She is the Director of Spirit Programs and Events at Wake Forest University and has been a collegiate cheerleading and dance team coach for 14 years. She is also a former professional cheerleader and dancer with the NFL Carolina Panthers Topcats and NBA Charlotte Bobcats ( Now Hornets)
Through her passion of Spirit and Service she began “VolunCHEER” “Service through Spirit” where her cheer and dance programs work towards program goals of volunteer hours by finding unique ways to serve their community as spirit leaders and volunteers!
She is an avid member of Burn Bootcamp where working out and eating healthy are a true passion and it’s where her kids say her mom super powers come from!
She also enjoys healthy cooking, going to church, being outside with her family, hiking, spending time with friends, fashion and being creative!
As America’s Most Beautiful Mrs 2021 shes hopes to use the title to encourage others to serve and give back to their communities and empower women and mothers in their everyday lives!
Kari Volen has been involved in pageantry for over 20 years in a variety of capacities as a contestant, volunteer, director, choreographer, judge and coach. She is the owner & founder of Pageant Coaching & Designs, a full-service pageant consulting company where she was voted the #1 Pageant Coach for both 2018 & 2019 by the Pageant Planet. As a director, Kari has experience running both a local California MAO prelim & a local pageant for Miss California USA. She is currently the Preparation Coordinator for Miss California America and oversees preparing the state titleholders for Miss America/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. She has also been the Official Pageant Coach for numerous local, state and even national pageant systems. Kari has an extensive marketing and public relations background and was a former Sales Director in the senior living industry. In 2013, Kari became Mrs. California America and placed in the top 6 at the Mrs. America Pageant. She is married to Aaron Volen and they enjoy golfing, and going to the movies.
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