PIA, a division of the diversified company, Bryson Taylor Inc. Established in 1999 as a consulting agency specializing in customer service, professional development, operational and medical management. PIA added seven intelligent, vivacious women, top in their field to bring a full service pageantry, wedding, and event planning experience to their trusted clients. A boutique group of individual consultants in Maine, we began working collaboratively in 2010 to offer a variety of services to enhance that special time in your life. Services Available throughout the US and Canada.
Please welcome our new staff member and consultant Wendy Holmes Maple!
Wendy has been involved in pageantry for 15 years and is a certified pageant judge. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Project Management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Professionally, she has been employed at MMG Insurance for 14 years and is a Project Manager and Lead Scrum Master in the Enterprise Architecture domain. As a lead scrum master, Wendy coaches teams on communication, body language and emotional intelligence as part of international software delivery programs. She holds several certifications including Agile Certified Practitioner, Advanced Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and holds the insurance industry’s prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.
Wendy resides in Mapleton, Maine with her husband Christopher and their children, Dustin, Delaney and Dyllan. Their daughter, Delaney, has been involved in pageantry for many years. She has held multiple local, state and national titles including Little Miss Maine Potato Queen, USA National Miss Maine Jr. Teen, USA National Jr. Teen Role Model and is the reigning USA National Miss Maine Sr. Role Model and USA National Miss Maine Teen. Wendy’s passion for leadership, community service and pageantry are displayed throughout her daughter’s pageant journey. She specializes in all aspects of preparation, including Interview, wardrobe, stage presence and portfolio building. Wendy is available throughout Northern Maine. She can be contacted through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is available through via Facetime, Skype and Zoom.
Deb Landry is the president, founder and executive director of Bryson Taylor Inc., PIA and is a bestselling, award winning children's author. With over 40 years of experience in business administration, management, coaching, consulting and publishing, Deb specialized in operational and organization management and holds certifications in parent coaching, wedding planning, event planning and design, professional image and etiquette consultant.
As a coach, she specializes in social awareness behaviors, personal growth, professional development and character education with a focus on developmental education to raise resilient and respectful youth. Over the past 17 years, she has added extensive pageant coaching experience.
A humanitarian, Deb is the co-founder, President-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center, a 501-c3 nonprofit scholarhship, community art based organization, which includes the Maine Academic Scholarship Program, Unite Against Bullying ME/USA, and The Crown CARES.
With recognition and several awards for her work including A Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Honorary, Rotary's Paul Harris Award, National Collegiate Director of the Year, National Director of the Year UNM, Best in Pageantry Awards and the STAR Community Service Award, Deb has been interviewed and featured on NBC, CBS, national radio, and several publications including The Phoenix, USA Weekend Magazine, Raising Maine Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Women's Day Magazine, and Child Magazine.
She has had the honor of coaching many incredible women and men on their journey to the crown, a modeling contract, weddings, print media, television and most importantly people preparing a resume for that special job.
Deb was recently honored as the 2015 and 2016 top 5 Best in the US by Pageant Planet, which included 5th in 2015 and #2 in 2016 for best pageant director and the #2 State Pageant in the US two years in a row. For a full bio, visit www.deblandry.com, Monat at PIAStyle.myMonat.com, Twitter: @deblandry, Facebook or contact her at email@example.com.
PIA consultant, Dawn Smith, has extensive experience in pageantry and wedding planning. Dawn is also the President and manages a welding supply company in Alexander Maine and New Brunswick. She serves on many boards in Washington County and is an EMT-Firefighter. Recently, Dawn was appointed to the board of directors of Crossroads Youth Center to develop youth programs in the Washington County area.
She had the luxury of attending college on a scholarship she won in a pageant when she was in high school and has continued to coach, director and judge pageants since High School. Planning weddings is a passion of hers. She loves creating new beginnings for couples.
Dawn holds a BS in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Eckerd College in St Petersburg, FL and London, England.
She is available for private consultations or Skype sessions. Contact us today and get pageant ready or assist in planning your Downeast Wedding!!
Shannon Folsom began her pageant career at age 17 when she was crowned Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen 2008. At the national pageant in Orlando Florida, she was awarded full tuition to the Troy University Scholarship for outstanding academic performance. An accomplished actress and singer, she was also one of three MAOT contestants selected to accompany the national winner to Hollywood, California, to attend an actor’s workshop put on by the pageant’s talent sponsor, Dolphin Entertainment. She is the winner of the first Miss Maine Collegiate Pageant and advanced to the national pageant in San Antonio, Texas, where she was crowned Miss Collegiate America 2011. Shannon made good use of her Miss Collegiate America scholarship, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Maine, Orono with the highest academic distinction of summa cum laude. Her pageant experience opened the door to the modeling field, participating in runway shows in Paris, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Antonio. She has modeled for Pageantry Magazine and appearing in several other print campaigns. Shannon is signed with several models group and has worked on the Daily Show with Trever Noah. She worked as a national spokesperson and event planner for a health company and is currently a national traveling spokesperson for Chrysler as well as an image consultant, event planner and pageant prep coach with PIA. She is located in Dallas. She is available through Skype/Zoom or in person in the Dallas area.
Heading up our International division in the US and Canada is Ali Clair Dziurzynski, who held the title of Miss Maine USA 2013. She competed at Miss USA in Las Vegas in June of 2013 and was featured in the official Miss USA commercials, promotional materials and numbers photo shoots. Ali models professionally in print, editorial, commercial, and runway.
You may have seen her in publications such as Pageantry Magazine and Akari Magazine - along with designer look books, catalogs, and editorial spreads. Ali’s love of being on stage and in front of an audience has lead her to host, plan and emcee major events such as Boston Fashion Week, Maine’s Fashion Night Out, and pageants across New England.
She is has worked the Director of External Relations at Dirigo Capital Advisors - a commercial real estate development company in Portland. She currently is full-time in her position as a pageant/image consultant for PIA, specializing in fashion, fitness, runway and talent. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Dance in 2011.
She is passionate about leading a healthy and active life style and is a certified fitness instructor who has taught dance and fitness classes through out New England.
Ali's wedding experience is not only in wedding planning but international and destination weddings and she is located in Canada. Ali is available through Skype visits and to our Canadian and US clients.
Michele Libby has been involved with pageantry for more than 20 years. She competed locally through her school years and for the past 13 years has been a pageant mom as her daughter entered the world of pageantry. Professionally she served in the banking and financial field for the past 14 years as a Customer Service Associate, Electronic Services Specialist and Financial Services Specialist. She recently decided on a career change to focus her time to her children, their sports interests and to pursue her passion of becoming an image pageant consultant. Michele is the pageant director for the Miss Fourth of July Pageant in Jonesport and a MASP local director. She lives in Jonesport with her husband Glenn and two children, Skyla and Garrett. Her daughter Skyla has been involved in pageantry since the age of 1 and held many local and state titles including Little Miss Fourth of July, Jr. Miss Beals, Jr. Miss Blueberry Festival Queen, Maine Princess, New Hampshire Jr. High 2014, Maine Jr. High 2015, Penobscot Valley Jr. Teen 2016, Acadia Jr. Teen 2017, Miss Downeast Maine Jr. Teen 2017 to mention a few. Michele has experience in many aspects of pageantry both locally and nationally, as a director, mom and consultant. She has a strong passion for community involvement and has instilled in her children the importance of building character while helping others in need. That is evident as her daughter currently holds 10 service awards from the past 3 years.
Michele is available to work with you and build your confidence, pageant skills and community service portfolio, whether it be for your local, state or national pageant.
Crystal Annis has been involved in pageantry since she was six years old and has experience competing on the local, state, and national level.
In 2015, Crystal competed at USA National Miss, representing Downeast Maine, and was a Top 15 finalist in her division. For the last three years, she has taken on the role of Assistant Director for the St. Croix Valley and Eastern Maine Pageants, both preliminaries to the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant. Crystal attended the University of New England where she graduated cum laude with her Bachelors degree in Medical Biology and is currently employed by Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine as their Refractive Surgery Coordinator.
She is a George J. Mitchell Scholar and an active volunteer in her community, earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Before becoming a consultant, Crystal had the privilege of working with PIA as she prepared for USA National Miss 2015, and believes that the group was instrumental in her success at Nationals. To contact Crystal email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jasmine DeRier is a 5 year veteran as a MASP local pageant director. She has also filled the responsibility of the Ms. Maine assistant director. She is currently the national executive director of American Women of Service, the state director of USA National Miss Connecticut and Rhode Island and directs the Maine local Penobscot Valley Pageant.
Pageantry has been a tool in which Jasmine has used to connect with and impact communities and women across the nation. Her greatest accomplishment in the world of pageantry was being named the 2014 MASP Director of the Year and earning the title of Ms. Maine Role Model in 2016. She is an active executive Crossroads Board member and a member of the MASP advisory board.
Jasmine has an Associates Degree in Elementary Education and is self employed as a full-time professional consultant. Jasmine is the founder of the American Women of Service Pageant which was named in the top ten best Mrs. Pageant in the US by Pageant Planet in 2016.
You may contact Jasmine at email@example.com and visit her website at: Jasminederier.mymonat.com. She resides in So. Maine with her husband Sterling and her 5 children.
Berkeley Nappi has been working with PIA from conception as a pageant consultant and walking coach specializing in stage presence, hair and makeup.
She has held the title of Miss Maine US and competed in the Miss Maine America pageant.
Berkeley served on the advisory board for Crossroads and was the director of the Miss Sweetheart Pageant for several years.
She is current a LCPCc, CADC Mental Health Therapist and is employed at Spurwink. She is a graduate of Goddard College and lives in the Portland area with her husband and two daughter.
To contact Berkeley email her at: Berkeleyamanda@gmail.com
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