Miss Greater Greer Executive Board
Jeremy Culpepper, Executive Director
Jeremy has volunteered in every capacity of the pageant industry during the past 18 years. He has worked to inspire the young ladies competing in the Miss America Organization, encouraging their growth and developing their abilities to better themselves. In 2006, he was proud to serve as the co-Executive Director of the Miss Florence Pageant whose titleholder went on to be crowned Miss South Carolina 2006. Jeremy revived the Miss Hilton Head Island Scholarship Program and served as the Executive Director for 5 years. Under his leadership over those years, his titleholders consistently placed in the finals of the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageants including eight top 5 placements including 2nd runner-up at the 2013 National Sweetheart Pageant – the national runner-up pageant for the Miss America Organization. His titleholders have also been awarded three Quality of Life awards, two preliminary evening gown awards, two preliminary talent awards, two preliminary swimsuit awards, overall evening gown award, two overall swimsuit awards and overall talent award. His commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have supported his titleholders in raising over $50,000 and also have been awarded well over $70,000 in scholarship money. In 2015, his local teen titleholder, Sarah Hamrick won the title of Miss South Carolina Teen 2015 and placed as a top 10 finalist at the 2015 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. In 2017, his titleholder Miss Woodmont High School Teen, Ally McCaslin won the title of Miss South Carolina Teen 2017 and is headed to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Florida. Professionally, he is currently employed as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Harry Culpepper, Chairman of the Board
Harry served as the Chairman of the Miss Hilton Head Island Organization for 5 years and then served as the Faculty Advisor for the Miss Woodmont High School Pageant. His titleholders have raised over $50,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, earned over $70,000 in Scholarships and have won 2 Miss SC Teen Titles and earned numerous top 5 and top 10 placements. He graduated from Shenandoah University with a BFA in Music Theatre. Harry spent 6 years as the Theatre Teacher at the Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts, which earned the 2009-10 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award. He taught for 2 years at Hilton Head Island High School rebuilding their theatre program before moving back home to the upstate to Woodmont High School. In his first year at Woodmont his production won the State Championship for High School One Acts and several awards and went on to compete in Lexington, Kentucky where they were chosen to be filmed for a PBS Documentary. Harry has appeared on stages across the southeast including Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, Playhouse on the Square, Huntington Outdoor Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre, South Carolina Children's Theatre, Spartanburg Repertory Company, Spartanburg Little Theatre, Main Street Youth Theatre and South Carolina Repertory Company. He has directed productions for the Spartanburg Youth Theatre, Spartanburg Repertory Company, Greer Children's Theatre, Main Street Youth Theatre, and the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. He is the President of the South Carolina Theatre Association and recently completed a Masters of Arts in Arts Administration from Winthrop University.
Will Luther, Secretary
Will is a veteran theatre designer and artist. He was born in Birmingham, AL and raised in Spartanburg, SC. Will is a graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College with an Associate in Arts and The University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Theatre. While at Spartanburg Methodist College he served as President of the Relay for Life committee and President of Alpha Psi Omega. While at USC Upstate, Will worked as a Student Assistant with the Shoestring Players in the scene shop. Will worked as the Production Manager for Spartanburg Little Theatre for five years. He regularly served as a scenic designer, costume designer, wig/hair designer, or stage manager on various productions. In the fall of 2018, Will joined the production team at the Peace Center as a Production Technician.
Dorie Long, Treasurer
Dorie is excited to join the Miss Greater Greer Scholarship Organization family! She was born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina and is a proud graduate of Winthrop University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. While at Winthrop she was involved in many clubs and organizations on campus: 2009-2010 Emerging Leader, 2010 Orientation Leader, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Vice President and held numerous chairmanships. After graduation she worked at a 501 ©(3) non-profit arts organization in Rock Hill, SC. Her responsibilities included marketing, fundraising, and programming. In 2014-2016 she served her sorority as the Ritual Advisor. In 2015, the advisory board was named the national organization’s Collegiate Advisory Board of the Year. Currently, she is employed as the Regional Marketing Coordinator for Bath Fitter. Her territory includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. In her spare time, Dorie enjoys cuddling with her German Shepherd, Zoe, supporting the Woodmont High School Wildcat Players, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers. She resides in Simpsonville with her husband, Jonathon.
Miss Greater Greer Board
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Laci Lee Olson
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