Who we are

In 2015, the dynamic mother/daughter duo of Renee Austin and Sheri Harkey McInnis created A Crown Above Productions.  No strangers to the world of pageantry, the women wanted a company specializing in special events and putting the contestant first. 

Renee has been on all sides of the stage from competitor, consultant, pageant aunt, pageant mom, and now - director.   She began competing at age 13 and has won on the local, state, national and international levels.  She has been a pageant director for over 10 years.  She is married to her husband, Scottie, has a son named Camden and a daughter named Crosby. 


Sheri, a long time pageant competitor and pageant mom/grandmother,  has loved pageants from day one. Sheri was crowned Mrs. North Carolina in 1996.  She is married to her husband, Don, and she enjoys cooking, reading, and travelling. 


The two not only work together through A Crown Above, they work together daily through the family commercial building company, McInnis Construction Co. in Matthews, NC.  Sheri is the President while Renee works as the closing coordinator and property manager for the company.  Sheri was the first female in the state of North Carolina to earn her General Contractor's License.   

Renee & Sheri joined the Cosmos system as State Directors in 2018.  They are passionate about their queens' community service, and are excited to partner with the Cosmos system as an outlet for their platforms.  


Renee Austin


Co-Owner, A Crown Above Productions LLC

Sheri Harkey-McInnis


Co-Owner, A Crown Above Productions LLC

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