Q) What was it like hearing the words "You're fired?" A) It took several minutes to really register. I guess I asked for it, didn't I?
Q) Did you agree with Trump's rationale for your firing? Or did you think one of the other contestants deserved it more? A) I respectfully disagree with my untimely end. Yes, another contestant deserved it more. However, I'm proud of the way that I left.
Q) What moment or moments on the show were surprising to you? A) Winning the first task was amazing. The reward of a one-on-one interview with Mr. Trump was even better.
Q) Do you feel as though you've made any lasting friendships and business relationships from the show? With whom? A) Yes, I have made some friends and continue to touch base with many of them. The opportunity to interview with the Trump Organization holds quite a bit of promise.
Q) What was the best part of your experience? Why? A) The best part of this has been renewing my faith in the American dream. I had begun to feel down and out, but this experience has shown me that I am neither.
Q) What have you been doing since being on the show? A) Trying to get my luggage back from La Guardia. Honestly, the Transit Authority was terrific and everything has found its way home. Who set a fifty-pound rule anyway???
Q) Has the experience changed you? Do you approach decisions differently now? A) It reinforced my belief that hard work, loyalty and honesty are their own rewards. I approach decisions now from the same vantage point as I did tasks on the show.
Q) What has the experience taught you about people? A) Empowering people and trusting them to get it done is a key to leadership and building a winning team. At the end of the day, people have to own it.