BLVDS LV 47 "Giving" Nov/Dec 2014

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Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves. Andrew Carnegie

Stephanie Pierotti is the proprietor of Avondale Shirt Co. and an instructor at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. As a foodie and wine lover, she holds certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the International Wine Guild. A seven year resident of Las Vegas, Stephanie currently lives in Summerlin with her husband Michael.

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Hektor Esparza believes in the power of culture and community. He has spent the more than a decade expanding upon these subjects as a freelance writer, editor of a food magazine, and former managing editor of BLVDS LV magazine. He currently creates programming for the nonprofit Push Forward, and The LGBTQ Center.

Joy Bellis is a native Philadelphian who came to Las Vegas in 2002 after spending 15 years in Florida. An account executive in advertising and public relations, she has a penchant for the game of golf (and several championships under her belt). Although she’s a late bloomer in the field, she wants to be a writer when she grows up.

Jeanette Schneider loves to write and negotiate with her very busy two year old when not concentrating on her career in finance. Active in the community, she enjoys opportunities to marry her passion for Las Vegas with her love for the art of storytelling. She also blogs and has included “sell manuscript” to her Top Ten Things To Do Before I Die list.

Dana Satterwhite National brand advertising creative for 20 years, Dana currently freelances and runs TastySpace gallery in the Emergency Arts building. He has written for several local magazines and serves on a number of boards. His greatest loves are his wife, daughter, family, words, visuals, racquetball, chess, food, gardening, and freedom.

Temple Kinyon moved to Las Vegas 11 years ago after enjoying life in rural Idaho. Embracing the diverse setting Las Vegas offered, she settled into her freelance writing life, pursuing both fiction and non-fiction. When she’s not writing, Temple creates with paper, paint, fabric and ink, and adores adventures with her husband and two ferociously funny bulldogs.

Keli Myers is a broadcast journalist and freelance writer. She studied with Second City and UCLA Entertainment studies. She is the creator of The Adventure Specialist, an artistic endeavor to bring enrichment to daily life. Keli recently became involved with The Nevada Preservation Society through her mid-century modern neighborhood Paradise Palms.

Sarah Vernetti loves to write. When she isn’t writing about travel and the family-friendly side of Las Vegas, she’s busy crafting short stories and flash fiction. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Art History, which, quite frankly, doesn’t come in handy very often. Feel free to say hi to her on Twitter: @SarahVernetti.