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By now you have figured out that Dwight and I, along with Associate National Directors Kathi Holdway, Lori Chitty, Dr. Laura S Hererra, and Rebecca Crews have decided to embark on a new adventure. I am proud and excited to be the National Director of this new and innovative pageant program. We are all about “Beauty by Action” and our Queens “having fun!”, “making new friends”, and “growing in poise, self-esteem, and confidence!” Along with Dr. Dwight CEO and our son Trae (Dwight III), who will take my place as the operational expert, we plan to make pageant history.
Most of you know me well enough to understand that I love working with the Queens, making plans for competitions, parties and organizing the “exciting things” (like purchasing prizes and new crowns and sashes!)
Websites and Facebook are not my "things" (We have Trae the WebMaster and Kathi and Jacque the Facebook Queens). So I invite you to JOIN us as we grow into a Premiere Pageant System with all the bells and whistles!
Kathi Holdway has been involved with pageantry in all aspects. She competed in pageants when she was a child, has worked as a pageant photographer, coach, and judged as well as directed her own charity pageants and working for other systems as an adult. She is currently retired from being a fulltime photographer with Holdway Photography and spends her days homeschooling three bright children. She is involved with donating and supporting charity organizations in her community such as her local Safe Home and Humane Society. She is an advocate for foster care and adoption and it holds a special place in her heart. Her family helps feed the homeless in their area and is always looking for ways to help others. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys traveling, singing on her church's praise team, antique shopping and spending time with her family. She resides in the small town of Clinton, South Carolina.
Laura is a lifelong Hoosier and resides in Cicero, Indiana. She and her husband, Ponce, enjoy being empty-nesters and living on the lake. Their children are entering their last year of college and they are excited to see what adventures await their young ladies.Laura’s interest in pageants began as a way to instill the importance of community service in her daughters. Through “beauty in action”, the girls were able to use their pageant titles to raise awareness, help causes, and raise money and food for non-profit organizations. Laura leads by example. She and her family participate in an adaptive water-ski two day clinic each June at Morse Reservoir. This adaptive clinic sponsored by the Rehabilitation Hospital of
Indiana and the Indiana Water Ski Association allows individuals with disabilities to enjoy a water sport in a new way. Laura believes that if she leads the way by participating in community service projects, the young ladies she meets will be inspired to do the same.
Rebecca Crews was raised in the mountains of Tennessee in a small town called Elizabethton. She now resides in Geneva, Alabama where she is a nurse at Geneva Medical Center. She was in numerous pageants in her youth at Bethlehem High School where she played softball and basketball. Rebecca has always had a soft spot for those in need, part of the reason she became a medical professional. This is a huge reason why she decided to join Miss Celebrations USA to give back to her community and actively make a difference. Beauty by Action! She and her husband Trae Crews spend their time outdoors fishing, hiking and tending to their cattle.
Lori and her husband Steve have been married for almost 30 years. Together, they have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. In the past 25 years, Lori has been an active Girl Scout leader, cheer and dance mom, and of course a pageant mom. She has been a State/Regional Director for a national pageant system for five years and loves to work with the contestants of all ages. While working full time for an oral surgeon, she still finds time to help her community and to encourage others to do the same. Through pageants, she has been able to help collect thousands of nonperishable food items for food banks throughout Florida and Georgia. In her spare time, Lori enjoys trading her house in the big city of Jacksonville, Florida for their 5thwheel in the woods to go “glamping” with the family.
Carrie grew up in the Northwest, in a small town in Oregon. She moved to Mississippi in her early 20's. She now lives in Diamondhead, ms with her Husband Tim and daughter Brianna. Carrie studied dance growing up and started as a dance instructor in 2003. She got involved in pageants when Brianna decided she wanted to a pageant at the age of 10. They started competing with Sherry in 2014 and over the years they became family. Even after Brianna stopped competing in pageants Carrie, Tim, and Brianna still did all they could to help support Miss Celebrations USA.
Now that Brianna is in college Carrie has decided to join her pageant family as a director. She hopes to become a mentor to young ladies and help teach them the meaning of "Beauty by Action."