Darcy Castro is the Elite National 2019 American Woman of Service, balancing caring for her large family and being a community servant to organizations dear to her heart. She is a professional writer and marketing consultant specializing in nonprofit and service-based organizations. Currently, she in the creative force behind Cultivating Respect, content created to foster and inspire respectful communities.
Darcy is the former executive director of the Miss Portland Scholarship Program and in 2001 ushered Katie Harman through the ranks to become Miss American 2002, the very first and only Miss America from the state of Oregon.
Darcy’s platform is centered on advocating for kids of parents with brain tumors, based on her own life experience. She has written a book and corresponding parent/child journal intended for kids ages 7-13 faced with a similar life-altering diagnosis in their family, and aims to help them feel supported and able to navigate their emotions.
Darcy resides in Connecticut with her four children and husband, Lieutenant Colonel Juan Castro, a pilot in the United States Air Force Reserves.