OUR STAFF

Peggy Miller, Executive Director

Peggy Miller began her involvement with the Miss America system as a sponsor for a local program in 2000. She continued her involvement at the local level until she was asked to move to the state program in 2002, where her desire grew to help others succeed in their endeavors with the Miss Washington Scholarship Organization. She became the Executive Director of the MWSO in 2007 and has since continued to build on the foundation laid by those that have gone before her taking the MWSO to new heights. Washington's representatives have been very successful at Miss America for several years thanks to the Washington State Pageant Family! Peggy is a Washington native, and is happily married to her husband Mike. They have two married children, and love spending time with their grandkids and family. She is known for her hash tags #grateful & #kindness matters.
Production
Vince Stansbury

Executive Producer

 

Kelly Goodman

Choreographer

Sarah Aanderud Wahlen

Production Consultant

Janet Lin Photography

Official Photographer

Keith Krueger

Events Photographer

 

Merrick Kingman

Backstage Manager

Board of Directors
Darrin Emerick

President

Sarah Aanderud Wahlen

Vice President

 

Patti Belik

Co-Executive Director/ Treasurer

Peggy Miller

Executive Director

 

Mike Miller

Secretary

Year of Service
Shirlee Partridge 
(Parent of Miss Washington 2009)  

Business Manager

Special Thanks
Brad Brotherton

Business Consultant

Little Creek Casino Resort

2021 Host Hotel/Venue

Armondo Pavone, Mayor

City of Renton

Cugini Florists

Official Florist

Mi Po Seto

MWSO Events coordinator

Field Operations
Mike Miller  

Director of Field Operations/ Secretary ​

Administration
Patti Belik

Co-Executive Director/Ladies Director

 

Joyce Sward, RN

Medical Advisor

 

Tanya Aarhus,Sue Drolz, Kama Montermini, Joyce Sward, Sarah Vollmer, Barb Wagner, Sarah Wahlen

Hostesses

 

Shirlee Partridge (Parent of Miss Washington 2009)
Carolyn Plante (Parent of Miss Washington 1993) 

Headquarters/Family Hospitality

 

Merrick Kingman

Program Book Editor & Graphic Design

 

Krystle Ramos 

Ticket Sales/Event Registration

 

Darrin Emerick

Judge’s Chair

 

Nicole Liljegren

Auditor

 

Nick Latham

Assistant Auditor

 

Lois Elaine Smith Zoll

Scholarship Development

Communications
Krystle Ochsner Ramos
Director of Marketing
 
Sarah Aanderud Wahlen

Media Coordinator

Eric Blaser Consulting

Website Hosting

Kailee Cavaliere

Social Media/Website Creation

Miss Washington's Oustanding Teen
Lona Graves

Executive Director

Megan Leibold-Blum

Co-Director

Special Events
Patti Belik

Fashion Show

Pat Spencer & MiPo Seto

Awards Banquet and Ball Committee

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