Glenn is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. In finance, the transmission business, real estate and Big Ear, he has been able to take his vision from concept to implementation. His two passions are to be the World’s Best Dad for his two sons, and hearing conservation awareness. Having Tinnitus himself, Big Ear is an extension of his passion to help people prevent similar problems. He graduated from Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, OK, in 1980. He is a SCUBA Divemaster, pilot and enjoys skiing. He and his wife, Kim, have been happily married since 1981.
Favorite book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book outlines the motivations, actions and attitude that help create a life with purpose. You can only be a success on purpose.
Favorite movie: Vacation (1983) starring Chevy Chase. The Hood family spent May – August in 2004 on the road doing Big Ear shows at the International Motorcycle Show circuit as well as other regional shows from coast to coast. The adventures Glenn and Kim had with their boys was very reminiscent of that movie and was the first real test of Big Ear’s future.
Hobby: Glenn has a passion for travel because he is a keen observer of people, events and surroundings. He especially enjoys cruises because he has unbroken blocks of time to read, think and plan.
Last book read: The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
Even though Kim was named “Miss Youngstown” in Youngstown, OH, she isn’t just a pretty face. Kim has an attitude to serve and was named “Volunteer of the Year” by Foothills Elementary in Colorado Springs, CO. She is the backbone of Big Ear’s Customer Service Department, Glenn’s primary sounding board and keeps the ball moving toward the goal. Kim has been the heart of Big Ear since its beginning and no entrepreneur can be successful without a faithful and steady hand who holds it all together. Kim and Glenn have been married for 27 years and one of her passions is raising their two boys, Munch and Stone.
Favorite movie: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) starring, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Nick Urata Devotchka. This is a movie about a dysfunctional family and their misadventures. Every family can identify parts that mirror their own family experience and yet love always wins.
Last book read The Longaberger StoryThe Longaberger Story (1991), Dave Longberger. This is an American success story about a man who still holds the record for spending the most years in Dresden, OH, grade school – nine (9), and yet created a family business that survives today and continues to be run by members of the family.
Steven is a seasoned senior executive experienced in risk management and alternative risk financing. operations, strategic planning, finance, human resources, sales and marketing, consulting, Sarbanes-Oxley, mergers and acquisitions, and international business.
Last book read: The Art of War by Sun Tzu - a treatise on the strategy, politics, implementation and execution of warfare as applied to help understand business, group dynamics and management.
Favorite book: The Bible - weaves a rich tapestry of life based on the lives of men and women, both wicked and righteous, which gives us a glimpse of the love God has for us.
Favorite movie: It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Directed by Frank Capra. With James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore - a story about a small town businessman whose compromises in life on behalf of others become a frustration till he learns that the real blessings of life are the friends he's made along the way.
Chrissy has a variety of work experience ranging from customer service, sales, chef, general manager of a transmission shop, and receiving honors when she earned her certificate in dental assisting and radiology, just to name a few. Her position here at Big Ear includes certified technician support, sales, event posting and scheduling, email marketing and overall office help that changes from day to day. Her passions include her three sons ages 13yrs, 10yrs, and 4yrs old, Nascar racing, off roading in her Blazer, camping, comedy and enjoying life to the fullest. Chrissy enjoys working at Big Ear more than any other job she has ever had because were just a big family here not just an employer/employee setting. It’s a real pleasure to come to work everyday giving every single thing you do your all, therefore knowing you’ve been a part of the success of Big Ear.
Last book:The endangered animal ABC’S book(with 3 small kids I never get to read anything over elementary level)
Favorite movie:Meet the Fockers (2004) directed by Jay Roah, staring Robert Di Niro, Ben Stiller, Barbara Streisand, and Dustin Hoffman.
Favorite activity:Offroading Going offroad in the mountains in my Blazer and camping. Enjoying stand up comedy or a good Nascar race.