Season: "Survivor: The Australian
Finish: Medical evacuation due to severe
burns received after passing out into a fire from
smoke inhalation. After inhaling a thick cloud of
smoke, I passed out and fell forward into the fire
suffering severe burns all over my body, the worst
of which was on my hands.
White Lake, Mich.
Professional speaker, author and coach
Claim to Fame: I have seven of them that I
feed every day – my children. And, ranking 23rd
Guide and TV Land's List of the 100 Most
Unexpected TV Moments. It’s
an honor to have been there when it all started!
in Life: My dad, a true warrior who lost a
battle to cancer when he was 28, and my mom who
battled emphysema for 17 years and never
complained. She taught me what tough was.
Sports and fitness, coaching my kids and anything
to do with water… in it, on it, over it, looking
at it or listening to it.
Peeves: Negativity and pessimism. The glass
is always full.
Words to Describe You: Adventurous,
spontaneous and competitive.
You Could Have Three Things on The Island, What
Would They Be and Why?
to hunt for food.
for Being on SURVIVOR: To avenge a
long-standing internal battle, wondering if I can
win this game in spite of the changes and my
12-year absence. No matter what any returning
player may say, you never stop thinking about
going back. And: seven cars when they turn 16,
seven college educations, seven weddings… I want
to be there for my kids at all times when they
You Think You’ll "Survive" SURVIVOR:
The physical part I’m ultra-prepared for. I
never stop moving. The survival part won’t be an
issue. I grew up in the woods. My crazy family
life has prepared me exceptionally for the mental
part. I’m surviving seven kids!
You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR:
There is no other returning player in the history
of this game with more to prove than me. I’ll
find a way to win, whatever it takes! I won’t
give up… ever, ever , ever, ever!