Since 2016, Miss Earth USA is under the direction of Earth Pageant Productions. We invite you to meet the team! 





Laura Clark is the license holder for Miss Earth in the United States. Serving over 20 years in the pageant, performance and entertainment industry, Laura has recently been recognized as Best Pageant Director by Pageant Planet, Art & Beauty Magazine and Prestige Pageantry Awards. She has held positions with the Miss United States Organization, Miss World America, the National Football League, Going Pro Entertainment, Universal Dance Association and is currently the founder / director of the International Ms. pageant. Laura spent several years as a full time choreographer and game day entertainment director for professional and collegiate teams. After earning the title of Ms. United States 2011, she became a state director and national marketing director for Miss United States and Miss World America. Under Laura's leadership, USA ranked 2nd Runner Up Miss World, 1st Runner Up Miss Earth and won the elusive Miss Earth title in 2020. 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, has been certified as a Climate Reality Leader and holds a diplomatic pass to the United Nations in Switzerland. One of her first jobs out of college was as an account executive for VML public relations and advertising agency, now the PR agency for Miss America. Laura, her husband and two children are based in Washington, D.C. Contact Laura





Ariel is originally from Southern California, was raised in Arizona and now resides in Northern California. For many years, she has worked as a Healthcare Administrator in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A veteran in the pageantry for over 15 years, Ariel 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



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Raised in Texas, Jenna currently resides in Oklahoma as a proud Air Force wife. As a recent graduate with a Masters in Applied Developmental Psychology, she hopes to build a career working with children and adolescents. She is also a passionate advocate for women's empowerment and environmental service.In 2016, Jenna competed as Miss Colorado Earth, ranking to the 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. Contact Jenna



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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 Style Syndicated--a boutique styling, design, and production consulting conglomerate. In her free time, Khia volunteers as an EMT with the City of Virginia Beach and serves as an advocate and community resource for homeschooling students and families through her non-profit, The Homeschool Alliance. She is a wife, mother of three children and one fur-child.  Contact Khia



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A resident of Maui in Hawaii, Brittany served as Miss Earth USA 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 four years, Brittany has successfully performed as the master of ceremonies for Miss Earth USA national finals airing on the Dish Network and VIP Pageantry Channel. She has placed twice in the Top 5 at Miss California USA. In addition to overseeing production for Miss Earth USA national finals, Brittany she is involved in managing the nonprofit sector "Beauties for a Cause" and also guides important aspects of the winner's preparation for the Miss Earth competition. Contact Brittany

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LaShawn "Elle" White's extensive background in event coordination, hospitality, entertainment, media and pageants make her a valuable asset for the Miss Earth USA Executive Team! Having competed in Maryland and District of Columbia for several years, Elle now works in the hospitality industry around the United States. In recent years, she appeared as a cast member on WETV "Match Made in Heaven." Contact Elle



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Keyace joins the official Executive Team of Miss Earth USA in 2021. She is a proud mother and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University. She is an accomplished member of the US Air Force, currently working as a Financial Management Journeyman. She previously served as Elite Miss Earth USA 2018. Now as a key team member of the Miss Earth USA organization, she concentrates on furthering the efforts of the nonprofit division "Beauties for a Cause" including marketing, grant proposals, and special projects. Contact Keyace



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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 has held the titles of Mrs. North Dakota America, Mrs. North Dakota Earth and Mrs. Norway Eco International. 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




We are currently interviewing candidates for this position. Must have proven sales and marketing experience, not necessarily in the field of pageantry. This is a remote position allowing the right candidate to work from anywhere! Please contact



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Gloria has a lifelong love for pageantry and over the years has been a titleholder, fan, competitor, judge, emcee and even a pageant parent. Gloria has a special connection with children and feels most rewarded helping them because she is a big kid at heart. As the former national coordinator of Little Miss United States, she went on to develop her own system exclusively for girls ages 0-15: America’s Little Miss. An avid volunteer, Gloria donates her time and talents at fundraisers for Minnesota Children's Hospitals, Salvation Army North and many other organizations across the Midwest. Contact Gloria



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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



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Residing in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and two children, Christina has been involved in pageantry since 2013. After placing 1st Runner-Up at the 2021 Mrs. USA Earth competition, Christina felt called to lead other talented Kentucky women to shine on the Miss Earth state and national stages--while simultaneously facilitating a sisterhood that gives back to Kentucky. Christina holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky, and outside of pageantry, enjoys traveling, photography, and decorating. Contact Christina



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Jillian Spano is a wife and mother of three. She holds degrees in Psychology and Communication and a Master's in Counseling Psychology. After a successful career in the healthcare industry, she founded Next Paige Productions with the goal to empower girls and women to feel and look their best. With over 15 years of experience in pageantry, beauty and fashion, her team specializes in pageant and fashion production, pageant coaching and styling, image consulting and personal development. Next Paige Productions was awarded a Top 3 spot for Coach of the Year by Beauty it’s Everywhere, All Time Top 100 by the United Pageant League as well as voted Top 10 Best Pageant Coach by Pageant Planet. In 2020, Next Paige Productions officially went international as a mentor for the Intentional Glamour Project based in India. Named one of The Most Fascinating People in Pageantry by Art & Beauty Magazine, Jillian has been a judge, director, producer, state and international titleholder. Finally, she has served as Vice President for the official hair and makeup team signed to Miss Universe Organization state pageants and other national pageant systems. Jillian continues to lives by her own belief: “You cannot become what you dream by remaining where you are.” Contact Jillian

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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

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LeighAnna Kingvalsky Director Louisiana.

LeighAnna was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she currently resides. Leigh began competing in pageants as a preteen and took a ten year hiatus before returning as a contestant in 2015. Since 2015, she has held two state and two national titles: Miss Black US Ambassador 2017 and Miss Earth USA Fire 2020. Leigh holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master's of Business Administration from LSU and LSU Shreveport. She currently works as a Regional Manager for a preventive health company, holds a Certified Personal Trainer certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and operates a fitness company known as Fleurish Fitness. LeighAnna's passion for wellness does not stop with her professional career. Through pageantry she has been able to grow this passion by working within the community and she aims to help other women do the same. As Louisiana’s State Director, she intends to push other women to grow, build lasting partnerships for the organization and create a statewide impact that has potential to inspire worldwide. Contact LeighAnna

directoR - ILLINOIS


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Brittanie Nicole Brooks aka "Brett" has been involved in pageantry for the last decade, from a contestant, judge, coordinator and served as a three time Miss Illinois titleholder. More recently, she was 2019 Miss Illinois Earth USA. Brittanie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University as well as a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois in Public Affairs Reporting. She’s worked in all facets of journalism from radio, print and television. A former college professor, Brett also had the opportunity to work at Pageant Planet as their Queen of Social Media and as a news writer. Currently, she is a portrait photographer and the Founder/Host of Pageants & Prosecco Podcast, available on every major streaming platform reaching on average 3,000 pageant enthusiasts per episode. One of her proudest achievements was passing legislation at the Illinois State Capitol to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer & Ovarian Cysts, the latter of which she’s personally endured. You can catch a glimpse of her creative side and photography work on Instagram BeeSquaredFilms. Contact Brett




Teri Brown-Walker Director DC, MC, PA, V

Voted Best State Pageant Director in 2017 & 2019 by Pageant Planet, and a finalist nominee for Best State Director/Producer from The Global Beauty Awards, Teri has taken the pageantry industry by storm.  Teri has had a successful 25 year career in Human Resources Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, leading, training and developing some of the best recruiters in the country. Applying the tools she learned in Human Resources, in 2016, Teri began pageant directing and to date has crowned over 60 queens, five national winners and two Best National State Costume winners.  Teri holds a Masters’ Degree from UMUC in Human Resources Management & Development and a Masters Certificate in Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and currently resides in PG County Maryland with her husband Michael of 33 years.

Contact Teri

director - NEVADA & ARIZONA


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Maryn has been involved in pageantry as a contestant, judge, coach, and director throughout her life. Through her participation as a contestant, she not only found success onstage, but developed a love for community service, made lifelong friends, and honed interview skills that have translated into the professional world. As a local director in the Miss America Organization for five years, she produced two state winners. As a coach, Maryn had helped women achieve semifinals placements at US International and Miss Earth USA, and a winner at United States of America’s first national pageant. Maryn has enjoyed a successful banking career and has been named Employee of the Year by two financial institutions. She currently works for an international financial institution as a Relationship Manager, where she oversees the risk and compliance of a portfolio of third party vendors. Maryn resides in Las Vegas with her fur baby, Bruiser. Because she is a second-generation native and lifelong resident of Nevada, Maryn believes in the power of the women in her home state. Contact Maryn

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Evangeline has been involved with pageants for the past 10 years as a contestant, volunteer, and pageant dress consultant. Most recently, she held the title of Elite Miss Utah 2019. She was fortunate enough to place as a top 15 semi finalist, as well as win the Miss Congeniality award at the 2019 national pageant. Evangeline is excited to continue her pageant career with the Miss Earth USA organization!

 Contact Evangeline



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Kaleigh works as a full time Marketing Manager in the cycling industry, and in her free time enjoys reading, traveling, hiking and spending time with her friends and family. She is excited to begin a new chapter in the pageant world, and looks forward to supporting women around the state in pursuit of their goals and dreams. Kaleigh has been involved in pageantry for nearly 17 years. She has held numerous state and local titles, including Elite Miss Massachusetts Earth. She also was a top charitable fund raiser, earning her the opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico for the annual mission trip. Kaleigh is excited to work as a director to develop and expand her pageant passion. Contact Kaleigh