The time has come! If you have been waiting to find out who the Miss Idaho 2015 judges are, the anticipation is over. We are excited to announce and introduce to you our 2015 judges for the Miss Idaho Pageant.
Lori Jean Otter became the First Lady of Idaho in 2007. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she moved to Idaho in the 70’s when her father retired from the Navy. Miss Lori quickly adapted to Idaho and developed an affinity for the outdoors, animals and athletics.
The First lady graduated from Kimberly High School, earned an A.A. from the College of Southern Idaho, and completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Boise State University. With a degree in Education and Physical Education, Lori spent 12 years teaching and coaching at the middle school level. After earning a Master’s degree in 2004 from Northwest Nazarene University in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership, Lori spent two years as a school administrator.
Combining her love of Idaho and passion for education and literacy, the First Lady has written a series of 5 children’s books. The Ida Jones series features a young barnstorming pilot who seeks adventure and teaches Idaho history to readers as she flies her airplane through the State.
In her free time, you will find the First Lady spoiling her six beautiful grandchildren, riding her horse, playing tennis or using a paintbrush to create watercolor art on canvas.
Tucker Robb has been a Boise native since 2002 and loves the area. He graduated from Boise State with a Construction Management degree & minor in business. Tucker spends his free time fishing, hunting, mountain biking, rafting, trail running, and playing city league sports; basically anything active and in the great outdoors.
He is also a huge NFL fan, GO 49ERS! He is involved with and enjoys participating in many community organizations; Special Olympics coach for 5 years, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC), and the Boise State Alumni Association. Tucker currently serves as the Chair of the AGC Construction Leadership Council Committee and the Vice Chair of the Boise State Construction Mgmt. Alumni Association. Tucker has been married to his best friend for 2 years. They have no kids (yet) but they do have a 100lb German Shepherd that takes all the attention!
Tucker works for a commercial construction contractor here in Boise, HC Company, and loves working on technically challenging projects and watching the work progress. He looks forward to serving as a judge for the 2015 Miss Idaho competition.
Melissa Rogers is best known for being the marketing director for the online retailer, PinkBlush. Standing up for real beauty, Melissa led the way for PinkBlush to be one of the first clothing lines to refuse photoshopping model images, in hopes that women shoppers could see true reflections of how clothing fits.
Working to style countless celebrities and notable personalities, Melissa is the go-to celebrity stylist for modest apparel, having dressed the cast of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and being a contributing fashion consultant for features in Vogue UK, InStyle, and countless television news programs.
Bo Miller is a native of Amory, Mississippi, Bo is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He is currently the Director of the Amory Regional Museum and also involved in his family’s restaurant business. Bo has been involved with the Miss America Program over 30 years and is currently the director of the Miss Amory & Miss Tombigbee Pageants, preliminaries to Miss Mississippi. Bo has judged Miss America preliminaries in Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
He is the Past President of the Miss Mississippi Local Pageant Directors Association, Past President of the Mississippi Museums Association, is on the board of directors of Mississippi Tourism Association and was recently appointed as Chairman of the North Monroe County Community Foundation Board. He was honored as Amory’s Outstanding Citizen for 2014. Making his first run for public office, Bo is the Democratic nominee for Mississippi House of Representatives District 20 in the general election to be held in November.
Julie Ross Jerome currently resides in Boise, ID, where she is an Account Delivery Manager for Hewlett Packard. Julie was Miss Oregon 1981 and was a top-ten semi-finalist in the Miss America Pageant. In addition, she held the title of Miss Oregon United Teenager, and went on to MC, direct and judge numerous teen pageants. She has also judged several state pageants in the Miss America system. Julie has a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory. She is married to David Jerome and has three children: Marissa, Mark and Nicole, who is the current Miss Idaho High School.