Greetings, USofA Family –
My name is Chris Culver and I am excited to join the USofA family as the official newsletter editor for the company. I was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I currently live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with my partner, a former Mr. Gay Oklahoma USofA and Roxie Hart’s dance partner, Kelly ‘Keliente’ Forbes! We are avid world travelers including spending a year living and teaching abroad in Bangkok, Thailand. I am a former high school English teacher, and a current administrator for a school district within Oklahoma City and love working with under privileged students/families and serving them in a variety of capacities. This last month, in May, I completed my Master’s Degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and passed my principal certification exams that certifies me as a PK-12 principal for the State of Oklahoma. When I am not at work, I am volunteering, relaxing, traveling, playing with our dogs, or enjoying time with my family!
I have always loved the art of female impersonation and loved the world of pageantry. I have attended countless city, state, and regional preliminaries and several national pageants/contests. I have judged several preliminaries for the USofA system within the State of Oklahoma and other pageant systems, too. I started out in the world of drag/pageantry by assisting Roxie Hart, former Miss Gay USofA and Miss Gay USofA Classic, prepare for pageants with media assistance, video editing, and even dressing her at several prelims and national pageants. I have also worked, for several years, as the Social Media Director for Miss Gay Fire and Ice USofA under Vanity Storm and The Dragon Lady, and worked as the backstage manager for Miss Gay Southernmost USofA under Mr. Leslie Steele! In recent months, I have recently joined the USofA at Large staff as the official Pageant Administrator for the national pageant that happens each September, and now, I have joined the USofA family as the Newsletter Editor and I couldn’t be more excited.
I am always accessible if you have a question or even a recommendation! I am looking at innovative ways to bring the newsletter to the 21st century and leverage more technology and social media platforms, so if you have ideas please share them! Together, we are a family and a team, so I cannot wait to collaborate with each of you and to share the passion of pageantry and USofA as we embark on this new journey together. I look forward to meeting so many of you in the coming days, months, and years, and cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together!
With sincere gratitude and enthusiasm,