A special thank you goes out to the Wilf family and Tracie Speca-Ventura. Without the combination of these two powerhouses (Vikings and SATA), I never would have been a part of the art collection. I am forever appreciative of the opportunity they gave me to fulfill a dream I didn't know existed.

Additionally, an extra special thank you goes out to my incredible wife, Annie. Her unwavering support and enthusiasm fueled me from start to finish. She also was a great (and patient) sounding board as I endlessly discussed the project and the challenges I faced along the way. Did I mentioned we had our first child (Charles) during the middle of this project? Yeah, she's awesome.

I would also like to thank my parents, Mark and Sue. Their contributions played a key role in the project. From the skilled craftsmanship that my dad contributed in building the equipment to the keen creative problem solving that my mom brought to the table. I am forever grateful to have such helpful and supportive parents.

And finally, thank you to everyone who extended their support and positive feedback once the project was unveiled. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such great friends, colleagues, Vikings fans and Minnesotans. SKOL!!!