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© 2019 USA Pageant Productions, LLC and Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. 501(c)3

MISS EARTH ® is a Federally Registered Trademark No. 3987564 of Carousel Productions, Inc.

USA Pageant Productions, LLC is the exclusive United States license holder granted by Carousel Productions, Inc.

NATIONAL STAFF

Since 2016, Miss Earth USA is under the direction of U.S. Earth Productions, Inc / Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc (not for profit). We invite you to meet the team! 

WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING TALENTED TEAM MEMBERS! Please contact Laura Clark.

LAURA

Laura Clark is the President of U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. and Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. (not for profit), the license holder for Miss Earth in the United States. She has held positions with the Miss United States Organization, Miss World America, the National Football League, Going Pro Entertainment and Universal Dance Association. After earning the title of Ms. United States 2011, she became a state director and national director of marketing for Miss United States and Miss World America. Under Laura's leadership, USA has ranked as 2nd Runner Up Miss World and 3rd Runner Up Miss Earth. She has been named American pageantry national director of the year twice, as well as pageant of the year. Laura dedicated six years cheering in the National Football League. Her favorite time as an NFL cheerleader was performing abroad in eight countries for the U.S. military. She also appeared on CMT's Making the Team as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Semifinalist. She holds a bachelor's in public communication with a minor in political science, and has held certification for 10 years in nutrition, personal training and group fitness. She lives with her husband and daughter in Washington, D.C. Contact Laura

NATIONAL DIRECTOR

LAURA CLARK

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Ariel is originally from Southern California, was raised in Arizona and now resides in Washington, D.C. where she has recently worked as a Healthcare Administrator in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has been in pageantry for over 10 years and has competed in various systems including USA, United States, Teen America and Teen World. She was previously Miss Teen Arizona World 2007, Miss North Phoenix Teen America 2006 and has received the Congeniality Award at both Miss Arizona Teen America and Miss Virginia United States. Since 2014, Ariel has served as a judge and contestant coordinator for Miss United States and Miss World America in several states on the East Coast. Ariel's "hidden" talents include playing classical piano and the steel drums, riding horses and ballroom dancing. She gives her time frequently to charitable purposes including military appreciation and allergy awareness. Contact Ariel

ASSISTANT NATIONAL DIRECTOR

ARIEL SORENSEN

Tracey is the Miss Earth USA graphic designer and website editor. In 2018, Tracey served as the national delegate coordinator after competing for two consecutive years at Elite Miss Earth United States, representing Maryland and Midatlantic. She most recently received the national first runner up ranking in 2017. Tracey enjoys a career as a graphic designer and performer for professional sports teams including the Baltimore Ravens and Chesapeake Bayhawks. Her charity of choice is World Missions Outreach, where she has served at their school in Nicaragua as well as sponsorship of a child. Tracey's graphic design company is available for hire and highly recommended for pageant design work! Contact Tracey 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

TRACEY LEE HIRSCH

Annika is an entertainer, humanitarian and project manager from Memphis, Tennessee. She completed a Bachelor of Professional Studies with The University of Memphis, as well as two masters with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Management and Project Management. Annika is a theater and dance enthusiast who has choreographed and performed with numerous amateur and professional groups including the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies Dance Team. With over 15 years of pageantry experience, her accomplishments include Ms. Howard County United States 2016, Miss Tennessee Global America 2004, Miss Chester County 2004, and Miss Kappa Alpha Psi 2001 (Kappa Beta Chapter). Annika serves as Director of Revere Event Planning & Design in Washington, D.C. and proudly holds 13 years of experience as an event management professional. She has traveled internationally as a Project Manager and Event Planner, planning events in Slovenia and Spain. Contact Annika

PRODUCTION MANAGER

ANNIKA ADAMS

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Amanda Sowards has competed in pageants for many years and held many titles. Named 2018 Humanitarian of the Year at The Global Beauty Awards, Amanda is the Vice President and Mission Director of World Missions Outreach, a US-owned not for profit school and feeding program operating in Nicaragua. Her pageant titles have included Ms. Earth Americas and Ms. Eco International, and she has competed in various systems including Miss USA, Miss America and Miss United States.

Amanda attended Catawba College and earned a B.A in Communications, then earned an International Broadcast Journalism degree at the Carolina School of Broadcasting. She enjoyed a career in journalism working with Radio Disney as the Kids Concern Morning Show Personality and at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment as an Account Executive. Amanda believes that love and humanity know no borders. She believes that the love for humanity unites us together with a sole intention of making a difference and a better tomorrow for us all. Contact Amanda

MISSION COORDINATOR

AMANDA SOWARDS

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Josie Wills resides in Ohio and is most recognized for her fashion line designing national champion state costumes and fun fashion pieces. She has shown her collection at Fashion Week and can be found in select boutiques. She owns the business Fashion Factory LLC, which creates one of a kind pieces for high profile clientele, and her work has been featured in many fashion magazines. Josie has been a national pageant director, holds many pageant titles and has judged for many systems. Her current passion is as Creative Director/Stylist and being a busy mom of three. 2016, Jocelyn served on the judging panel of Elite, Teen & Junior Miss Earth United States, and now joins the national team as the judging coordinator. Jocelyn was Ms. Virginia United States and has competed in the Miss America system for several years. She is currently a Regional Account Executive at Exuviance and Former Area Artistry Trainer at Smashbox Cosmetics. Jocelyn studied Electronic Media at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.

JUDGE'S COORDINATOR

JOCELYN STUMP

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Jenna resides in Enid, Oklahoma, where she is the manager of HotWorx, a relationship she made while serving as Miss Colorado Earth 2016 and placing Top 20 at Miss Earth United States. She has previously represented her state at Miss International and Miss United States pageants. Jenna has modeled for Johnathan Kayne pageant gowns and was a candidate for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. She is excited to join the national board and staff in 2019 as the Delegate Coordinator for all divisions! Contact Jenna

NATIONAL DELEGATE COORDINATOR

JENNA MCKINNEY

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Based in Virginia Beach, Khia is an accomplished pageant director, judge, coach and competitor. She competed for three years at the Ms. United States pageant and placed top five in multiple circuits including Teen All American and American Coed. As a director and coach, her delegates have won state and national titles. Khia has served on the Executive Council of the Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals and was recognized as a Distinguished Young Professional. She has been a member of the United Way of South Hampton Roads, the Women’s Leadership Council, and the National Association of Professional Women. In 2015, she launched her brand—K. Cimóne— an online earth-friendly accessory boutique for men and women, as well as a boutique styling and production conglomerate. In her free time, Khia volunteers as an EMT with the City of Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. She is a wife, mother of two children and one fur-child.  Contact Khia

REGIONAL COORDINATOR'S DIRECTOR

KHIA SMITH

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Now a member of National Staff and the National Board of Directors, Merrick held the title of 2018 Miss Nebraska Earth, ranking in the top 20 at the national finals for Miss Earth USA. She has competed throughout her state in the Miss America and Miss USA organizations and held the title of Nebraska Miss Princess America 2017. Merrick studied Classical Scholarship, Psychology & History at the University of Nebraska and is a graduate of Barbizon School of Modeling. Her involvement with Miss Earth included walking in New York Fashion Week and performing as a vocalist in 2018 and 2019. Contact Merrick

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

MERRICK ALEXANDER

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Hailing from Puerto Rico and spending her childhood in New York City, Brenda now resides in Virginia Beach. She is a proud military veteran, wife, mother and business owner. You can find multiple locations of her business - The Body Bar - throughout Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. Brenda's daughter Jaden served as Junior Miss Earth United States 2015, and Brenda enjoyed building the Miss Earth Puerto Rico brand as co-director in 2017. She has recently served as the MEUS state director for Virginia and and now sits on the national Board of Directors and national pageant staff. Contact Brenda

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BRENDA JOHNSON

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A resident of Maui in Hawaii, Brittany served as Miss Earth United States 2015. During her successful competition at Miss Earth in Austria, she was named Miss Earth Water and served as an international queen through 2016. During her reign, she represented Miss Earth during travels to Colombia, Sri Lanka, Puerto Rico, and multiple domestic visits. She has interviewed on Univision and appeared on the cover of Crowned Magazine. For two years, Brittany has successfully performed as the master of ceremonies for Miss Earth USA national finals airing on the Dish Network. She has placed twice in the Top 5 at Miss California USA. She now sits on the national Board of Directors and national pageant staff. 

Contact Brittany

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BRITTANY ANN PAYNE

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LaShawn "Elle" White's extensive background in event coordination, hospitality, entertainment, media and pageants make her an exceptional addition to the 2019 Board of Directors for Miss Earth USA! Having competed in Maryland and District of Columbia for several years, Elle now works in the hospitality industry in California and Nevada. She recently appeared as a cast member on WETV "Match Made in Heaven." Elle has served on staff and judging panel for three years at Miss Earth USA. Contact Elle

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ELLE WHITE

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Onica Blaize "Nic" is a Certified Life Coach and holds a Masters degree in social and behavioral science. She is the owner and spokeswoman for Nic B Cosmetics, an Atlanta based Cosmetics Company specializing in beauty products made for women of all races and ethnicities. She is also the co-owner of Inspire Gravity Consulting, a competition and life coaching company specializing in pageant, career and sports coaching services. When not wearing her fashion hat, Nic works as a Public Health Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role she serves as the principal Project Officer supporting emergency preparedness and managing a budget of over 190 million dollars. She has received several awards for exemplary service in public health for her continued role in emergency preparedness. She was recently honored by the Governor's office and City Hall with a proclamation for her dedication to children in foster care. With over 20 years of pageant experience, Nic’s passion for pageantry is exemplified during each session. She brings a wealth of experience. She coaches contestants at all age and experience levels. Previous titles: Miss Guyana Universe (formally Guyana USA ) 1995 (youngest contestant to win at age 17), Miss Caribbean International 1997, Mrs. Snellville America 2015, Mrs. Georgia America 2016, Top 6 finalist at Mrs. America 2016. Contact Nic

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - FLORIDA, GEORGIA, TENNESSEE

ONICA "NIC" BLAIZE

Jennifer has been involved in pageantry for over a decade as a contestant, coach, judge, director, and even a pageant mom. A life-long Midwesterner, Jennifer was born and raised in North Dakota, and was Mrs. North Dakota America 2007. In addition, she has modeled both in print and on the runway. Outside of pageantry, Jennifer is a high school counselor in Fargo, ND, a wife, a mother of two, and an avid Green Bay Packer fan.  Contact Jennifer

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA

JENNIFER TOSO-KENNA

Now based in Long Island, New York, Yanery was Miss Rhode Island Earth United States 2016. She is an avid dancer, having served as the choreographer of the Dominican College Latin Dance Team. In addition to directing pageants for the states of New Jersey and New York, Yanery has also served as the contestant coordinator for the Miss Earth Puerto Rico national pageant. Contact Yanery

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK

YANERY ROSARIO

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Based in the District of Columbia, Allison is a full-time pharmacist and passionate beauty queen. Her titles have included Ms. District of Columbia United States and Ms. District of Columbia America. She received first runner up at Ms. America 2015. She is the reigning Ms. Globe US 2017 and had the pleasure of accompanying Team USA to the Philippines for Miss Earth 2017. Contact Allison

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA & VIRGINIA

DR. ALLISON HILL

Jackie is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Bazaar Models, recognized as a top modeling agency in the Southwest region of the United States. She formerly held the title of Miss Texas Earth and believes strongly in the mission of the Miss Earth Organization. Jackie studied Electronic Media Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso. Previously known as Wilhelmina Bazaar, Jackie is well known for her talent in developing men, women, and children for careers in modeling as a talent agent. She and her husband live in El Paso and have a son. Contact Jackie

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - TEXAS

JACQUELINE GARCIA-MARTINEZ

As an engineer, Jasmine Baker founded (GEMS) Girls Empowered & Mentored for Success, a non-profit STEM sorority for girls, serving as a mentor to girls who desire to pursue STEM career fields. She is CEO/Founder of True Elegance Boutique, pageant designer gown store known for producing the most crown winning gowns on the island of Oahu. A retired US Naval Officer with more than 25 years experience in business and leadership, Jasmine believes in transforming the world one day at a time. Her community service has been displayed from advocating for Susan G. Komen & American Cancer Society to teaching and mentoring in Oahu’s women’s prison.  Contact Jasmine

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - ALASKA & HAWAII

JASMINE BAKER

Lisa is from the White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire, where she shares her love of the outdoors with her daughters by gardening. As an Aesthetician, Massage Therapist and Nail Technician, Lisa is no stranger to the beauty industry. She strives to provide her clients with services that are both Organic and Eco friendly. She has served as a coach and mentor in pageantry to her daughter Felicia, the current Miss New Hampshire Earth. From selecting wardrobe to mock interviews, she is ecstatic to share her love of Earth competition in New Hampshire. Contact Lisa

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - NEW HAMPSHIRE

LISA BABCOCK

With over 20 years of pageant experience, Giselle is the owner of Runway MC Productions and resides in Newport Beach. She is a pageant producer and trainer, modeling coach, scout and manager. Her queens have won titles including Miss Junior Teen United States, Miss World Australia Finalist, Miss Mutya Ng Pilipinas, Miss California Teen USA, Miss California USA Finalists, Miss Maryland Teen USA, Miss Earth United States, and Miss U.S. International. Her modeling students have signed with agencies and walked for fashion weeks in Milan, New York, and Los Angeles. Giselle has been featured in numerous magazines, TV interviews, documentaries, reality shows, modeling and life skill workshops. As the creator of Kindness Begins With Me Anti-bullying Campaign and a fashion designer, Giselle launched her first fashion line in 2011. Her design was worn by Andrea Neu at the 2013 Miss International in Japan. Giselle won a Top 5 USA Best Costume at the GLOBAL BEAUTY AWARDS and won Best Costume at the United States pageant. Her pageant also received a BEST MISS PAGEANT nomination for by Pageant Planet. Contact Giselle

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - CALIFORNIA & NEVADA

GISELLE BOONE

A pageant director since 2015, Teri was recently voted to the annual Pageant Planet rankings of Best State Pageant Director and Best State Pageant. She is the Co-Founder of APPLY+ A Pageant Place Leading Youth +(women) and nonprofit organization T.E.R.M. – The Employment Resource Ministry, where sharing HOPE – Helping Other People Excel thru pageantry and career development is the primary mission. Contact Terri

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - PENNSYLVANIA & EAST COAST

TERI BROWN-WALKER

A recent Miss Utah Earth, Victoria grew up in the pageant industry. As a lifetime resident of Salt Lake City, Victoria competed in many local and state pageants, including placing 1st and 2nd runner up in Miss Utah Teen USA as well as being named a semifinalist at Miss Utah USA. She currently lives in Grantsville, Utah with her husband Chris, their son Dean, and their dog Rosie.  Contact Victoria

REGIONAL COORDINATOR - UTAH & MONTANA

VICTORIA LEINONEN

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REGIONAL COORDINATOR - MARYLAND, DELAWARE

CHELSEA TORRES

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REGIONAL COORDINATOR - GULF COAST & ALABAMA

SARAH RUTLEDGE

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REGIONAL COORDINATOR - NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA

COURTNEY WILLIAMS

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REGIONAL COORDINATOR - OHIO & WEST VIRGINIA

MELANIE GILLUM

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REGIONAL COORDINATOR - WASHINGTON, OREGON, COLORADO

MATTHEW ANDERSON