Miss Colorado Board of Directors
Mette Boving Castor Executive Director
Mette was Miss Louisiana 1997 and placed in the Top Six at Miss America. She spent her year of service touring the state of Louisiana as well as parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida performing and promoting her platform Character Counts! to schools, youth groups, communities and service organizations. She was named the State Liaison for Character Counts! by Governor Mike Foster and was instrumental in the passing of legislation making character education programs a mandatory part of school curriculums. After her year of service, having completed 300+ appearances, she returned to Louisiana Tech University for her senior year and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Chemistry.
Mette enjoyed a very successful career with GlaxoSmithKline and ICOS Biotech before leaving the workforce to start a family in 2006. She and her husband moved to Highlands Ranch in 2009 and their family now includes three sons - Nick, Chris, and Kyle. She has been an active volunteer with organizations including the Junior League of Denver, the Leadership Council of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Ben Franklin Academy, and Camp Quality of Louisiana where she has co-hosted an annual telethon for 20+ years, raising more than 1.3 million dollars. Mette returned to her career in 2018
as an Infectious Disease Specialist - HIV with Janssen Therapeutics.
Mette has been trained in vocal performance both privately and at Louisiana Tech. However, her first love is ballet, and she has trained with Ballet West, the Houston Ballet, The Boston Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. She was a cheerleader for the Houston Oilers and has performed the National Anthem for the Sugar Bowl, Independence Bowl, the Tokyo Bowl, NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL teams. She has remained active in the Miss America Organization since her year as Miss Louisiana and has served as an emcee, entertainer, and judge for numerous local and state competitions.
Mark Hinson Executive Director
Mark served for 19 years as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. He spent thirty-four years in the area of public sector Human Resource Management and has presented numerous human resource workshops and programs at national conferences. Mark currently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for Horizon's North credit union.
Mark volunteered for many years with the Miss Florida program at the local and state level in the 80's and 90's. He served as an Executive Director for Miss Winter Park, whose 1992 winner, Leanza Cornett, became Florida's first Miss America. Mark has attended Miss America consecutively for the past 30 years and has judged numerous local and state competitions.
While in Florida he served as President of the Central Florida Human Resource Association and Conference Chair for HR Florida, an annual state conference. He was Director of Employment Services for Orange CountyPublic Schools, the 11th largest district in the country. He also served on the School to Work and Labor Relations national expertise panels on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Mark received a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Speech Communication and a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling, both from the University of Central Florida. Mark is recently retired and lives in Boulder with his partner Tom and their Terriers Roger and Edith, where he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, taking advantage of Colorado's 300+ days of sunshine.
Megan Cain Board of Directors
Megan competed in the Miss Texas Pageant and was third runner-up to Miss Texas in 2002 and 2003. She also won top interview, swimsuit, and non-finalist talent awards as a classical pianist. As a local titleholder, she took her school platform, Adoption: The Positive Option, into schools across the state of Texas. This platform was and still is very close to her heart, having been born in South Korea and adopted by an American family at the age of five months. In 2001, she was invited to Washington, DC where she was a guest at President Bush's President's Dinner.
Megan felt empowered and her life was forever changed by her participation in the Miss America Program. She used her scholarship money from competing at Miss Texas to earn a Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University where she studied piano under the direction of Dr. Andrew Parr. She furthered her education by earning a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University. Megan taught elementary music in Texas and Colorado public schools for six years before opening her private piano studio, Cain Piano Studio in Colorado Springs.
A 15-year Colorado resident, Megan lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, Jason, and their two children: son, Caleb Michael and daughter, Quinn. Megan serves as a volunteer with The Exodus Road, an organization that rescues women and children from human trafficking. She is an active member in her church and loves spending quality family time at their home in Colorado Springs and their mountain house in Granby Ranch.