Miss Earth United States is under NEW direction of U.S. Earth Productions, Inc. We invite you to meet the team!
LAURA CLARK, NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Laura Clark is the President of U.S. Earth Productions, Inc., 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
LISA FORBES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lisa has been a competitor for over 13 years and has been coaching pageant contestants for the past 8 years. As Miss Earth United States 2007, Lisa competed at Miss Earth in the Philippines and brings great personal affiliation to her role as Director of Miss Earth United States. She has had numerous local, state, and National winners in almost every system including Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Miss Earth, Mrs. United States, Miss Teen World, National American Miss, American Co-Ed, and numerous others. She specializes in Interview, Evening Gown, Swimsuit, Casual Wear, Wardrobe, Hair and Make-Up. Lisa's Titles Are: Miss Kansas USA 2004, Miss Kansas United States 2006, Miss Earth Kansas 2007, Miss Earth United States 2007, Ms. Kansas United States 2010, Ms. United States 2010 - Top 6. In 2006, Lisa appeared on the Paris edition of the reality television show The Bachelor. She attended the University of Kansas where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. Lisa is passionate about American Quarter Horses, which she grew up riding, showing and training. As the owner of Winning Edge Pageant Coaching, Lisa is the official pageant coach of Miss Earth United States in her preparation for international competition. Contact Lisa
CELINE HOBBS, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
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.
KENA HODGES, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Kena is a proud mother, entrepreneur and activist. In addition to holding a directorship and judging, Kena was Ms. Wisconsin United States 2014, ranking in Top 15 Ms. United States. Originally from Chicago, Kena once called the basketball court her stage while playing internationally In Sweden and in briefly in the WNBA. She has a degree in communications from Furman University in South Carolina. Today, she owns NVMe Fitness, where her purpose is motivating people to value themselves and enjoy life through a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys competing in fitness competitions and providing wellness and nutrition strategies for corporations and families. Kena can also be labeled an Emmy Award Winning producer and an actress on the award-winning series Anacostia. She resides in Maryland with her son.
HEATHER ROSPLOCK, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
As the owner of Crowned Productions, Heather Rosplock fell in love with pageants at age 15. She grew up competing in the Miss Texas USA system and then moved on to become a Texas Bikini Team model traveling the United States. At age 31, she earned second runner up at Mrs. Texas and then became the state director of Miss Texas United States and Miss Texas World, assisting two queens to capture national titles and witnessing multiple top five national placements. Heather is a former high school business teacher and also an independent distributor for Premier Designs Jewelry, teaching women how to have a successful business while working from home. Heather studied Marketing at Sam Houston State University on a full athletic scholarship. She currently resides in Houston, Texas with her three sons and husband.
BRITTANY WILLIAMS, REGIONAL DIRECTOR
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 enlightement 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.
Jackie is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Bazaar Models. She recently 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's 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.
ARIEL SORENSEN, CONTESTANT COORDINATOR
Ariel is originally from Southern California, was raised in Arizona and now resides in Washington, D.C. where she works 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. As Contestant Coordinator, Ariel makes each delegate feel comfortable and informed as they complete their contest requirements and travel to Washington, D.C.
MELISSA MANGRUM, SALON COORDINATOR
Melissa is a pageant and bridal beauty expert based in Baltimore and D.C. Her work has appeared in GLAMOUR Magazine and Essence Magazine, as well as projects with Nickelodeon and Mattel. During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Melissa worked with designers Cynthia Rowley, Walter Baker, Betsy Johnson, and Cesar Galindo. Model faces include Mikaela Schipani (ANTM Cycle 2) and World Cup Champion Soccer Players like Ali Krieger, as well as Candiace Dillard (Miss United States 2013), Victoria Mendoza (Miss World America 2015) and Elizabeth Safrit (2nd Runner Up Miss World 2014). She spent many years as Regional Artist & Educator for Stila Cosmetics and was awarded Makeup Artist of the Year (2011), Wedding Wire Brides Choice Awards (2012) and Commercial Makeup Artist of the Year Nominee for Fashion Awards MD (2013). Recently, Melissa launched Southern Flair Lashes. Melissa and her team of stylists / artists work behind the scenes at Miss Earth United States 2016 as official salon staff.
TORI MILLER, CORPORATE LIAISON
Tori started her career in dance and professional sports. From Richmond, Virginia, she moved to Dallas to be a choreographer and consultant for Dallas Powerhouse of Dance. After starting her family, Tori was assistant director of game day entertainment for the Richmond Raiders Indoor Professional Football. She has enjoyed choreographing for many dance teams and working behind the scenes for pageants along the east coast. As Corporate Liaison for Miss Earth United States, Tori provides a positive and rewarding experience to both business partners and the pageant's state delegates. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Randolph Macon College and is proud mom to two sons: Johnny and Banks.
KIERSTEN GONZALEZ, COMMUNITY RELATIONS & MEDIA COORDINATOR
Originally from the California Bay Area, Kiersten has enjoyed the past few years living in Washington, DC to attend American University, majoring in Business Administration with a specialization in Brand Marketing. Within the AU School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, she is currently the Alumni Events and Relations Coordinator and also recently served as the outreach director for AU’s Fashion Society. This spring, Kiersten was selected to be a Sustain US Delegate for the United Nations: Commission on the Status of Women. She has held a public relations internship with T.H.E Artist Agency. Kiersten brings along a passion for people and pageantry, as a recent contestant for the Miss America Organization.
Do you represent "Beauties with a Cause?" Are you ready to earn a title with one of the Top International pageants in the world?
Miss Texas Earth is an official preliminary to Miss Earth United States.
To submit a referral of a woman whom you believe would be a great fit for Miss Earth United States, contact us by clicking the link up above titled “Contact Us”.
"Miss Texas Earth is independently produced by Bazaar Model Management."