the participants

Get to know the Mary Kay® Inspiring Stories Production Teams below! Click on a name to check out their photos and bios.



with celebrity narrator Alexa Vega

Amanda Scarpaci - Western Springs, IL
Karie Maurer-Enneking - Sidney, OH
Verena Faden - Hialeah, FL
Ashliegh Jarzenski - Ashland, OH
Gabriela Agosto - Ventura, CA
Micole Williams - Fresno, TX


with celebrity narrator JoAnna Garcia Swisher

Jennifer Nigro - Albany, NY
Ruth Alfred - College Station, TX
Carla Javier - Knoxville, TN
Kristi Ryall - Bakersfield, CA
Cheryl Dolan - Silver Spring, MD
Anne Marie Rivera - Bronx, NY


with celebrity narrator Maria Menounos

Ebony Gee - Hercules, CA
Britney Empty - Washington, D.C.
Patricia Peacock - Pensacola, FL
Ada Alvarez - Hyattsville, MD
Aziza Taylor - Cordova, TN
Kristen Archer - Bartlett, TN



Verena started her filmmaking career in 2003 when she won the Scenarios USA 'What's The Real Deal?' writing contest. Her script was later turned into a short film directed by David Frankel of Marley and Me. Her thesis film won best short film at The Women's International Film Festival and toured with the South Arts Short Circuit film festival.