SDAF’s Legacy Film Series – Jerry Shonkwiler, AIA
It took three attempts to actually sit down and write an introduction to this Legacy video of architect Jerry Shonkwiler, aka. J-Shonk, not just my nickname for him, but a foundation-wide show of affection and respect for the legend that is Jerry. Somehow, with 10 plus years of preparation for a post just like this, I just seemed to come up short each time. How do you thank someone who has been so generous with their time, and so kind in their support? I was lost, honestly, there are just so many things I want to say, and so, on this fourth try, I’ll just say this: from my very first day on the SDAF Board of Directors, Jerry has been an incredibly thoughtful mentor and friend, and is without doubt one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. I am a better leader, friend, collaborator and mentor myself, because of Jerry.
Jerry – you have set the bar my friend, and you set it high. You have led by example. Through your actions, your kindness, and your humor, you have been and will always be a part of the SDAF family. We are in your debt sir. Thank you!