Announcing the Miss Minnesota for America Pageant!
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Mrs. Minnesota America 2020
From the land of hotdish & hockey, Jessica Koehler, Mrs. Minnesota America, married her husband, Dr. Eric Koehler, 8 years ago & adopted his 2 children with special needs after losing their mother to addiction. Jessica put her own pursuits aside while nurturing her new family which soon added another son, & later, applied her gift of network marketing to become a Global Top Achiever in the health & wellness industry & host of her own show. As a business leader, Mrs. Minnesota recently attended Harvard University Executive Leadership Program to hone her skills & better guide her team to success.
The title of Mrs. Minnesota has opened many doors & opportunities to create a ripple effect in her community – in honor of her son Rowan’s premature birth, Jessica has donated preemie clothes to Children’s Hospital for the last 7 years of his life & has been chosen, this year, as an ambassador for their annual fundraisers!
Mrs. Minnesota American 2020
I am Kelly Litynski, Mrs. Minnesota American. I am the proud wife to Kirk Litynski whom I just adore. We are a blended family with 3 daughters, 1 son, 2 dogs and 2 cats.
I have the best career I could ask for as I am a Registered Nurse. I love caring for people, making them feel safe and comfortable and giving them the most positive experience possible.
In my younger years I spent 3 years of my life cheering for the Minnesota Vikings NFL team. During that time I was lucky enough to travel with the team to Berlin Germany and Tokyo Japan. It was an experience of a lifetime.
I am extremely proud and honored to be the Mrs. Minnesota American Queen. I was born and raised here and can’t think of a better state to represent. Wish me luck at Nationals!
Mrs. Georgia American 2020
From her upbringing in rural Mississippi to the present day as an Anesthesia provider, Christen’s compassion and willingness to serve others has always been on full display. Christen balanced her college life as a student athlete; stunting, performing and traveling as a Division I cheerleader at the University of Mississippi. Even with the demands placed upon her both academically and athletically, Christen found time to serve the needs of school children – working with the local Pre-K program in-between classes and practices.
After completing her pre-requisite coursework, Christen transferred to the Medical College of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in 2008. After serving two years in critical care at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA, she was accepted into the Hamot School of Anesthesia as the youngest in her class at 24 years old.
Miss Minnesota for America
Dr. Shirley Himanga
Dr. Shirley grew up a farm girl in the plains of South Dakota. Moving to Minnesota to pursue her career as a Chiropractor, she has lived in West St. Paul, Richfield, Burnsville, Apple Valley and now resides in beautiful Prior Lake. Her passion for Chiropractic started in High School after she was injured in track and became a patient. She graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry & Spanish and then continued her education at Northwestern Health Sciences University (formerly Northwestern College of Chiropractic) in Bloomington, MN earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in 2003. Throughout her career, she has experienced many business transactions, including owning several clinics and being a founding Doctor of Chiropractic at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Wellness Center in Shakopee, MN. Dr. Shirley owns and operates her current practice within Pathways Chiropractic of Savage, MN. She is certified and specializes in Pediatric Chiropractic, Chiropractic Acupuncture, Athletic Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Methylation and Functional (Kinesiology) Nutrition.
With her passion for pregnant women, she has successfully helped ease many discomforts that come with pregnancy, including avoiding inductions by utilizing acupuncture. Her compassion with children shines through daily, working with the little ones to improve their quality of life by reconnecting the brain to the body. She also has been termed the “baby whisperer” and has eased the discomfort of parenting by removing interferences that affect a baby’s body and mood. As an athlete, Dr. Shirley understands the importance of moving well to feel well. Her knowledge of how the body functions & moves helps her guide and rehab many athletic injuries.
When Dr. Shirley isn’t busy taking care of her patients, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her 3 children and fiance, boating, floating, or Stand Up Paddling on the lake, exercising, traveling, volunteering, crafting, cooking and baking.
She is honored to be representing her current state as your Miss for Minnesota America 2020!