Magdalena De La Cruz Cook Garcia, is an immigrant who was born in an orphanage in Mexico. She grew up in poverty along with 68 brothers and sisters. She missed her opportunity to play basketball for the Mexican National Team when she broke her collarbone.
Shortly after, she immigrated to the US on a basketball scholarship at the University of Charleston. After obtaining her college degree and not being able to find a job, Magie became homeless and lived on the streets. Some months later, she entered a Fresh Salsa competition for the State of West Virginia and won unanimously. With $800 she started her business. She created Maggie’s All Natural Fresh Salsa’s & Dips, a company that grew into a multi-million dollar business and distributed products across 38 states to major supermarkets such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, Whole Foods, and many more.
In 2015, Magie sold her salsa company to Campbell’s. Soon after, she went back to Mexico and helped save 31 orphaned children who were on the verge of falling into drug cartel hands. Magie became an Inspirational Keynote Speaker to help others to create breakthroughs and inspire them to live better more fulfilling lives.