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
Kara Knudsen

Executive State Co-Director

Shalyn Kernop
Shalyn Kernop

Executive State Co-Director

Stephen Kernop
Stephen Kernop

Director of Operations/ Pageant Nurse

Chloe Hope Hatfield
Chloe Hope Hatfield

Elementary Pageant Coordinator

Hailey Lorance
Hailey Lorance

Assistant to Executive Directors

Riley Hunsucker
Riley Hunsucker

Assistant to Executive Directors

Kimberly Hamilton
Kimberly Hamilton

Music Production Chair

Mary-Kate FitzPatrick
Mary-Kate FitzPatrick

MC

Ellen Bebo
Ellen Bebo

JHC Judges Chair

Shana Owen
Shana Owen

Elementary Judges Chair

Laurie Love
Laurie Love

Front of House Manager

Trevar Doss
Trevar Doss

Stage Hand/Prop Mover