Colorado Miss Amazing is made possible by our dedicated and experienced volunteer committee.
jeanie kochis, State Director
Jeanie first learned about Miss Amazing when her daughter, Phoebe was crowned Colorado Queen in the Teen division in Colorado's inaugural year with Miss Amazing. She started immediately teaching her daughter how to make speeches, do fundraising, and serve the community. They were able to help some of the other queens with their fundraising, too. Jeanie grew passionate about the movement, due to the positive changes it made in her daughter's life. Jeanie has home schooled her 5 children and taught in private schools as well. She has been a public speaker, conducted seminars, workshops, and conferences in the past and is also a Certified Transformational Health Coach, specializing in Down syndrome. Jeanie loves to scuba dive, snorkel, go caving, hiking, anything adventurous.
Sandi rose miller, assistant director
After winning the Miss Oregon crown in 1972, Sandi was selected a “Special Talent Award” winner at the Miss America Pageant and invited to tour with multiple USO troupes worldwide. A successful broadcast career followed spanning over four decades as an film/TV actress, model, singer & narrator. In 1995, Sandi won the title “Breck Girl” and served as national spokesperson for Dial Corporation’s line of Breck hair care products. She is honored to have her portrait hanging in the Smithsonian Museum along with Breck Girl alumni Jaclyn Smith, Brooke Shields and Kim Basinger. A graduate of the prestigious Western School of Feng Shui, Sandi developed a thriving consultation, speaking and coaching practice based on her popular book, "The Art of Living: Feng Shui YOUR Way!" (2005) Following her adventurous nature, Sandi achieved International Tour Director status in 2006 through ITMI’s rigorous certification program. Her world-wide travels included Europe, Canada and the United States. A student of yoga for many years, Sandi teaches weekly yoga classes for a national fitness chain. Sandi also pursued a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. As a licensed Image Consultant, Sandi brought her lifelong vision to reality by developing a unique approach for creating a congruent personalized outer appearance that is in total alignment with one’s true inner nature: True You Makeovers. Makeovers from the inside out! After watching a documentary (3 times!) about a pageant for girls with disabilities, she wondered if there was something in Colorado like what she saw on the documentary, so she found Colorado Miss Amazing and quickly became involved. Sandi hopes to contribute to the organization as a “Girl Friday” assistant director and help Colorado Miss Amazing make a difference in so many lives!
Cher revolinski, director of sponsorships/brand ambassador
Cher first learned about Miss Amazing when she met Jeanie and Phoebe at a fundraising awareness event outside of King Soopers. The connection was instant although certainly unexpected. Cher was immediately impressed by Phoebe’s confidence and decided on the spot that she wanted to be part of an organization that celebrated abilities instead of focusing on disabilities. Having grown up with a debilitating autoimmune disease, she has always been a champion for others. Currently, Cher is a Realtor with RE/MAX Professionals and works across the Denver Metro area but specializes in small acreage horse properties around Douglas and Elbert County. In her spare time, she manages her own mini-farm with horses, goats and dogs.
SHARON OWEN, ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR/TREASURER
Sharon was privileged to attend the 2017 National Miss Amazing Pageant in Chicago to support her niece, Phoebe. After seeing what Miss Amazing is about and what it does for girls and women with disabilities, she asked, "How can I help?" Sharon has long had a heart for people with different abilities. She has worked with teenagers to raise funds for new uniforms for the drum corp as well as heading up the fundraising efforts for the families for the lost firefighters of the Storm King fire in Glenwood Springs. With her long career in banking and past experience fundraising, the position of Fundraising Coordinator is a perfect fit. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and exploring Colorado, as well as spending time with her niece, Phoebe and her 'adopted' granddaughter, Gabby - both with disabilities.
Jessica schwab, director of buddies
Jessica has always had a soft spot for people with different abilities, but it wasn't until her daughter, Brynn was born that she really began to advocate for these wonderful kids. Since then, her and husband, Cody have done everything they can to ensure their daughter grows up knowing just how loved and supported she is. She first learned of Miss Amazing while volunteering at Tim Tebow's Night to Shine, where she met Phoebe, who had just been crowned Colorado Miss Amazing. Jessica has the pleasure of being a stay-at-home mom and also a parent caregiver to Brynn. When she isn't juggling the family schedule, she enjoys crocheting, camping, 4 wheeling, family bicycle rides and watching Brynn at various recreational activities (ballet, T-Ball, basketball, riding her quad, fishing, etc). She resides in a quaint mountain town with her husband, stepson, daughter, golden retriever/lab mix, ornery cat and 8 chickens. Jessica looks forward to working with today's youth and bringing them together for the 2018 Colorado Miss Amazing pageant.
connie kraska, local marketing director - boulder area/merchandise lead
Connie is a Colorado native, Realtor, mom, and proud military wife. She was born and raised in Pueblo, CO and moved to Denver fresh out of high school in 2001. Connie quickly earned her real estate license and has been fortunate enough to help clients buy and sell homes all along the Front Range. Her career has afforded her the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and become involved in organizations, like Miss Amazing, that she wholeheartedly supports. This organization has become very near and dear to her heart, and she's thrilled that she can be a part of it in a bigger way.
She has a two year old son and a husband that is retired Army and active National Guard. When she's not working, she loves to spend time with family, cooking, hiking, and travel.
caleb kochis, right hand man coordinator
Caleb enthusiastically volunteered as the Right Hand Man Coordinator for the Colorado event shortly after he had been a Right Hand Man at the 2017 National Miss Amazing Pageant in Chicago . He wanted to escort his sister Phoebe, but when he got there, the pageant was short-handed and asked if he would escort a lot more of the queens. He wasn't sure at first, but after he experienced it, he said it was a rewarding and memorable experience and that he wanted to do it again. He knows the ins and outs of the program and wanted to help direct and coordinate this part of the event. He's looking forward to the experience of working with the show producer to make it a beautiful event to remember.