daveWe know we’re a day late, but we want to send well-wishes for Mother’s Day and hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday with their loved ones. There are so many important women and mother figures in my life to recognize. First would be my own mother Anne Porter, who raised my two sisters and I, teaching us strength and graciousness, especially in the final years of her life.

Also, Happy Mother’s Day to Kristen Bilanko, my wife and the mother of my son Wesley — I love you sweetie! Happy Mother’s Day to my stepmom Robette Brooks who has always been an important mentor and guardian in my life. Happy Mother’s Day to Pat DeMarti who has always shown me love and affection, and of course a very Happy Mother’s Day to my mother-in-law Yvette Bilanko who raised four daughters and oversees two restaurants in Santa Cruz. Between her young employees, daughters and grandchildren, she’s got more kids to watch than anyone I know.

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Finally, Happy Mother’s Day to my sister Laura Isaacson who has two wonderful kids, as well as my sisters-in-law: Lisa Bilanko, who has an incredible son named Giovanni, and Danielle Bilanko, who has a boy on the way.

Did I get everyone? Regardless, happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there. The staff at Amplify sends our love and gratitude.

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Founder & Executive Editor at Amplify Media
Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
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