If your child plays soccer in the Wilmington NC area, you are most likely already familiar with the stellar training program run by Superb Soccer. Today I want to introduce you to the family behind the business.
You may already know Dwight with his quiet, intentional conversation and excellent coaching skills and Kelly’s bright smile and wicked networking and organizational skills. And chances are, if you have been on the field training with them, you’ve already fallen in love with Isabella and Israel.
As I have grown to know this family, I am amazed at the ways they have combined their strengths to work together and create a successful family business that truly impacts their community in a positive way.
This particular Saturday morning, I spent a few hours with the Findlay family for an in-home, lifestyle documentary photography session in Wilmington, NC. We also had some conversations about running a family business:
It’s a challenge, sometimes, to keep “family time and business time separate without neglecting one or the other,” Kelly says but “just the fact that we are together” is one of her favorite things about it all.
Through Superb Soccer, Dwight and Kelly have been able to impact the community in many ways. In addition to “offering students scholarships to attend our camps, we have been able to donate gift certificates and other items to school auctions to help the school raise money for school programs”, and they have had the opportunity to “build character and confidence in soccer players through character lessons.”
But perhaps the thing that has stood out to me the most as I’ve spent time with Dwight and Kelly is their intentionality in living out their faith, as well as instilling values in their own children. Kelly says they are teaching their children “Vision, perseverance, focus, drive/desire, the importance of building relationships, honoring and respecting people, the importance of focusing on the solution and not the problem, forgiveness and humility,” among other things as Isabella and Israel watch and work alongside their parents in serving the community.
Nicole is a Wilmington, NC photographer specializing in capturing those real, unscripted moments. If you are interested in documenting some family memories of your own, please contact me to talk about your very own Family Adventure session!