We had the good fortune of connecting with Bess GambleWilliams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bess, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It was simply to be the next great one – the next stand out – in our rich Choctaw family dynasty, as role models for the next successful generation that’s been handed down for milienia.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m the first professional model who entered the United States Marine Corps, started a successful international modeling business, became a licensed federal private investigator, recruited, in the nations capitol and now own my own private wine label here in the states and abroad in two continents!

I retired from the Marine Corps in 2003 after 20 years of honorable service. My superb training ended up landing me the top position as the ‘Fiscal Chief’ for the 2nd largest base in the country, handling millions of government dollars and also the opportunity to become the Training Chief for Fitness and Operations at Cherry Point, NC. There, I was in charge of fitness and martial arts training for them to be awarded their brown belts. I taught ‘Kenpo’ martial arts.

I kept my fitness by starting a bootcamp fitness studio called ‘Extreme Marine BootCamp’ to stay in shape and it was a hit. I still have some of the same clients today. I became so popular that everyone around town knows me as ‘BootCamp Bess’…that MARINE that will kill you at the gym! Through this popularity, another veteran friend started a winery and asked me to join him. I did and the rest is history! I now have several private labels that are well known in our elite circle throughout the world. We are now headquartered in two continents. Abuja, Nigeria and Birmingham, New England. We have been blessed to be received so warmly around the world.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to Kitchen and Kocktails first just for the SOUL FOOD and he smooth ambience of the place. Then we’d go to the Towers of Dallas and have a fabulous time on the 48th floor above the beautiful skyline and have some delicious lobsters while listening to the grand piano player soothe us with timeless classic instrumentals… The people are the elite set and the new symbols of power and health!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother, Patsy Ruth Gamble-Oliver, EPA Toxic Land Superfund Buyout Champion & Leader, friend of the late, Governor Ann Richards.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bess.gamblewilliams/

Youtube: The P.R.O. Show

Other: tiktok.com@bodybybess

Image Credits
All images are property of Extreme Marine WWP Alumni, Bess GambleWilliams

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