MEET THE STAFF

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LAURA CLARK | DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Laura Clark has been selected as Director of the Year by Art & Beauty Magazine and Prestige Pageantry Awards, as well as ranked multiple times to Pageant Planet's Best in Pageantry. She has held positions with esteemed companies including Miss Earth USA, the Miss United States Organization, Miss World America, the National Football League, and Going Pro Entertainment. Having earned the title of Ms. United States 2011, she then became an accomplished state director and national director of marketing for Miss United States and Miss World America. Laura dedicated six years cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams. Her favorite time as an NFL cheerleader was touring seven countries performing for the U.S. military. She also appeared on CMT's Making the Team as a semifinalist for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. She holds a bachelor's degree in public communication with a minor in political science, and has held continuous certification for over 10 years in nutrition, personal training and group fitness. Laura, her husband and two children reside in the Washington, DC region. 

ANNIKA ADAMS | PRODUCTION DIRECTOR 

Annika is an entertainer, humanitarian and project manager from Memphis, Tennessee. With over 15 years of pageantry experience, Annika served for two years as International Ms. District of Columbia, placing in the Top 6 both years, including an international first runner up placement. 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. 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 | DELEGATE COORDINATOR

Rose Buckley is remembered for serving as International Ms. 2016 and remaining heavily involved in the program in subsequent years. In 2020, she will take on the role as Delegate Coordinator at events in Las Vegas. Rose is a resident of Maryland and enjoys a successful career as one of the regions most respected certified home inspectors and trainers. A former French language teacher and translator, Rose has traveled throughout the world, exploring historical sites, snowboarding, and serving ecological projects. Discovering the benefits of pageantry after the age of 28, Rose has excelled in every pageant she has entered, capturing the titles of Ms. Delaware United States, International Ms. Delaware, Ms. Canada and Ms. Eco International 2019. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Miss Earth USA Organization.

ARIEL SORENSEN | INTERNATIONAL STAFF 

Ariel Sorensen 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. 

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