Area woman crowned Mrs. Beckley Kids Classic Queen

MyLinda Toothman Kimball -- Contributed

NEW CUMBERLAND — MyLinda Toothman Kimball was crowned Mrs. Beckley Kids Classic Queen on Aug. 3 at the Tamarack in Beckley.

She also won Mrs. Photogenic in her division.

Kimball resides in New Cumberland with her husband, Blaine Kimball. She is employed by Aecom Architectural Engineering Firm as a Level III Construction Inspector.

She also is a contracted construction inspector for the Florida U.S. Army Corp of Engineers which has her currently working on the Herbert Hoover Dike Culvert Rehabilitation Project that has congressional, senatorial and presidential interest.

Kimball’s platform is #WomenEmpoweringWomen through manufacturing and construction jobs throughout the state of West Virginia. She has more than 25 years of experience in quality management and said she has noticed a low percentage of women working in her field.

She said she is dedicated and passionate about sharing her work experience as a construction inspector to inspire other women to dream big and to reach their goals by pursuing a career that is mostly male driven.

She also is the founder of Fairy Godmother Donation Closet to assist high school students and their parents who suffer a hardship. Kimball is active with Toys for Tots, Walk Against Heroin and several animal shelters throughout West Virginia and Florida by paying sponsorship adoption fees for shelter animals that are either a senior animal or the shelter’s longest resident. Every shelter animal she has sponsored through the sponsorship program has been successfully adopted by a loving family, she said.

Kimball graduated from Ritchie County High School in 1988 and is the daughter of the late Dexter C. Toothman and Linda Reed Toothman. She is the mother of Andrew Shepherd of Pennsboro and Danielle Shepherd Coleman of Glenville.

She will be competing in the Mrs. West Virginia America 2020 pageant next in February.

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