Get to know your judges!
Carrie Ann Lehrman
Christina Tumbry-Jenkins is a proud resident of the small town of Clarksburg, West Virginia and loves to be involved in her Community however she can. Christina is happily married for 23 years to the love of her to Jerry Jenkins and they have one beautiful daughter named Caitlyn (18).]
Christina currently holds a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University in Business Management where she also Minored in Marketing.
She is also a Passionate Volunteer at the WVU Children’s Hospital which holds a very special place in her heart and is the Founder is a part of the annual " Wish A Bear" and other various charitable events throughout the year.
Currently, Christina is the proud owner of her own company called Christina's Productions where she owns and runs several Businesses). She has competed in pageants since the age 14 in Pageants and now realizes at 49 years of age, life just keeps getting better with age.
Her latest endeavor is writing her new book called “What’s Age Got To Do with Anything” and looks forward to representing her beautiful home state of West Virginia at nationals in July 2018. She is Mrs United States Elite Global Earth International!
Sofiya Mozley is a Fashion designer based in Pittsburgh, PA who creates one of a kind clothing and jewelry by hand, for men, women and children, for all occasions. Sofiya’s work has been featured in local and out of town shows and articles including; Pittsburgh Fashion Week and Style Week, Taste the Runway DC, Atlantic City Fashion Week, Small Boutique Fashion Week in New York, the Tribune Review, Soul Pitt Quarterly, among others. Sofiya is inspired by her surroundings and textures and earned an Associate’s and Bachelor’s Fashion degree to further expand her skill base, as she aim to continually grow and provide quality/unique items
Kristina Marinkovich was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 2008 and her Masters in Health Management Systems in 2010. Currently, she is currently employed by the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown where she is the International Student Coordinator.
Kristina is very involved and active in her community. She sits on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greater Johnstown, is a volunteer for Beginnings Inc., and is active on the committees for the local Bandshell Bark, the annual Cambria-Somerset Heart Ball as well as the Heart Chase, both for the American Heart Association. Kristina is also an active member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Johnstown, PA, where she sings and is Vice President of the choir, secretary of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, and volunteers at various church functions and events. She is also the Chairperson of the Cambria-Somerset Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program that awards scholarship dollars to junior girls in high school. Kristina has been involved in the arts for 29 years. She has experience in many different dance genres, has performed in musicals and local fundraisers, and also plays the saxophone and clarinet (which she is still actively playing in a community concert band). Today, she continues to share her love of dance with her dance students at Le Dance Academie in Salix, PA and color guard students at Conemaugh Township Area High School. She is also the Choreographer for the musical at Greater Johnstown High School.
In September, Kristina won the World Title of Ms. Universal 2017 in Richmond, England. Kristina spent almost two weeks exploring London, England and a few days in Paris, France with her fellow contestants. She competed against ladies from around the Globe and won best interview and best gown in addition to the overall title of Ms. Universal. This was the next phase of competition for Kristina after being crowned Ms. US Universal 2016 in Reno, Nevada. Kristina is planning to continue her work with her platform, H.E.A.L.T.H.Y.- Helping Everyone Achieve a Lifestyle To a Healthy You, while promoting the pageant’s motto, “Dare. Dream. Believe.” To further promote her platform, Kristina published a cookbook, “H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. Eats” and features her recipes through a monthly cooking spot on WTAJ’s “Central PA Live”. All proceeds from cookbook sales are going to be used to purchase stationary bikes to be donated to area schools as part of the National “Read and Ride” program, which planning is already in the works with Kristina’s Alma Mater, Greater Johnstown. It is her goal to start a program in every school district and Catholic school in Cambria and Somerset Counties and at least one district in each county in Pennsylvania. Kristina is also extending her platform on an international level, through her work with the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization a relationship that she established as Ms. USA when she organized a fundraiser that brought the Crown Prince and Princess of Serbia to her hometown of Johnstown, PA. The organization provides help to Serbian orphanages, many of which are still rebuilding from the war in Serbia. The event was not only monumental for bringing the first ever royalty to Johnstown, but it was also successful in raising over $7,000 for the orphanage.
Timothy A. Heffner
Tim Heffner has resided in Pittsburgh since 1986 and is a resident of Pine Township in the North Hills. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in chemistry, medicine, and business administration. Since 1995, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BioTechnology Corporation of America, a local pharmaceutical research and development company. Over the years, he has been very active with local charities, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and has served as an officer and board member of Variety Children’s Charity and Dapper Dan Charities. He is a past president of Amen Corner, a Prestigious Organization of Pittsburgh Tradition since 1870 and Fellows Club, both primarily social organizations of business and political leaders. His interests include flying, boating, and wine tasting; having successfully accomplished nine round trip boating ventures from Pittsburgh to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Historically, Tim is known by many as one of our region’s greatest fund raisers and entertainers; having hosted a multitude of events at The Boardwalk entertainment complex in the Strip District and served annually as a judge for the establishment’s popular bathing suit/hot body contests.
Glen has been in the photography business for over 35 years! He has photographed countless fashion shows and modeling events for the past 15 years, as well as other social events. He was contracted by magazines, calendars, and more. Some companies Glen represented include: Pitt Tonight, Life Touch, Dare to Wear Swim Wear, and the Patriot Girls. Glen has a great eye for fashion and provides tremendous styling and editing for set design and wardrobe. He even has his own blue jean fashion line! We are grateful have his experience as a contribution to this amazing event.
Mario Quinn Lyles