Meet the Board


Tiffany Kenison • Executive Director

Tiffany Kenison was born in Southern California and moved to Carson City, Nevada where she graduated from Carson High School in 1996.  She has worked in the medical field for over 15 years.  She is married to her wonderful husband, loves her step children, her family, her friends and her four legged fur babies!  Tiffany has been involved with the Miss America Organization for over 10 years as the Executive Director of the Miss Carson City, Miss Douglas County and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.  She loves the Miss Nevada/Miss America Organization and everything it stands for... Service, Style, Success and Scholarship.  It gives her great pleasure to watch these young women promote their personal platforms, help within their community, all while continuing their education to become successful young leaders.  She dedicates her time to volunteering because she truly believes in this amazing program. She looks forward to watching this program continue to grow and is excited to see where it takes us!


Alisa Merino • Contestant Coordinator

Alisa has been involved in the Miss America Organization for almost 10 years. She loves what it stands for and strives to be. Alisa has held two local titles and placed in the top 5 at both state preliminaries. From Douglas County, Alisa spends her time volunteering as the Contestant Coordinator for the Miss Carson City/Miss Douglas County Scholarship Organization. As a believer in paying it forward, it is an honor to give back what the Miss America Organization has so graciously given her. Alisa is currently studying at University of Nevada, Reno, pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Social Work. She strives to be a Crisis Intervention Counselor for teens. Alisa is a full time Program Coordinator for Suicide Prevention Network, which coincidentally was her platform in the years she served as a titleholder. She also serves as a dance instructor at All About Dance in Minden. Alisa is dedicated to sharing her experience through the Miss America Organization with other young women, and hopes they will gain confidence, humility and wisdom as she did


Alison Roylance • Judges Chair

Alison Roylance is a Carson City native.  She graduated from Carson High in 1998, earned an associates degree in Early Childhood Education, and finally found her true passion attending beauty school.  She has been working as a hairstylist for 12 years.  She is married with three daughters and two German Shepherds.  Alison is actively involved in her church and in the Carson City community, actively supporting Youth Theater Carson City and serving those who are less fortunate.  She has had the opportunity to judge several pageants, and this is her first year as a board member.  She is serving as the judge's chair, and she is excited to embark on this new journey.


Amy Brewer • Judges Chair Assistant & Auditor Runner


Andrea Pawling • Board Member

Andrea Pawling was born in California and raised in Carson City, Nevada where she graduated from Carson High in 1996. Andrea graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno twice, once in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, then again in 2010 with a Masters degree in Justice Management. She has worked in the criminal justice and counseling field for nineteen years, with the past fifteen of those years working at China Spring Youth Facility with adjudicated youth. Andrea enjoys her job and believes it to be both rewarding and challenging, which motivates her daily. She lives in Minden, Nevada with her best friend and husband of almost twelve years and their adorable rescued fur babies, Mama Bear & Salem.