ABOUT

Crown the Nation has a decade of experience with our consultants being former competitors and as judges and pageant directors. Lead by our founder and owner, Juven Nava, he has learned the craft that creates multiple winners and finalists. Juven has built a team with experts in pageantry and outstanding professional careers who are highly educated and experienced in the industry. 

 

We have helped numerous young ladies achieve their personal goals at the local up to national level. Our mission is to highlight your internal spark. To polish and give you the skill set to command the board room and the stage. We work closely with you on individually customized plans. We teach you how to maintain focus, tell your story, and have a winning mindset.    

OUR TEAM

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JUVEN NAVA

Founder & Owner

Lead Consultant 

Juven Nava, is from Wichita, KS and was the Executive Director of the Miss Wichita Organization. Numerous top 10 and top finalists at the Miss Kansas state competition, as well as preliminary talent and on-stage interview winners, national placements and awards have found their success through working with Juven. In 2019, Juven saw tremendous success as both his local teen and Miss titleholders were crowned Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen and Miss Kansas 2019. As a culmination of Juven' s mentorship and preparation for the national competition, Miss Kansas 2019 placed in the top 15 and won the Social Impact Initiative Award at Miss America 2020. Outside of pageants, Juven is the Director of Outreach and Eligibility at GraceMed Health Clinic. In 2019, Juven was named Top 40 under 40 in Wichita and was also awarded Wichita's Diversity and Inclusion Award for his work in healthcare by the Wichita Business Journal. 

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ANNIKA WOOTON

Branding & Social Media

Consultant

Annika may be most well known for her historic two-year reign as Miss Kansas 2019 & 2020. Annika represented Kanas at the 2020 Miss America Competition earning a Top 15 placement in addition to a non-finalist talent award for her 90-second speed painting performance of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was also recognized as the winner of the Jean Bartel Social Impact Initiative Scholarship which acknowledges her work in arts advocacy. Annika now resides in Wichita and services two dynamic roles. First, she is the Interim Executive Director of the Kansas Alliance for Arts in Education, and second, she is the Director of Operations for Lead for Kansas. 

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ASHLYNN FREEL

Presentation & Runway

Consultant

Ashlynn has been competing in pageants for a number of years in America system as a teen and Miss. Ashlynn also competed in the Teen USA system. Ashlynn was awarded numerous presentation and presence awards. She currently works with titleholders on walking and presentation. Ashlynn is currently a mother to a small pageant girl and is the owner of Ash Creative Co. Ashlynn is a graphic designer and photographer. 

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VERONICA STUART

Networking & Sponsorships

Consultant

Veronica has been married to her husband Paul Stuart for 26 years. Together they have two children and 2 grandchildren. Veronica became involved in pageantry with her daughter. During her involvement, she built knowledge in a variety of systems. Veronica has coached young clients involved in the National American Miss program with numerous placements as a result. Veronica has assisted multiple titleholders in building partnerships and obtaining sponsors. Veronica is the Office Manager at Stuart and Associates Commercial Flooring a company founded by her husband in 2003. Veronica was also named Career Woman of the Year by the Wichita Business Journal. 

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KATHERINE WURZER

Talent & Platform Development

Consultant

Katherine "Kat" Wurzer has been in the pageant industry since she was 14, first competing in the Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen Organization where she competed for two years winning a service award, talent prelim award, and fitness award. She then moved on to USA National Miss for a year where she represented Kansas at the national pageant and won the national talent award as well as placed in the top 15 during the final competition. She transitioned back to the Miss America Organization where she has placed both in the top 10 as well as top 5, being named 2nd runner up in 2019. Kat may be done performing on stage as she is preparing to get married in 2022, but she still maintains a heavy community presence serving multiple boards. She serves on the Andover YMCA advisory committee, serves as a liaison between the YMCA and the Kansas Alliance Advocacy Committee, as well as being the youngest member to ever serve on the Governor's Council on Fitness. She is trained in multiple genres of dance, was a competitive gymnast, and is an ACE-certified personal trainer. 

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SANDI WURZER

Community Outreach & Platform Researcher

Consultant

Sandi is experienced in the world of volunteerism.  She has managed a million-dollar business as a volunteer, given away thousands in grants and scholarships, and sees the big picture when it comes to social justice/social impact/platforms/knowing organizations and finding organizations to work with or partner with.  She is a researcher and a teacher of young education. Sandi has experience in coaching for USA National Miss and has worked tremendously hard to guide titleholders to successful platforms.