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Being a part of pageants as a young woman has led Vickie to continue to advocate for the empowerment of young women in all aspects of life. She has played a huge role in providing young women with scholarships and support that helps them reach their goals and dreams. As a businesswoman, philanthropist, wife, and mother of three children, Vickie Runk understands the value of hard work and the reward of taking your passion and giving it purpose.”
With years of experience as a regional director in business and marketing, Chris’s passion for media and innovation enables him to constantly find new ways to improve and expand an idea or organization for the better.
As the director of a growing wedding business, Caitlyn has a passion for helping turn women’s goals and dreams into a reality, not only within the wedding world but in everyday life as well. She excels in coordinating events and making sure everything falls into place the way it’s supposed to. Caitlyn loves using her skills and experience to benefit other women and their hard work.
Harlen spent four decades serving veterans as a Kinesiotherapist at the Salem VA Medical Center, and 43 years volunteering for an educational scholarship program in Virginia, where he was presented with the National Academy of Honor Award for his leadership. With his multi-faceted experience in scholarships and leadership within organizations, Harlen believes in the importance of providing an opportunity for the young women in Virginia to earn financial assistance for their education while serving their communities and gaining confidence as well as personal growth.
Professionally, Vicki served our nation’s finest for 32 years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. When it comes to pageants, she brings over three decades of scholarship pageant experience while mentoring young women to become leaders in their communities. Her primary focus is helping young women excel personally, professionally and academically through this service-based scholarship program. One of her favorite inspiring quotes is “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Alice has been a mentor for young women for the last 29 years in all levels of pageantry. Her passion lies in working with contestants to develop their ability to articulate their thoughts and beliefs in order to become effective communicators and strong community leaders. With a career in fashion, advertising and public speaking she brings her experience to enhance the total personal development of each young woman on or off the pageant stage.
Jason was born deep in the rural farmland of northern Illinois, but he is proud to call Central Virginia home for over 40 years. For 2 years he volunteered for a state-wide educational scholarship program in Virginia, where he was an onstage co host during their live production. Jason has been in and around live production for over 30 years, and is certainly no stranger to the stage. He has appeared in numerous local musical theater productions and loves singing and acting. From behind the curtain, Jason’s stage experience began as a lighting designer, giving him well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of live shows, both on stage and in the booth.
Jason’s favorite role by far is that of husband and father to his amazing wife, Heather, and their 4 boys, Sutton, Jack, Evan and Max. They reside in Forest, VA.