1.Tell us a funny story about a date night out with your husband.
Walk the talk!!! Facilitate action that causes a reaction in a positive light and be a role model for others. I always say, be kind to yourself and one another. Kindness matters regardless of any one situation or any personal cause. Change happens when we start to see outside of what we may know or believe and have empathy and understanding and the willingness to learn about what we don’t.
2.What are the (2) most important things in your kitchen and why?
One of the good one’s! There is a song by Gabby Barret that I sang for “The Voice.” It embodies my husband. The lyrics include “You’ll know him when you see him. By the way he looks at me. You'd say he hung the moon. I'd say he hung the galaxy.” My amazing husband, Father, and 17 years later, he makes my world better and complete.
3.What do people assume about you that isn’t true?
I lost my parents when they and I were young. I would and do treasure any memory especially the one’s around the holidays. My Mother was a beautiful singer, great cook and incredibly kind. My Dad could not sing a lick, never saw him cook but one of my greatest motivators. Holidays just were filled with so much love and a beautiful blending of the hope and dreams every child should have.
4.Tell us a time you demonstrated leadership skills.
NOT PROM QUEEN OR COURT!!! (Or even a close option) I was awkward, always the new kid, not cool but smart, and a believer in dreams. Being a believer led to driving from Florida to California at age 18, to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after a random audition dare by myself.
5.If you had no fear, what would you try?
Tickets to EVERY sporting event in the US and abroad for him and ALL his friends and family. We love travel and sports fanatics. (We don’t always agree on teams 😊) Having lived abroad and stateside, we have embraced opportunities and sports just brings people together! We went to the World Series and Kentucky Derby this year and are excited for the football season to begin! Go Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers!!!