Tracie Marcum

Native Alabama mom Tracie Marcum had always dreamed of being a professional sports photographer. Sadly, having lost her mother at an early age, Tracie developed a fear that her father would abandon her as well if she didn't make him proud. Tracie opened a photography business in Birmingham, but eventually lost the business in a divorce. Tracie played it safe as an operations manager rather than continuing to pursue her dream. Tracie's husband John nominated her for the opportunity to travel with Kurt to Los Angeles to train with world-class photographer Lou Jones, who has shot the past 12 Olympic Games. If she is successful in her final challenge, she has the chance to land a coveted job with Sports Illustrated. Can Tracie overcome her fear of failing in her father's eyes to capture her dream job?