Mrs. Gardner – Schwanda Winston

The daughter of Mary and the late Richard Collins, Schwanda has always had a special gift of entertaining friends and family. At the age of 11, her creative skills were recognized by having one of her first poems published in the local newspapers in Jacksonville Florida. As an adult, Schwanda has been blessed with the opportunity to truly live her dreams as an actress, writer and producer. Her professional acting career credits include commercial and industrial films as well as stage productions that have been showcased through out the U.S. and internationally. In 2002, she obtained her Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) membership, a coveted actor‟s union, solidifying her presence as a professional actress in the industry. Her and her husband, Jeffrey Winston formed Winston and Winston Productions and Schwanda penned the debut stage production, “Life Lessons on Love ~ A Spiritual Journey” in 2003. She has traveled and performed for nearly seven years, selling out venues at each performance. Schwanda attributes her success to her strong faith in God, and her family and friends supporting her in every endeavor she pursues.

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