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Allie Henderson was selected for her perseverence and hard work in being one of the only females to do free style motocross.
What is you name?
Where do you work?
Access Leather Furniture
Where can people find you or your business online?
What is your Twitter account?
What do you always find yourself saying?
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Female Athlete of the Year
If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose?
Who inspires you?
Bruce Cook and Geoff Mintenko
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Bring more attention to women in freestyle motocross
Go on a speaking tour teaching others how to create success in their lives
I have tried, but I can't think of a third. Whatever happens, happens.
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?
My Big Yacht
If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
None. Let it happen as it happens
What are you passionate about?
Progression. No matter what I am doing, I always want to be better. I always want to learn more and grow. I appreciate what I have accomplished this far but I am always looking ahead for new opportunities and areas to progress in. I love jumping ramps on my dirt bike. I love making the distances bigger and trying tricks that scare me. I love challenges. I am passionate about teaching and leading. I know the things I have learnt in my life can add value to other peoples lives. I am passionate about giving back what I can. I am passionate about living my life according to my rules. I don't believe in "no" or "can't." I am creating what I want for my life so I can have the freedom to live how I want to live.
What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
Can't pick just one. I really, really love my life. I appreciate the days of pain just as much as I appreciate the days of glory.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Moving to the Greek island, Corfu, to pursue equestrian show jumping professionally. I was 18, focused and driven. That whole experience showed me how big the world really is and what is possible. Plus I got paid to do what I loved and was privileged to ride very nice horses.
If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
Real Estate Investing. I love Robert Kiyosaki's books and would take the opportunity to pick his brain on what it takes to go from owning one home to owning apartment buildings. I would want to know his advice for a new investor like myself, and ask for some insider tips.
Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
Maki Sushi beside the downtown Boston Pizza
What is your favourite activity in Kelowna?
Boating or hiking
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
I think it should limit the number of aspiring "Jersey Shore" want-to-be's allowed in town.
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The lake, the mountains, the sunshine!
My choice for the Kelowna person of the day is:
Kelsey Serwa or Bruce Cook. They represent our city well on an international level.