December 2012 Fine Success Magazine Spotlights Extraordinary Family of Actress Dawna Lee Heising
Editor Vikki Hankins of Fine Success Magazine Interviews Heising about Upcoming Roles as The Snake Woman in Mark Savage’s CIRCUS OF DREAD in 2013 and The Oracle in Danica Fontaine’s ETHYREA Series of Four Fantasy Films in 2014
Ms. US World 2007
PRLog - Nov. 28, 2012 - HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Editor and CEO Vikki Hankins of Fine Success Magazine interviewed actress, producer and businesswoman Dawna Lee Heising for the December 2012 edition of Fine Success Magazine about the pride she takes in her achievement-oriented family, and about her upcoming roles as The Oracle in Danica Fontaine’s blockbuster series of fantasy feature films “Ethyrea” and The Snake Woman in Mark Savage’s “Circus of Dread”. Heising is a member of SAG-AFTRA, and belonged to the Friends and Artists Theatre Group run by Sal Romeo in Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous film, TV and theatre productions. Heising has a B.S. in Business Management and MBA from Pepperdine University, and is the CEO of Eye on Excellence™ Productions and Eye on Excellence™ PR. She is also the VP of Marketing for Sureworks, a POS software company, and for The Audio Box, a social networking community for composers and musicians. Heising is a former Ms. World 2008, Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss California Hemisphere, Mrs. California United States and Ms. Universe 2009, among other titles. She was recently named the first Miss Celebrities of Facebook in November 2012. Here is an interview with her father, Don N. Lee, who passed away on March 13, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrfVVGrklpI
Vikki Hankins is the Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Fine Success Magazine and owner of A4J Publishing. Fine Success Magazine forever inspires people to strive to be the best person they can be. Success is not always measured by financial wealth, material possessions or power. Success is the feeling one has when they are able to look back and see from whence they came. Financial wealth has its place, but it can’t touch the power of belief, vision, purpose and faith. Fine Success Magazine showcases positive progress and achievements. Says Hankins, “There is power in the written word and a freedom that comes from opening up and revealing what’s in one’s heart and mind.” She adds, “I created Fine (Forever Inspired, Never-Ending) Success Magazine for the people; this magazine is your community. I believe if everyone pulls together for the overall goal that big things can happen. Too often, people want to share their stories, but are not given the window of opportunity to be heard. There are thousands of magazines throughout the world and various forms of media that can provide that window. I wanted to make a contribution through our pages.” Hankins concludes, “When people take a chance to fulfill their dream or re-innovate, some of us have a civic responsibility to push them along the way. With that in mind, within Fine Success Magazine there is room for communities throughout the world to showcase their business, product, service or to tell their stories.” The December issue of Fine Success Magazine will be released on December 3, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://finesuccessmag.com or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heising’s father Don attended Stanford and earned a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from USC, as well as an MBA. He was an engineer manager at leading technology companies, where he earned 11 patents. After retiring, he started a second career and earned his teaching credential at age 73 from Claremont. Her mother Fumie is a RN, who worked for years as a charge nurse at UCI Medical Center. The Fujimoto family spent time in the Japanese war camp in Poston, Arizona during World War II. Heising’s siblings Kathy, Laurie and Allen got their bachelor’s degrees at UCLA and Rick graduated from USC’s Film School. Kathy graduated from Harvard Law School and Laurie earned her M.S. degree as a nurse practitioner at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Heising’s husband Paul is a financial adviser, CFP, MBA, and was listed as one of the Top 50 Wealth Managers in the 2012 Los Angeles Magazine. He is a former VP Marketing with ConAgra Foods and introduced the Healthy Choice product line and Flavored Alka-Seltzer while at Bayer in Indiana. He teaches marketing part-time at Chapman University, and financial planning and retirement at UCLA Extension. Heising’s daughter Dr. Misty Richards graduated from UCLA and Albany Medical College and is an intern in Psychiatry at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Richards is a Fulbright Scholar and spent a year in Japan doing research. Heising’s daughter Marissa is a graduate of San Diego State and is an award-winning pharmaceutical representative for Sanofi-Aventis.
Heising’s uncle is Director of Photography Tak Fujimoto, whose films include Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Sixth Sense. Another uncle is Dr. Masakazu Jack Fujimoto, who was the first Asian American to become president of a major higher education institution in the mainland of the United States as the president of Sacramento City College in 1977. He was awarded with Japan's Order of the Rising Sun award for his contributions to the advancement of Japanese language studies. Heising’s cousin David Wong, along with composer/conductor George Daugherty, received an Emmy Award for "Peter and the Wolf". David’s brother Jimmy is a leading actor and model in Taiwan. Please visit: http://www.eyeonexcellence.tv