MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Our Motto: Help others achieve their dreams, and you will achieve yours.

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LAURA CLARK | CEO & 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 certification for over 10 years in nutrition, personal training and group fitness. Laura, her husband and two children reside in Chicago.

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ARIEL SORENSEN | PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Ariel Sorensen is originally from Southern California, was raised in Arizona and recently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. 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. She is currently the Nonprofit Director of B4ACUSA Foundation and serves on the Executive Team of Miss Earth USA. She gives her time frequently to charitable purposes including military appreciation and allergy awareness. 

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KHIA MOON SMITH | DELEGATE COORDINATOR

Based in Virginia Beach, Khia is an accomplished pageant director, judge, coach and competitor. She competed for three years at the Ms. United States pageant and placed top five in multiple circuits including Teen All American and American Coed. As a director and coach, her delegates have won state and national titles. Khia has served on the Executive Council of the Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals and was recognized as a Distinguished Young Professional. She has been a member of the United Way of South Hampton Roads, the Women’s Leadership Council, and the National Association of Professional Women. She has created several businesses including K. Cimóne, Style Syndicated and The Homeschool Alliance. She is mother of three children and one fur-child.