2007 Top 40 Under 40 Honorees
Company: SilverStone International LLC
Type of company: International Sport management firm.
Education: Alabama A&M University
City of residence: Birmingham
Reason for choosing profession: I've always had a love for science and sports.
Tools/factors that helped you achieve early success: Having a strong and supportive father and mother.
Ultimate career goal: To be an ambassador to an African country.
Guiding business principle: Ethical practices
Best way to keep competitive edge: Never stop learning new things.
Best advice you've received: Take the high road.
Worst advice you've received: I have learned something from all my advice good and bad.
Most important lesson learned: Don't wait for anyone to make your dream happen. If you want it, go after it!
First choice for a new career: Supporting advocacy at both local and international level harnessing diaspora communities. Working sports as a catalyst of change.
Mentors: I've had several including my uncle, who has been a huge supporter and mentor, and Kay Kornmeier and Cathy Wright.
Favorite books: American Beach, The immortal Bobby, A Long Walk to Freedom, Reflections in Prison by Mandela, The End of Poverty, and the Art of War.
Favorite movie: The Sound of Music, The Five Heartbeats, My Best Friend's Wedding, Austin Powers
Favorite restaurant: The Cape Malay restaurant at the cellars and Moyo's-South Africa. Bottega, Highlands, Oceans, Surin West and Homewood gourmet in Birmingham.
Favorite vacation spot: Rome, Italy and Cape Town, South Africa.
Guilty pleasure: Strawberry Cake from Edgar's Bakery and pizza
Civic organization involvement: Several including the Birmingham Women's Golf Association, NASCAR's Drive for Diversity Program and is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham.