Darla has served as a volunteer in the Miss America Organization for more than 15 years in multiple roles. Before moving to Colorado in 2019, she was the Executive Director of the Miss Katy/Fort Ben County Pageant before taking on the role as the Executive Director of Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen. She went on to take on the role of Producer for Texas Crown Productions, LLC and produced many local pageants while preparing young women for the Miss Texas USA pageant as the Co-Director of Miss Lone Star USA, Miss Heart of Texas USA, and Miss Southeast Texas USA. She was then promoted to the Miss USA national team and has served as the Miss Teen USA Talent Manager since 2021. She looks forward to sharing her years of experience and expertise to the Miss Colorado and Miss Colorado's Teen programs.
She has been a cheer and dance coach for the past 30 years as a gym owner, middle and high school coach, choreographer and half time recruiter for Bowl Games of America, and is currently the Varsity Cheer and Poms Coach for Monarch High School in Louisville.
Darla attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she danced at the college level and studied in the College of Nursing. She recently left her role as the Administrator or Comforcare Home Care serving Boulder and Weld Counties to focus on her passion of raising up young women to be the greatest version of themselves whether on the pageant stage or the dance/cheer floor.
She is a mom to three sons and one daughter and Nanny to her first granddaughter, Presley. She and her husband Todd have been married for 32 years.