About Us

Miss Florida USA Team

Produced by Hayat Amyra Productions LLC, which holds the State License for the MISS USA® & MISS TEEN USA® State Pageants in Florida.

Jaclyn N. Stapp

State Director & Executive Producer

For the true meaning of “grace under fire,” look no further than Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp. She is a graduate of Stetson University, CEO/Founder of CHARM Foundation, exemplifies versatility through her roles as children’s book author, philanthropist, fashion model, TV host, and a celebrity contributor for People magazine. She brings her wealth of experience to lead these prestigious events.

Jaclyn has conducted interviews with notable figures such as Dolly Parton, Clint Black, and Pattie Labelle. Additionally, she serves on the board of Directors for the Wall Street financial firm, Holborn Inc. Jaclyn’s path began as a contestant in the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant, ultimately securing the position of 1st runner-up in the Miss Florida USA 2002 pageant. Throughout her journey, she has accumulated various pageant titles, including Miss New York USA 2004, Mrs. Florida America 2008, and 1st runner-up in the Mrs. World pageant.

Beyond the glamour, Jaclyn remains dedicated to humanitarian projects. During her reign as Miss New York USA, visited the U.S. troops in Iraq at the invitation of the White House Provisional Coalition. Jaclyn traveled to Baghdad spending time with our soldiers, visiting an Iraqi orphanage and meeting with brave female members of Iraq’s Governing Council to discuss human rights. She has described her journey as “a humbling and profound experience that I will never forget.”

This Jordanian American Beauty Queen transcends the superficial allure of glamour. Eagerly anticipating the opportunity to lead the Miss Florida USA Organization and its future titleholders, Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp is poised to bring her unique blend of experiences and passion to the forefront.

“Participating in Miss FL Teen USA holds a special place in my heart, and being able to elevate this amazing organization is very exciting. Competing in Miss USA gave me the access, visibility, and experience to launch a career in entertainment and reach my business and philanthropic goals,” . “I’m excited to bring that expertise back to my home state of Florida, to produce a modern, upscale event, and to forever change the lives of the lucky ladies who walk away with the crown.”

OFFICE STAFF

Bethany Sharp

PAGEANT COORDINATOR

Bethany possesses a wide range of talents and skills that have garnered success both on the stage and in the Board Room.

She is a former NFL Super Bowl cheerleader.  As Mrs. Tennessee, she was a top six finalist in Mrs. America.  Bethany’s impressive entertainment resume includes work in film, television, and commercial print. These projects have put her acting alongside such stars as Carrie Underwood, Clifton Powell, and Brandon Jackson.   As a red-carpet correspondent for multiple award shows and charity events, she has interviewed celebrities from Joe Montana to Faith Hill to Charles Esten.  Her print modeling credits include the national brands Frontgate Magazine and Lifeway. 

Bethany pursued her education from Florida State University and Middle Tennessee State University.  With a heart for helping others, she received a degree in Science and Social Work, which took her into a business development career within the health care system.  Aided by her strong people skills and a natural mind for business, Bethany applies her expertise to strategize growth and financial initiatives in corporate America.  She is the Chief Strategy Officer for Prime Health Services, a national health care technology company, and serves as Vice President of its Board of Directors.  Bethany also serves on the Board of the Florida based national radiology PPO, Core Choice, Inc.  Dedicated to philanthropic causes, she and her husband support our United States Veterans through their commitment to Tunnel to Towers Foundation.  Additionally, they serve disadvantaged and at-risk youth through their sponsorship and dedication to Justice and Mercy International, an organization serving the needs of orphans in Moldova.  

CARRIE MANTHA

ADVISORY BOARD

Carrie is the managing director of Aporia Capital, a life science investment fund based in Oslo, Norway. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida; she earned a medical degree from the University of Miami and an MBA from Auburn University. Dr. Mantha previously managed healthcare investments for the Galleon Group, a $14 billion global asset manager. Over the course of her career, she has directed billions of dollars of investment capital into cutting-edge biotechnology and medical device companies. A former Miss Florida USA, she lives in Norway where is an avid skier and triathlete.

JENNIFER DILIZ

MARKETING & MEDIA RELATIONS | SPONSORSHIPS | APPEARANCES

Jennifer is a PR and Marketing professional with a 20 year career in the entertainment, luxury, lifestyle and non-profit industries. She’s worked directly with a wide variety of clients from a regional to a global scope. She is also a TV producer and has worked on several reality shows. She is also an animal advocate and avid rescuer and has been honored by several organizations for her work in the community. She is a graduate from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology.  She is fluent in English and Spanish. Jennifer lives in Miami with her rescue dogs Sophie, Ginger, Nala, and Chloe.

Nikki Peal

Pageant Coordinator | Recruiter

Nikki is an extremely talented, energized, and organized individual with decades of event planning experience. She has worked planning charitable events for the Nashville Opera, Nashville Ballet, Cheekwood Horticutural Committee, and Nashville Bar Association Foundation. She also has marketing experience with a local retail boutique, an event coordinating firm, and emerging country music artists in her hometown of Nashville.

Nikki pursued her education from the University of Tennessee as a member of the UT Dance Team on full scholarship.

As the wife of a Marine Corps veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nikki enjoys volunteering for a number of veteran causes. Nikki is also the mother of four children, with her oldest son serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

ASHLEY STEWART

PRODUCER/CHOREOGRAPHER