Choose Your Own Adventure- The Mystery of the Woman Keeping Atlanta Safe from the Zombie Horde

Choose Your Own Adventure- The Mystery of the Woman Keeping Atlanta Safe from the Zombie Horde

Welcome to the next installment of the Choose Your Own Adventure profiles I’ll be doing at

My focus in life and business is to seek adventure, but that may not mean what you’re thinking. Most people think adventure only refers to danger and excitement, but it doesn’t have to. My intent with these interviews is to show that adventure can be wherever you find something new and different.

Meet actress Amber Dawn Fox, accomplished actress, slayer of zombies, and the cop everyone wanted to hate on The Walking Dead.

I met Amber at X Con in Myrtle Beach SC a few years ago, and we hit it off over acting, zombies, and how Beth really deserved what she got on The Walking Dead (my opinion). I was just getting started in acting and had signed an agent, and she was well on her way.

How do you define “adventure”?

“I believe adventure can be defined differently for each person. Anything new, fun, and exciting is an adventure for me. Which is why I enjoy acting so much, because each project is new, fun and exciting!”

What have you done that’s different, unique, or out-of-the-box?

“Something unique about me is the variety of jobs I have held. I went from retail customer service, to food service, to accounting, to nursing school, then to acting. Some people believe I have out-of-the box thinking because of leaving good paying jobs to follow my dreams.”

What brought you to your current adventures?

“So, in 2009, while I was in college I found out that the TV show One Tree Hill was filmed in Wilmington, NC (which is just over 2 hours from me).  I thought it would be a fun adventure to try to work as an extra on the show, so I submitted. I ended up hearing back from them and worked on the show six times over the next couple of years.”

“I loved being on set and started submitting to other shows and movies. I worked as a background actor in my spare time up until 2014. That year I also started taking acting workshops and had a speaking role in a student film and indie film.”

“It was then I was going to make a career change from accounting to nursing. On the same day I was accepted into the nursing program, I was also contacted about a featured role on The Walking Dead. I had to pick one or the other, so I gave up school to become Officer Bello in season 5. I haven’t looked back since.”

“I now have over a dozen speaking roles to my name from 2014 through present. However, working on The Walking Dead was really my step up in the industry. It gained me a fan base that still follow me and my current projects, it allows me to make guest appearances at comic cons to meet those fans, and it is such an amazing resume addition. Aside from all that – it was really a dream come true. I have been a huge Walking Dead fan since day one. Getting to be a part of that production was amazing and I was so excited to meet the main cast.”

So, what’s next?

“Two of the main projects I have coming out are…

The Haunting of Four Points 

In The Haunting of Four Points, I play the lead character of Evie who is a paranormal investigator. It is a horror/comedy.


In Descending, I play Sabrina and act opposite Alex Vincent who played Andy in the Child’s Play movies.”

What can you tell me about yourself that will inspire others?

“Something I can tell you that would inspire others is that I didn’t go to school for acting. I don’t have a degree in it at all. I started out as just a background actor and took free or cheap workshops when I could find them. If there is a dream you have, go for it. It may not be easy at first, but don’t say it is impossible. Keep working toward your goal in any way you can and you will succeed!”


If you’d like, you can catch up with Amber at…





This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at Thanks for reading!

In the words of Starship Troopers, “Would you like to know more?”





What is Adventure? defines it as both a noun and a verb.

It’s an exciting or very unusual experience, participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises, a bold, usually risky undertaking, a hazardous action of uncertain outcome.

It’s also to risk or hazard, to take the chance of or dare, or to venture.

Those all sound very exciting.

They also fit well in line with what we consider to be proper adventures. Most of us only look at adventure in the stereotypical way…

  • Dangerous, risky, or hazardous
  • Risking life, limb, or marriage
  • Involving animals with big teeth and claws
  • Happening on mountains or in jungles, caves, or underwater
  • Something we saw on TV that we really shouldn’t do

But it doesn’t have to always be that way.

These days most of my adventures revolve around my kids and my work. Sure, some of them involve caves and wild animals, but many of them also involve Disney princesses, burping contests, and fail videos on Youtube.

Every Saturday morning my mom and dad have adventures going to garage sales. You wouldn’t believe some of the treasures they find. They’re like modern urban archeologists!

So, I have a question for you…

What’s one of your recent adventures?

You can e-mail me back with your answer or feel free to add it on any of my social media outlets.

The reason I want to know is that many of my keynotes and training events are geared toward energizing and outfitting folks to embark on their own adventures. I want to learn from you so I can make my work even more powerful and help more people.

Coming soon…

I have several interviews lined up with my Choose Your Own Adventure series, including an actress from The Walking Dead, a former CIA agent turned sci-fi author, and a PhD economist who works as a stand-in for big Hollywood stars.

I’m working with Skillshare on a series of video classes on several topics, the first of which will be Rapid Skill Development for Professionals.

Talks are in progress for a new podcast I’ll be involved with that is set in a fictional post-apocalypse world. Imagine the movie/book The Road but way more cheerful. I swear, that movie made me want to hurt myself it was so depressing.

As always, feel free to forward this along to anyone and everyone that needs some adventure in their lives.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at Thanks for reading!

In the words of Starship Troopers, “Would you like to know more?”





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