Shelby fell in love with the Miss America organization when she competed in her first pageant, our very own Miss Greater Grand Rapids. At that time she was 21 and attending school at Michigan State University. Despite starting her competitive career later in the game than most, she continued to compete while attending graduate school at the University of Michigan. After her competition days were over, she was asked to become a local director for the Miss Washtenaw Outstanding Teen program. A short time later an opening became available to become the Director for the Miss Lighthouse Coast Scholarship Pageant. Shelby happily accepted that position, and was been blessed with three wonderful titleholders including our Miss Michigan 2012, Angela Venditti. Shelby is excited to be the director of the Miss Greater Grand Rapids pageant! When Shelby is not busy with pageants or working as a corporate trainer at Perrigo, she enjoys traveling with her husband Kevin and their two dogs, Lyuba and Ruca. Shelby and Kevin have two boys named Wyatt and Everett!