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I don't know that there is anything "unique" about me. I truly believe we all have qualities and life purpose and it is up to us to identify those qualities so we can help others.
Tori, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Others?
I aspire to be an actor/model and to use any platform to help encourage and inspire others. My first memories of acting are from preschool when we performed Brown Bear, Brown Bear and participating in The Polar Express with Tavaci.
Who is your inspiration in life Tori? How do you stay inspired as a Others?
My parents!! They support and encourage me and have my back no matter what. Their love is unconditional, and they've shown me how to move beyond tough situations and unbelievable circumstances and not let others hold me back from achieving my goals and dreams.
We all make mistakes Tori; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I am not realising earlier that forgiving someone is more about my moving on with my life than about the other person. Now I have been able to forgive and forget about people and situations that have no room in my life and look only to the bright future ahead of me.
Tori, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I try to treat others the way I want to be treated. I try to walk into any situation as a team member and be the best the client needs me to be.
Please tell us, Tori, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
Well first and above all else is my relationship with Jesus Christ. I find that when that relationship is solid and nurtured everything else falls into place. My second priority in my life is my family. I am so blessed to have the parents I have and supporting a family! My parents have raised me with a work ethic that work (and education) come before socialising. So being blessed to be homeschooled, my schedule is extremely flexible. My mom and I review our schedule together at the start of every week and then start and end each day with a review. My schedule always seems to just "work", and I know it because my parents have taught me to prioritise in this way.
Tori, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Any time I step onto a set or in front of a camera I consider the "work" as a collaboration. Because we work together as a team, there is no need to persuade. It just works.
Tori, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Others.
There isn't just one. I consider every project an accomplishment. The amount of teamwork it takes sometimes is amazing!
Tori, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
As an actress and model, every project requires creativity in my work. Emotional scenes can be difficult but they are all exciting and the most exciting moment of all is when the project is released!!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Others?
Don't do this for anyone else's dream but your own. It has to be your passion, or it won't work long term. Don't take things personally or as rejection. You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the prince of assignments.
Cover 1 and Photos 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 are Photo Credit: Lisa Weaver Photography Cover 2 and Photos 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 are Photo Credit: Olga Filatova Photography and HMUA Betsy Marra Jorgensen