I fell in love with Nevada, close to 25 years ago, when I came to Las Vegas to attend the UNLV School of Hotel Management. Instantly, I knew I would call our great state home, and it has become an amazing home for my family and me.
Before entering the financial world as Director, Southern Nevada Licensed Banking Programs, for Wells Fargo Bank & Investments of Nevada, I was an original member of the MGM Grand’s employee team. Following MGM, I became one of the founding members of the New York-New York Hotel and Casino’s beverage team, where I was responsible for over 250 employees and creating successful department management systems.
My path to what seemed a typical life took a sudden, sharp turn when my son Grant was diagnosed with Autism in 2006. This changed everything and the question became, “What now?” During my mission to get my son the help he needed, I realized there was a tremendous lack of services and support in our community for families like mine. So, I made a conscious and passionate decision to change the pathway for my family and others going through the same challenges.