Dr. David Curnel & Pamela Curnel - Mrs. Washington America State Directors'
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Pamela became involved in pageantry when she was 17 years old. She competed in the Miss Moses Lake Pageant and was first runner up. She enjoyed meeting new people, riding on a float and making many appearances. The experience helped her become more confident and learn about the importance of community service. Pamela has continued to mentor young girls and women in all phases of pageantry.
Pamela saw Mrs. America on television hosted by Florence Henderson. She immediately called the number on the tv. A few months later she won the title of Mrs. Washington 1993. It was a dream come true for Pamela at the age of 41. A few weeks later became the Executive State Director.
Pamela has been the Executive State Director for 23 years. This is her husband's eighth year co-directing the pageant with her. David enjoys running errands, proofing scripts and being a master of ceremonies. He's always by her side supporting her.
David and Pamela have had the honor and privilege of working with some of the most amazing married women who are not only beautiful but intelligent and articulate. These titleholders have spent countless hours promoting a cause of their choice and volunteering in their communities throughout the state. The pageant showcases the contestants' accomplishments and how they are making a difference in the lives of others through community service.
The Mrs. Washington America pageant is the most successful pageant for married women in Washington State and the only one to be televised. This pageant family is one of a kind and is celebrated yearly.
Mrs. Washington America State Director/Producer
Mrs. Washington 1993
Pamela was raised in Moses Lake her entire life with five generations of family living close by. She left for 10 years with her husband Dr. David Curnel to own and operate Rochester Medical Clinic before moving back to her hometown. They have one daughter Melissa, and three grandsons David, Antonio and Giovanni.
Pamela won the 2001 National Director's Award. This is her 25th year producing one of the most prestigious pageants for married women. Pamela has over 45 years experience mentoring young girls and women in all phases of pageantry. Pamela is the pageant's choreographer. She enjoys teaching dance and choreographing for special events, pageants, talent shows, contests and musicals including, "Guys and Dolls," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Wizard of Oz," "Oliver," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Cinderella," to name a few. She owned, operated and built her own dance studio in Rochester, Washington, "Pamela's Dance and Performing Arts" before moving it to Moses Lake. She still performs with her dance company "Fantasia" for stage and television. She also performed with the Chehalis Ballet Company for five years.
When she is not producing the pageant or teaching dance, she is working on a television program. She has produced 5 pageant programs on KONG, King 5, PAX TV and ION Entertainment. She is currently working on a documentary "Behind the Crown" and "The Traveling Tic" about Tourettes Syndrome along with several commercials.
Pamela also enjoys designing costumes for Mrs. Washington to take to Mrs. America for the parade of states. She has designed two state costumes that won the national costume award. She designed a costumethat represented the state flower the rhododendrom Deidra Murphy, Mrs. Washington 2017. She also designed a costume that represented the City of Seattle won the National Costume Award with a $1,000.00 cash prize going to Erin Ring, Mrs. Washington 2004. One less thing for a new title holder to worry about.
Dr. David Curnel
David Curnel is from Springfield, Illinois. He came to Moses Lake soon after becoming a doctor where he met and married his wife Pamela. They have one daughter Melissa, son-in-law Brian and one grandchild, David. This is David's tenth year helping his wife Pamela with all aspects of the pageant. David is a family physician with the Moses Lake Clinic and is the Medical Director. He is a City Councilman giving back to the community. David enjoys running and ran the Boston Marathon in 2004. He enjoys running in the Bloomsday.
Tracy Estrellado is from Richland, WA. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and Wichita State University. She and her husband (Jose, Awards Chair) moved to Moses Lake, WA in 1991 where they have raised three children; Jeremy, Jordan & Jenna. They will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in July of 2018. She practices as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedic surgery at Confluence Health/Moses Lake. Her husband is also a PA, providing primary care for the community of Royal City. She enjoys playing the cello and has performed many years for the Mrs. Washington Pageant. As an advocate for giving back to her community, she performs at many charitable events. She enjoys staying active, biking, hiking and family time. He also enjoys playing “World of War craft”, bird hunting, fishing, hiking and boating.
Charlene Watson, Ms. Washington Petite Senior 2013
Charlene Watson works for the Moses Lake Clinic as a Behavioral Health Therapist and has one daughter. She enjoys socializing with friends, movie nights, pot lucks and traveling. She spends time promoting a healthy lifestyle for seniors. Charlene enjoys helping the contestants backstage.
Beth Kovacevich, Mrs. Washington 1996
Beth has been married to Brian for 20 years and they have two children, Chandler age 13 and Ashlyn age 11. Beth has hosted workshops at her home for the past 14 years and has never missed a pageant since she won in 1996. Beth is a Broker for Windermere Real Estate. She enjoys spending time with her family. Beth holds an annual workshop at her home.
Carla Richards, Mrs. Washington 2010
Assistant Dance Instructor
Carla has been dancing since the age of 11. She danced with the Tacoma Performing Dance Company, Eastern Washington University Jazz III Unlimited Dance Team, A Time to Dance of Spokane, WA and the Lakewood YMCA Adult Performing Dance Company. She has performed on stage with the Beach Boys, Otis Day and the Knights, the Sea Gals during the Seattle Seahawks halftime show, and numerous other celebrities.Since being crowned Mrs. Washington 2010, Carla Richards has continued to stay busy promoting her platform “Embracing the Special Needs Child”. As a mother of two boys with special needs, the oldest being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and the youngest being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, she is very passionate about being their number one advocate while helping other parents do the same for their children. Carla founded, along with her family, the first ever support group in Washington State to include children who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and/or Autism. She also stays busy traveling the state with her oldest son educating the public on Tourette Syndrome and Autism. Her philosophy is “The best way to advocate for your child is to take leadership roles in their lives.” As a military wife, Carla has been happily married to her husband Jeffrey Richards, an Officer in the Navy Reserves, for 24 years and counting.
Mayumi Muller, Mrs. Washington 1995 & 4th Runner-Up Mrs. America
Hair and Make-up Consultant
Mayumi Muller’s road to true love was a long and often challenging one. A model for more than 20 years and a former Mrs. Washington America, Mayumi moved to the U.S. speaking no English and without a father. She went on to have children and multiple successful careers, eventually meeting her husband and true love, Aaron.
Mayumi was born to an African-American father and Japanese mother, but lost her father when she was only 2. She and her mother moved to the U.S. when she was a child, where Mayumi flourished. She attended the University of Washington on a track scholarship and signed on with TEAM Models. She modeled in England, Spain, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Mayumi met and married her first husband and had a daughter in 1992. In 1994, Mayumi tried out for Mrs. Washington America. Her goal was to be a role model for young women, empowering them through femininity. Mayumi was first runner up in the 1994 pageant. Always looking to excel, she tried again in 1995 and won the crown - the first Japanese-African-American to do so. She went on to be fourth runner up in the Mrs. America pageant.
Mayumi used her crown to reach out to middle schoolers in the Seattle area. She partnered with Planned Parenthood to educate girls regarding both contraceptives and the option of abstinence. Mayumi loved having the opportunity to reach out to and educate teen-age girls. Continuing with her pursuit of a full life, Mayumi crowned the 1996 Mrs. Washington while 9 months pregnant with her second daughter.
Mayumi remains a firm supporter of the Mrs. Washington program and is good friends with the director, who she regards as a mentor and role model.
Mayumi went on to have a 2 daughters and a son with her first husband, but they parted after 15 years of marriage.
For five years, Mayumi worked, raised her children, and dated men who weren’t quite right. One day she was manning a booth at a trade show for her company and a man approached her. He was obnoxious and funny and she liked it. He asked if she was going to attend the VIP event later that evening and she informed him that her company was one of the sponsors so of course she would be there. She ran into him again at the event and through the evening they joked and flirted. Mayumi learned his name was Aaron. Eventually, Aaron asked her for her phone number and texted her before she had left the event. They texted back and forth and eventually talked on the phone. Mayumi said it was like talking to an old friend. They have not looked back. Mayumi and Aaron are now married and are best friends which is the way it should be.
Jennifer Lloyd, Mrs. Washington 2005 & 2nd Runner-Up Mrs. America
Jennifer is married to Randy Lloyd and they have 7 children. They reside in Orting, Washington. Jennifer is the official Mrs. Washington America Pageant Coach. She has a lot of expertise in preparing our Queen's for nationals. She was 2nd runner-up at Mrs. America 2005. Jennifer loves outdoor sports, shopping and spending time with her family.
Constantin (Chris) Szocol
Constantin (Chris) has been in the film industry for more than 15 years. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He films and edits the Mrs. Washington America Pageant for television. Chris enjoys modern day videography that is unique, catchy, and creative. Telling a story differently for every single couple I shoot. He enjoys capturing weddings. All of the firsts are what he loves about weddings. The first look, the first kiss, the first dance. Chris filmed Dr. David and Pamela Curnel's 30th wedding renewal in Moses Lake this summer. Chris has packages that will fit into everyone’s budget. If you love our work we would love to talk to you and come up with something that will work for each and every couple.He also does destination weddings. He loves to travel and is willing to go anywhere!
Debbie and Mark Roeber
Debbie Roeber began her association with the Mrs. Washington America Pageant 15 years ago as an M.C. and entertainer. She enjoys working with Pam and David as well as the entire Mrs. Washington family. Debbie’s pageant experience is extensive dating back to her win as Spokane’s Jr. Miss, Washington’s Jr. Miss and as a Spokane Lilac Festival Princess. Currently she is the artistic director and choreographer of the state and national award winning Moses Lake Distinguished Young Woman (formerly Jr. Miss) Program.
Deborah is also an accomplished professional entertainer. After earning degrees from Whitworth University and E.W.U., Debbie has sung professionally with the Spokane Opera, Spokane Symphony and most recently with the Basin Community Theatre starring in their wildly successful production of “Les Miserables” as Fantine. She is a teacher who maintains an active private voice studio while she attempts to keep up with her two fabulous children, Samuel, 14 and Esther, 11. Debbie has been happily married to Mark for over 19 years. In her free time, Deborah volunteers at her church leading Worship, watches Masterpiece Theatre and joyfully cheers on her kids from the bleachers, on the bench or from the wings backstage.
Mark Roeber is enjoys hosting the Mrs. Washington pageant with his beautiful wife Debbie. Mark has appeared in many local theater productions as an actor including “How to Succeed in Business” and “Once Upon a Mattress”, along with numerous theater events at his church and has had the opportunity to host several local benefit programs in the Moses Lake area for area foundations. He also enjoys spreading his musical wings as a bass player in his church’s worship band. He has kept shop as a business owner in the insurance field for the last eighteen years in Moses Lake and keeps in shape jogging with his wife and chasing after his two children.
Melissa Curnel Pendleton
Ms. Washington Hope Heart 2017
Melissa Curnel Pendleton is Ms. Washington Hope Heart 2017. She is an ambassador for the Hope Heart Institute bringing awareness to the importance of heart health. Melissa was diagnosed with Atrial Septal Defect at age four, and had open heart surgery. Melissa attended Central Washington University where she wrote a book about her life called, “Overcoming Challenges” after having physical limitations due to her heart surgery. Melissa has volunteered for the Mrs. Washington America Pageant the past 10 years as a performer and a personal assistant to the Director. She is a single mom of 3 boys.
Ms. Washington Hope Heart Petite 2017
Susanne White is Ms. Washington Hope Heart Petite 2017. She is an ambassador for the Hope Heart Institute bringing awareness to the importance of heart health. Susanne has organized many fundraisers for the National Charity the Victoria Siegel Foundation. She has helped raised over $4,500. Susanne was Mrs. Columbia Basin and Mrs. Moses Lake. She brings a knowledge of what you can do to give back to the community. Susanne has a back ground in skincare and makeup artistry and can help the contestants with those needs and tips. Susanne enjoys raising her two sons, Seth and Jaxon.