Wowza is a legend with a tremendous legacy. Her long and multifaceted career started at sixteen when she won the title of Miss Dixie Queen of the South. This led to becoming the Florida Citrus Queen and an international spokeswoman and featured guest on TV shows nationwide – including the Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Steve Allen Show. Wowza became Miss Florida of 1957 and a runner-up in the Miss America Pageant.
A professional actor, Wowza appeared in numerous film, prime-time TV, and stage productions and trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Her passion for coaching actors was first expressed in the 70s as an Acting Teacher at Antioch College in LA. She continued coaching in the 80s with On Camera, using video feedback to prepare guests for The Johnny Carson show. In the 90s, she was the creator and director of her own performing arts company, Theatre of the Earth. Today, her expertise is unparalleled in coaching actors, dancers, singers and motivational speakers on how to move through inhibitory barriers to express the authenticity of their essential nature.
Wowza has spent six decades as a group leader in the human potential movement. A short list of her presentations includes teaching Expressive Arts Therapy at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, London and Switzerland. Embody the Brilliance-The Physiology of Leadership was taught at the Social Research Corporation in Japan and Skyros Institute in
Greece. For the last fifteen years, Wowza has taught Expressive Arts Therapy in Mainland China.
A group leader at the world-famous Esalen Institute, Wowza, has taught a variety of programs; Natural Genius, Sound Healing, Shamanic Mask Experience, Emotional Fitness, and Ageless Vitality. Wowza studied with bodywork pioneers Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, Judith Aston, and Milton Tragar. Fit to Lead and Computer Fitness was offered at Sun
MicroSystems and Oracle Corporation, Her unique Emotional Fitness program demonstrates how to lead the body: breath, voice, movement, and emotional energy on the same path as the mind. A corporate consultant, Wowza has been a regular at Lawrence Livermore teaching atomic scientists, A Physiology of Leadership. She is the author of: The Humming Book, Primal Energetics, and Wowzacise – Growing Young on the Ball.