Who We Are
(our All-Volunteer Staff)
DIRECTOR; C.E.O./Founder of UP Pageantry
Tami has been a Placer County resident for almost 45 years, graduating from Franklin Elementary and Del Oro High School. She has been involved in pageants for over 30 years, holding multiple titles, and has competed in categories from Pre-Teen through Mrs. She has experience in all aspects of the industry, having served as hostess, emcee, judge, director, choreographer, competitor, and mom of a queen as well. She is a former Board member on KidsFirst, and is a current voting VIP PRO member of the Global Beauty Awards. From 2001 to 2013, Tami assisted in all aspects of the Miss Placer County pageant. Tami has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, with a minor in Psychology from U.S.C., and a law degree from McGeorge School of Law. A former Placer County Deputy D.A., with substantial trial experience, Tami is currently Assistant Director of Placer County Child Support Services. She lives in Granite Bay with her husband Kirk and her active children, daughter Jacy (a former multiple title holder) and son Jaden.
Co-Master of Ceremonies
Kirk has been a Granite Bay resident since 1975. Has over 20 years’ experience in hosting and emceeing pageants. Kirk's family moved to Granite Bay in 1970 when his father was appointed to a position by then-Governor Ronald Reagan. Kirk attended Franklin Elementary and obtained his Political Science degree from U.C. Berkeley. He currently serves on the Placer County Board of Supervisors, and is the co-founder of Casting Calls America. An Eagle Scout, Kirk has coached youth in skiing, softball, baseball, and more. He is the owner of the Rensa Group. A lifelong athlete, Kirk enjoys coaching in any sport and has a knack with young adults, having coached ski, softball, baseball, and soccer teams for decades.
Co-Master of Ceremonies
Ryan has over 10 years’ experience in hosting and emceeing pageants. Ryan has been a Placer County resident since elementary school at Franklin Elementary (where he met Kirk and Tami). An Eagle Scout with years of experience coaching youth sports teams, he is the Placer County Clerk/Registrar of Voters, and has worked in the elections field for over 25 years. He lives in Roseville with his two amazing and active kids, Samantha and Jack.
Rachel Hunt-Bailey Assistant Director
Gail has been a Granite Bay resident for over 25 years. She has been married to her husband John for 38 years. They are the parents of two children who both graduated from local schools, including Franklin Elementary and Del Oro High School. Gail has previously been a Miss Placer County judge, and is the mother of a former Miss Placer County Queen. She is an education professional.
Rachel is married to husband Alex, and has lived in Placer County most of her life. She graduated from Franklin Elementary and Del Oro High School. She is Miss Placer County 2010. She is an education professional, having obtained her teaching credential and English degree from Sacramento State in 2014. She is also a highly successful Life Coach. She is currently the reigning Mrs. California with the International Junior Miss pageant system. She loves her community and serves Placer County in many capacities. She is also a part-time teacher.
Alora has been involved in pageants since she was two years old. She is currently Miss Northern Sierra. She has had the unique opportunity to see all sides of pageants as she has been a contestant, titleholder, coach, judge, choreographer, director, and now a volunteer staff member for Up Pageantry. The Miss Placer County Scholarship Pageant holds a special place in Alora's heart as she herself held the title of Miss Placer County in 2016 and placed first runner-up in 2015. Outside of the pageant world, Alora keeps herself quite busy. In her spare time she enjoys line dancing and country two-stepping, pole fitness, and volunteering at community events. Alora is the co-coordinator for annual Fill the Boot for Burn Victims drive in her hometown and volunteers with the Firefighters Burn Institute throughout the year. Alora lives by the motto, "Always wear your invisible crown."
Jacy was Miss Idaho Teen USA 2018 and had the honor of representing that state at the 2018 Miss Teen USA pageant in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is in her third year at Boise State University in the Honors College with a 3.9 GPA, having graduated from Franklin Elementary and Del Oro High School in Loomis. She is a former Young Miss Roseville, Jr. Miss Placer County, Jr. Teen Placer County, and Miss Teen Sacramento. She enjoys softball, skiing, and art, and currently plays soccer on the Boise State Women’s Club Soccer Team, making the travel roster. She is a member of Tri Delta sorority and works to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital as her platform.