1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
As a mom to two (2) young boys, one of the things that is so important to our family, is respect for others. I believe respect is something that our youth is lacking. Teaching my children basic manners like “saying please and thank you,” as well as reminding them to be kind humans, I believe, will go a long way; and will impact those they come across.
2.How would you describe your husband?
My husband is the most selfless human being I have ever met. Hans is constantly striving to bring out the best possible version in other people, whether it be his family, friends, colleagues or employees. Seeing others succeed is just as important to him as his own personal successes, and he will put his own needs aside to help others. He is everyone’s big brother.
3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
I would revisit making and playing with paper dolls with my sister and cousins, when I was around 8 years old. Growing up in the Philippines, things were much simpler then. No social media, not many distractions. I spent hours just creatively and imaginatively playing. I miss the simplicity in it all.
4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
I was the person who always danced to the beat of my own drum. I never wanted to be part of the “cool” club or really cared about what others thought of me. I was friends with everybody. Being friends with people from many different groups allowed me to understand people who were from different walks of life.
5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
Growing up on a Lake in Tallahassee, my husband, Hans, always talked about all the great and wonderful memories he had there, being raised by his grandparents. I would buy him a family home on the same lake with a boat for us to create new family memories, while keeping the old ones alive.