Meet The Founder

Shamrika Renee is a woman of vision and a natural people person. She is the owner of Diamond Divas, Inc., and the Founder and National President of Alpha Lambda Theta. Shamrika was born and raised in Shreveport, La. but now resides in the founding city of Dallas Tx. She has been a trailblazer in the fashion industry for over 20 years and collaborated with several successful industry professionals. Shamrika has tackled the industry by storm as a certified image and personal stylist, a professional runaway coach, a published model and fashion show producer which has all lead to her receiving the Expectational Woman of the Year Award for her contributions to the industry. 

Alpha Lambda Theta Sorority empowers, teaches, unite and encourages sisterhood in the community. When you know who you are and whose you are your life will forever change.

Founding Members

Phililisa Buchanan
Alexus Clark
Jamie Henry
Latoria McDonald
dr. Laquita Smith-Kayworth
Emily Sims
Shonda Jones
Stacy Thomas

Dr. LaQuita Smith-Kayworth

Vice President 

Dr. LaQuita Smith-Kayworth, located in West Palm Beach, FL, is the owner and CEO of C.R.A.V.E. Inc. & Boushey Bellahz Incorporated. She has always maintained a desire for serving others and throughout her life, she has intrigued the minds of others by showcasing her skills in various backgrounds such as Acting, Modeling, being a Bestselling Author, Film Directing and Clinical Psychology. Her passions continue to grow as she delves deeper into serving other populations in her Non-Profit organization. Building stronger youth for today will lead to a better tomorrow and this is her plan. LaQuita is also the CEO of her own Publishing and Film Production company and she is always looking for new talent, because the diamonds in the rough are often discovered where no one dares to look. LaQuita is always honored to walk new paths with the next amazing sister and she looks forward to building a successful product in everything that she creates. I AM HER.

Phillisa Buchanan

Vice President Business & Military Affairs 

My name is Phillisa Buchanan, Owner/Founder of Ta'Ja Events & Travel, for about 10 years combined. As well licensed cosmetologist/aesthetician for 15+ years. Mother of 3 and a Mimi of 3. I love to travel and to help people create lifetime experiences and memories through their weddings, honeymoons and travel.

Located in Manchester, TN.

Jamie Henry

Vice President of Finance 

Jamie M Henry/Pat is who I am by birth rights now I am Wife, Mother, Grandmother Sister and Aunt small business owner. All these titles are AWESOME but there are so many layers to the cake it's stacked ceiling high.

After culinary school at TSTC/ West TX in 2004 I decided to move to Mesquite TX where I started The Sugar Shack Exquisite Treats and Eats Catering Service.

Cooking is my passion baking is my soul and feeding others is my life goal! Stop by anytime for a hearty meal and some TLC my door is always open, and my heart is always willing to share it with you.

Stacy Thomas

Vice President of Expansion

Stacy Thomas is a native of Louisiana, born on B.A.F.B., La. She has called Texas her home after 23 years and she resides in Addison Texas. She has 3 children and 3 adorable grandchildren.

After working 25 in retail management she decided to quit and pursue her degree full time. Receiving 3 degrees in 4 years, including her Executive MBA from Texas Woman's University, she now works as a HR consultant.

Stacy’s passion includes helping people succeed in life and career. She is also a certified Mediator and is aspiring to start a business as a Life/Career Coach.

Shonda Jones 

Director of Membership Education 

Shonda L’Shae Jones is a native of Dallas, Tx. However, she earned her secondary education from the Caddo Parish School Board in Shreveport La. After high School Shonda joined the United States Air Force. Throughout her ten years of services as a Military Personnel Technician, Shonda obtained an Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Resources Management, an Associate in Science in Child Development and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She officially became licensed to teach in the state of Texas in April of 2008. Shonda transitioned from the Armed Forces to the field of education fall of 2011. Shonda has since pursed graduate school and earned her Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Studies. 

Alexus Clark 

Director of Recruiting 

Hello there, lovely! My name is Alexus, but I choose to go by Elle. I am a 23-year-old entrepreneur born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. I am the founder and CEO of LXquisite INC; A brand created to encourage and uplift humans to conform to their highest potential while holding true to your values, goals, dreams and overall TRUE self. Whoever God created you to be, in whatever form you are in, own it. Live it. Love it. I am a living testimony and witness to His greatness! Stay blessed. 

Latoria S. McDonald 

Director of Philanthropy

Latoria S. McDonald is a native of Jackson, MS. She currently resides in North Texas with her princess. She has been in education for 10 years. She received both her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from THEE Jackson State University. Love and Peace is at the forefront of everything that she does.

Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible. -Unknown

Emily Sims

Born and raised in Louisiana, and now a proud Texan living near Lubbock. I am a wife and mother of 6 including. I spend most of my free time riding motorcycles with my husband and a group of female riders, The Litas. I have over 15 years in business management where I have managed several small businesses across the nation. I officially started my professional photography business back in 2018 which has allowed me to travel and train with some of the most talented photographers. I specialize in family portraiture and fine art products but spend most of my time chasing lighting storms for that once in a a lifetime shot.