1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
Be the inspiring person that creates and manifests the change in the world. Actions speak louder than words. Don’t just talk about being the change. Be the person that takes action and makes change happen. Begin with what you’re passionate about advocating for in your life. Could that change the lives of others? Be open to sharing your personal story if you have one. Change begins with you. The opportunities for creating change are endless.
2.How would you describe your husband?
Tony is one in a million! An everyday hero, who has committed his life to protect and serve his community as a Law Enforcement Officer. He never asks for recognition, puts his family first, has a love for K9’s, and will do anything for those he loves. He is MY hero. He welcomed my three boys with open arms as his own. He has been the rock in creating our beautiful blended family of 7.
3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
Dancing on the stage at Walt Disney World. I have always enjoyed performing and making an impact in the lives of others. Dancing at Walt Disney World allowed me to exercise my love for performing and make an impact with people from all over the globe at a young age. Knowing I have a talent to express myself through dance and reach people internationally was a God given gift at a young age.
4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
Effervescent, outgoing, friends with everyone, ambitious, always willing to help, rule follower, and passionate about being a leader in academics, activities, and dance. I was always someone a friend could count on. To this day high school friends see me and my journey as an inspiration and many say what I am putting my heart and soul into now with my brand and advocacy for those born with CHD is no surprise to them.
5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
I would buy Tony a beach house in Florida on the Gulf Coast. He finds so much peace when he is sitting in the sun and listening to the natural sounds of the ocean. Being able to walk outside our door, see the ocean each day, one of God’s amazing creations, would be a priceless gift he’d treasure. It would be his escape from the everyday world where he can celebrate life with his family.