JW5 was created to honor James Patrick Wernke. He was my best friend since Kindergarten and the one person growing up who challenged me athletically to get better and better each day. His outlook on life was only second to his incredible smile. He lit up every room he ever walked into, he made everyone he met a better person. In 2010 he passed away unexpectedly at the age of 21. From that moment on, everything I did was in honor of him. My WHY became making it to the big leagues to honor him. Although that dream may have fallen short, I am honored to start a company that is going to help all individuals reach their personal and professional goals in his name. I know he is watching down over me and enjoying this journey with me.