Our Volunteers


The success of the Miss California Organization is due to the dedication and involvement of our VOLUNTEER State Staff and Executive Directors.  We acknowledge their enormous contributions with our most sincere gratitude.

Board of Directors

Donna Jones

Chairman of the Board

Connie Tyer

Secretary

Merri Caywood

Treasurer

Patricia (Northrup) Murray
Miss California 1992

Director

Russ Gladden

Director

Lynn Blackburn

Director

Erin Salwasser

Director

Rachel Stanford

Director

Jaclyn Grossman, Esq.

Director

PPA President
Junann Smith

Director

State Staff

Patricia Murray
Miss California 1992

CEO &
Executive Director

Russ Gladden

President
Chief Operations Officer

Donna Jones

Director of Field Operations

Susan Sullivan

Miss California’s Outstanding Teen
Executive Director

Layne Sanders

Ombudsman

Sherry Cain

Miss California
Business Manager

Chelle Hyde

Director of Events

Paula Sue Gross

Princess Program Director

Lynn Blackburn

Information & Internet Chair

Connie Oliver

State Sponsors &
Preparation Chair

Jonna Aluisi

Press Liaison

George Juarez

Press Liaison

George Bye

Security Chair

Freeman Stamper

Archivist

Issie Inserra

Hospitality Chair

Kathi Hikawa

Fundraising Chair

Courtney Caron Peters

Marketplace & Tradeshow Chair

Michele Moser

Merchandise Chair

Dirk Wunderlich

Photographer

Doug Hikawa

Photographer

Connie Tyer

Hostess Chair

Marilyn Schwadron

Music Licensing Chair

Coleen Rockey

State Scholarship Chair

Sharon Terrill

State Scholarship
Associate Chair

Rachel (Kerstner) Stanford

Alumnae Relations

Claudette Davis

Hostess

Connie Livingston

Hostess

Paula Presley

Hostess

Field Staff

Gwen Adkins

Field Director

Paul Sanfilipo

Field Director

Derek Copple

Field Director

Tom Woods

Field Director

Kathi Baldwin

Field Director

Linda Dash

Field Director

Gabino Lopez

Deputy Field Director

Connie Benson

Deputy Field Director

Local Directors

Patrick Cordes

Miss Anaheim
Miss Anaheim Hills

Sharon Cordes

Miss Anaheim
Miss Anaheim Hills

Gabino Lopez

Miss Bay Area
Miss North Bay

Mickey Copple

Miss Blythe

Junann Smith

Miss Central Valley
Miss Tulare County

Connie Benson

Miss City of Orange
Miss Orange Coast
Miss Orange County

Alyssa Bandoni

Miss Clovis

TBD

Miss Contra Costa County

Katrina Moramarco

Miss Covina

Ken Rockey

Miss Culver City
Miss Los Angeles County

Marie Theurich

Miss Fresno County

Cassie Alex

Miss Garden Grove

Adonica Porter

Miss Golden Gate
Miss San Francisco

Tiffany Hill

Miss High Desert

Teresa Vernon

Miss Kings County

Sandra Orchid

Miss Lake County

Michele Moser

Miss Marin County

Verna Jacobs

Miss Mendocino County

Wendy Ekizian

Miss Merced County
Miss Sierra Nevada
Miss Yosemite Valley

Michelle Symes Thiara

Miss Merced County
Miss Sierra Nevada
Miss Yosemite Valley

Sara Lopez

Miss Napa County

Connie Bell

Miss National Orange Show

Richelle Butcher

Miss Placentia
Miss Yorba Linda

Teresa Garcia

Miss Redwood City/San Mateo County

April Smith

Miss Sacramento County

Issie Inserra

Miss San Diego

Lynn Miller

Miss San Fernando Valley

Karen Grimaldi

Miss San Joaquin County
Miss Sunrise Seaport

Stephanie Quintal

Miss Santa Clara
Miss Silicon Valley

Edy King

Miss Sonoma County

Cherrill Cady

Miss Tustin

Nancy Gruttemeyer

Miss Ventura County