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Las Vegas' Most Dynamic Women

By The Editors | September 3, 2019 | People

Vegas magazine is pleased to present a selection of extraordinary women who are dynamic leaders in their field. These women of distinction are truly accomplished and stand out as some the best influencers and contributors of our community.

Shari Sanderson & Michelle Manley


Award Realty President and Director of Operations

The Dynamic Duo of Real Estate, Shari Sanderson and Michelle Manley are two of the most powerful women in real estate in Las Vegas. They recently brought the buyer for a $16 million property—one of the highest sales in the city. So far, their 2019 sales have hit over $69 million with millions more in escrow. “We have been marketing in California heavily over the past three years primarily to heavily-taxed real estate investors,” says Manley. “We help buyers to reinvest in tax-friendly Vegas.” Sanderson adds, “Our buyers are shocked when they find out how low residential and commercial properties are in Vegas! Our total sales for July alone are over $24 million.” 3015 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, 702-287-4290

Dr. Eva Littman


Red Rock Fertility, Fertility Expert

Dr. Littman and her team have been able to create thousands of pregnancies and in turn have helped her patients expand their families. As the Founder and Practice Director of Red Rock Fertility Center, Dr. Littman has guided the center to produce exceptionally high pregnancy success rates year-after-year. She has contributed to worldwide knowledge of specific fertility issues by publishing numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at international meetings and local conferences. 9120 W. Russell Rd., #200, 702-262-0079,

Tricia Costello


Fresh Wata, CEO

The Wonder Woman of Events: Meet Tricia Costello, event pro and CEO of Fresh Wata. Based in Las Vegas, but globally revered, Tricia is a practical and creative visionary which makes her events second to none. Tricia and her teams work with resorts, brands, agencies and marketing executives to bring all types of events to life. Whether it’s a star-studded birthday party for Pharrell, a custom fabricated exhibit trade show booth or a mobile marketing tour or pop-up shop, Tricia’s hand at the wheel will deliver the seemingly impossible while ensuring memorable, impactful and disruptive experiences. 3905 W. Diablo Dr., Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV, 702-889-0935,

Ayesha Mehdi


Frontier Health Law, Principle Attorney

As a health care attorney, Ayesha Mehdi brings dedicated focus to serve the needs of health care professionals and businesses in connection with corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. She holds a bachelor’s from Walsh College in Michigan, as well as a juris doctorate and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas. Ayesha Mehdi serves on the University of Kansas School of Law’s Board of Governors, and is also an active member of national organizations such as the American Health Lawyers Association. Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Ayesha moved to the United States in 2003. Las Vegas has been home since 2010, and it’s been her privilege to give back by serving with the Children’s Attorneys Project. This November, she will run her first marathon in Athens, Greece! With the love and support of her family, she knows she can overcome any challenge—be it on the marathon course or in life. 6671 S. Las Vegas Blvd, #210, 702-852-2140,

Mahsheed Barghisavar


Mahsheed Real Estate, Founder and CEO

Mahsheed is one of the most preeminent Luxury Real Estate Brokers to some of the wealthiest buyers in Las Vegas. A self-made success story Mahsheed moved to Vegas after graduating with two degrees from SJSU. The recipient of numerous “BEST REALTOR” awards and an A list clientele, Mahsheed has thrived in a business where most drop out within their first two years. She explains to us how she’s excelled in real estate for more than 13.5 years. “I work on being the best and highest version of myself. Wealth, Health, Love and the Freedom of self-expression to be my most authentic self. When these four pillars of my life are in overflow, I am aligned to be of service and add a greater contribution to my clients. The relationships and connections I create through my brokerage are extremely meaningful. After each closing, a portion of my commissions are donated to Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.” 4255 Dean Martin Dr., Ste J, 702-769-6274,

Kim Bassett


Fontis Nevada, President and CEO

Kim is the President and CEO of Fontis Nevada, a certified womanowned business that provides dynamic communications solutions. She is passionate about helping companies of all sizes achieve their goal of standing out from their competition through creatively branded products. Kim is adept at identifying inefficiencies and guides her clients to make the greatest impact through their branding strategies. She prides herself in adding value to her customers and community through the core values of leadership, impact and influence. Kim’s creative energy drives her, and she delivers exceptional service while finding balance as an entrepreneur, wife, mother and friend. 11700 W. Charleston Blvd., #170-14, 702-660-5058,

Alison Wainwright


Las Vegas Mannequins, Founder and CEO

Alison Wainwright is the Founder and CEO of Las Vegas Mannequins, which was founded in 2004. It is known to be one of the largest mannequin and retail store suppliers nationwide with a 23,000 sf facility in the heart of Las Vegas. With over 20 years’ experience in the tradeshow, event and display industry, Alison has been widely recognized for her business expertise. She has been noted as one of the most ambitious, talented, and influential leaders in Las Vegas and is a recipient of a Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Business in Southern Nevada. Alison continually gives back to the Las Vegas community with charitable donations and participation in events. Alison has changed the mannequin industry. She built a company from the ground up and turned it into an empire with a great reputation and superb customer service. She is constantly reinventing herself and her business to fill additional niches in her industry and stay on top of competition. 3900 W. Desert Inn Rd., 702-987-5830,

Elena Bulatova


Elena Bulatova Fine Art, Owner and Artist

Elena Bulatova is an exceptional artist, art dealer and gallerist, showcasing her art in the chain of galleries Elena Bulatova Fine Art in California, Nevada and Florida. She owns the galleries with her husband, Efi Mashiah. Her paintings and sculptures are featured in many Hollywood shows and magazines, such as Architectural Digest and Vanity Fair. She was named Las Vegas Top 100 Women of the Year 2019. Elena Bulatova, originally from Russia, began painting at a young age, and the arts were an integral part of her childhood. Elena reflects that, “In Russia, it’s important that arts be part of your education.” Her artwork is now in many private collections in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe and around the world. She is a recipient of the prestigious Fox International Fellowship at Yale University, as well as a stipend from the French Government and admittance to Science PO. Elena Bulatova Fine Art is the winner of the Family & Visitor Attraction Award 2019. 3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd., #275, 844-353-6200,

Christian M. Morris


Nettles Morris, Managing Partner

Christian Morris, Esq. is a personal injury trial attorney. She focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and making sure her clients obtain a just verdict or settlement. She has conducted both jury trials and bench and has published decisions by the Nevada Supreme Court. She is licensed to practice law in Nevada, California and New Jersey. In February, 2012, Christian successfully passed the New York State Bar. She is also a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. Christian was recently voted Nevada’s Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Nevada Association for 2019. She is the second woman in twenty-two years to receive the honor. Christian serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association of Justice and the Nevada Justice Association. She is well respected in the legal community for her candor, hard work and commitment to the civil justice system. Christian is known for taking even the most difficult cases to trial, and winning. 1389 Galleria Dr., Ste 200, 702-434-8282,

Angela Stabile


Stabile Productions Inc., Owner, Producer and Director

For longtime Las Vegas businesswoman Angela Stabile, entertainment is not only the driving force behind her success, but also the beating heart of the city she loves. As producers and directors, Angela and her husband Matt are behind The Strip’s sexiest, award winning and most beloved shows, including: “X Burlesque,” the residency of “Piff the Magic Dragon” and “XBU” at Flamingo Las Vegas; “X Country” at Harrah’s Las Vegas; and, “X Rocks” at Bally’s Las Vegas. A Charleston, West Virginia native, Angela is no stranger to the stage herself. Upon moving to Las Vegas, she performed in several landmark productions, including “Minsky’s Burlesque,” “Lido de Paris,” and “Crazy Girls.” Her legacy as an original cast member remains emblazoned on the iconic bronze statue at Planet Hollywood. 2697 Ponte Vecchio Tr., 702-241-4010,

Abbey Sellers

Nevada State Bank, Senior Private Mortgage Lender

For over a decade, Abbey Sellers has been lending in real estate in Las Vegas, handling complex financials involved in high-end real estate mortgage loans, custom construction, renovation lending, high rise finance. “Dear Abbey” has a large network of key players offering low rate legal and medical professional loans, government and asset tied programs and has the sharp skill-set needed to close the most complex deals. She is asked regularly to use her “mortgage magic.” There’s no magic here; just a big brain, experienced know-how, and a heart that’s trusted in our booming real estate market. She keeps her clients surrounded with the right professionals to help them stay VEGAS STRONG and in the best purchase and investing positions. Abbey’s worn all the licenses in the retail bank structure, is trusted by most underwriting gurus and has a proven track record for success in luxury lending. 11035 Lavender Hill Dr., Ste 170, 702-882-4089,

Photography by: Photography by Ray Alamo and Justin Harrison