The 2018 Ms. Senior Mesquite Pageant Contestants are perfect examples of the outstanding and varied talent that comprises the citizenry of Mesquite. They have made contributions to the communities from which they lived prior and continue that tradition here. As contestants, which they’ll agree is not a “cakewalk”, they have taken on the challenges to be bold, courageous, adventurous, and inspiring in yet another chapter of their lives. They have more extensive biographies than appear here, and one needs to attend the Pageant to experience the extraordinary senior women they’ve become.
Colleen Nielson – Colleen has lived in Mesquite for 17 years. She was born and raised in Magna, Utah and worked for UPS for 30 years. After moving to Mesquite she worked as a hospice volunteer coordinator. Her passion is sewing and has her own alterations business. She and her husband enjoy riding their ATV in the desert where they experience many awesome and beautiful things.
LE Ann Elder Kalstein – LE Ann and her husband made Mesquite their permanent home in 2017. She worked for 20 plus years for L-3 Communications in Salt Lake. Her passion is Theater. She had the opportunity to be a background performer in the “Touched by an Angel” television series. In addition to enjoying golf and weight lifting, she volunteers for the Mesquite Showgirls and the Virgin Valley Theatre Group.
Sandra Ramaker – Sandra and her husband retired to Mesquite in 2008 from Portland, Oregon. She worked in the medical field and later into political life. She and her husband once spent 6 weeks riding their Harleys across the US which she describes as a “once in a lifetime experience”. Sandra is interested in what’s happening in the Mesquite community and is involved with many local organizations.
Teri Nehrenz – Teri and her husband moved to the Mesquite area in 2007 from Cleveland, Ohio where she worked as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She currently works for Mesquite Local News where, in 2015, she won a Nevada Press Association Award for Best Headline in a Community Publication. She has been quite active here in Mesquite with various organizations including the Virgin Valley Theatre Group, performing in numerous productions. She says she “loves living in the Southwest and can’t imagine living anywhere else”.
Bunny Wiseman is the Pageant director this year and has introduced many theatrical innovations to the production which also includes performances by Ms. Senior Nevada State entertainers.
The Pageant takes place Saturday, April 7, 2018, 4:00 pm at the Mesquite Community Theatre. Tickets are $15 and are available
at the Theatre, Ready Golf, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, and the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.
For more information contact Mary Nelson. 702-994-0041, firstname.lastname@example.org\