Miss North Carolina USA
Representing North Carolina at Miss USA has been a life-long dream for native Julia Dalton. This dream became a goal after she graduated college and now it is reality! After the life changing experience of being Miss NC Teen USA 2008, and placing 2nd runner up at Miss Teen USA, Julia set her sights on the next level.
Julia graduated High Point University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, served as the President of Kappa Delta sorority, a Resident Advisor and a Supplementary Instructor in Statistics.
Julia’s education is being directly applied as she is now a force for PPD, a contract research organization as a coordinator for study start-ups. In addition to modeling, performing and speaking, Julia plans to combine her health and wellness expertise with the Miss North Carolina USA platform to educate and inspire Americans to live long, vital and happy lives.
Since 2001, Trudy Simmons has mentored and counseled women and married couples. She has a Ph.D. from Jacksonville Theological Seminary and is a licensed pastoral counselor and ordained minister. In addition, Trudy has worked over 15 years in the fitness industry as a certified personal trainer and writer for Women’s Health and Fitness magazine helping people achieve their personal fitness goals and establish an overall healthy lifestyle.
Bringing these attributes and skills together, Trudy is uniquely qualified to train women body, soul and spirit. In addition to her regular speaking engagements, Trudy is a frequent guest on the Dottie Coffman radio show, has spoken nationally at the Pure women’s conferences and has been a guest on the Friends and Neighbors TV show.
Dr. Trudy and her husband founded the Seven Bridge Marriage ministry, which provides resources for married couples to strengthen their marriage through seven guiding principles of God’s relationship to mankind. Through this ministry, Dr. Trudy has authored seven marriage study courses and a book on The Marriage Journey.
Everyday Living with Dr. Trudy
Atlanta Live TV
Friends & Neighbors TV Show
The Peggy Denny TV Show
Dottie Coffman Radio Show
Delmar knows about transition and reinventing yourself. Through multiple layoffs, life challenges that literally brought her to her knees, and after losing everything, she chose to take those lessons learned along the way and make them work for her, by looking at all of it from a different perspective and choosing to live an unmasked and authentic life.
Understanding the power of being resilient and tenacious in the face of such disappointments, positioned her to have the courage to begin rediscovering the power of who she is within. Using those past experiences to ignite her, she became a published author, speaker, educator and entrepreneur.
Delmar has an unconditional passion for women and work with those who struggle with life curve balls, and feel they have lost themselves and feel stuck; she helps them refocus, reconnect, and be
bold so they are free to live their lives more authentically.
She is the author of the newly released book "Seasons of My Soul: A Life Journey Through Lessons Learned in a Dry Place" and co-author of "The Power of Collaboration in Business". She's been a guest speaker at several conferences and empowerment events including the Stiletto Thrive, HERGroove Women's Empowerment, Design Your Destiny, and Spark and Hustle Entrepreneurs Conferences.
Sloane was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She states that she "loves the friendly people, beautiful scenery and good ol' Southern food that makes up North Carolina". Her and her husband have two sons, a daughter, and a sweet little bulldog named Rosie.
Her news philosophy is simple: "To report each story in a clear, concise and factual manner with sound and pictures that create moments that last in a viewer's memory". Her favorite interviews are with people who have faced tremendous adversity but manage to rise above.
Her background includes being an anchor/reporter at WALB-TV in Albany, GA, WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, FL and in 2009 she was a Spot News Emmy Award Winner. Sloane is currently a weekend anchor/reporter for WRAL-TV.
Recently called the “Wayne Dyer of business, Jeff Nischwitz is a force of nature and is waking up business and association audiences across the country with his messages about conscious leadership, a new way of being (personally and professionally), and his courageous injection of authenticity, vulnerability and intimate relationships into the business world.
Big in stature and bigger in heart, Jeff Nischwitz is leading audiences on a magical journey of self awareness and discovery that is transforming organizations, leaders, teams, and people!
Jeff energizes and captivates audiences on a wide range of topics including: Conscious Leadership, Revenue Acceleration, Accountable High Performing Teams, Relationship Building and Business Development, Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs and Personal Transformation. Inviting Jeff to wake up your audience is an invitation to acceleration, disruptive thinking, and inspired perspectives on the impact of stories in their business and their life, an experience that others have called Getting Jeffed!
Author, seasoned conference speaker, and host of nationally syndicated television program “Freedom Today”, Robin Bertram brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to women’s platforms across the country.
Robin’s passion for the Word, love for people, and heart to serve was developed early on in life as “PK” and continued through her life’s journey. Her straightforward approach and in-depth biblical insight is healing hearts and transforming lives, as she delivers vibrant messages of encouragement, freedom, and victory in Jesus Christ.
Miss North Carolina Teen USA
Jane is a 16-year-old junior at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, NC. Jane loves music and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She trains in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and many other forms and has been dancing competitively since she was six years old.
Dance is one of her passions, a way of expressing herself, and a huge part of her everyday life. She has attended the Rockette's Summer Intensive twice and plans to audition to become a Radio City Rockette when she turns 18 years old.
As an advocate for health and fitness, Jane loves being a Zumba instructor at the local YMCA after-school program because she enjoys spending time with kids. Jane has been living gluten free since she was 8 years old and hopes to encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles by sharing her story of how becoming gluten free has changed her life.
Jane is in the top 10% of her high school class where she is currently taking 3 AP courses and is a member of the Beta Club and French National Honor Society. She plans to attend college and major in International Business.
Jane has worked with several different organizations including Operation North State, Special Olympics NC, Drea's Dream, and has helped raise over $50,000 along with her dance team for an orphanage in Liberia.
Jane is thrilled to have the opportunity to be Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2015. This is an exciting chapter in her life and she plans to reach out to as many teens as she can through this role to motivate them to realize their self worth and potential while living healthy lifestyle.
CJ Scarlet, President of Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc., knows first-hand how violence can destroy lives. A survivor of rape at the age of 19, Scarlet spent a decade dealing with the emotional aftermath of her experience.
Then she took her power back and became an advocate for others who had been victimized, volunteering on the boards of rape crisis and domestic violence agencies, running a child advocacy center, and working as Director of Victims Issues for the NC Attorney General’s Office.
But just when things couldn’t get any better, the bottom fell out. CJ’s long-term battle with lupus morphed into a life-threatening heart condition, and she was told she was going to die. Within months, CJ went from workaholic to crawling up the stairs on her hands and knees.
Then one day a Tibetan Buddhist Lama ordered her to “stop feeling sorry for herself and focus on the happiness of others” and her life was transformed. The more CJ benefited others by performing daily acts of kindness, the happier she became and the better she felt. Amazingly, within two years her condition went into remission!
CJ is an award-winning entrepreneur, victim advocate, motivational speaker, author and inventor. The former Marine Corps photojournalist has given speeches and workshops at national and international events; and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.
CJ holds a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Wesleyan College and an interdisciplinary M.A. in Humanities with an emphasis on Human Violence and graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Old Dominion University. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the NC Lupus Foundation President of the North Carolina Veterans Business Association, and a volunteer with Soroptimist Raleigh and the Women Marines Association.
Named one of the “Happy 100” people on the planet, CJ’s story is featured in several books, including bestsellers "Happy for No Reason" and "Be Invincible".
Life Coach - Entrepreneur - Mentor - Motivational Speaker - Personal Chef
2011–Present: SeRentai’s Catering, Diva’s In the Kitchen and One Big Heart Moore was an avid chef in her youth and adult years. Cooking was one of the many activities that always made her feel good inside and she began to expand on her craft through recipe experimenting.
Always feeding others, she gathered mentors in her journey that cemented the new lineup of beginning a “food for the soul”catering company. SeRentai’s Catering (2011), which put her on a path to a women’s empowerment event and cooking show, Divas in the Kitchen (2013).
Women all over the globe began to request for the show to attend their local communities. Taken from the SeRentai’s Catering parent company, Divas in the Kitchen became its own entity and formed as an LLC. The company itself has conducted three live cooking segments and has been booked to service states such as Maryland, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Along with Moore’s commercial success, she knew there was more work that had to be completed beyond the fun and glamorous lifestyle of being a Chef Diva and launched, One Big Heart Corporation (2013); a 501©(3) organization that is poverty geared for families in need of the basic necessitates in life.
The organization was heightened due to Moore’s past struggles of affording clothing and food in her times of need. She felt as though there was no one to turn to for help and vowed to make a change by providing a service that delivered to those who were trying their best to survive.
The organization also provide mentoring programs to schools and assist families and individuals in obtaining the tools and resources they need to find a lucrative career. Throughout a career spanning of only 4 years, Moore has held a variety of promotional appearances and events that have attributed to her success.
She had successfully managed four Divas in the Kitchen cooking segments, donated to over 150 families in need through her nonprofit, and has been honored on over 15 media outlets. Moore has developed herself as an influential figure and role model in her community and in surrounding communities.
She has established herself as a success story by overcoming a life of molestation in her childhood years that led to promiscuity, while also developing a lack of financial control as she aged. Moore anticipates to move forward diligently in helping women understand their worth, while enhancing aspects that each can relate to in areas such as beauty, intimacy, and everyday lifestyles.
Moore states that “food should wherever you go, which is why I incorporate it in bonding activities. “Moore’s organizations focus on providing classes, seminars, events and general bookings that help them reach people all over the world.
Michelle loves to write, encourage and train. She is a business owner, teacher and motivational speaker. Her biggest goal in life is to inspire others.
She is the author of "In Sickness and in Health - A Newlywed's Journey Through Faith, Love and Cancer" and hopes that her story will encourage others. She lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband Luke and three children.
Miss Amazing North Carolina Queen, Teen Division
Born in Durham, Abigail now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is excited to represent the state at the National Miss Amazing Pageant in Los Angeles in July. Founded in 2007, the goal of the pageant is to “celebrate the abilities of girls and women with disabilities” and roughly 100 contestants from across the country will participate in the summer event.
It will coincide with the celebration of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in LA. Prior to relocating to Charlotte, Abigail previously won 1st runner up in Georgia’s Miss Amazing Jr. Teen and Teen Divisions. While in Atlanta, Abigail was a team member of the special-needs dance and cheerleading squad, Special Twist. The team competed and won the Cheersport National Championship in 2013 and 2014 for dance and second place in cheer.
Currently attending high school, Abigail particularly enjoys engaging in theatre and was a member of the cast for the “A Night at the Movies” production this year. She is interested in fashion design and plans to complete a post-secondary program after finishing high school. Abigail has been a source of optimism and enthusiasm for her family, friends, classmates, teammates and teachers and she loves to make people laugh. She is focused on meeting opportunities with courage and determination and to fully enjoy her life.