Every day, I attempt to make a difference in the lives of others in the world I am fortunate enough to meet. Being on Survivor has given me the spring board to do a lot of good in many different ways. Countless doors have opened, offering fantastic opportunities that have enhanced my life in ways I would never have imagined. I speak, I create and organize events. I collaborate, I network and I help. I certainly hope I make a difference.
I grew up in a small town just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. My dad was one of the town doctors and was just like Marcus Welby, M.D. Our lifestyle was very colonial and we grew up play sports and learning all about the African bush and African wild life. I had a wonderful African nanny Mabel, who instilled in me a deep love of my country and the spirit of Africa.
I worked as an RN for 40 years and many times more than one job at a time and mostly nights to avoid child care. All my jobs in all those moves were experiences in themselves. We love to travel and I nearly always do it on a shoe string, catching back-packer busses and staying in hostels. Many of those stories on my travel blog.
I have never satisfied my appetite for adventure and travel despite my wide array of experiences throughout my 65 years. I have traveled through 46 countries and all but a few U.S. States, much of it backpacking. I have a bucket list and hiking Maccu Piccu is top of that list before I am 90!
I was on Survivor Gabon (Season 17).
During eight years I applied 15 times, went to two open calls and had three interviews offered give other TV shows and never gave up . She always believed she would one day be selected and was for Gabon. Season 17 of Survivor at the age of 61 being only one of nine over 60 to play and the only South African to play.
I took my spirit of Ubuntu into my game and what was I thinking! This was Survivor but it was Africa. That was the beginning of a whole new life of amazing opportunities and experiences.
One day when you read “My Book” you will read how all of my life experiences prepared me for Survivor and beyond and following rules was partly my downfall!
I am also the founder of Reality Rally, the largest gathering of Reality TV Celebrities in the country! And there are all coming to Temecula to help support a deserving charity; Michelle's Place.
This three day Rally includes epic events for everyone including:
A lip sync showdown
Red carpet reception and casino night
Celebrity chef showcase
Celebrity autograph session
And of course the ever popular Reality Rally Race, an "Amazing Race" type of game.
You can take part in the Reality Rally Race, or any of the other epic events during the three day Rally. Just purchase tickets, join a team, or form your own team.
You can also sponsor me, or just make a general donation!
My passion… You CAN do anything you want to do if it is reasonable. Do NOT listen to people who tell you you can’t. YOU are the only one who knows what YOU are capable of doing. Do IT today. Allow me to bring my passion to your event!
I’ve attended more than 365 events at organizations, schools, corporations, and service groups. I have been the keynote speaker, I have been the entertainment, I am everywhere delivering my message of being the best you can be because you CAN be. Take a look at my promotional video to get a flavor!
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