Erika Kruse Weller, Founder; Interview and Communications
Erika is a former attorney, college and law school professor, and pageant finalist who founded PageantPrep in 1999. Using her years of expertise in the courtroom and in the classroom, Erika specializes in interview training and public speaking and is the creator of the copyrighted PageantPrep interview packets. These exclusive techniques have helped hundreds of clients achieve the pageant title of their dreams in local, state, national and international pageant systems.
Her successful legal career was based on speaking and writing persuasively, effective communication and strong presentation before judges and she uses those skills to help you master your interview and communication skills both in person and through your contestant paperwork. As a both a law school and college professor, she acquired the tools and expertise to teach clients of ages and levels and utilizes that knowledge creatively and concisely.
Erika's experience as an official coach for several Miss USA and Teen USA state pageants as well as the daughter of a Miss America national finalist and a former pageant finalist herself, means she has valuable lifelong experience in the industry and can counsel you on maintaining your focus and confidence not only during the interview but during the entire competition process. She has served as a pageant competition judge for the Miss USA system, the Miss Teen USA system, National American Miss and many others.
Check out Erika's appearance as an expert on The Rhode Show talking about how to master your pageant interview.