Mekayla is a 2011 graduate from Albion College, MI with a Bachelor's Degree of Liberal Arts in Mass Communication. Although she worked one year as a Radio DJ, she found her true passion at Ashley Rene's. She works as the Store Manager, Marketing Director, Store Buyer, and Pageant Consultant. Getting to work along side the top dress designers in the pageant industry, she's working toward her dream of designing her very own line of pageant gowns.
During her reign, Mekayla hopes to work with charitable organizations that assist children and families who are faced with adversity. As a victim of child abuse, Mekayla hopes to share her inspiring story with others so they may build up the courage to go after their dreams, too. In her free time, Mekayla enjoys relaxing with family and friends, and frequent trips to the movie theater. Mekayla wants to make skydiving an annual tradition; her first experience skydiving was over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.