I met TJ Lubey when we were both 18 years old. Every day of my life has, since that time, been enriched simply by knowing him. He is without a doubt one of the very small circle of men who have helped to shape and guide me through this life and it has been my privilege to grow and learn alongside him. He is brilliant, hilarious, introspective and fun. His ability to connect with and communicate to people is as astounding as it is elegant and effortless. TJ is the first person you want to call with news, either good or bad. Perhaps the single greatest testament to the beautiful human being TJ has grown into is that at his bachelor party I had the privilege of meeting a dozen other men who's lives TJ has touched with his wonderful ability to be generous, loyal, and above all, kind. These men, and I am proud to count myself among them, represent the life's work of an extraordinary human being. May you all be so lucky to have a single friend like mine.