Miss West Sound Representatives

2010 – Tonie (Duchemin) Sexauer

  • Miss Northwest 2009 (Sweeper)
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington
  • Miss West Sound 2010
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington
    • Miss America Community Service Award
    • People’s Choice Award
    • Washington State Miracle Maker Award

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Jazz Dance

Platform: Children’s Miracle Network

Tonie has had a lot of life happen since being the first Miss West Sound in 2010. Her scholarship money went to good use on her degree in Business Management from Northwest University in 2013.

She owns a full-time wedding photography business (www.toniechristine.com) and has now branched out to clothing design and manufacturing with her new kids clothing line called Blaze Kids Wear. The business was born out of love of giving back and being able to grow a business that can focus on “conscious capitalism” by being a business that is for profit in order to raise funds and give back to people in current crisis within the network of customers.

Tonie married the love of her life, Eric, on the rolling hills of Ireland and has since had two children. Their daughter Hastings, is the easiest of kids and their son Knighton, is a little firecracker! During the day, you will see her bouncing from her office, to running around finding cool outings to make memories with the kids and then shooting the weddings of brides who blaze their own trail on weekends. She and Eric are renovating a 1980’s airstream and also building a modern cabin on the riverbanks in Leavenworth, WA. You can get a glimpse of her life on Instagram @toniechristine.

Tonie won over $13,000 during her two years participating in the MAO.

2011 – Whitney Glebe

  • Miss West Sound 2011

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Gymnastics

Platform: Fuel Up to Play 60

Whitney has earned close to $5000 through her participation in MAO.

2012 – Hannah Price

  • Miss West Sound 2012
  • Miss Liberty 2013 (Sweeper)
    • First Runner Up to Miss Washington 2013
  • Miss Washington Sweetheart 2013

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Disability Awareness and Acceptance

Hannah graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. She moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a Technical Recruiter for Fortune 500 companies. Hannah relocated to New York City where she works remotely in digital advertising for federal and non-profit clients, and manages a YouTube page sharing home, health, and wellness tips.

Hannah earned over $22,000 through her participation in MAO.


2013 – Megan (Leibold) Blum

  • Miss West Sound 2013
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington 2013
    • Rookie of the Year at Miss Washington 2013
  • Miss Pierce County 2014
    • 2nd Runner-Up/Preliminary Talent Winner at Miss Washington 2014
  • Miss Washington Sweetheart 2014
    • Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2014

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Give a Note – Promoting Music Education

Megan Blum is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. She has held the titles of Miss West Sound and Miss Pierce County through the Miss America Organization and has competed on the Miss Washington stage twice. In those 2 years, she received the Preliminary Talent Award, and placed 2nd runner up to the title of Miss Washington in 2014. She also competed at the National Sweetheart Pageant where she placed Top 10 amongst 43 of America’s Sweethearts. Megan has been a full time Real Estate Agent for 6 years now and has been with FLUX Real Estate for the last 5.5 years. She currently resides in Des Moines, Washington with her husband, Kevin, their daughter, Blake, and son, Ryland. For the past 8 years she has been an avid volunteer for the Miss Washington’s Teen Scholarship Organization and currently acts as the Assistant Director. She is so grateful to be returning to a local program with some of the best volunteers that mean so much to her. 

Megan earned close to $20,000 during her participation in MAO.


2014 – Megan Callahan McCormick

  • Miss West Sound 2014
    • Non-finalist talent at Miss Washington
  • Miss Eastside 2015 (Open)
    • 4th Runner-Up at Miss Washington 2015
    • Preliminary Talent Winner

Hometown: Port Orchard

Talent: Classical Vocal

Platform: One Planet, One Future: Citizen’s Climate Lobby

A passionate choral clinician and educator, Megan Callaghan Booth holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Central Washington University. Megan is currently the Director of Choirs at Silas High School and cherishes her time as the Artistic Director with the Endolyne Children’s Choirs.

Before teaching at Silas, Megan was Director of Choral Activities at Bethel High School from 2016-2021. In 2019, she joined the Seattle Symphony and served as the music director of the Symphony’s inaugural Community Youth Chorus. Megan believes youth have exceptional ability and can create artful and riveting performances.

She lives in Tacoma with her husband Sam and their dog Amigo. They are expecting their first child in June.

Megan earned a total of $6,300 through her participation in MAO.


2015 – Cherisse Martinelli

  • Miss West Sound 2015
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington 2015

Hometown: Seabeck

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Enriching Lives Through Music Therapy

Cherisse graduated from Central Washington University in 2014 with a degree in Musical Theatre.

These days Cherisse can be found globetrotting and entertaining her way across the seven seas on cruise ships. She is lover of experiencing new places, but always looks forward to time spent back home in her beloved Pacific Northwest. Since her time as Miss West Sound, she has enjoyed a wonderful career in the musical theatre community of Seattle working with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and many more. She is so honored to be a part of this family as a forever Miss West Sound.

Cherisse won $6,000 in scholarship through her time competing in the MAO.


2016 – Brittney Brown

  • Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Director’s Award 2010, Top Ten in 2011 and 2012, Scholastic Achievement Award and Miss Congeniality all three years at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen
  • First Runner-Up to Miss Whatcom County 2015
  • Miss Tahoma 2015
  • Miss West Sound 2016
    • First Runner-Up to Miss Washington 2016
    • Miss Congeniality at Miss Washington 2016

Brittney graduated from North Kitsap High School as Salutatorian and earned her Associate of Arts (AA) degree in 2013 from Olympic College through the Running Start Program. She graduated Cum Laude from Western Washington University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Communication Studies.

Brittney then traveled to the east coast and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree and her Certificate of Dental Public Health Leadership at the University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine in Portland, Maine where she graduated with honors. Dr. Brown worked as a Teaching Assistant in the dental simulation clinic and was the president of both the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) and American Association for Dental Research (AADR) clubs. She received the following awards upon graduation: Senior Dental Student Certificate of Merit from the Pierre Fauchard Academy, 2021 Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award, American Association of Women Dentists 2021 Student of the Year Award, Dean’s Student Emerging Leader Award, Community Service Club of the Year Award, and was inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), by ranking academically in the top 10% of her class.

After dental school, she received an additional year of training by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in Bremerton, Washington. Dr. Brown currently works as an Associate Dentist at a private practice in Poulsbo, Washington where she provides quality care to patients in her community. Dr. Brown was recently accepted into the Advanced Endodontics Program at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and will be moving to Los Angeles, California in June of 2023 to complete the two-year specialty program and become an Endodontist.

Brittney has earned over $14,200 through her participation in MAO.


2017 – Anikka Abbott

  • Miss Pierce County 2015
    • First Runner-Up to Miss Washington 2015
    • Preliminary Talent Award
    • Miss Washington Sweetheart 2015
  • Miss West Sound 2017
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington 2017
    • Miss America Community Service Award

Hometown: Gig Harbor

Talent: Classical Vocal

Platform: Prevention Through Empowerment: Ending Domestic Violence and Stalking

Website: www.AnikkaAbbott.com

Anikka Abbott is the Chief Weather Forecaster for NewsChannel 3-11-12, a triplicate ABC-CBS-Fox affiliate, in Santa Barbara, CA.  She began her career as a reporter at the station the week after her graduation from Arizona State University in December 2019. She graduated summa cum laude from The Cronkite School with her Master of Mass Communication in Broadcast Journalism. As a graduate student, she received a nomination for the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for her work covering the Venezuelan refugee crisis in Peru.

Prior to broadcasting, Anikka was a singer in the Seattle area. In May 2015, Anikka graduated summa cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. She was a member of the award-winning Choir of the West for 3 years and performed with them internationally. At PLU, she was chosen to perform as a founding member of the elite octet, The Chamber Singers, also performing internationally.

Anikka has earned over $20,000 through her participation in MAO.


2018 – Devenn Miller

  • Miss Evergreen 2018

Devenn graduated from South Kitsap High School in 2015. She moved to Arizona for a year and a 1/2 where she added her furry friend Gilbert to the family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she continues to work in the medical field. She now lives in Tacoma and volunteers her time through the MAO organization (she is on the production team and a choreographer for West Sound) and other organizations where she can.

Devenn has earned $1,200 through her participation in MAO.



2019 – Maddie Farrell

  • Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2016
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen
    • Business Week Scholarship
  • Miss West Sound 2019
    • Miss America Community Service Award
    • Miss Washington’s Miss Congeniality

Hometown: Silverdale

Talent: Comedic Monologue

Platform as MWSOT 2016: Building Girls’ Confidence Through Teen Mentoring

Platform as MWS 2019: Building Youth Confidence Through Mentoring

Maddie graduated from Klahowya Secondary School in 2017 and Central Washington University in 2021 with a degree in Elementary Education. Maddie is a teacher in the Central Kitsap School District and is obtaining her Master’s Degree in Education through Western Governors University. During her year as Miss West Sound, she founded the Bremerton Teen Mentoring Program, where high school students have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one mentoring with elementary and middle school students.

Maddie has earned $7,000 during her participation in the MAO.


2020-2021 – Julia Zimny

  • Miss West Sound 2020
    • 4th Runner Up at Miss Washington
    • Preliminary Red Carpet Award at Miss Washington

Hometown: Seabeck

Talent: Piano

Social Impact Initiative: The Red LIPS Project: Redefining Love in Partnerships

Julia graduated from Klahowya Secondary School and Gonzaga University with a degree in English. A few weeks after winning the title of Miss West Sound 2020, the world was hit by COVID-19 and shut down, eliminating any appearance opportunity Julia had. She decided to take control of the situation and utilized the time to apply to law school where she is in her final year at Gonzaga School of Law.


Julia is currently practicing law with her limited license at the United States Attorney’s Office. She has won school-wide & national competitions & has appeared in front of commissioners, magistrates, & state Supreme Court justices. She also assisted the Washington state legislature in her legal research surrounding fertility fraud. She will graduate this May with her Juris Doctor in hopes to serve as a Deputy Prosecutor.

Julia has won over $ 6,100 during her years participating in the MAO.


2022 – Austin Douglas

  • Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen
    • 4th Runner Up at Miss Washington’s OT Teems In Action Finalist
  • Miss King County’s Outstanding Teen
    • 2nd Runner Up at Miss Washington’s OT Teens in Action Finalist
  • Miss West Sound 2022
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington
  • Miss Rainier (Open) 2023

Hometown: Lakewood

Talent: Vocal

Social Impact Initiative: Childhood Cancer Awareness

Austin graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in 2022 and joined the Baylor University community that fall as a Communications major. She was recently invited to join the Tri-Delta Sorority and is hitting the ground running.

Austin has won over $ 6,400 during her years participating in the MAO.

2023 – Courtney Glenn

  • Miss Grays Harbor 2020/21 (Covid)
  • Miss West Sound 2023

    Hometown: Cosmopolis

    Talent: Vocal

    Social Impact Initiative: Early Intervention & Stigma Prevention

    Courtney is completing her final year earning her Master of Social Work at Seattle University while interning as a high school mental health counselor. She and her bunny call downtown Seattle home for now, and she cannot wait to see where their next adventure takes us!

    Courtney has earned about $15,000 in scholarships through MAO.

    2023 – Katie Stuart

    • Miss Yakima’s Outstanding Teen 2020 / 2021 (Covid)
      • Top Ten at Miss Washington’s Teen 2022
      • Top Academic Achievement Award

      • Dolores Cullen Helping Hands Award

      • Teens in Action Finalist

    • Miss Evergreen 2023
      • Top Ten at Miss Washington 2024

      • Preliminary Talent Award

    Hometown: Poulsbo

    Talent: Piano

    Social Impact Initiative: Breaking Down Barriers to Basic Education

    Katie graduated from North Kitsap High School as Valedictorian in 2021 and currently attends Pomona College in Claremont, California where she is majoring in Romance Languages and Literatures and minoring in Linguistics. She spent the first half of her junior year studying abroad in Nantes, France where she continued to explore her passion for education by interning in a French middle school while also taking a full schedule of university courses. At Pomona, Katie is one of the coordinators of a volunteer program providing educational support to students in under-resourced schools. Katie is a passionate supporter of Little Free Libraries and has distributed nearly 10,000 books to LFLs in the West Sound region.

    Katie has earned over $9000 through her participation in the MAO.