Texas-born and raised by Mexican immigrant parents that met stateside, Tavo Lemus knows what it is like to have a big family, as he grew up with two brothers and four sisters. It’s interesting how formative experiences in our youth can come into play later in life and shape our interests and passions. Lemus reflected on how his mom used to ask him to β€œcrack her back” to relieve built up tension. She had noted that Lemus might do well in a profession that required working with his hands, though he initially resisted.