Attorney and shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Where were you when you received your 40 Under 40 award? I had just given birth to my daughter, Sydney, and was knee-deep in bottles, pacifiers and swaddle blankets. Becoming a new mom gave me a fresh perspective on what it meant to be a professional and community member.
Where are you now? I continue to have the privilege of being part of the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Government Affairs team.
What’s your biggest accomplishment since you received the award? For the past six years, we have set out to build a practice that contributes to the community and best serves the broad spectrum of our clients. In the past several years, this has included hosting important conversations such as the dialogue about the role of transportation in Southern Nevada’s future and the importance of Nevada in presidential politics. I’m proud to have been part of these conversations.
What do you want to accomplish? I was born and raised in Nevada and my dream has been to contribute to the major governing issues facing Nevada. I want to build a practice that helps define the future of public policy here. I want to give more than I get from Nevada.
Who is your business hero, local or global? My dad is my business hero. He opened his first animal hospital on the corner of Tropicana and Eastern avenues four decades ago, and to this day, he is the first person to walk into the hospital to open the doors to serve his patients. He has taught me, by example, that hard work and determination are omnipotent.
What’s the best advice you can offer? The world is run by those who show up.
Vice President of Communications at Roseman University of Health Sciences
Where were you when you received your 40 Under 40 award? In 2010, I was marketing director at University of Southern Nevada, which is now Roseman University of Health Sciences. In 2011, I was promoted to vice president of communications. This month, I celebrated 12 years at Roseman University.
What’s your biggest accomplishment since you received the award? Working at a growing institution like Roseman University, I’ve had the opportunity to play a role in many of the university’s major accomplishments. I take pride in having led the successful rebranding of Roseman University of Health Sciences from University of Southern Nevada, creating a stronger, more distinct and more recognizable identity for the region’s only homegrown private, nonprofit university. I’m also proud of my close collaboration with our College of Pharmacy and local law enforcement to establish the first drug take-back events in Southern Nevada to help keep expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of the wrong hands and to prevent drug misuse and abuse, particularly among youth
Who is your business hero, local or global? I’m a fan of Elon Musk. He is a true visionary, with bold and often crazy ideas that challenge us to innovate. Many of his endeavors are transformational and have the potential to greatly change the way we live.
If you ran Las Vegas, what’s the first thing you would do? I would take a serious look at our transportation needs and explore new mass transit opportunities, such as light rail, to move people around more efficiently. This is especially important as we continue to work toward a more diversified economy and attract new companies to our region.