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Nancy Nelson Mathisen
Nancy Mathisen has been involved in the Miss America system for as long as she can remember! She grew up in the Miss Minnesota family, as her father, the late Joel Nelson, was the Executive Director and Producer of Miss Minnesota from 1970-1998. Nancy’s fondest memories of childhood include working on the pageant with her dad. In addition to Miss Minnesota, she has worked on the production staff at both Miss Missouri and Miss Mississippi. Nancy judged Miss Minnesota in 2015, and joined the production staff for Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen the following year. She assumed the role of Executive Producer for Miss Minnesota in 2017.
Kayla Brown Lee
Northern Lights Princess Program Director
Kayla (Brown) Lee started with the Miss America Organization in 2007 when she won her first local title. She held 3 local titles within the organization before becoming the assistant director for the Northern Lights Princess Program in 2015. Seeing the next generation become involved and find their passion within the program has been her greatest joy over the last 7 years.
Kayla lives in Fargo, ND with her husband-Jordan, and son- Ian, and their 4 kitties. She is a Math Specialist for West Fargo Public School, where she works with elementary students and teachers in K-5. In her free time, Kayla loves to travel, play games, and spend time with friends and family.