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


                               STATE DIRECTOR

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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.