The American Dream is alive and well as far as Eduard Shapshovich is concerned. A Russian immigrant, Shapshovich arrived in America in the early 1990s with very little money and no English. But those were minor problems for the resourceful Shapshovich who settled in St. Louis, Missouri. He woke up every morning, put his shoes on, and got to work. Through the years, he managed a pizza shop, sold used cars, and also worked as a delivery man. Nothing too spectacular, as he admits, but it did give him great experience working with people, getting to know the local area of his new home, and learn and educate himself so one day he could attain his dream of self-sufficiency.