Since 2016, Miss Earth United States is under the direction of U.S. Earth Productions, Inc / Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc (501c3). We invite you to meet the team!
SEEKING STATE DIRECTORS! Please send location and pageant experience to Laura Clark.
LAURA CLARK, NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Laura Clark is the President of U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. and Beauty Beyond Borders, Inc. (501c3), the license holder for Miss Earth in the United States. In recent years, 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. During Laura's leadership, the US ranked as 2nd Runner Up Miss World and received the Multimedia Award, and MUSO was ranked in the Top 2 pageants in the nation by The Pageant Planet. Prior to pageantry, Laura dedicated six years cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams. Her favorite time as an NFL cheerleader was performing abroad 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 in Washington, D.C., where they are volunteer puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence, training puppies who will go on to become service dogs. Contact Laura
ARIEL SORENSEN, ASSISTANT NATIONAL DIRECTOR
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
CELINE HOBBS, DIRECTOR OF BRANDING & WEB DESIGN
Celine has grown up on-stage from the time she was 5 years old. She has an established background in dancing, singing, and cheerleading, both at the college level and professionally for the NFL as a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader. She was selected to appear in the international NFL Mexico Media Tour as well perform in four overseas USO military tours during her three year tenure with the Chiefs. With this extensive training in public speaking, media training, and professional appearances as a representative of the NFL, paired with her background in performing and the love of the stage, pageantry was a natural progression, winning the title of Ms. Kansas United States 2012 and securing a top ten spot at Ms. United States. Celine served three years as a state director and the National Webmaster for the Miss United States Organization. She and her husband Dave own a well established company allowing her to travel frequently, making Celine very excited to represent the U.S. preliminary to one of the highest ranked international pageants - Miss Earth. Contact Celine
TRACEY LEE HIRSCH, DELEGATE COORDINATOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Tracey is the main point of contact for delegates as they apply for appointed titles. She assists all delegates in preparation of the Miss Earth United States pageant and design of official program books. Tracey has competed twice 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. Contact Tracey
KAYLEE CARLBERG, MISSION COORDINATOR
Kaylee brings with her a wealth of experience and dedication to Miss Earth, having served twice as Miss Nebraska Earth 2016 & 2017 - both years placing in the national Top 10, and representing USVI at Miss Earth 2017 this fall. A resident of Lincoln, Nebraska and originally from Iowa, Kaylee has worked most recently as Community Support for Region V Services, supporting individuals with developmental and mental disabilities throughout the communities of southeast Nebraska. As Mission Coordinator, Kaylee focuses on the organization's environmental mission, including mission work, campaigns, and alliances with organizations or events. "I can't wait to help further the Miss Earth brand here in the United States! I'm ready to empower our titleholders to get out in their communities and be proud to represent a prestigious pageant and a worthy cause." Contact Kaylee
ANNIKA ADAMS, SPECIAL EVENTS & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
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.
ROSE BUCKLEY, PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Rose has assisted with the stage production and backstage management for two years at Miss Earth United States. She has held the titles of Ms. Delaware United States, International Ms. and is currently representing Ireland at Ms. Earth 2018. A former high school teacher and professional translator, Rose now travels frequently utilizing her training in multiple languages. She enjoys snow boarding and serving her community. She is a home inspector and entrepreneur based in Maryland.
BRITTANY WILLIAMS, STATE DIRECTOR (Nevada) & REGIONAL COORDINATOR (Utah, Colorado)
Tomboy turned beauty queen, Brittany is a Speaker, Model, Fitness Universe Pro Athlete, former Miss US Galaxy, Miss United States and budding Author. A resident of Las Vegas, she has worked in Hotel Management and Operations for Caesars Palace, Mandarin Oriental, Wynn and Encore. She is recognized as one of the international faces of Planet Beach Spray and Spa and was a featured extra in Matt Damon's upcoming movie, Bourne 5. Brittany recently took her second trip to Sri Lanka through World Relief Organization for Children and looks forward to visiting an African orphanage this summer. As often as possible, Brittany shares her message of enlightenment and empowerment, B.FabYOUlous. As a speaker, coach and athlete, Brittany combines her alter egos for a holistic approach to helping young women navigate through a superficial world. She loves pageantry and uses her experience to guide girls by embracing fitness, fashion, beauty and health while remaining true to oneself. Contact Brittany
JACQUELINE GARCIA-MARTINEZ, STATE DIRECTOR (Texas & Arizona)
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
JEGIE CARRERA, STATE DIRECTOR (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin) & REGIONAL COORDINATOR (Michigan)
A dual resident of Chicago and Wisconsin, Jegie is the owner of Jegie clothing brand and Mod Culture Magazine. With years of experience in the fashion industry, Jegie created the Miss Crowd Sourced Pageant and is formerly Ms. Illinois Petite America. She directs pageants and special events in her surrounding areas and is responsible for the creation of custom pageant wardrobe at Miss Earth United States 2017. Contact Jegie
KHIA MOON, STATE DIRECTOR (Maryland & Virginia)
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
JENNIFER TOSO-KENNA, STATE DIRECTOR (North & South Dakota) & REGIONAL COORDINATOR (Minnesota)
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
DR. ALLISON HILL, STATE DIRECTOR (District of Columbia)
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
YANERY ROSARIO, STATE DIRECTOR (New Jersey & New York)
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 is also the contestant coordinator for the Miss Earth Puerto Rico national pageant. Contact Yanery
MEGAN RINKER, REGIONAL COORDINATOR (West Virginia)
Megan is your 2017 Miss West Virginia Earth United States and has competed in multiple pageant systems. She studied psychology at West Virginia University and earned a trade license at Morgantown Beauty College. She is now proud owner and esthetician at Fabulash Boutique & Spa. Outside of pageantry, Megan dedicates time to her local animal shelter and coaching little league cheerleading. She believes the best part of pageantry is "getting to learn about yourself and other people." She and her fiance Dakota are looking forward to a Summer 2018 wedding. Contact Megan
JOCELYN STUMP, JUDGES COORDINATOR
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.
KRISTIN CHUCCI, NATIONAL PAGEANT STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kristin resides in California and grew up in West Virginia. She is a commercial real estate agent, 2016 Elite Miss Earth United States and winner of Ms. Earth 2017. Kristin enjoys traveling, having visited multiple international locations this year, including Hong Kong, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Panama, and Puerto Rico. Prior to specializing the Miss Earth Organization, Kristin competed in the Miss Galaxy and Miss USA pageants. Kristin is devoted to environmental preservation and commits to World Missions Outreach as a child sponsor. In 2017, Kristin served as the state director for Florida and now sits on the national Board of Directors and national pageant staff.
BRENDA JOHNSON, NATIONAL PAGEANT STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
BRITTANY ANN PAYNE, NATIONAL PAGEANT STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A resident of Bakersfield, California, 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. In 2016 and 2017, Brittany hosted the Miss Earth United States national finals airing on the Dish Network and will return to the production in 2018. 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.