Shel is a retired middle teacher who has been designing gowns since she was about 10 and in the fashion world since she started modeling/acting at age 16. She moved to Kenosha 7 years ago. There she continued modeling and acting and competed in, and won her first pageant in 2016. Since then she has held 2 national titles, 1 national runner up and 3 state titles. She has been published in numerous magazines and calendars as both a model and designer. Shel is the owner of Shel’s Bridal and the Executive Director of the Wisconsin and Illinois United States Pageants. She is married to the love of her life and has 6 children and 1 grandchild.

Shel’s Bridal in downtown Kenosha carry’s a variety of high end lines including Jovani, Mary’s, Colors, and Rachel Allen, as well as her own line.