Why did you decide to get involved with Unicorn Children’s Foundation?

I decided to get involved with UCF because my dear friend Cindi Krost invited me to a meeting. After just one meeting with the committee, I saw what a dedicated group of wonderful people were involved for a cause that touches each and everyone directly! I knew there and then that my experience in the philanthropic world, would be a great asset to UCF! In which, I decided to join! 

 

What part of Unicorn Children’s Foundation do you get most excited about?

The new school.

 

What do you see in the future for Unicorn Children’s Foundation?

I see many wonderful things for UCF. Besides the new school, I see children living a happy life because of people who care for them. I also see the many wonderful opportunities that UCF can offer to many people both in Florida and nationally.

 

What is your profession?  What company do you work for and what is your position?

I am a radio show host for MAX & Friends, my radio show of 5 years. I also do television cooking shows, and travel articles. That scratches the surface. I also have a women's collection and a PR firm!

 

How would you describe yourself?

One that takes life…2TheMAX!

 

Please share something about yourself that others may not know.

That my father died when I was 8 years old from a diabetic stroke, in which I worked with American Diabetes Association to the extent of receiving an award title "the young leadership in philanthropy award"

 

What is the most important thing you have learned over the years?

That where we are at this exact moment is exactly where we are supposed to be!

 

Do you have a motto, or some words of wisdom, that has guided you through your life? 

Many.. From the above answer to take life 2theMAX! To, be still and know, to, where we are the fullness of god is!

 

What is your proudest personal accomplishment?

Many from using my radio show as a platform for charities to my award from ADA to being in Al Roker's book "Big Shoes"

 

What is your vision and hope for the future?

That people love one another without judgment! 

 

What do you still hope to accomplish?

Living in the moment and doing what I can in this moment.

  

What is something your parents taught you that you will never forget?

Love is free, smiles are contagious and if you haven't laughed you haven't lived!

 

 How do you stay so motivated and committed?

Gratitude for the moment of now, knowing that I have no regrets in life, and that where I am now is exactly where I am supposed to be! 

 

 Is there a special “aha” moment in your life when you knew “I get it now!”?

That the moment of now is all we have and we must use it, that we are free from the past and the future, so we must live in the moment!

  

What are you most disciplined about?

Living in the now and excepting everyone for who they are!

  

What is a moment you will never forget?

Amazing dinners with my family in Italy, and living, laughing and loving one another.

 

Who is the most interesting person you have ever met?

Barbara Walters, Mike Horn, MA Jaya & oh the list goes on!

 

What are your favorite leisure time activities or hobbies? 

Traveling. My horse, yoga, racing my gt500

  

Is there an inspirational book you have read that you would recommend to others?

11 Karmic Spaces by MA Jaya, The Seven Shifts by Sky Sheridan, Night by Ellie Wiesel 

 

If you were going to be on a Space Shuttle for about a year, what one item would you have to take with you?

my iPad with Internet connection so I can communicate with the world 

 

What would you still like to learn how to do? 

Fly a plane


How do we get our young people more interested in charitable giving and community volunteering?

By showing them how easy it is to give freely of yourself 

 

What would you like to see happen in our world, let’s say, five years from now?

The grace of love shower amongst all of us so that judgment and ego would be diminished 

  

What can we personally do to make things better for future generations?

Teach love, tolerance, respect and being in the now for it's all we have.