Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Type of Business: Casino Tech Startup
Based in: Gardnerville, NV
Hails from: Texarkana, TX
Years Co. has been in Nevada: 1.5
Years with Company in Nevada: 1.5
Employees with Company: 25+
What was your first job?
[I was a] lifeguard at Wet n’ Wild, Las Vegas.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want to be remembered as someone who helps bring out the greatest potential in others. I really love leading a team and challenging people to be the best version of themselves.
Who in your life has been instrumental to your success?
My husband, he is my biggest cheerleader.
What three words would you want your worst enemy to use when describing you?
Some of my closest friends tell me that one of the best qualities I have is my ability to forgive and forget and always see the best in people so I wouldn’t consider anyone an enemy. But, if there were any, I would hope they would say I was competitive, passionate, and persistent.
What career advice would you give to your teenage self?
Spend more time with other people who are not like you. Travel the world. Learn different cultures.
What is an issue currently facing your industry an outside observer might not be aware of?
Recruiting qualified team members in tech in Las Vegas is very challenging. We are always looking for great talent!
If you had to live in another country for a year, which would you choose?
I would live in the UK (United Kingdom) to explore my ancestry. I was fascinated to learn I’m over 46 percent British!
What is the best moment of your career?
I honestly believe the best is yet to come. Up to this point, I have been so blessed throughout my career with incredible mentors and opportunities. With every promotion, I never felt qualified and that always made me work very hard to prove that I deserved to be in the role I held.
What is your motto?
“Yes you can.”
What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
There are people who will go out of their way to bring you down. As an eternal optimist, that is a very difficult reality to grasp.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
“Balancing Chaos” Fun fact: at one point I had a blog named Balancing Chaos.