Founder, Veterans Village Las Vegas
Type of Business: Housing and supportive services for United States Veterans
Based In: Downtown Las Vegas
Hails From: Santa Monica, CA
Years Company Has Been in Nevada: 8
Years with Company in Nevada: 8
Employees with Company: 30
What was your first job?
Working for my dad in a paint store in California.
Who in your life has been instrumental to your success?
Seymour Stalk, my father.
What career advice would you give to your teenage self?
Always be of service to others.
What three words would you want your worst enemy to use when describing you?
Fearless, relentless, tenacious.
What is an issue currently facing your industry an outside observer might not be aware of?
The extent and intensity of poverty, hunger and homelessness. We can’t end homelessness without building homes.
What do you want your legacy to be?
As founder of Veterans Village Las Vegas, I want my legacy to be that I was committed to ending homelessness in Nevada and across the United States.
What is your motto?
“Never, never, never give up.” — Winston Churchill
If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be and what would you have?
Superman. [We’d have] an unlimited amount of food to cure hunger, a condition no one should ever experience.
What is the best moment of your career?
In 2007, I received the National Daily Point of Light award, which recognizes individuals making a difference in their communities through service, from the late President George H.W. Bush.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Service to Our Community.
What is your favorite thing about living in Nevada?
It is the greatest and most diverse place on earth.