THE TENACITY TO SUCCEED
Born to a teen mom and abandoned by his biological father, Gabe Salazar could have become a statistic. Instead, his energy, tenacity to succeed and enthusiasm led him to become a motivational speaker for teenagers. It wasn’t easy. He had to overcome obstacles of poverty and gang influence to become the first in his family to go to college. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX and pursued a degree in Theology. He worked in Texas at a school as an aide with at-risk and behavioral students, and he was a church youth pastor. He soon discovered an amazing talent to inspire teens to go after the very best that life has to offer, so he pursued professional youth speaking as a full-time career.