Cheryl Kozera Founder/Director
Having been involved in pageant management and production as well as consultation in contestant training for pageant preparation for well over a decade, Ms. Kozera Cheryl Kozera attributes her love and passion of this industry and the personal development of the girls she has worked with to her success. Her philosophy of treating contestants as equals, that they are all winners and that they will leave this experience a stronger, more confident young woman is what encourages contestants to become involved in her pageants. Having earned an excellent reputation with many dignitaries, business owners and organizations, Ms. Kozera makes it her mission statement to treat all people as important as the next and to make them comfortable in her presence. Cheryl Kozera has been awarded the “Crystal Crown Award” from pageant icon, Mrs. Joan Hart, President of Canada Pageant Management Strategy for her dedication and excellence in pageant management and production. The production of the Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant is a dream she has held for many years and intends to bring Northern Ontario pageantry into a new era introducing a new approach of stage production and pageant management.
NATALIE CARRIERE Vice President
Born an raised in Iroquois Falls Ontario, Natalie fell in love with Natalie CARRIERE pageantry from a young age. She joined her first event at the age of thirteen where the love only continued. Natalie went on to win titles such as Miss Teen Ontario North 2009, Miss North Ontario Regional Canada 2011, Miss Earth Ontario 2013 and more. She represented Canada on the international stage in the USA, Thailand and the Philippines, voted media favourite, a finalist in swimwear, runway and even breaking into the semi-finals. She now enjoys sharing this passion with other young women. Whether it’s mentoring them for their pageants or speaking at events or workshops, Natalie can see what makes someone shine and help them discover it for themselves. In her spare time, she enjoys hosting events, theatrical arts, hiking and keeping physically active. Natalie believes that pageants can offer great life skills that can take young women anywhere in life, from interview and public speaking skills, confidence and even some opportunities to travel the world! Natalie supports MNOs mission; promoting tourism in the north as well as beauties with a purpose. Northern Ontario has so much to offer!
Stacy Moriarity Communications Officer
Her journey in the pageant and modelling industry began at age 11 when she entered her first model search and was awarded the overall winner to attend the CMTC ModelingConvention in Toronto. She was awarded “Grand Overall Child Model of the Year” at that venue and from there started her pageant career bringing home the titles of Miss Teen Sudbury 1997, Miss Teen All Canadian 1997, Miss Capreol 2002, Miss Northern Ontario Canada 2002 and Miss All Canadian 2003. Stacy brought her experience as a certified modelling instructor teaching many young boys and girls to discover their inner talents through modelling and dance instruction. It was through her pageant titles that she was encouraged to pursue the great reward of volunteer work, working closely with many great charities, some being “The Crohn’s & Colitis Society” and “Child Find Sudbury Chapter” and “Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer”. She has been Master of Ceremonies to many events, most importantly being the “Northern Star Photo Contest” held in Sudbury in 2002, which she organized and hosted, donating all proceeds to Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer. Stacey brings many years of experience through actual pageant participation to this event and will undoubtedly contribute her skills to make this venue one of a kind.
Christine Robinson Stage Director
An alumni delegate who was scouted to participate in MNO while an employee in a ladies shop, Christine brings her amazing spirit, personality and hard work Christine ROBINSON ethic to the MNO team as our Stage Director. Her first-rate sense of personal style in wardrobe and interior decorating as well as supreme business and computer skills will undoubtedly be an integral contribution to making our stage productions an event our delegate families and supporters will not want to miss. Having continued as a volunteer since her involvement in the 2nd production of Miss North Ontario ten years ago, the MNO executive recognizes and acknowledge her dedication and welcome her to the team.
At a young age, Catherine has been involved in the pageant industry. At the age of 11, she entered her first pageant, Miss Pre-Teen Capreol, which created Catherine Colasimone many opportunities. Winning titles of Miss Pre-Teen Capreol, Little Miss Sudbury, and Miss Valley East, also placing 3rd Runner up at Top Teen of Canada. She grew up dancing, modelling and acting, as well as being heavily involved in athletics. Catherine has been involved with the Miss North Ontario organization for 8 years as a contestant and volunteer and has a true passion for the pageant as well as the pageant industry. Through pageants, Catherine has expanded her volunteer experience across a number of charities in Northern Ontario, and now in Kingston such as The Relay for Life, Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society, and the CIBC Run for The Cure. She graduates from Laurentian University with a degree in Sports and Physical education. With her passion for working with others is what brought her into her career in business and customer relations. She currently works at FrontRunner Professional, a technology company based in Kingston Ontario, where she works day-to-day with clients all across North America.
Kara Fillion – Marketing Manager
Kara has been involved in pageants for the past 8 years! Her pageant journey started in 2011 where she competed in the Miss North Ontario pageant for the very first time. Kara is a strong believer that anything is possible when you set your mind to it which is why she competed in MNO 3 times and won the Miss North Ontario Title in 2015. Kara was a finalist in the Miss Teenage Canada pageant, The Miss Earth Canada Pageant and she was also the winner of the Miss Teen Heartbeat pageant in 2014.
Up to this day, Kara is still a strong believer that she can accomplish anything she wants with hard work, persistence and dedication. Kara is a successful business owner and marketing expert working with 6 and 7 figure entrepreneurs as their online business manager. Additionally, she is a freedom and success coach for millennial women who want to ditch the 9-5 to monetize their skills and passion online.
Kara will definitely bring a fresh new marketing strategy to team MNO
Andrea Stevenson – Operations Manager
Andrea brings her organizational and multitasking skills to the team. From our head chef for delegates and staff to be the JILL of all trades, she makes things happen pageant weekend. Her dedication to being involved since the inception in 2005 is recognized and acknowledged. Her most important contribution is keeping everyone on their toes with her wit, humour and positive attitude, a crucial component to running a successful event. If you need to know something, Andrea will have the answer.