Karen Barsell: United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

Meet Karen Barsell, President and CEO United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra.

President and CEO Reno http://uwnns.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a United Way donor in the workplace. Later, I became an intern while working on my Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno. What is a little known fact about yourself? I’ve taken up the hobby of… [More...]

Krisanne Cunningham: Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP

Meet Krisanne Cunningham, partner at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP.

Partner Las Vegas http://www.rrsc-law.com How did you first get into your profession? I was an accounting major at Notre Dame and, during a summer working at one of the big accounting firms, I decided to attend law school to learn more about, and focus on, tax planning and structuring and business/corporate law. If you had to… [More...]

Shawn Danoski: DC Building Group

Meet Shawn Danoski, CEO of DC Building Group

CEO Las Vegas http://buildwithdcbg.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I graduated from college and then went to work for a man named Doug Carson who spent many years mentoring and teaching me the importance of giving back to our community. What is your pet peeve? Complacency. Seeing someone with talent, but unwilling to… [More...]

Cherie Jamason: Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Meet Cherie Jamason, President and CEO of Food Bank of Northern Nevada

President and CEO Reno http://fbnn.org/ How did you first get into your profession? When I moved to Nevada in 1987, I had the amazing opportunity to marry my employment with something of deep interest to me – working to end hunger as a volunteer – by coming to work at the Food Bank. It has been an… [More...]

Aaron Martinez: A.M. Engineering

Meet Aaron Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of A.M. Engineering.

Chief Executive Officer Elko http://www.amengineering.org/ When you were a kid, what did you want to be? I always wanted to build something. Ever since my mother purchased my first Erector Set with the battery operated drill, I’ve been hooked on how things work and come together. What business advice would you give someone just starting… [More...]

Melissa Jeanne Arias: Epicurean Charitable Foundation

Meet Melissa Jeanne Arias, Executive Director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

Executive Director Las Vegas http://www.ecflv.org/ What is your pet peeve? Negativity! A positive attitude improves motivation in yourself and those around you. A positive attitude can make an amazing difference in the world. What is a little known fact about yourself? I was terrified of public speaking so I entered a pageant to conquer my… [More...]

Dusty Wunderlich: Bristlecone Holdings

Meet Dusty Wunderlich, CEO of Bristlecone Holdings

CEO Reno Bristlecone Holdings What do you like most and least about your industry? I enjoy the finance industry due to its diversity. Since finance spans across all industries this allows you to work with and learn about a broad range of businesses. The downside is that financing products and services tend to be looked… [More...]

Claudia Wines: Northeastern Nevada Museum

Meet Claudia Wines, Director of Northeastern Nevada Museum

Director Elko http://museumelko.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I was on the museum board of directors. I became the interim director until we could find a real one. That was 13 years ago and I’m still here. What is your pet peeve? People who hold grudges. Get mad and get over it.… [More...]

Jeffrey F. Barr, Esq.: Ashcraft & Barr | LLP

Meet Jeffrey F. Barr, Esq., Partner of Ashcraft & Barr | LLP

Partner Las Vegas http://ashcraftbarr.com/ If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be? I would like to be remembered as a gregarious and caring husband, father and lawyer who served his family, friends and community with enthusiasm and joy. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Be humble. Be… [More...]

John Dolores, PhD: Center for Hope of the Sierras

Meet John Dolores, Executive Director of Center for Hope of the Sierras.

Executive Director Reno centerforhopeofthesierras.crchealth.com How did you first get into your profession? I am a clinical psychologist by training and, although I enjoyed practicing, I wanted to impact care on a systemic level. Thus, I decided to go into healthcare administration. If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? I have always enjoyed… [More...]

James G. Parrish (Jim): Humboldt General Hospital

Meet James G. Parrish, Executive officer at Humboldt General Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer Winnemucca http://www.hghospital.ws/ How did you first get into your profession? I started at 19 as a part-time janitor with a hospital in Washington State. What do you like most and least about your industry? What I like most about our industry is that we have the opportunity to truly impact our patient’s quality… [More...]

Michael Cunningham: Bank of Nevada

Meet Michael Cunningham, Executive Vice President and Regional President at Bank of Nevada.

Executive Vice President, Regional President Las Vegas http://www.bankofnevada.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After graduating from college with a degree in accounting, I was accepted into the management training program at First Interstate Bank. If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be? Knowing that I made a positive difference in someone’s… [More...]

Tammy Dermody: Walton’s Funerals & Cremations

Meet Tammy Dermody, President of Walton’s Funerals & Cremations.

President Reno http://www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com/ How did you first get into your profession? It is a family business that I worked in over the summers since I was 16 years old. I have always been close to my father and wanted to follow in his footsteps, as he is so compassionate and kind. If you had to choose… [More...]

Jennifer Joy: Joy Solutions, LLC

Meet Jennifer Joy, Virtual Bookeeper at Joy Solutions, LLC.

Virtual Bookkeeper Las Vegas http://www.joysolutionsllc.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After working in healthcare finance, real estate and retail, I relocated to Vegas to work on-site at UC San Diego- Nevada Cancer Institute, as a business change consultant and managed their finance department out of bankruptcy. Over the course of a year, I… [More...]

Tim Larkin: Target Focus Training

Meet Tim Larkin, founder and president of Target Focus Training.

Founder/President Las Vegas http://www.targetfocustraining.com/ How did you first get into your profession? My grandfather introduced me to boxing when I was four years old and I’ve been fascinated with the subject of self-defense ever since. If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be? Providing clear instruction on when and, more importantly, when not… [More...]

Paul A. Matteoni: Lewis Roca Rothgerber, LLP

Meet Paul A. Matteoni, Partner of Lewis Roca Rothgerber, LLP

Partner Reno http://www.lrrlaw.com/ How did you first get into your profession? Coming out of college, it was apparent that my mindset and personality lent itself to counseling others, assisting with disputes and multi-tasking on a daily basis. Those traits have proven most useful over my more than 25 years of practicing law in the state of… [More...]

Scott Acton: Forté Specialty Contractors

Meet Scott Acton CEO of Forté Specialty Contractors.

CEO Las Vegas http://www.fortedesignbuild.com How did you first get into your profession? I followed my grandfather and father’s footsteps. They both created world famous attractions at Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World. I started small…in the shop pushing a broom! If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? Ride designer at Disneyland.… [More...]

Radha Chanderraj: Chanderraj Law Offices

Meet Radha Chanderraj, president of Chanderraj Law Offices

President Las Vegas http://www.chanderrajlaw.com/ How did you first get into your profession? Before I came to Las Vegas, I went to law school in Mumbai, India. However, I could not get a Nevada license as it was not an ABA accredited school. When the Boyd School of Nevada opened in Las Vegas, I decided to go… [More...]

Stephanie Angold: The Find

Meet Stephanie Angold, owner of The Find.

Owner Reno http://www.thefind.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I have been in retail since I was 16. I worked through college and different clothing stores from corporate stores in a mall, to mom and pop businesses. If you could be another person for a day, who would you be? I would love to be one… [More...]

Mike Montandon: Providence Commercial

Meet Mike Montandon, Managing Partner of Providence Commercial and President of NAIOP Southern Nevada.

Managing Partner, Providence Commercial http://www.providencecommercial.com/ President, NAIOP Southern Nevada http://naiopnv.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I started in commercial real estate appraisal in the family business, then migrated into other aspects of commercial real estate. If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? I would be teaching at a university level.… [More...]

Luiz Oliveira: Sambalatte

Meet Luiz Oliveira, Owner of Sambalatte.

Owner Las Vegas http://sambalatte.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After I graduated from the university in Brazil, I developed a passion for hospitality because I could have a career working and traveling around the world, learn about new cultures and meet new people. After being laid off from my job, I realized that… [More...]

Eric Dobberstein: Hamrick, Evans & Dobberstein

Meet Eric Dobberstein, Nevada Managing Partner of Hamrick, Evans & Dobberstein.

Nevada Managing Partner Las Vegas http://www.hamricklaw.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I have always had an interest in the law and individual rights. After I got to experience the thrill of doing trial work, I was hooked. If you had to choose another profession, what would it be? Why? It would be as… [More...]