Kathleen DeNike resides in Collingwood, Ontario Canada and has been a dedicated Elvis fan for as long as she can remember. Her underlying love, spirit and heart for Elvis Presley and his music is never ending and has taken her Internationally to Hong Kong, Paris France, across the United States; including all seven Hawaiian Islands, Canada and three times to Australia to Judge Ultimate Tribute Artist Preliminary events, and as an Artist Representative. She has also attended eleven Elvis Week August Celebrations celebrating Elvis’ life, music and legacy in Memphis, Tennessee. For 25 years since it’s inception in 1996 Kathleen has been a strong supporter of the Collingwood Elvis Festival. As President of The Collingwood Rocks With Elvis Fan Club, her main capacity was a VIP Liaison, securing a wide range of Elvis’ personal friends, Band Mates, Hollywood Co-Stars, and tribute artists on an international level to not only come to our festival but to attend other festivals and events around the world. Over the last 30 years as a Tribute Artist Representative she has judged, worked with, produced, and booked some of the most sought-after & top-quality Elvis tribute artists in the Country covering Elvis’ illustrious career from the early golden Sun Studio recordings, through to the army, movie, ’68 Comeback, and explosive Vegas concert years to perform for international festivals, contests and events devoted to Elvis. From a Jack to a King, Kathleen takes great pride evaluating voice (from the most tender love ballads to the hard rocking showstoppers), authenticity of costume, appearance, accuracy and detail of the era in which Elvis’ career is being portrayed, stage presence of the performer, mannerisms, movements, crowd interaction, and overall performance she knows what it takes to be a Champion and who she feels best represents the legacy of Elvis Presley. Elvis has and continues to impact so many people around the world. It is a pleasure for me to extend my heartfelt appreciation and best wishes to all participants. Kathleen is experienced, objective, knowledgeable, and excited that she has been given the opportunity and considers it both an honour and responsibility to officially judge the 2023 Penticton Elvis Festival paying a respectful tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time; Elvis Presley.