California State Staff

This pageant would not be made possible without the hard work and dedication of our amazing state staff. Each of the staff members brings years of experience in pageantry,

their specialized field, or entertainment industry.

We all have a love for empowering young girls and women to make a difference! 

Kara Knudsen
Executive State Co-Director
Shalyn Kernop
Executive State Co-Director
Stephen Kernop
Director of Operations/
Pageant Nurse
Chloe Hope Hatfield
Elementary Pageant Coordinator
Hailey Lorance
Assistant to Executive Directors
Riley Hunsucker
Assistant to Executive Directors
Kimberly Hamilton
Music Production Chair
Mary-Kate FitzPatrick
Ellen Bebo
JHC Judges Chair
Shana Owen
Elementary Judges Chair
Laurie Love
Front of House Manager
Trevar Doss
Stage Hand/Prop Mover
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