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Executive Board Members

PNW Women's Scholarship Foundation


Kayla Shepherd


Kayla Shepherd was born and raised in Southern Oregon. She is now a 5th grade teacher residing in Vancouver, WA with her husband, Kevin and their dog Piper. She is no stranger to pageantry, having been crowned eight times and ultimately placed 2nd runner up to Miss Oregon and represented Klamath County and Oregon at the National Sweetheart Pageant. Kayla has continued to pursue her pageant platform and passion of working with children with cancer as a volunteer for Candlelighters and a ChemoPal through CCA. A proud alumni from the University of Oregon, Kayla has used her vocal experience gained on the pageant stage and performed at various fundraising events, weddings and collegiate sporting events - including the 2016 NCAA Track and Field National Championships at Hayward Field. Kayla is excited for the opportunity to finally be on the other side of the pageant world sharing her experience and offering young women the same amazing opportunities bestowed upon her!