Tennessee Miss Amazing is made possible by our dedicated and experienced volunteer committee. 


State director

Rachael Dooley

Rachael is a senior at Vanderbilt University majoring in Cognitive Studies and minoring in Special Education. She has been involved with Miss Amazing, both the Tennessee Chapter and nationally, for three years. This is her first year serving as the Director of the Tennessee chapter. She has always been extremely passionate about working with individuals with disabilities as well as empowering women to reach their greatest potential. She always strives to inspire women to be fully aware of their incredible inner and outer beauty, to walk with confidence, and to always build others up. Rachael is so honored to have the opportunity to direct the Tennessee chapter of Miss Amazing.                       

                                                                                                         Email: tn@missamazingpageant.com

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State co-director

Jazz Ford

Jazz is a senior at Belmont University, studying General Business and hopes to attend law school after her undergraduate graduation. She has hopes of working with nonprofits to promote knowledge and inclusion of marginalized groups. This is her first year working with Miss Amazing, and she is so unbelievably excited to be a part of the whole experience. Her passion and love of people with disabilities stems from her cousin, Jaylen, and her desire to make the world a more accepting place of all people. She hopes that you all enjoy the show and have a great time!


Director of Operations and Recruitment

Amanda McKinney

Amanda was a part of the original team for Miss Amazing and after taking a year off for graduate school, she is so excited to rejoin the team. She is currently a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in Nashville. She has had a heart for children and adults with disabilities since she was young. While at a YoungLife camp in high school, Amanda reconnected with her best friend from Kindergarten who has Down Syndrome. She quickly convinced Amanda to become a Caperneum YoungLife leader, which is a Christian organization for high school students with disabilities. Ever since, Amanda has been actively involved in the Nashville community working with teens with disabilities. She believes in the mission of Miss Amazing and is so excited for April!

Volunteer Lead

Lauren Velez

Lauren is a senior Business Administration Major at Belmont University. Her love for helping individuals with disabilities stems from her grandfather, who was a well known advocate for education for those with special needs. Although she will never get to write a speech with Martin Luther King Jr. like he did, she aims to serve the same population and continue with the progress he made so many years ago. She has worked as a camp counselor for many adaptive camps and her goal is to one day own an adventure camp for children and adults with special needs. This is Lauren’s first year working with Miss Amazing.



Participant coordinator

Francesca sigmond

Francesca is 19 years old and a sophomore special education major at Vanderbilt University. This will be her second year working with the TN Miss Amazing Pageant as the participant coordinator and she is overjoyed! Her favorite thing about Miss Amazing is watching the participants who participate in the talent portion demonstrate all of their special abilities.  In her free time, Francesca likes to do various service work with all kinds of populations and spending time with her sorority sisters in Vanderbilt's chapter of Alpha Delta Pi. 


Buddy Coordinator

Sara Draughon

Sara is a Nashville native who has spent the past ten years working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She has been with Miss Amazing as a volunteer and, most recently, as the buddy coordinator since its first year in the state of Tennessee. She is passionate about the mission of Miss Amazing and is excited to continue to help the program grow.


Participant Coordinator

Sarah Moore

Sarah got started with Miss Amazing in 2015 as a volunteer buddy. In 2016, she served as a judge for Miss Amazing, and she is so thrilled to be behind the scenes this year! Sarah graduated with a Master’s degree in Special Education from Lipscomb University.  She is a special education teacher here in Nashville and is currently co-running the Elementary Best Buddies chapter at her school. She loves everything that Miss Amazing stands for and is so thankful to be a part of this incredible organization.