Miss Wyoming USA
Miss Wyoming USA 2018
Callie is a fourth generation Wyomingite, and was born and raised in Casper, WY. She is as proud to be representing her beautiful state this year as she was in 2007, when she represented Wyoming as Miss Wyoming Teen USA.
Ever since she was a little girl, she wanted to be a teacher and a princess and is elated that her new job as Miss Wyoming USA fulfills both of these roles! When she isn’t rock climbing or thrift shopping, she is connecting with her community by teaching classes and workshops designed to help others live life with a calm mind and open heart.
Growing up, Callie invested all of her extracurricular time into dance. She trained in various genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, and classical ballet. This passion of hers brought her to the University of Wyoming where she received her BA in Theatre in Dance. Shortly after graduating, Callie worked as an events coordinator and teacher for a non-profit organization that provided liberal arts education to adults with disabilities.
Callie’s love of dance and working with children inspired her to run an afterschool program for children with disabilities. “I grew up in a low income family and, because of my circumstances, I had social anxiety and low self-esteem. Dance was the thing that taught me to walk into a room with my shoulders back, confident in the woman that I am today. Being able to share this passion and knowledge with these kids—and seeing them blossom into more social, confident versions of themselves—made me feel like everything had finally come full circle.”
As a yoga teacher, Callie places a large importance on living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and starts each morning with positive affirmations. After losing her father to prostate cancer in May, she realized how precious life was and became impassioned to serve in a larger, more meaningful way. As Miss Wyoming USA 2018, she wants to share her story of overcoming anxiety, an abusive relationship, and losing her father to teach others that it doesn’t matter if life knocks you down, what matters is how you pick yourself back up.