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Would I Still Choose to Become a Pilot?

Would I Still Choose to Become a Pilot?

YOU BET! HERE'S WHY. There are some amazing things in life that call you. A Blast From the Past My dad’s been spending his COVID-19 lockdown going through our family photo albums. Dad was quite the shutterbug and as...

Winning Mrs. Nevada – American 2020

Winning Mrs. Nevada – American 2020

“Wife, Mother, USAF Veteran, Airline Pilot, and Forever Tomboy Wins Beauty Pageant Title.....” Said no headline ever.... Until tonight! I had such an incredible experience during the Mrs. Nevada competition. The...

Pageant competition: why?

Pageant competition: why?

Happy International Pageant day! In honor of #nationalpageantday combined with a #tbt remembrance, here’s a shot from 2018 by the incredibly talented team of Judy Wright and her photographer husband...

Truth Not Talk Video Challenge Launched

Truth Not Talk Video Challenge Launched

TikTok influencer Vallyk Pena, pictured here on Monday, August 24, 2020, at The Westgate in Las Vegas, partnered with the DEA and the Victoria's Voice Foundation to host Truth Not Talk, a social media campaign designed...

Victoria Claire’s Formalwear

A KENTUCKY LADY FINDS HER NICHE IN LAS VEGAS Victoria Giroux’s Las Vegas legacy began when she traveled from Kentucky to visit family in a suburb where The Strip was only a silhouette in the background of a vibrant...

Turning Back the Hands of Time

Turning Back the Hands of Time

FRANCESCA’S LIQUID FACELIFT I had a lovely time getting to know Francesca LoBadio, owner of Francesca’s Facelift and a sponsor of the Mrs. Nevada America Pageant, during my recent consultation at her Henderson medispa....

Three Business Lessons I Learned…..

Three Business Lessons I Learned…..

FROM COMPETING IN A BEAUTY PAGEANT I delved into the pageantry world late in life. We’ve all seen those tabloid-esque “reality” shows displaying catty pageant moms vicariously living through their daughters and mean...

Sojourn Level pageant Sponsor

THANK YOU TPC PAYROLL HR CONSULTANTS! At TPC Payroll HR Consultants, they know how busy you are and how many tasks you are juggling to run your business. Their job is to take human resources and payroll functions off...

iDrink Multi-Vitamin Water

BETTER WATER, BETTER HEALTH, BETTER YOU “Life without water is impossible. Any way you slice it, water will always be the most important liquid on our planet. However, did you know that not all water is created equal?”...

How to Use the Spotlight for Good

One of the tasks I looked forward to most about earning the title of Mrs. Nevada - American was highlighting our incredible small business community.  Now that I'm your Mrs. Nevada American I can press forward...

Here’s Why Tomboys are Beautiful

Here's Why Tomboys are Beautiful: No makeup. No filter. Air-dried hair. Just me being mommy and daughter while running around with all 4 of my favorite fellows (my Dad, Mark, Mason, and Caleb) back home during a few...

Here’s How I Prepared for Competition

It's been four days since I won the title of Mrs. Nevada - American and I'm still in a tad bit of shock! What started as a dare and challenge from my dear friend Amanda Klein has resulted in a title I can't...

Grrrl Clothing: Breaking Stereotype Molds

“We’re not fighting you. We’re fighting for the freedom of women. We are not what you say we can be, that’s for us to decide. We dance, We kick, We are floral, We punch, We are pink, We are tattooed, We lift, We like...

Go Zero-G!

Go Zero-G!

MY EXPERIENCE ABOARD THE U.S.’S ONLY ZERO-GRAVITY APPROVED AIRCRAFT I have to confess: pretty much every adrenaline-seeking experience available on Earth was ruined for me on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Nothing will...

Forced Accountability: Big Pharma

IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR BIG PHARMA TO TAKE OWNERSHIP Recently, the Wall Street Journal and other media channels published the results of a lengthy Department of Justice investigation into Purdue Pharma, the maker of...

Embrace Your “And”

International Inspiration During my professional career, I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to several international destinations. One of my favorite was the German town of Landstuhl near Ramstein Air Force Base,...

Donate Blood!

Who needs a great excuse to eat sweets AND a big meal on the same day!? I sure do! As a pro pilot, we can donate blood as long as we're not flying within 72 hours. For the past decade, donating has been hard to squeeze...

Delivering With Dignity

FEEDING LAS VEGAS’ MOST AT-RISK DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Mark and I had the honor of participating in Delivering With Dignity, a program created as a pilot project from United Way of Southern Nevada to bring...

Cinderella’s Closet is Today!

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP! Today is a BIG DAY for the @beasherofoundation!! For those who can’t attend in person, please view our incredible speakers and teens modeling beautiful fashions via Facebook Live! Details...

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