If there’s one thing you need to know about Mindy Stearns, it’s that there’s no single way to describe who she is – from being a wife and mother to an on-screen entertainer and national parks proponent, Mindy has lived a fascinating life. Now, she’s inviting you into her inner sanctum as she and two of her long-time best friends launch their podcast called, “Friendsome and Then Some!”
The cock-a-doodle-doo that started it all. Discovered when making animal noises as an audience member of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Mindy began her foray into media. Nicknamed “The Rooster Lady” by Oprah, it wasn’t long until Mindy (Burbano) was hired to co-host what became the #1 morning drive radio program in Saginaw, Michigan.
After leaving her long-time career as a dental hygienist, Mindy’s on-screen appearances began to snowball as she seized opportunities to serve as a red-carpet reporter for Entertainment Tonight,acting roles in film (The Princess Diaries) and television (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and as a reality TV star (The Real Gilligan’s Island).
Mindy has been widely honored for her talent and work as a philanthropist and activist. Her many awards include:
Being named Woman of the Year by California State’s 70th district Assemblyman Don Wagner in recognition ofher tireless efforts to bring awareness to various charity organizations throughout Southern California
Recognition as a Soroptomist International Woman of Distinction Appointed by the Secretary of Interior to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Park Foundation appointed by the Secretary of Interior
Appointed by the Secretary of Interior to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Park Foundation appointed by the Secretary of Interior
Received a Golden Mike Award from the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California
Earned two Emmy nominations from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
A cause near and dear to Mindy are the national parks, where she serves on the Board of Directors for the National Parks Foundation, the official charitable foundation for the National Parks Service. The nonpartisan philanthropic fund works to raise private funds to support America’s national parks.
But out of all the awards and recognition she’s received, Mindy is most proud to serve as CFO for the Stearns family. In her role as Chief Family Officer, she manages a blended family that includes two young daughters, four stepchildren and two granddaughters.
Get to know Mindy by listening to “Friendsome and Then Some!” wherever you stream podcasts.
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From a rooster call on Oprah to a podcast host, she has done it all. Meet the wife and mother, award-winning TV personality, and philanthropist that is Mindy Stearns.