood, a strong sense of spiritual growth, the absolute bliss that comes with abundant health and physical fitness, the excitement of being an artist, the high that I get from writing, the satisfaction that comes with making a business out of what you're most passionate about.
My Digital Notebook came to be because Enrrico and I combined our many passions to create a social network, and it's our absolute honor to provide inspiration to you every week that propels you towards your most creative, fulfilled, and inspired self.
Thank you for being a part of our family!
Ashish Tripathi - Creative Director of MDN
I'm Ashish Tripathi and have always been an inquisitive and adventurous person. I've been brought up in the hustling and bustling city of Mumbai (India) and I am part of a very big family. I enjoy the pace of the city and love the different cuisines that are offered here. I do enjoy getting out of the city and visiting hill stations.
Although I was good at studies throughout my academic life, sports, music, drawing, craft-work, etc., interested me the most. I was more inclined towards understanding the concepts rather than just memorizing them. I have completed my graduation in Commerce and am currently pursuing my MBA degree in Marketing. I am currently working for TasksEveryDay as a Social media Optimizer and Search Engine Optimizer also I have an adequate knowledge of Graphics Designing.
I love to uncover new places, make new friends and listen to music.
Vladimir Torres - Contributor of MDN
I came from Lima Peru back in 1991. I went to high school, and college in PA, and graduated from Millersville University with a Molecular Biology and Biotechnology BS degree. Now I work at DuPont doing research with insects. I would like to some day go back to school to get my masters in Virology or Economic theory. I have many hobbies; I like to draw, read books and manga, watch Anime, write, and play video games.came from Lima Peru back in 1991. I went to high school, and college in PA, and graduated from Millersville University with a Molecular Biology and Biotechnology BS degree. Now I work at DuPont doing research with insects. I would like to some day go back to school to get my masters in Virology or Economic theory. I have many hobbies; I like to draw, read books and manga, watch Anime, write, and play video games.