MRS. FIL-AM OF NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY
OF MRS. FIL-AM 2013 and her COURT
MRS. FIL-AM 2013 is KATHERINE LYNN HARRIS RODRIGUEZ
Due to unavoidable circumstances, Mrs. Rodriguez was not
able to attend the coronation and so her awards were received
by her mom, Dori Harris.
Mrs. FIL-AM 2010-12 LILIA PICKENS gave the awards to Mrs.
Harris as representative of Mrs. FIL-AM 2013 Katherine Lynn
1ST RUNNER UP is BERLEY NEWBERRY
2ND RUNNER UP is MARICEL VEST
3RD RUNNER UP is KRISTINA MERCADO
GOWN WINNER is 3rd RUNNER UP KRISTINA MERCADO
PAGEANT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER is 1st RUNNER UP BERLEY NEWBERRY
PARTICIPATION TROPHY is AWARDED TO ALL CANDIDATES
OF MRS. FIL-AM 2010-2012
CLOSER LOOK AT
MRS. FIL-AM 2013 CANDIDATES
PAGEANT SPIRIT AWARDEE
Berley Rimadiman Newberry is 48 years old and was born in
Culasian, Leyte, east side of Tacloban City, Philippines.
A Nurse by profession, a business entrepreneur, she currently
owns and operates Heavens Hands Eldercare, LLC. In Escondido
She has been in the medical industry for over fourteen years.
Her hobbies are: dancing, bowling, music, singing and enjoys
outdoors activities like walking and water sports like swimming.
She has assertive and outgoing personality and loves to
live her life to the fullest and always a giver.
Candidate Number 2
THIRD RUNNER UP
MRS. BEST GOWN
She was born on December 27, 1957 in Manila, Philippines.
She was blessed with four children, one son in the Marine
Corps, three daughters, two of them work at Balboa Hospital
as phlybothamist and the younger one is seven years old
and in second grade. She is the founder of JPS International
enterprises that was established since 1992. Kristina's
JPS is hosting Karaoke on Sunday at Rookies and Wednesday
at the Junkyard Karaoke.
Candidate Number 3
SECOND RUNNER UP
Maricel is a nurse by profession. She currently owns and
operates Vest Care Manor and Domtar Integrated Care Services
located in Mission Viejo in Orange County. Maricel is also
in the business of risk management and retirement planning
for New York Life, Inc. She has an extensive experience
in management as a General Manager of her family owned manpower
business in Manila. She is a renowned lecturer and speaker
both locally and internationally for business development.
Maricel is currently the first Vice President of L.A. Karilagan
Lions Club; she is also an active member of Filipino American
Chamber of Commerce Orange County, Secretary for the Leonians
of America Association and founder of Mission Viejo Filipino
Youth Club and Leonians of America Youth Club. Maricel loves
to give back to the community and her motto is: "forget
yourself for others and others will never forget you."
Lynn Harris Rodriguez
MRS. FIL-AM 2013
Katherine Harris Rodriguez is a 31- year old wife, mother
and educator. She has been married for almost five years
to Joshua Rodriguez. They have two sons - Josiah John, aged
3 and a new addition Kaleb Allen who is just 8 months old.
Her life is busy being a mommy and a wife, while also teaching
school. She is an eight-year veteran elementary school teacher
at a year- round school. Every three months, she is fortunate
to spend an entire month off with her family. She started
teaching when she was twenty-three years old for the San
Bernardino City Unified School District. She taught 5thgrade
for one year and 1st grade for seven years. She enjoys teaching
children the fundamentals of education. First grade is an
important time to teach children to read. She gets gratification
after every school year knowing that she taught another
twenty or so children how to read. She also makes sure to
plan fun and exciting adventures for her family that include
simple walks to the beach, adventures to bookstores, camping,
children movies at the theater and fun times at amusement
parks. She is content at other time to just stay home and
cuddle with her family or stay, or spend time shopping.
She loves and treasures her roots and heritage from her
mother, who is a Filipina, and her father, a Caucasian. She
considers that her life thus far, has been extraordinary
with her husband and family and she looks forward to what
God has in store for them next.