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...]

Karen Dallett: Friends of Black Rock – High Rock

Meet Karen Dallett, Executive Director of Friends of Black Rock - High Rock

Executive Director Gerlach http://blackrockdesert.org/ How did you first get into your profession? Conservation, wildlife, habitats, water, air and landscape quality have been the backdrop of my work throughout my lifetime. These are now front burner issues; the knob is on high. If you could stop time, what’s the one moment you’d want to relive over and… [More...]

Kevin Sullivan: Mutual of Omaha Bank

Meet Kevin Sullivan, Reno Market President of Mutual of Omaha Bank

Reno Market President Reno http://www.mutualofomahabank.com/ How did you first get into your profession? Out of college, I was accepted into a Management Candidate program with First Interstate Bank. What do you like most about your industry? I enjoy the interaction and relationships with clients – helping them with their financial needs. It’s rewarding to see their… [More...]

Miriano Ravazzolo: MB America, Inc.

Meet Miriano Ravazzolo, CEO of MB America, Inc.

CEO Reno http://www.mbamerica.com/eng/ How did you first get into wholesale distribution of construction machinery? I started in corporate Europe where I gained extensive experience during that time. I moved to Nevada in 2002, as the CEO of a multi-national company, after that I worked as a consultant for several years and then in 2010, I became CEO… [More...]

Travis Crowder: Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley

Meet Travis Crowder, Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley.

Chief Professional Officer Yerington http://www.bgcmasonvalley.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I started working for Boys & Girls Club in Carson City when I was 20 years old as an Athletic Director. It was full-time work and it was working with kids which was a perfect storm! What other types of work do you… [More...]

Shelley Berkley: Touro University Nevada Touro Western Division

Meet Shelley Berkley, CEO & Senior Provost of Touro University Nevada Touro Western Division.

CEO & Senior Provost Las Vegas http://tun.touro.edu/ What do you like about your industry? I am excited to lead an institution that is educating Nevada’s future healthcare and educational professionals. Touro is the state’s best kept secret and I am working to change that. What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career? The best… [More...]

Steve Wolstenholme: Grand Sierra Resort, Meruelo Group

Meet Steve Wolstenholme: Grand Sierra Resort, Meruelo Group.

Chief Operating Officer Reno http://www.grandsierraresort.com/ http://meruelogroup.com/ How did you first get into your profession? In the early 1980s, I was working in the civil engineering industry when I started to yearn for more excitement and challenge in my life. When I made the career change, my father laughed and my mother cried. What business advice would… [More...]

D. Gary Longaker: Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Meet D. Gary Longaker, Executive Director, Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

Executive Director Carson City http://www.nvrural.org/ How did you first get into your profession? While attending college in 1973, I joined a National Guard unit. My Battalion Commander liked my organizational skills and hired me to work for a newly formed state housing financing agency in Oklahoma. What was the toughest lesson you’ve learned in your career? If you… [More...]

Jesse Welsh: Innovative Learning Environments

Meet Jesse Welsh: Innovative Learning Environments.

Academic Manager Las Vegas How did you first get into your profession? I realized during high school that I had an aptitude for helping my classmates in mathematics. I decided to become a teacher and make it my career. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Know that education is all… [More...]

Tina Perchetti: LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Meet Tina Perchetti: Northeastern Nevada Division Leader, LP Insurance Services, Inc.

Northeastern Nevada Division Leader Elko http://www.lpins.net/ How did you first get into your profession? I was a commercial bank executive and was actually soliciting LP when the tables turned and I found myself joining their team instead. What do you like most about your industry? I like that our business is relationship-based (my clients become a part… [More...]

Darcy K. Neighbors: CIM Marketing Partners

Meet Darcy K. Neighbors: Founder/CEO, CIM Marketing Partners.

Founder/CEO Las Vegas http://www.cimmp.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I started my first business in retail at the age of 24. It was during this season that I learned I had a true passion for marketing. After selling this business, I focused on finishing my degree in business with an emphasis in marketing… [More...]

Ann Santiago: TMC Financing

Meet Ann Santiago: Senior Vice President, TMC Financing.

Senior Vice President Las Vegas http://www.tmcfinancing.com/ What do you like most about your industry? I like that my industry helps a lot of small businesses realize their ultimate dream of owning their own building and expanding. What do you like least about your industry? I don’t like the misconceptions about working with the government and Small Business… [More...]

William R. Shranko: Yellow-Checker-Star Cab Co.

Meet William R. Shranko: Chief Operating Offficer, Yellow-Checker-Star Cab Co.

Chief Operating Office Las Vegas http://www.ycstrans.com/ What do you like most and least about your industry? Directing a work force of nearly two thousand employees from over 65 different countries. The least is overwhelmingly unfair news coverage. What would you want your legacy to future generations to be? That I trained and taught hundreds of… [More...]

Garrett Sutton: Corporate Direct, Inc. and Sutton Law Center, P.C.

Meet Garrett Sutton: President, Corporate Direct, Inc. and Sutton Law Center, P.C.

President Reno & Minden http://www.corporatedirect.com/ http://www.sutlaw.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I enjoyed learning about corporate law as a law student at Hastings College of the Law. After graduating I entered that field of practice. If you could take back one sentence you’ve ever spoken, what would it be? In second grade I made… [More...]

Jed Brookes Spendlove: PrimeLending

Meet Jed Brookes Spendlove: Branch Manager, PrimeLending

Branch Manager Reno http://www2.primelending.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I was working as a business consultant and a national title company hired me to jumpstart their company. What do you like most about your industry? I enjoy helping people make smart choices about home buying. What business advice would you give someone just… [More...]

Promilla Mohan: Davidson’s Organic Teas

Meet Promilla Mohan: Director of Davidson’s Organic Teas in Sparks, Nevada.

Director Sparks http://www.davidsonstea.com/ How did you first get into your profession? My grandfather started the organic tea movement in the 1920’s followed by my dad. We were all raised in the tea farms in Darjeeling and tea was an integral part of our lifestyle. We started tea parties at the age of 2 and would pick… [More...]

Ann Louhela: Western Nevada College

Meet Ann Louhela: Project director at Western Nevada College in Fallon, Nevada.

Project Director Fallon http://www.wnc.edu/ How did you first get into your profession? I work for Western Nevada College on a grant-funded program to diversify, expand and increase recognition for the contributions of Nevada agriculture. I am an event manager by trade and first started working with farmers 10 years ago when I was an event manager… [More...]

Bryce Kunimoto: Holland & Hart, LLP

Meet Bryce Kunimoto: Litigation Partner and Diversity Committee Chair for Holland & Hart, LLP in Las Vegas.

Litigation Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Las Vegas http://www.hollandhart.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I was inspired to enter the legal field after hearing stories from my American born-grandparents, both U.S. Citizens, who were interned during World War II at a Japanese internment camp in Idaho. I was optimistic that if one day I… [More...]

Heidi Parker, MA: Immunize Nevada

Meet Heidi Parker, MA - Executive Director of Immunize Nevada in Reno

Executive Director Reno http://www.immunizenevada.org/ How did you first get into your profession? I completed a graduate internship at a residential shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. While many of the women struggled with leaving their abusers, many also succeeded and went on to live safe and fulfilling lives. I connected with being able to… [More...]