Since being declared Sole Survivor of SURVIVOR:
THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK, Tina Wesson has been working as a
motivational speaker, which has enabled her to travel around the
country encouraging people to do whatever it takes in order to
live a fulfilling life. She takes her motto, "It is a
mistake to not live all you can!," very seriously. She
previously worked as a private duty nurse, a community education
director, flight attendant, substitute teacher and a swimming
instructor. Tina obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in
therapeutic recreation from the University of Tennessee in 1983.
An avid athlete, she is most proud of having completed the
Dublin, Ireland Marathon, as well as placing first in the
Tennessee State Racquetball Tournament and in her age division
in her hometown mini-triathlon, all in the same year (1998).
Tina describes herself as happy, content, adventurous, outgoing
and very much in love. Her favorite hobbies are racquetball,
paddleball, running, swimming and motorcycling. Her favorite
television show is SURVIVOR, while her favorite feature films
are "Out of Africa" and "Shadowlands." She
prefers contemporary Christian and pop rock music, citing
Matchbox 20 and John Mayer as her favorite artists. While
rooting for the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the
Tennessee Titans, she's always game for a round of backgammon.
Her perfect day consists of eating a good breakfast followed by
a ride on her motorcycle to the mountains with her husband and
her best friend. After a hike, she'd play racquetball, take a
shower, have dinner, see a movie while eating a big bag of
popcorn and then head home to bed. She's an early riser.
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tina currently lives
there with her husband, Dale, and her two children, Katie, 16
and Taylor, 15. She is a member of the Outstanding Young Women
of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her birth
date is December 26, 1961.