Gene Moore is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Ed White High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of West Alabama. Gene has been involved in the cheer and dance industry for over 35 years. As the Head Coach at the University of Florida and Jacksonville University Gene has been recognized as a Who’s Who Among College Coaches! Along with coaching cheer, dance and gymnastics, he was the owner and coach of the nationally ranked Florida Elite All-Stars for more than 15 years. Gene has been involved with pageants as an individual consultant and judge for the past 28 years.
In addition to his daily work as the Financial Officer for Southern Monument Company Inc., Gene is the President of Crowning Entertainment LLC. Within the walls of Crowning Entertainment Gene is the National Director for the Miss Freedom USA Pageant and the Miss Dance USA Pageant systems. Gene is also thrilled to now be the local Director for Miss Freedom , Miss Freedom’s Teen, Miss North Florida and Miss North Florida’s Teen. All four titles are crowned within the Miss America Organization and will go on to compete for Miss Florida and Miss Florida’s Teen!
Whitney Hodges has been involved in the pageant industry for over fourteen years. She has held numerous titles such as Miss Baker County High School2014, 2016 Miss Florida Forestry, Miss Jacksonville USA 2017 and Ms. Freedom USA 2018! Whitney is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a Master’s in Business Administration concentration on Marketing. Whitney was a Jacksonville University Cheerleader and a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. Whitney was awarded Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and the Davis School of Business Administration ADP Student of the Year. Whitney and her husband Alan, are the proud parents of Emerson Shay and Kennedy Paige. Whitney;s background is in cheerleading, dance pageants and coaching. Whitney currently mentors young women on interview skills, self confidence and modeling through her business, Kenn-Em Coaching. Whitney is Contestant Coordinator of our Freedom Staff.
Amy Calloway grew up in Orange Park as a proud “Navy Brat” and has resided in many states along the East and West coasts. She returned to Florida 13 and a half years ago and currently lives in Jacksonville.
Amy is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, with a degree in Business Management and Fashion Merchandising, and is an alumnae of the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity. She currently works as a Construction Finance Consultant for Commercial Loan Administrative Solutions, Inc, located in Fleming Island.
Amy has previously taken on the role as an auditor for the Florida Forestry Pageant system and occasionally substitutes as a “Pageant Mom”. She has also been certified as a judge for the Miss America Organization (MAO) pageant system. Amy says she is excited and humbled to be part of an organization that supports our country’s true heroes and their amazing families. Amy has been Director of Operations for the the Miss Freedom USA Pageant and Miss Dance USA Pageant systems.