Anthonia Kitchen is a Graduate of Oakland Community College with an Associates Degree in Communications. A former state title holder, Anthonia represented the state of Michigan in numerous national pageants. Anthonia has worked as a Petite Model for such clients as Hush Puppies,Saks Fifth Avenue and Johnson’s Products just to name a few. She has been featured in numerous industrial films, commercials and feature films including the movie “A Rage In Harlem” starring Danny Glover, Gregory Hines and Robin Givens, “Demoted” starring Michael Vartan and Shawn Austin and most recently “Trust” starring Clive Owen, Viola Davis and Kathryn Keener. She toured the country as an Exhibit Manager for Subaru of America at all of their auto shows, special events and the filming of the Antiques Road Show in which Subaru was a sponsor. In July of 2014, Anthonia was promoted to Account Manager for Subaru of America. She oversees all auto shows and special events in the US. Anthonia has been married to her husband Dr. Ronald Kitchen, DDS for 20 years.
John Brubaker was born in Atlantic City, NJ 1962. He has lived in Baltimore, MD; Farmington, MI and the Detroit area; and Seattle, WA. A Michigan resident of 41 years, John currently lives in Sterling Heights and has been married to his wife for 29 years this September.
A graduate of Wayne State University College of Pharmacy, John has been a pharmacist for 29 years, having practiced at Arbor Drugs, St John Health System and Bartell Drugs in Seattle. He volunteers with the Michigan Pharmacist Association and is currently a trustee on the Michigan Pharmacist Foundation Board and a member of the Professional Affairs Committee.
John plays the trombone and was a founding member of the Shiawassee Strutters, a dixieland style band, at Farmington High School. He is a member of the Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club in Warren, where he has trained his previous German Shepherd Dog to a Utility title and a Novice Agility title. John also enjoys woodworking and model building in his spare time.
Maria Taylor is an Alma College alum and valedictorian of Class 2012. She is also a self-avowed history nerd. Until recently, she was assistant editor at Michigan History magazine. Currently, she writes for the Observer & Eccentric. In her spare time, she volunteers as media coordinator at the historic 1867 Governor Warner Mansion museum in Farmington. When she's not in the archives or live-streaming an event, you can find her dressed as a suffragette from the early 1900s, twirling a large black umbrella with the museum's "Warnerettes" parasol drill team. Maria is also a Scottish Highland dancer and certified Highland dance judge. She has toured with the Alma College Kiltie Dancers team, performed on the national and international stage, and won multiple top-10 US championship titles.
Mike grew up in Detroit and credits his success to his Irish roots, Catholic schools, and his parents Joann and the late Larry Kelly who taught me "work ethics and how to treat all people with respect." Mike received his BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and completed post-graduate studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology's environmental program.
Mike is the president and owner of Environmental Maintenance Engineers, Inc, providing environmental remediation contracting services including asbestos and lead-based paint abatement, mold remediation, and universal and hazardous waste removal in Michigan and Ohio.
Mike is the president of the United Irish Societies and the co-chairman of the Detroit St. Patrick's Parade. He is currently the Ancient Order of Hibernians Michigan State vice-president and the president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Stephan Walsh division.
Mike is on the board of directors for the Michigan Irish American Chamber of Commerce (MIACC) and was recognized as the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year! He was recently inducted into the Michigan Irish Hall of Fame Class of 2015 for his accomplishments in business and industry. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and is on the board of directors for the Michigan Columbus Federal Credit Union.
Mike has also been the Master of ceremony of the Ladies AOH Rose Kennedy, Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Pageant, and the Maid of Erin Pageant. He believes that participating in the Miss Wayne County program is an educational opportunity that develops character and builds confidence and self-esteem for the contestants. All pageant contestants here tonight are winners!
Mike and his wife, Maureen, have three beautiful children, Matthew and his wife Erin, Colleen, and Brigid. They are members of St. Valentine Parish and reside in Livonia.
Renu Mahajan Schack
Renu Schack is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She has worked in both the medical field as a research program leader at the University of Michigan hospital and in the private sector as a design and release engineering representative at General Motors. She also has an entrepreneurial spirit and has started her own business specializing in natural oils and the health benefits involved.
Renu is an active member in her community as well, volunteering with the Northville Public School system and helping with several charities through her daughter's dance studio. She has been a leader in the Science Olympiad program as a teacher and has actively fund-raised for the program as well.
Renu also spends time working with school children through her work with the school PTA programs and early childhood motor skills development programs. In addition, she has been active in her children's extracurricular activities, serving as a manager for both her son's and daughter's soccer teams for many years. She has found a real passion and connection in the dance world working as a hair and make-up specialist while her daughter dances for Piazza Dance Company of Northville.
Renu has been married to Jonathan for over 12 years, and they have two beautiful children, Nathan (11) and Genevieve (9).