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Date Posted: 08:30:05 06/19/09 Fri
>TIFFANY STOKER MADSEN
>Tiffany Madsen, Miss California 1995 (3rd Runner-Up to
>Miss America), and America’s Junior Miss 1992, has a
>distinguished academic career. She was the
>Valedictorian of her high school graduating class, was
>graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young
>University and was graduated Cum Laude from the
>University of California, Hastings College of Law,
>where she earned a Juris Doctorate. Tiffany often
>credits the Miss California and Miss America
>Organization scholarships for making it possible for
>her to attend law school.
>She used her law degree to practice labor and
>employment law. She performed internationally as a
>in Morocco, Spain and Tunisia with the BYU Young
>Ambassadors. During the talent segment of the live
>telecast of the Miss America Pageant, Tiffany’s vocal
>performance of “Think of Me” from Phantom of the
>Opera” caught the attention of prominent Broadway
>Producer Hal Prince, who cast her in the role of Kim
>in the traveling company of “Showboat”.
>Tiffany has enjoyed many opportunities, in both small
>groups and on national television, to encourage young
>people to set
>and reach their goals. She also continues to speak to
>young people about her Miss California platform,
>“Sexual Abstinence for Teenagers”.
>Tiffany now a full time wife and mother, her husband
>Josh, a medical doctor and their three children, ages
>6,4 and 2,
>recently moved back to California and reside in Clovis.
>Richard Woods is a native of Fresno. He began
>performing at an early age as a member of Roger
>Rocka’s Junior Company
>Players with former Roosevelt graduate Audra McDonald.
>While at Fresno State, he discovered a love for opera
>ultimately attended the Julliard School of Music at
>Lincoln Center as a member of the Julliard Opera
>Soon Mr. Woods was noticed by New York City Opera
>where he made his professional Debut in Tosca at 23.
>eventually was hired full time by the company and
>served as house base baritone where he went on to
>roles throughout the nineties. He honed his singing
>and performance skills spending his summers in young
>artist programs including Music Academy of the West in
>Santa Barbara, Wolf Trap Opera Company in Vienna, and
>two tours with the Merola Program’s Western Opera
>Theater in San Francisco. Richard has won several
>awards including the Metropolitan Opera’s National
>Council Auditions at both the district and regional
>levels, and the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice
>In the midst of his budding operatic career, Richard
>decided that being away from his wife and two sons was
>too great a sacrifice to make for all involved. A
>career in music education proved the best way to
>utilize his vast music and performance experience.
>Relocating his family back home to Fresno, Richard
>took over the duties as Vocal Music Director for
>Roosevelt School of the Arts.
>Riichard performs regularly with the Fresno Grand
>Opera Company and is thrilled to have the opportunity
>to help prepare Roosevelt’s talented students for
>their turn at a successful career in music..
>JANETTE BETTIS SMITH
>Janette has a vast background in the performing arts,
>as an actress, singer and dancer. She also has
>impressive credentials as a choreographer, director
>and judge in the pageant field. After formal training
>with the John Robert Powers modeling agency, she
>worked as a fashion model in Dallas and Atlanta. Her
>background also includes radio and television
>commercial work in Atlanta, New Orleans and Los
>Janette’s extensive musical theatre background
>includes leading roles in “Annie Get Your Gun”,
>“Brigadoon”, “Kiss Me Kate” and “Funny Girl”.
>Janette, who has four children and nine grandchildren,
>resides in Fresno with her husband, Al, who enjoyed a
>long and successful career in broadcasting and
>currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the
>Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce.
>Kevin has an extensive background in the entertainment
>industry as a performer, producer and director. His
>performing credits include regional appearances in the
>“Laramie Project”, “Forever Plaid”, “Grease”, “The
>Who’s Tommy”, “Godspell”, “The Sisters Rosensweig”,
>“Annie Get your gun”, to name a few. He has also
>performed as a vocalist in New York and in Pasadena.
>He was the Production Coordinator for the Broadway,
>Los Angeles and Worldwide touring company productions
>of The Lion King. Regional Managing credits include
>“The Music Man”, “George M”, “Cabaret” and the
>“Pirates of Penzance”. He served as Talent/Business
>Affairs Coordinator for Dick Clark Productions and the
>Jim Henson Company, including the Golden Globes and
>“The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz”. Recently, he served as
>the Associate Producing Director of the Pasadena
>Playhouse, where he produced, managed and coordinated
>casting for numerous productions.
>Kevin served on the inaugural panel of judges for Miss
>America’s Outstanding Teen competition. He also served
>on the 2006 Miss Oklahoma judges’ panel that selected
>Lauren Nelson, who went on to become Miss America 2007.
>Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his partner and
>their three children
>PATRICIA NORTHUP MURRAY
>Patricia, Miss California 1992, earned a B.S. Degree
>in Aeronautical Engineering from California
>Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She
>continues to credit the Miss California Organization
>scholarships and earnings with making it possible for
>her to pursue her dream….. a career in commercial
>Upon graduation from a highly regarded civilian flight
>school, she was recruited by the California Air
>National Guard. She won the AETC Commander’s Trophy by
>placing first in her military pilots training class
>and was inducted into the prestigious Order of the
>Daedallians, a WWII flying organization, for
>Patricia holds the rank of Major and is a Pilot
>Instructor in the 115th Airlift squadron.
>She returned last November from her fourth deployment
>to the Middle East, where she flew 75 combat sorties
>awarded three Air Medals. She is currently on a five
>year tour with the California Air National Guard, as
>Operations Group Training Chief. She is on leave from
>American Airlines after nine years as a first officer.
>She resides with her husband Andrew, a former American
>Airlines pilot, in Redondo Beach California.
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