Downtown Las Vegas has changed over the past 2 decades. Restaurants, bars, lounges, coffee shops and events like Market in the Alley and Life is Beautiful continue to redefine DTLV. Zappos, The Ferguson, PublicUs and Atomic Liquors bring culture and life to a neighborhood once littered with trash, drugs and empty buildings. I was fortunate to go to Vegas High School during a time when we were able to leave campus for lunch. After class, the five of us we would meet up and rush downtown for pizza, burgers or hot wings. All you could eat pasta drew us in every Thursday. This small mom and pops pizza shop took care of us. They never gave us a problem or a hard time, in fact they would spot us if we were short on cash. There were many small restaurants that looked out for the kids that ventured into the streets between bells. With that in mind, I always try to support small businesses, those starting something new and those looking to make a change. A few years back I drove my Buick past Vegas High. A reminder that old school quality and service never go out of style. As those downtown continue to engage and inspire, let’s not lose our sense of the past.
I would like to thank all who attended and supported the Women of ALPFA professional networking & speaker session. The sold out event was a great success due to your support. Special thanks to our ALPFA board and committee members: Crystal Sunbury Ana Munoz Luis F. Rosa, CFP® EA Fernando Rocha Denise Estrada Nelly Anaya Cesar Gonzalez, Yesenia Killgrove, and Lilian Mendez. Thanks to our guest speakers, Martha Morales Marilyn Janssen Marissa Castillo Ashley Eddy and Darcy Wilson-Jones Thanks to our sponsor MGM Resorts International. Together we can make a difference in each other’s lives and in our community.
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. Throughout our 45-year history we have experienced steady growth and demonstrated consistent value. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.
Honored to help Checko teach a photography and photoshop class today at the new East Las Vegas Library. Using the green screen, we taught them how to mask their image and drop it on a fun background.
This library offers all of the amenities of a modern 21st-century urban public library. WiFi, a Teen Sphere, Built From Scratch Tech Lab (including music production and video editing workstations, along with industry-standard DJ equipment and isolated sound booth for recording), and other hands-on tech opportunities.
Over 60 UFC employees participated in International Fight Week Community Day by volunteering at local nonprofit organizations including Make A Wish Southern Nevada, the NSPCA, Three Square Food Bank , Shade Tree and Boys and Girls Club.
Thanks to Val and UNLV for inviting me to be one of the Creative Guest for Mainframe, their Graphic Design Capstone Event that showcases their students portfolio presentation.
Congratulations to the twenty-seven designers of the graduating class of the UNLV’s Department of Art, Graphic Design & Media program. The students work and presentation were strong and most importantly, they were very passionate.
AIGA Las Vegas presented their 4th annual Creative Review for Students at Switch’s InNEVation Center. At the Creative Review, participants receive valuable feedback from some of the top Las Vegas Valley Creative Directors, Art Directors, Studio Managers, and Lead Designers
I enjoy helping students along their path to greatness. I still remember the advice I received when I was young and I hope I can have the same impact.
A great way to end my 8 year career with Caesars Entertainment. We won a Silver American Advertising Federation ADDY Award for our 2019 New Years design. It was honor to work with Neha, Brooke, Amy, David, Chris, Bree and Dusty on this project. It was a bittersweet celebration, thank you. Caesars.