2016 Sakura Pageant Directors
2017 Mrs. & Ms. Sakura Pageant Director
2017 Cherry Blossom Princess & Teen Sakura Pageant Director
Heather Starling-Mosher, Amy Gurule, Jessica Turney
Heather is a firm believer in the idea that women should help support each other. From active duty members to spouses, military life is not easy; it comes with sacrifices, obstacles, frequent moving, deployments, and often being miles away from family. For many this would be a difficult task but for those who volunteered for this lifestyle, hold down the fort, and make it work; that is something to be celebrated. Heather has experience in planning and coordinating events and chose to take on the position of director because she loved the opportunity to play a large role in celebrating the accomplishments of women from all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and with unique passions.
The theme 'New Seasons' was envisioned by Heather because of its ability to visually incorporate all aspects of the pageant from the phenomenal backdrop to marketing materials. She also wanted to support each contestant by allowing them the chance to create an opening number outfit that reflected their favorite season and unique personality.
Being director has allowed her to meet a wonderful group of women and to help embrace what makes each contestant unique. Confidence is the most beautiful thing a woman can wear and Heather hopes the pageant has helped boost each contestants' confidence in herself and her passions. Heather plans to direct future pageants for the organization while at Yokota Air Base.
Photography by Gina Marie Photography