Mississippi Miss Amazing is made possible by our dedicated and experienced volunteer committee.
Lori Brasfield-Sanders -In addition to running a business which allows her to mentor young women, Lori also donates her time and experience to non-profit organizations that empower girls and women. In 2014, Lori founded Girls of Grit, a summer day camp that provides activity based learning for girls and teenagers. Girls are exposed to a variety of career paths, taught leadership skills, and practice value-based decision making. Girls who attend camps credit the experience with building their confidence, expanding their world view, and being encouraged to pursue non-traditional careers. In 2015, Lori was asked to take on the role as state director for the Mississippi chapter of Miss Amazing Inc. Her second year as Director, we grew the state program 50%, traveled the state promoting the event, and made appearances with the Miss Amazing representatives.
Lori believes that all of these endeavors fulfill her purpose, which is to support and empower girls and women.
Emily Cockrell- Emily is Mississippi born and raised. She is currently a full-time Miss Amazing Member, Student, and Patient Care Assistant. She received her Associate's Degree from Northwest Mississippi Community College and will graduate May 2019 with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Mississippi. Emily has been involved in many organizations including: Phi Theta Kappa, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, and a Spokesperson for Organ and Tissue Donation through Mid-South Transplant Foundation. Emily has been involved in the pageantry world for approximately six years and currently holds the title of Miss Mississippi United States 2018.
DIRECTOR OF Appearances
Misty Kilgore Wright- Misty is a resident of Oxford, Mississippi. She is married to Trey Wright and they have a son, Briley. Misty is an 18 year teacher that holds a Master's Degree and a National Board Certification. She is a graduate of both Delta State University and The University of Mississippi. She has taught at South Panola for her entire career teaching 6th and 7th grade math. Misty has been involved in pageantry her entire life and has held numerous titles over the years. She is currently coaching, directing, and emceeing pageants. She also enjoy performing in local playhouse plays and serving in her church. Volunteering is a major part of her life as she is a life member of JA, active in Batesville Junior Women’s League, and the Oxford Delta Delta Delta alumni chapter.
DIRECTOR OF Fundraising
Kimberly Gwen Mettetal-Reed - Kimberly is a native of Sardis, Mississippi, daughter of State Representative Nolan and Mrs. Kay Mettetal, wife of Commander Randall Paul Reed of Memphis, Tennessee , and mother of Nolan Paul, Adelaide Marie, and Sadie Kay. She began her career in nursing as a Hospice Nurse and Nurse Executive, caring for chronically and emotionally ill, then went to Mettetal Family Medicine as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at North Mississippi State Hospital. Currently, Kimberly practices telemedicine at home seeing patients daily from pediatric to geriatrics. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, attending Ole Miss football games, volunteering for The Miss Amazing Organization, Tim Tebow’s, A Night to Shine and advocating for Down’s Syndrome and other Diagnosis. Kimberly is committed to making a difference in the life of each person whom she treats.
DIRECTOR OF Recruitment
Laurel Boone- Laurel Boone is a resident of Oxford, MS and has been married to Taylor Boone for almost 20 years. They have 2 children, a son, Morgan (16) and a daughter, Pharis (11). They stay busy with school and sports activities with their children.
Laurel works for Pfizer Inc. as a Professional Healthcare Representative. Laurel is active in her community and her church. She serves as a small group leader for a college ladies bible study and her passion is to serve others. She feels extremely blessed to join the Mississippi Miss Amazing Board.
DIRECTOR OF Beauty With a Heart/ Assistant Director
Latora is a resident of Southaven, MS. She is a college graduate of Northwest MS Community College where she received her Associate's Degree in Psychology and will graduate December 2018 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from The University of Memphis. Upon completion of undergraduate, Latora plans to attend the University of Memphis School of Law. In her future, she plans to work for the FBI as a behavioral analyst. Latora works as the assistant to the directors, and specializes in styling young ladies for state, local, and national level pageants. She is the Co-Founder and Owner of BW Pageant Consulting, where she specializes in stage presence and walking. Latora has been involved in pageantry for over 10 years. She was named 2nd Runner Up to Miss Mississippi United States 2018. Latora has been apart of the Miss Amazing Organization for 3 years and has enjoyed every moment of it. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working as a philanthropist, beauty consulting, and doing anything pageantry!