Meet Our Executive Director
Ms. Lynn L. Douglas
"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" - 1 Peter 2:9
Lynn L. Douglas is a proud native of Greensboro, NC., and the Founder & Executive Director of Chosen Productions, Inc. She is a 2006 graduate of James Benson Dudley Senior High School and a 2010 graduate of North Carolina Central University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While attending NCCU, Lynn was a member of the NCCU Marching Sound Machine, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. and was crowned Miss Black & Gold 2009-2010 for the Gamma Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 2011, Lynn returned to NCCU for graduate school and received a Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling in May of 2014. Throughout her collegiate career, Lynn coordinated and participated in several scholarship pageants throughout the state of North Carolina. To date she has over ten years of experience in Pageantry and believes that it highlights the best that that the community has to offer while instilling principles of professionalism, self-confidence, and a consideration for the needs of others. Pageantry provided her with a positive outlet for discovering her inner beauty while connecting with other women who were just as passionate about changing the world as she was. After a short break, Lynn returned to the world of pageantry in 2014 when she competed for the title of Miss Black Greensboro USA. Upon being crowned Miss Black Greensboro USA 2014-2015, Lynn coined the term, "The Visionary Institute" which would later become her platform title. Through The Visionary Institute, she assisted high school students with setting attainable goals that would lead them to becoming college bound students. She would later go on to inherit the title of Miss Black North Carolina USA 2015 and have the opportunity to spread her platform work statewide.
Lynn strongly believes in the power of being an Educated Black Woman and feels that her purpose is to empower young girls to become the same. For several years, Lynn dreamed of creating a program for college-bound girls where they would not only receive academic preparation, but life skills and self-empowerment tools to become valuable members of society. As a first-generation college student herself, Lynn empathized with students who were often unsure of what to do and where to turn in starting the college process. After a lengthy conversation with her Pageant Director,
Dr. Anthony Vann and the peace of God within her spirit, Lynn took a leap of faith and established
Chosen Productions, Inc. She is excited about the future of Chosen and humbled that God chose her to impact this generation. Whether it's in the school building, in her church, on a pageant stage, or within the community Lynn is dedicated to being an advocate for change and a vessel for the Lord.
Currently, Lynn is a School Counselor for Guilford County Schools and has over five years of experience in the field of Education. Her life’s mission is to advocate for underrepresented high school students and she works diligently towards fulfilling her mission on a daily basis. While taking a moment to reflect, Lynn has these words to say,
"I never thought or even dreamed that I would become an Educator; but I did. I never saw myself winning anything, much less becoming a Pageant Queen; but I did. I never saw myself actually receiving, not one, but two degrees; but I did. This shy and often awkward girl has become woman who is ambitious, daring, and constantly progressing in the area of God-fidence. We are all called to fulfill a purpose in this life and sometimes our purpose looks nothing like we imagined it would. I've learned that it's not about me or what I don't feel equipped to do. God does not always call the qualified...in most cases He qualifies those in which He calls and I'm just grateful that He decided to Choose me."