Melissa Parker - 1st Runner-Up
1.Tell us a funny story about a date night out with your husband.
Ahâ€¦this is something my husband and I love to say while speaking for our non-profit, The Parker Foundation. Whether itâ€™s to our student volunteer buddies, or to our community leaders at a charity event â€“ we challenge everyone to â€œbe the changeâ€ and help those in need by sharing their unique talents, time, or resources to help bring people of all abilities together and strengthen our world.
2.What are the (2) most important things in your kitchen and why?
Ted is a dynamic person with a big personality; he makes fast friends wherever we go. A born leader, he believes in hard work and helping to make the world a better place by providing jobs and giving back in our community. Ted loves sports and can often be found mentoring and coaching children of all abilities through The Parker Foundation. Heâ€™s a wonderful husband and father, and a great cook too!
3.What do people assume about you that isn’t true?
My Great-Uncle Rob Roy Doss was a retired captain and Chief Surgeon in the U.S. Navy; he and my Great-Aunt Evie lived on 500 acres of land which was part of Ravenâ€™s Point Plantation along Johnâ€™s Island in South Carolina. My father would take us to visit as a child; I enjoyed hearing about our family history and exploring the beautiful property â€“ it was quite magical and a memory I would love to revisit.
4.Tell us a time you demonstrated leadership skills.
Fun and friendly, with a variety of friends from many different groups since I played sports and took a lot of art classes. I believe they would say I was a kind, courteous person who treated others as I would like to be treated, and that I was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.
5.If you had no fear, what would you try?
One sure fire way to get my husband to slow down and relax is on our boat. If money were no object, I would buy him the boat of his dreams with a cabin so that we could take longer trips with our two children, entertain family and friends, and explore the beautiful coastlines of Florida and beyond.
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