Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):
"Pet peeves: People who are negative. People who talk too much listen too little and "can't bust a grape." People who tend to say no before they consider "the yes." People who are quitters as they are too lazy, ignorant, or a combination thereof to do better. People who lack motivation but want others to make things happen for them. Sagging pants on young men. When my employees make silly errors that cost me revenue and lastly, when people sign up for things and are not fully committed, thereby negatively impacting results.
What's your personal claim to fame? My family, particularly my children and who they are as human beings, followed by my business and entrepreneurial conquests which include becoming the first African-American in a corporate position at the L.A. Times (LAT) to be a Dual-Director as Director of Inside Sales at LAT and Director of Advertising for the Recycler, a separate L.A. Times-owned media business, and later launching the largest black-owned circulating newspaper on the west coast, Our Weekly, and starting my e-commerce business, a natural and organic skincare line.
Which Survivor contestant are you most like? It's very hard to pick only one, but I would say Kim Spradlin. I operate a lot like Kim as we are logical, strategic, and calculating but I'd like to think I would bring more excitement to the game than she did that season as it was a bit predictable.
What's your reason for being on Survivor? I love to do over-the-top challenging things that are totally outside of my norm, especially if someone says or expects that I cannot do it. I don't want people to ever think that I am predictable or for them to categorize me in restrictive ways. I have accomplished many things in life that my friends and family will not and often cannot do and yet they live vicariously through me and my sharing experiences and that in and of itself is priceless.
My other motivation is that Survivor is my dream come true adventure that I know I can absolutely win. To have the opportunity to compete and then to become the Sole Survivor and win the money, is like actors who make a living "acting," live glamourous lives and can then be rewarded Best Actress/Actor at the Oscars."