Telling on Talia

Talia can be described as Christian, determined, fun-loving, quirky, fashionista, makeup-lover, shoe hoarder, deal diva, serious, story-teller and a "jack of all trades."

Some know her as Miss West Virginia...some know her as a politician...but really, Talia is just "Talia."

During high school, Talia fell in love with politics, and she was accepted as a part of the White House Advance Team for both President and First Lady Laura Bush.  After the McCain/Palin campaign, Talia decided to take the time off from politics and started preparing for the Miss West Virginia pageant.  After competing three different years and learning a great deal about the year-long job opportunity, she decided to give it one last try and was crowned Miss West Virginia 2009 and competed for Miss America in 2010.

After traveling 54,000 miles as Miss West Virginia and appearing all over the state, Talia had learned much about herself, her future, and her love of the great State of West Virginia.  She had always been an entreprenuer in one way or another, and after handing over her title to the next successor, the Mary Kay opportunity surrounded her thoughts.  She accepted the MK opportunity and quickly went on to earn a free car and become a Sales Director.

Talia married God's chosen one for her on October 15, 2011 and now she and her husband, Jimmy, live own a cattle farm in Pomeroy, Ohio (his hometown), but currently reside in Ravenswood, WV.  Along with the change of marriage, God showed Talia he had a change for her and called her from her position with Mary Kay and placed her in His plan, designed specifically for her.

Today Talia can be found court reporting and operating as the Focus Group Coordinator for her mom's court reporting firm, Realtime Reporters, speaking at various engagements (events, faith functions, business seminars), pageant coaching, doing hair and makeup for weddings and events, specializing in makeovers and clothing, singing on her church's praise team and being a (farm) wife!

In her spare time, Talia enjoys bargain shopping, replicating Runway Looks with her own edge and sewing machine, running, hanging out with her girlfriends, watching Lifetime movies with her husband and helping out around the farm.  Putting up hay is her favorite:)

Talia hopes you will see "her" as she allows you into her God-filled, husband-loving and crazy-quirky life!