Jeff Ehret: The PENTA Building Group

Meet Jeff Ehret, President and CEO The PENTA Building Group

President and CEO Las Vegas http://www.pentabldggroup.com/ How did you first get into your profession? My father was a commercial contractor. He started bringing me to work on Saturdays when I was 5 years old. He let me ride to the jobs with his laborer foreman in a dump truck. I haven’t looked back since then. If you had to choose another profession, what would it … [Read more...]

Mark Estee: Reno Provisions

Meet Mark Estee, Owner and Chef of Reno Provisions.

Owner/Chef Reno https://www.facebook.com/RenoProvisions When you were a kid, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a football player, then realized coaching was more in the cards. Then I wanted to be a drill sergeant in the Marines. But, that would require me to join the Marines and, back then, I was not the most dedicated person. This one is odd, I also wanted to be a … [Read more...]

David Marlon: Solutions Recovery, Inc.

Meet David Marlon, President of Solutions Recovery, Inc.

President Las Vegas http://www.solutions-recovery.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After years of working at Health Plan of Nevada, I saw a need in my community for addiction recovery sources and knew that my calling was to help people struggling with substance abuse and addiction. What do you want your legacy to be? Substance abuse is the biggest … [Read more...]

Kevin Ryan: Nevada Humane Society

Meet Kevin Ryan, CEO of Nevada Humane Society.

CEO http://www.nevadahumanesociety.org/ What do you want your legacy to be? I hope I can help the organization grow and help Nevada become a no-kill state. It is absolutely possible. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? A non-profit is a business, make no bones about it. Everything you do and everything you endeavor to do is on … [Read more...]

Alexandra Lourdes: Managing Partner Unlokt

Meet Alexandra Lourdes, co-founder of Managing Partner Unlokt.

Co-Founder Managing Partner http://unlokt.com/ How did you first get into your profession? I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, so that was unquestionably a strong influence on how I thought about business. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? The people you work with become your family. Don’t settle for just anyone and … [Read more...]

Joseph Miller: Fisher Sand & Gravel Company

Meet Joseph Miller, Nevada Area Manager and Project Manager at Fisher Sand & Gravel Company.

Nevada Area Manager Project Manager http://www.fisherind.com/ What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career? To believe in myself more than I believed in anyone else. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Listen, learn and work your butt off. No one can teach you like you can teach yourself. It is … [Read more...]

Cecilia Lee: Cecilia Lee, Ltd.

Meet Cecilia Lee, Attorney at Law at Cecilia Lee, Ltd.

Attorney at Law Cecilia Lee, Ltd. http://www.cecilialee.net/ How did you first get into your profession? I began working as a paralegal in a law firm after I finished graduate school. I really enjoyed the work and decided to go to law school. What do you want your legacy to be? A career of helping people and businesses solve their problems. What business advice … [Read more...]

John McClain: The Dog and Pony Show

Meet John McClain, owner of The Dog and Pony Show.

Owner The Dog and Pony Show How did you first get into your profession? I started as a runner at an advertising agency, discovered the recording studios responsible for creating radio and tv spots and bothered them until they gave me a job sweeping up. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? Try to find someone who is experienced to … [Read more...]

Sherrie Hermann: Cal Pac Painting of Nevada

Meet Sherrie Hermann, President of Cal Pac Painting of Nevada.

President Cal Pac Painting of Nevada http://www.calpac.us/ How did you first get into your profession? I was working at Nabors Cadillac in Costa Mesa, California and a friend told me Cal Pac was hiring. I joined the company in 1984 as a secretary. What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry? It is a lot easier today for a woman to get … [Read more...]

Chris Ferrari: Ferrari Public Affairs

Meet Chris Ferrari, President of Ferrari Public Affairs

President Ferrari Public Affairs http://ferraripa.com/ How did you first get into your profession? A fraternity brother of mine helped me secure an internship in the 1995 Legislative Session, and I graduated from the University of Nevada in December of 1996. I then got a job as a junior legislative analyst for a full-time gig in the 1997 Legislative Session. From there, … [Read more...]

Denise A. Bradshaw, Esq.: Bradshaw Law LLC

Meet Denise A. Bradshaw, Esq., Owner and Founder of Bradshaw Law LLC.

Owner/Founder Elko http://bradshawlawnv.com/ How did you first get into your profession? After taking some paralegal courses right out of high school, I got a job as a legal receptionist in Reno. In pursuit of my dream, I attended Great Basin College at night, while working three jobs. After 8 years, I finally earned a four year BAS degree and was able to attend law … [Read more...]

Jeric Leavitt: Leavitt Insurance Agency

Meet Jeric Leavitt, the Producer and Co-Owner at Leavitt Insurance Agency

Producer, Co-Owner http://www.leavitt.com/ How did you first get into your profession? Ours is a family business started in the 1950’s that now has 120+ offices in 17 states. In college, I set out on another direction but found my way back and am glad that I did. What do you like most and least about your industry? I enjoy the relationships with others and working … [Read 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 choose another profession, what would it … [Read 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 use it and share their gifts … [Read 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 amazing and wonderful life. What do you wish you would have learned at … [Read 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 in your industry? Being a young … [Read 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 upon negatively by most people even though they are … [Read 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. When you were a kid, what did you want to be? I was raised on a … [Read more...]