Audra D. Wilford

Chief Hope Officer, Co-founder of MaxLove Project/MaxLove Brand and Director of Student Life at Saddleback College

Audra is proud Momma to Max and his little sister, Maesie. Max is also known as "SuperMax," and is the inspiration for MaxLove Project. Audra is a L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honoree from 2014.

Inspired by SuperMax's battle against brain cancer and the resilience that children teach us in the toughest of situations, Audra founded MaxLove Project to support SuperKids with the same therapeutic resources that helped SuperMax thrive against the odds while battling brain cancer. Audra is passionate about pediatric integrative medicine and has seen first-hand the benefits of nutrition, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, sleep, exercise, narrative therapy, art, equine therapy and much more. She believes that all kids deserve every opportunity, every tool, to thrive in critical care situations and beyond.

Audra graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Masters degree in Philosophy and Education. She's been working as an educator, specializing in student leadership development in higher education for over 15 years. Previously, Audra earned a certificate in culinary arts and pursued a career in the restaurant industry. All of this experience prepared Audra to pursue the very best comprehensive integrative therapies for Max and to create a nonprofit organization, paying it forward to build a community of hope and help other families working to thrive against childhood cancers.

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