Congratulations to Ben for winning America's Toughest Jobs!
Hometown: Portland, OR
Current Occupation: Product Specialist/Promotional Model
Past Jobs: Office manager, project coordinator
Dream Job: A dream job would be getting out into the public, being in the sun, being able to set my own schedule. And be able to take as many vacations as I want.
Why do you want to be on ATJ? I really want to show my daughter that I'm a strong woman. ATJ gives me the ability to show her that I'm a tough individual all around.
Why do you think you can win ATJ? I'm a competitor. I am a competitor, though and through.
What are your strengths? I know how to look at the big picture, so I'm great at troubleshooting. I'm great at guiding and leading people and I'm a great leader.
Weaknesses? Looking the way I look has sometimes been a hindrance in the workplace. People see a very young, model-like looking girl. When in reality I am a tough person inside.
What are your best qualities? I'm very outgoing. I just love people's energies.
Worst? I'm very frank in the way I talk to people. I will boldly tell people what I think and sometimes don't always think it completely through.
What are your biggest fears? Lightning, germs.
Other interesting characteristics: Considers herself a tomboy, was in the Coast Guard, working on d398 engines
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