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The truth of the matter is you’re only as good as your support. Here at Real Vegas, we are forever grateful and appreciative of all the continued support! Without the names here, this publication would not be possible. As this winter issue is dedicated to the 2019 Women Who Wow who grace our front covers in this winter issue; including our beloved Mayor Carolyn Goodman and the incredible Gina Corena of Corena Law Offices. This magazine is a result of our hard work, blood, sweat and tears and at Real Vegas magazine, we will NEVER claim to be a one man show. What we all do in contribution to each issue is truly a labor of love and from the bottom of our hearts, we proudly thank every writer, photographer, contributor in every way, shape and form. Without you this would all be impossible and telling the stories and providing rich content to our readers is very important to us. Please feel free to submit any editorial pieces for consideration to: info@realvegasmagazine.com and please follow and like us on social media and visit our ALL NEW website: realvegasmagazine.com

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Candice Wiener

Erik Lewin

Chris Craig

Cassie Youssef

Gerard Ramalho

Dani Bradford

Amanda Kay

Jennifer Miller

Rob Holbrook

Jennifer Bradley

AJ Moreno

David Kohlmeier

Oscar Goodman

Galit Ventura-Rozen

Kamelia Kohlmeier

Tyra Bell-Holland

Jennifer Burbank

Rasheeda Senger

Jennifer Vaughan

Blake Conover

Tsikki Thau

Michael Rogers

Scott Kerbs

Cathy Brooks

Phillip Cox

Siloh Moses

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By: Chair Oscar B. Goodman

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the elite Seven Sister College,

will be seeking her last four-year

the essence of these amazing

Bryn Mawr, where she was its

term (due to term limits) at the

women because each of them

president of student government.

next election.

are bigger than life. They are all

She

Meadows

than these accomplishments, is

independent and their energy is

School in Las Vegas, the first

that she raised our four children

boundless. They change things,

non-profit,

non-denominational

to be kind, decent people who

make a difference, and as a result

private school in the State of

make the world a better place

of their actions, each has had a

Nevada. She was its president

because of their presence. Each

profound influence in shaping my

for

waived

of our children have grown into

character and of course my life.

the

financial

intelligent adults – all of whom

Carolyn is my love and brings an

remuneration, rather doing it as a

hold professional degrees with

abundance of joy into my life and

labor of love. She became Mayor

which to serve the community.

to countless others. She attended

of our great city in 2011, and

She has been the best wife any

founded

26

years,

receipt

of

the

having any

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husband could ask for. She made

PhD while in her 80’s. She taught

our home a haven for me at a time

blind people how to sculpt, and

reputed mobsters and protected me from being swept up in a Damon Runyonesque lifestyle of money and glamour. It is truly an “Ozzie & Harriet” marriage! The trait I most admire is that she does and says what she believes is right. Her honesty has taught

worked with wayward teens to set

She is

that I was actively representing

beautiful

both inside and out.

me never to be afraid to take a stance or express an opinion when you believe in something. In other words, the truth will out. My

daughter

Cara,

when

applying to Stanford University said in her resume, “I know you only

consider

the

top

5%

of

a graduating class. I am the top third.” (She was in the first graduating class at the Meadows with

only

two

other

students

in her class.) She has a tough job, being the family therapist in the Burn and Trauma units at UMC. She receives praise for her empathy and caring for those she serves. She works with the most vulnerable, and embraces them.

As

a

result,

she

gives

patients the dignity they deserve notwithstanding their disabilities. She is beautiful both inside and out. My great

mother, artist,

Laura, having

was won

a the

Professional Sculptor’s first place prize in Philadelphia. She spoke her mind, while giving me free rein to fly when I was growing up. She was the first “bohemian” that I knew, and her artistic flair was

inherited by me. She received her

them on straight paths. I learned from her that age is only a state of mind, and we can accomplish whatever we want as long as we have our health. She lived to be 93, and her mind was sharp as a tack.

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Candice Wiener TALK about women who wow! Las Vegas boasts a plethora of incredible and talented women who continue to wow all year long with all that they do and give to and for our community on an everyday basis. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is a perfect exemplary public figure who exudes this in both her personal and professional life. No matter the challenges we face in business and our personal lives, it’s been said that life is about 10% of what happens to us and about 90% of how we react.

The women you will find within these pages are mothers, business owners, public figures, aunts,

sisters, wives and much more.

To us they are the glue of our community that binds is all together. Many of these

notable women have been subjected to some difficult situations and have come out on top time and time again! We are extremely blessed to know them and honored to be including them in the 2019 Women Who Wow special feature section of Real Vegas magazine! Please take some time to follow them in their everyday lives on social media. I know there’s not a day that goes by in which I don’t see one of their inspirational posts that help keep me motivated and remain strong no matter what challenges present themselves in my personal and professional life. Women are mainly nurturers and givers by nature. I’ve personally had the honor of being raised here in Las Vegas by one of the most virtuous women I know, Marsha Wiener. As a mother of 8 children (not including those she’s mothered and didn’t give birth to), she taught me a steadfast knowledge of right and wrong. And while growing up, I would see mothers who would enable their children even when they didn’t always do the right thing; my mother refused to allow me to settle for anything less than what was ethical, honest and good. If I was in the wrong, she would tell me so that I could in turn take accountability and learn from my mistakes. To me, the definition of a good mother was one her taught her children to always do the right thing, even when no one was looking. I am very thankful to my mother and my late grandmother, Blondina Decker for their virtuous nature and wisdom beyond their years. As you look through the 2019 Women Who Wow pages in this issue, please take some time to think about the women who have helped you and been a women who wows in your personal life and please, please, make it a point to let them know how much they have impacted your life for the better! As women, it’s imperative that we all lift each other up and support one another. Edification of other women and local women owned businesses is important to our community and the city we so love to live in! Please join us for one of our upcoming Social Saturday pop-up events at the beautiful Tivoli Village, every Saturday, 9am-3pm and for our Vegas Resource event at Tivoli Village the last Thursday evening of every month from 6pm-9pm. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! Please follow us on social media: @realvegasmagazine for updates and information! And thank you for your support and for reading Real Vegas magazine!

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They’re really intelligent, really creative, really amazing women. These leading local ladies are the first and foremost top Women who Wow in all of Las Vegas. We are extremely grateful to be honoring each and every one of these magnificent leading women and showcasing them in this special feature Women who Wow issue in Real Vegas magazine! As strong minded and entrepreneurial women who continually support our community, the women within these pages and “the list” for the 2019 Women Who Wow issue are simply amazing! All of them have faced challenging situations both professionally and in their career and the fact remains the same: it’s throughout these challenging times that the women who wow remain steadfast in the face of adversity and overcome, and that’s just one of the tools, perseverance that makes them winners and sets them apart. These women have done above and beyond just that! They have risen to the occasion and come out on top and many have had some very difficult tribulations to overcome. From abuse both at home and/or in the workplace, to having been undermined by misogynistic leaders throughout their careers and many more terrible and traumatic scenarios some of these women have faced; these ladies are truly the cream that always rises to the top! Please take some time to find and follow them and their local businesses online and on social media. We are honored to present the 2019 Women Who Wow issue!

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They’re really intelligent, really creative, really amazing women.

Gigi Roundtree is the Founder & President of Common Tree. A local 501c3 Non-Profit who services local students in need and provides relief to the disenfranchised segment of Las Vegas. Common Tree has also adopted the school of Walter Jacobson Elementary, supporting students’ needs and bringing smiles to their faces. Gigi also sits on the Executive Board for Women’s March Nevada and is the Author of the Book “Note to Self”. Before anything else, she is also a devoted Mother and Wife. Gigi and her amazing board members stay passionate in servicing our community with hope and love.  @commontreelv Common Tree

Gina Corena is a distinguished lawyer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. With eleven years of professional experience, she is the founding member and managing partner of The Law Offices of Gina Corena, PLLC. Ranked in the “Top 40 under 40”, she is a leading attorney in the field of personal injury. Her background as an insurance defense attorney provides her with an insider’s perspective when advocating for her clients’ rights. Since its founding, she has established her firm on a platform of excellent customer service. In the decade since starting her legal career, Ms. Corena has built a reputation as a skilled and passionate client advocate. @gina.corena

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Jennifer Bradley has more than eighteen years in media and community relations in Las Vegas. JB Public Relations has notable clients such as Vegas PBS, Tivoli Village, The Juice Standard, Lakeside Event Center,  and Roseman College of Medicine.  She has opened and launched clients including, Cowabunga Bay waterpark, Escape Reality, Fingerprinting Express, PINUP, Adventure Combat Ops, and Absolute Balance. She is formerly Executive Director of Children’s Non-Profits and is currently involved with charitable events, for Folded Flag Foundation,  New Vista, Lion Habitat Ranch and Veterans Village.  She also serves on the board as the Co-Chair of American Cancer Society, Sunrise Children’s Foundation, Create a Change, Better Business Bureau and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital - Nevada. Bradley received the Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2009  and 40 Under 40 in 2008, by Vegas Inc.  @jenpbradley

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Linda Naw is one of Las Vegas’ most recognized real estate agent. She has been involved with organizations such as AREAA, serving as co-chair of community outreach and recently she served as the 2017 President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS. To name only a few she was also recognized as one of the top 25 Women in Real Estate, Top 40 under 40, and Top 100 Women in Las Vegas. An affirmation Linda presents daily “Real estate is more than about just selling homes, it is about positively impacting people’s lives. Much of Linda’s success can be attributed to her community involvement.  As the President and Founder of Combat for a Cure, Linda hosts an annual Gala where she honors Courageous Kids and their families who struggle with the challenges of battling cancer. @Lindanaw_com

A Las Vegas native, Jennifer Vaughan is passionate about promoting the arts at UNLV. As the communications director for the College of Fine Arts & Performing Arts Center, her responsibilities include media relations, marketing and communications for the departments of art (including the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery), dance, film, theatre, the School of Architecture, the School of Music, and the Performing Arts Center. Jennifer earned her degree in journalism, with emphasis in public relations, at the University of Nevada, Reno. She managed the accounts of several high-profile clients at local agencies before joining UNLV in 2001.

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Lisa Davis is the Associate Director of the UNLV Lee Business School MBA Program. Her professional and community involvement includes serving National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals Experts Bureau, board member of Super Summer Theatre and advising two student organizations, Golden Key and the MBA Student Association

@UNLVMBAprograms and @UNLVMBAA

Shannon Wilson is an attorney with Black & LoBello. Ms. Wilson’s legal practice is focused primarily on finance, small business and the emerging markets of cannabis and hemp. In her young career, Ms. Wilson has gained an impressive legal reputation for her critical thinking and attention to detail in such areas as business structure, capitalization, operations, regulatory compliance, contracts, and property entitlements. She has also earned a winning record in complicated regulatory matters concerning cannabis and hemp licensure. Ms. Wilson has been recognized for her educational seminars and is appreciated by her clients for her work ethic, dedication and accessibility. @BlackLoBello

Michele Lobello is a founding member of Black & LoBello, one of the first and only female owned law firms in Nevada. Mrs. LoBello has been active in the legal community for over 25 years. She served as an intern to the Honorable John McCain (AZ) and as law clerk to the Honorable Steven Jones (NV) and practices exclusively in the area of Family Law including complex prenuptial, co-habitation and marital settlement agreements, divorce, mediation, child custody, and guardianship. Mrs. LoBello has he has received the highest awards nationally and locally for her excellence in law and commitment to clients. @BlackLoBello

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Tyra Bell-Holland is the founder and CEO or RESORTCIERGE MD, the only 24/7 House Call medical group dedicated to medical tourism on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, servicing most of the top luxury resorts. As a prior professional career Concierge, she has married her passion for tourism and medicine as a gamechanger in the industry. Tyra is also the President of Ava Rose Agency PR & Social Media servicing clients in the luxury tourism, medical, retail and F&B marketplace. A few of her clients include Cirrus Aviation Services, Tivoli Village, Kitchen Table Squared, Mercato Della Pescheria, Café Americano, On Demand Sedan Chauffeured Transportation, The Stove & more. Tyra also serves her community by serving on the Boards for the American Cancer Society, Last Friday Foundation & the UNLV Hotel College Alumni Association. She is also the Co-Chair for the Power in Purple Campaign 2019.

@avaroseagency

Tisha Black is a founding member of Black & LoBello, one of the first and only female owned law firms in Nevada. Ms. Black has practiced law for over 20 years, focusing primarily on business issues with an emphasis on corporate structure, real property and cannabis. She pioneered legislation protecting property title, small businesses and marijuana regulation. Ms. Black established the Nevada Dispensary Association, serves on Boards and teaches educational seminars. She is a small business advocate and has earned numerous academic and professional awards. Motivated by challenge, Ms. Black completed four Ironman competitions and has three children. @BlackLoBello

Shawn Smith is the co-founder of Starfire Web Design. As the director of sales and marketing, she assists companies by creating digital marketing strategies that strengthen their brand and online presence, using objectives laid out by the client. Having owned two other successful companies over 25 years, has given her a unique understanding of the challenges of running a successful business and the importance of delivering a clear message to that business’s customers. With over a half million in sales in 2018, her passion for helping owners understand their brand message and the psychology of their consumer, drive her daily. starfirewebdesign

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Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman became the Mayor of the City of Las Vegas on July 6th, 2011. Mayor Goodman has been recognized with the “Distinguished Nevadan� award and has become a Sarah D. Barder Fellow in the John Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and an Alumna of the Year in Education at UNLV.


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LAS VEGAS is a boomtown. Even as the population and economy surges over the past decade, the

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city’s infrastructure, industry, and culture somehow keep pace with the ultimate desires of its community. With steadfast and consistent leadership guiding the economic ship, Las Vegas is among the top U.S. cities for entrepreneurs and, specifically, woman-owned businesses. In the spirit of honoring local women who WOW us here at REAL Vegas, few individuals inspire

Real Vegas:

and lead through their actions more than our mayor,

Mayor Goodman, you’ve held the office for nearly two

Carolyn Goodman. As she gears up for a run at a

terms, what is the state of Las Vegas for 2019?

third term (the first female mayor in Las Vegas to do so, in the event that she wins), Real Vegas had the

Mayor Carolyn Goodman:

opportunity to speak with Mayor Goodman about the

It seems we’re finally coming out of the recession.

current state of Las Vegas, what’s on the horizon for

There continues to be a lot of interest in the core of the

our city, and how she envisions her legacy for future

city. Of course, major work on the medical district on

generations.

Charleston, which is extremely important. Symphony Park’s growth and construction on a new convention center and mixed-use apartment complexes. Both the World Market Center and downtown hotel expansions are also in the works. Of course, with much of the city tending toward apartment dwelling and starter homes, the huge growth we’re seeing in the northwest where the remnants of “old Nevada” lives on, really is great. And we’re always fanning the fever for a Major League Soccer team.


Mayor Carolyn Goodman with City Attorney Scott Adams – 2019 State of the City Photo Courtesy of the City of Las Vegas

Real Vegas: How do you envision Las Vegas as a small-business and entrepreneur-friendly city in the years to come? Mayor Carolyn Goodman:

Real Vegas:

We’re always changing, as a city, and always focusing

You recently announced you are running for re-

on mobility and safety. The innovation district bustling

election. Looking down the road, how do you view

Downtown and us being one of the first cities to

your legacy for future generations of children in Las

integrate autonomous vehicular transportation, helps

Vegas?

put Las Vegas at the forefront of cutting-edge thinking for entrepreneurs.

One of the greatest aspects of

Mayor Carolyn Goodman:

Las Vegas is one person truly can make the biggest

I don’t think of myself in terms of legacy, I never

difference and have a large impact. If you are

have. I grew up knowing education is one of the most

creative, innovative, have initiative- then Las Vegas

important things, and I’ll always say it. I happen to be

has a place for you. As a relatively young community,

one of those people who believes in total equality for

Las Vegas has numerous opportunities and those

all-girl, boy, nations, races- there’s really no difference

opportunities continue to grow.

between us. Life is really about choices, and that is usually what separates us. Las Vegas is an ever-evolving city, and it moves fast. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is helping shape the path for future entrepreneurs, cutting-edge industry and culture throughout the valley, and that’s why she’s one of Real Vegas’s Women who WOW each and every day.


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Abbie Friedman

Christina Ellis

Fafie Moore

Alexandra Glassman

Courtney Grossa

Gabriela Loredon

Amanda Connor

Cyndy Robbins

Galit Rozen

Amanda Kouretas

Dani Bradford

Gatha Stephens

Amy Ortiz

Dawn Houlf

Gigi Roundtree

Andeen Rose- Clark

Deanna Ackerman

Gina Corena

Andrea Dupper

Debbie Banko

Ginnie Salazar

Andrea Schubert

Debbie Roxarzade

Glenda Lippman-Monkarsh

Angela Williams-Clemmons

Dee Wirth

Heather Fair

Ann Simmons Nicholson

Desiree Sagesse

Heather Fisher

Anna Billings

Di Redman

Heather Harris

Becky Sennes Torrez

Diane Pollard

Jamescia Hambrick

Beli Andaluz

Diane Tuazon

Janice Wolfenbarger

Betty Ann Golden

Dina Ladah

Jasmine Taylor

Bianca De La Mazz

Dr. Amel Youssef

Jenna Montijo

Brandi Cassady

Dr. Bess Chang

Jennifer Bradley

Brandy White Elk

Dr. Christian Giovanni

Jennifer Burbank

Brenda Barajas

Dr. Eva Littman

Jennifer Romas

Brittany Madsen

Dr. Hayley Brown

Jennifer Vaughan

Brooke Neubauer

Dr. Nicole Mackie

Jennifer Von Tobel

Candace Carr Easdale

Dr. Pamela West

Jennifer Wiens

Candace Knobloch

Dr. Souzan El-Eid

Jesika Towbin-Mansour

Cassie Mor

Dr. Suzie Su

Jill Bass Lamonte

Cathy Brooks

Dr. Vinne Chen

Jill Worley

Chelli Wolford

Elizabeth Teramoto

Jillian Batchelor

Christina Chipman

Erica Harvey

Joanna Baumann

Christina DeLessio-Sapone

Erika Kimble

Jodi Friedman

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Joie Altabet

Mary Vail

Robyn Yates

Julie Adams

Mayor Carolyn Goodman

Rosa Florentino

Julie Johnson

Merri Perry

Rowena Marie

June Beland

Michele Fiore

Sandra Bazak

Kady Casullo

Michele LoBello

Sandy Roche

Kamelia Kohlmeier

Michele Rothstein

Sandy Scamman

Karen Eastman

Michelle Cadiz

Sarah Lopez

Karen Wong

Michelle Joy Howard

Sarah Schierberl

Katie Epstein

Monica Garin

Shannon Love

Kema Ogden

Monica Pappas

Shannon Wilkinson

Krista Whitley

Nancy Houssels

Shannon Wilson

Kristen Mainor

Natalie DeNardo

Shawn Smith

Kristin Cogburn

Natalie Manning

Sheryl Best

Kristine Williams-Anderson

Nieve Malandra

Sinni Singh

Laurie Delre

Nina DiGregorio

Soozi Jones Walker

Leah Martin

Nina Waldman

Tammy Eden

Linda Naw

Patricia Kaytia

Tiffanie Craddock

Lisa Davis

Peggy Pruchnicki

Tiffany Jackson

Lisa Imbesi

Perla Gumm

Tisha Black

Lisa Smith

Puoy Premsrirut

Trisha Marie

Lisa Song Sutton

Rachel Horton

Tsikki Thau

Lori Nelson Kraft

Rachel Smith

Tyra Bell-Holland

Madeline Kelley

Rachelle Razon

Victoria Seaman

Mandy McKeller

Rane Rose

Virginia Toalepai

Maria Miuccio

Raquel Ryan

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BORN on April 8th, 1899 in Reno, Nevada, A.E. “Al”

a fan of Al Cahlan. Greenspun made it a point to

Cahlan was a prominent news publisher in Las Vegas.

regularly combat Cahlan on his front-page column “Where I Stand”. Seemingly fit, Greenspun intended to

From the span of 1926-1960, Cahlan turned a 300

title his column similar to Cahlan’s, “From Where I Sit”,

weekly circulation publication into a strong daily

but apparently the word “from” fell off the column in

subscribership of 27,000, which at the time was the

the production phases. When the Sun was catching up

largest in the state. The newspaper he owned and

in circulation, Reynolds exercised his right to buy out

created is now known as the Las Vegas Review-

Cahlan in 1960. There have been some discrepancies

Journal. Cahlan published a front-page news column

that have been reported in the past regarding the sale

for nearly 40+ years. He was deemed one of the

date and ownership of the paper.

most influential newspapermen in all of Las Vegas’s history. Frank Garside was the original owner and

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publisher, but he entrusted Al Cahlan to take it over

partner

as managing partner, to build its exposure and make

political kingmaker and a civic progressive, using

it more lucrative.

the

of

to the

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being

co-owner

newspaper, and

and

Cahlan

influence

to

managing became

develop

a the

community. He also represented Clark County in Apparently in 1949, Garside opposed new equipment

the Nevada Assembly, was the Democratic national

expenditures and Cahlan found a new co-owner by the

committeeman, served as chairman of both the Las

name of Don Reynolds. Cahlan remained managing

Vegas Planning Commission and the Colorado River

partner, with an agreement in tact that either partner

Commission, was state commander of the American

could buy each other out if so desired. Subsequently,

Legion, and helped engineer the deal by which the

in the 1950’s the Las Vegas Sun newspaper surfaced,

war industries in Henderson would be bought from the

who’s publisher, Hank Greenspun, wasn’t particularly

federal government and kept open in private hands.


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The Cahlan family were pioneers in the media sector for 30+ years and their legacy continues to live on through Al Cahlan’s grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Cahlan family has for multiple generations been an asset to our local community, helping to preserve and record Las Vegas and all of Southern Nevada’s rich history and dedicating so much to our Las Vegas community. The Cahlan’s have supported our Real local community by giving back and educating Las Vegas locals on just what it means to be the Real source of local information and history – the Real influencers of the Vegas valley, both past and present. We hope you enjoy following and learning tidbits of information that have previously only available to some of the smaller local families that helped build and shape our city! Stay tuned for more interesting details encompassed with “The Native Juice”. He passed away in 1968. The Cahlan’s had two children who were born in Las Vegas. His daughter, Ruth Marion

Real Vegas magazine is THE ONLY local magazine that

Cahlan, married Milton M Henderson, and the family

is brought to you by locals, for locals, and will proudly

subsequently moved to Iowa. They also had a son,

provide you with relevant content within the pages

John “Frosty” Forest Cahlan, who was an attorney in

of each issue. We will continue to interview native

Las Vegas and then later in Pahrump, Nevada, until his

Las Vegas families that have generations of born

passing. He had three children. “Frosty” Forest Cahlan’s

and raised locals. If you have any notable Las Vegas

son, Mike Cahlan, was our neighbors growing up in Las

families that you would like to nominate for possible

Vegas, whose wife, Tina Cahlan, became best friends

inclusion in an upcoming series article, please email

with my mother, Marsha Wiener. Having the pleasure

info@realvegasmagazine.com. We

of getting to know this incredible family that has been

are also very receptive and open

dedicated to serving the Las Vegas community for

to any feedback or suggestions,

many generations, it was an honor to listen and learn

so please always feel free to

how both of our families were so intrinsically engrained

reach out to us!

into the Las Vegas community. With Mike and Tina Cahlan having 2 young sons, both about the same age as my youngest late brother, Dustin Wiener, they immediately became the best of friends. I have fond memories of babysitting the 3 boys growing up and and again. It’s always fascinating to see how they’ve grown into such kind and handsome young men and I am confident they will continue to carry on the legacy with their young families.

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KAMELIA KOHLMEIER, a clinical pharmacist service

research. Kohlmeier & Wiener believe, “Every dollar will

manager in Southern Nevada, has joined the American

help us get one step closer to a world where no one loses

Cancer Society’s Power in Purple Relay for Life campaign.

a loved one to cancer.”

The ladies of power of purple campaign have pledged to raise a minimum of $2,500 for the fight on cancer.

As a young child, Kohlmeier enjoyed playing doctor

Most people associate cancer with the color of pink,

and pretending to administer check-ups to family

but the color of purple represents all

members. Unfortunately, cancer hit

forms of cancer. Kohlmeier is utilizing

too close to home and has impacted

her power of science to educate

Kohlmeier and her family. A close

and

Kohlmeier

family member was diagnosed with

knew that she needed the power of

stage two cancer, and Kohlmeier

a publisher to help spread the word

provided love and care throughout

about the Power in Purple campaign.

her

Kohlmeier did research and located

process. Kohlmeier’s

Candice Wiener, who is the publisher

David Kohlmeier, mentioned, “She’s

of Real Vegas Magazine, and a local

been touched by cancer in both

philanthropist throughout Las Vegas.

her personal and professional lives

raise

awareness.

family

member’s

recovery husband,

and wants to do her part to raise Kohlmeier and Wiener met and discussed the Power of

awareness.” An alumnus of Roseman University of Health

Purple Campaign and how it could help raise awareness

Sciences and a mother of three children, Kamelia

and money for Las Vegas locals fighting cancer. Joining

Kohlmeier graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

forces, both women strategized together ways to help

In her nine years as a pharmacist, Kohlmeier became

the

community

passionate about helping people through difficult times.

events will be held to raise funds over the next 90 days.

American

Cancer

Society.

Several

She counsels young pharmacists and works with patients

Tax-deductible donations will go to the American

around the Las Vegas Valley to obtain the best care.

Cancer Society to be used to fund preventative

Kohlmeier is an advocate for disease prevention through

screenings, treatments and ground-breaking cancer

early detection and routine screenings. She believes in


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the American Cancer Society’s mission stating, “Most of

leaders together to raise awareness. The mission of this

us know a friend or family member that had to battle

campaign is to save lives and celebrate lives.” Wiener

with this horrible disease, but together we can defeat

also stated, “Anyone that helps with donating money or

cancer and save lives.”

time will help us move one step closer toward achieving a world free from pain and suffering of cancer.”

As a proud Las Vegas native, Candice Wiener has known many people suffering from cancer. In specific, cancer

The American Cancer Society has invested more than

has directly personally affected Wiener as her aunt

$4.8 billion in cancer research since 1946,

(also her Godmother) passed away from cancer at the

more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that

early age of 50 years old. Wiener and her two young

may cause cancer and improve cancer patients’ quality

daughters (at the time) actually witnessed her aunt in

of life. The lifetime probability of being diagnosed with

hospice screaming as to how badly cancer affected her

cancer is 39.3 percent for men and 37.7 percent for

just hours before her passing. Wiener’s late Grandfather,

women, which is a little more than 1 in 3. In 2016, deaths

Chester Francis Decker also was affected by cancer

in the U.S. from cancer were 22 percent, making it the

and subsequently passed years after the diagnosis and

second leading cause of death after heart disease in

Wiener never did have the opportunity to meet her

both men and women.

all to find

Grandfather, as well as he never had the chance to meet his 13 Grandchildren.

Kohlmeier & Wiener are requesting your help by donating at www.powerinpurplelv.com in order for you to help

Through her publishing career, she has also met so many

save lives and make a difference.

REAL VEGAS people in the community that battled different forms of cancer. Wiener is able to reach so many people through her publishing company that she wanted to spread the word and make a difference. Wiener stated, “The Power of Purple campaign is a great way of bringing together female community

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ST.

JUDE

Research

never receive a bill from St. Jude

Beli Andaluz: Fashion Event Chair 

Hospital is leading the way the

for treatment, travel, housing or

Beli Andaluz is an international

world defeats other Its

Children’s

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By: Jennifer Bradley

understands,

treats

and

food – because all a family should

entrepreneur and active member

childhood

cancer

and

worry about is helping their child

of the Las Vegas community.

diseases.

live. Join the St. Jude mission by

started her first business at the

visiting stjude.org. 

age of 19, moving from her home

life-threatening

purpose

is

clear:

Finding

cures. Saving children. It is the

country of Guatemala to take

®

only

National

Institute-

The local Nevada chapter, run by

advantage of the new democratic

Comprehensive

Erica Thompson kicks off the year

government and business climate

Cancer Center devoted solely to

with its annual Fashion Gala led by

in

children. Treatments invented at St.

Beli Andaluz, Fashion Event Chair

started

Jude have helped push the overall

and Darlene Miller, Fashion Co-

in Guatemala and the U.S. Her

childhood

Chair.

current venture, the chic, high-

designated

Cancer

She

cancer

survival

rate

Nicaragua.

She

successful

has

also

businesses

from 20 percent to more than 80

end Beli Andaluz Private Salon, is

percent since the hospital opened

widely regarded as one of the top

more than 50 years ago. St. Jude

hair salons in Vegas. It was named

won’t stop until no child dies from

Best of Las Vegas twice and has

cancer. St. Jude freely shares the

a perfect five-star rating on Yelp,

discoveries it makes, and every

with more than 100 reviews. When

child saved at St. Jude means

not running her business, Beli is a

doctors and scientists worldwide

leader in the Las Vegas community,

can use that knowledge to save

serving as chair of Las Vegas

thousands more children. Families

fundraising for St. Jude Children’s


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start

board

Shade

which was successfully initiated

Darlene

Tree, Nevada’s largest shelter for

in Louisville, Kentucky in January

Women’s Leadership Council of

women and children. Beli is well

1998. Learning of the opportunity

the United Way of Southern. She

known in Vegas social circles for

that existed with MJ Christensen,

was recently recognized in 2010 by

her stunning fashion and charming

she

southern

the Cultural Diversity Foundation

enthusiasm for life, and enjoys

roots and came west to join her

as a Golden Hand Service Award

preparing

husband’s

Recipient for outstanding service

of The

phenomenal

vegan

new

jewelry

abandoned

her

efforts

in

company

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Research Hospital and past chair/ member

a

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reasserting

by a pure desire to help others. member of the

meals for family and friends at

the M Christensen brand in the

in

her Summerlin home. She lives

Las Vegas arena.  From a position

recognized by Silver State Awards

with

consultant

of ownership, she has enjoyed

with the Humanitarian Award 2016.

Scott Seidewitz, and has a son at

influencing and molding the future

University of Nevada, Reno.

direction of MJ Christensen.

Darlene Miller serves as Owner

of MJ Christensen Diamonds, the

Darlene Miller:

While deeply devoted to her role

undisputed diamond authority in

Darlene Miller came to Las Vegas

as wife and mother of 23 year

Las Vegas. Her passion and love

in June 2000 with her husband,

old

of jewelry drives her to achieve

Cliff. The move was necessitated

jewelry is insatiable, and in any

excellence in

due to their opportunity to acquire

brief

providing her

Managing Partnership of M. J.

love for diamonds and beautiful

guests a unique

Christensen Diamonds. In 2006

gemstones will come cascading

experience in

Cliff

through. She

luxury jewelry

her

husband,

and

Darlene

purchased

Miranda,

her

discussion

passion

with

has

her,

pursued

for her

her

the company and work closely

love for jewelry by becoming a

together

Certified

on

the

day

to

day

Gemologist

and member of the American

Gem Society and a Graduate she

has

community

and

was

shopping.

Appraiser

operations. While

the

is a

Gemologist with the Gemological

invested over 30 years in the

Institute of America. She is also a

St. Jude Heart of Fashion

jewelry industry, her family has

member of the Women’s Jewelry

Saturday, May 4, 2019

worked within the jewelry industry

Association.

for three generations. Her career

began in Augusta, Georgia with

She and her husband have enjoyed

the then eighth largest jewelry

working

chain in the United States, A. A.

charities including the Southern

Friedman Company, Inc. where

Highland’s Governor’s Gala for

she grew from the Accounting

Charity of which they are Founders

Department to the position of

of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern

Assistant to the President.

Highlands; Opportunity Village; Best

Buddies Nevada where

After the death of the Owner,

were

and

“Superheroes”;

subsequent

separation

on

behalf

recognized

in

they

of many

2011 were

they as also

from A. A. Friedman Company,

honored by the Sunrise Children’s

she

husband

Foundation; and participate

to build investment support to

with many other local needs driven

worked

with

her

»

personally

Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner reception, live entertainment, followed by a fashion show, and an after party. This years’ St Jude Heart of Fashion will be held at the 30,000 SF luxury residence of Mark Lindsey, founder and president of the Revolution Las Vegas. Located in on the Anthem Hills Golf course in Seven Hills, Mark’s house has a rock climbing wall, two-story water feature, over 1,000 LED changing light fixtures, a 25-foot projection screen and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains. It will be quite a venue for our fashion show!


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s p i T h t l a e H From a Closet Healthy Girl

By: Andrea Dupper


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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU IS SUCH BULLSH*T. Nothing magical happens from 11:59pm on December 31st to 12:01 am January 1st. In fact, for most of us the only magical thing that happens to us is that we’re able to get up before noon after a night of over indulgent debauchery. We make pacts with ourselves, that tomorrow we’ll start eating healthy, hitting the gym every day, be more active, be kinder to ourselves, stick to a commitment…. THIS TIME! It’s time to make S.M.A.R.T Resolutions! It’s nothing NEW, we’re not NEW. We wake up in the same body on January 1 as we put through hours, weeks,

SPECIFIC, this is your mission statement for the year! Your

months of hell the year before. Which begs the question,

who, what, where, when is all answered in exact details.

why are we so quick to resolve our flaws the first of a new

MEASURABLE, this is your tangible tracking for your goal.

year, versus each day we wake up! Congruently why do

Set milestones for your long-term goals.

we set such high expectations of ourselves? ACHIEVABLE, this is where your focus comes into If you’re anything like me, and I suspect you are if you’re

play. How important is this goal to you? How will you

reading this; then you spend weeks getting ready for

accomplish your goal?

January 1. You buy new work out clothes, new fitness journals, read all the articles you can on the newest

RELEVANT, this is when you determine your goal is

greatest diet, mineral, supplement that will reduce stress,

worthwhile. Does it add a positive benefit to your life?

give you energy, help you loose weight. We obsess for

TIME-BOUND, this is when you get REAL and create a time

days over making vision boards, gathering up support

line to achieve goals.

groups, writing out our personal goals and sharing it all with the world!

Here’s what a S.M.A.R.T resolution may look like;

What we don’t do, is make practical, rational, livable

“I want to lose 10 pounds in the next 3 months. I will

goals. We set ourselves up to fail.

We succumb to the

measure my weight on the scale to track my progress.

temptress of a new year. We don’t allow rational thoughts

Once I reach 10 pounds, I will re-evaluate and consider

to guide us. So much so that by the time February 1st

setting a new goal for continued weight loss. Losing this

rolls around, we’ve totally turned on ourselves and gone

weight will help reduce my risk for diabetes and will help

back to our old patterns.

me to move more comfortably when I go hiking with my friends.” Making New Years resolutions is a centuries old practice, that if given the wrong type of power can cause more grief than

benefit.

But

this

year,

2019, we can all make S.M.A.R.T Resolutions together!

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LADIES, ladies, ladies, let’s be real,

globally. It is my absolute passion

if it wasn’t for us our world would

to help you discover your blind

collapse. Who gave birth to our

spots and hidden treasures. So

greatest leaders? Women!

many

or

each other’s girlfriends, mothers,

Who makes decisions behind every

define their self-worth. So many of

and care takers. Us ladies need to

power house? Women! And who

you beautiful ladies are hidden in

guide, inspire, and celebrate our

nurtures the pain and tears back

a world of fear, scared to tap into

achievements, embrace our girly

to life? Women! It’s time to wake

your highest goals and potential.

side and bring out the innocence

up and recognize your power

It’s time for you to finally realize

within.

within. We literally make the world

that you’re so needed to deliver

go around and now is the time

your knowledge, expertise, and

Women

for this superior recognition to be

wisdom. You’re IT! It is time for you

against each other and instead

permanently filled.

to recognize your truth and power.

see the opportunity for growth and

Do not for one second doubt

How, you say???

yourself. Old myths and old ways

By

your

own unique self. You are a limited

are finally gone! It is your turn

womanhood, your role as a woman,

edition, A UNICORN, one of a kind,

to step it up. Woman up! Show

your mission here on earth, and so

and priceless.

yourself with no fear! It’s show time.

much more. It’s not about color,

women

cannot

find

our world that carries grief or any kind of uncertainty and pain. We need to recognize one another as

should

never

compete

improvement. No woman out there starting

to

is like you. No one!!! You are your honor

size, shape, or race. We all mirror As a successful woman, a wife,

one another and need to stick

and

love

together. We can uplift each other

inspiring and empowering women

where we feel a gap or a hole in

a

proud

mother,

I

IT’S SHOW TIME.

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1. Affirm or journal daily your greatness i.e.; I am beautiful, gifted, talented, motivated, perfect as I am and more... 2. Gratitude - be thankful daily for being born as a woman and having the strength that you do.

3. Start recognizing and documenting your gifts and talents. i.e.; cooking, teaching, anything creative plus more. 4. Write down your goals or what you daydream about. Your wishes and dreams. 5. Create a beautiful dream board with your girlfriends or family. 6. Make it a fun bonding experience. 7. Believe!!! You can achieve this! 8. Honor and celebrate you.

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The Ins and Outs of Urban Dog Etiquette

SAFETY in the city »

By: Cathy Brooks


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REAL VEGAS

OUR

marvelous

handling experience do not

from the fence line and do not

cozy

allow them to put their hands

With influence from ranching

fact, gone to the extreme, a

through.

and post-industrial design, the

poorly socialized dog or well-

• If the dog(s) begin barking,

City of Las Vegas didn’t start

intentioned

without

do not engage. Meaning, do

with

populated,

urban dog etiquette knowledge

not make eye contact and

core

is a recipe for disaster.

As our

begin talking to the dog. If

urban

densely walkable

has

a

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challenge many others don’t.

a

City

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and

bedfellows

make.

human

Valley

In

expand into concentric rings

wonderful

becomes

you think you have special

of suburbia as so many other

more urbanized there are things

“whisperer” skills and the dog

major US cities did. It happened

we must know as responsible

will stop barking, you’re wrong.

in reverse. Over the last 10

dog owners to keep our dogs

Making direct contact with a

years, monumental growth has

happy and healthy and safe.

dog that feels threatened is

begun reversing the tides, and

fuel for the dog’s fire.

now we are experiencing life in

One new area for many dogs is

• If you have a dog with you,

a way that is increasingly akin

the experience of encountering

do

to a “typical” city.

dogs on the other side of a

approach the fence.

not

allow

your

dog

to

fence. For many people this This is excellent. It is, however,

experience is new as well. Pro

Beyond fence etiquette here

also

real

tip: If you see dogs behind

are some other general tips to

dogs

a fence, leave them alone.

help you and your dog enjoy

Whether they are friendly or

an urban experience:

not is irrelevant. Even a friendly

• Think like a dog: It’s important

dog may react negatively to

to

typically are poorly socialized.

someone

process

They live in homes with yards.

“turf”. There is no way to know

experience the world if you

They may or may not go for

how a dog, even a friendly

want

walks. They don’t encounter

one, may react. When you see

them well.

most of the kinds of stimuli in

a dog behind a fence, here

• Keep your eye on the dog:

a typical urban environment

are some tips:

It’s tempting to walk down

wheelchairs,

• Do not approach, touch,

the street chatting or on your

bicycles not to mention sirens,

put your hand through/over or

mobile

lots of traffic and crowds of

even up to the fence for the

walking with your dog. Focus.

people.

dog to sniff.

Be aware of your surroundings.

• If you have small children,

• Get grounded: In addition to being aware, be present. Be

the

catalyst

issues—specifically

for for

and their humans. Suburban

and

skateboards,

rural

dogs

hands

and

their

Under-socialized

dogs

and

hold

humans

urban

dog

them at least one foot back

without

their

approaching

keep

understand

to

how

dogs

information

and

communicate

device.

Not

with

when

grounded.

Cathy Brooks is owner of The Hydrant Club, a facility specializing in teaching urban dog etiquette in downtown Las Vegas. She also operates a virtual community helping owners improve their handling skills.


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Alternative Ways to Support

Southern Nevada Nonprofits in

2019

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ENTERING a fresh new year, many Southern Nevadans look for new opportunities to support their favorite community nonprofits, including The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For some community members, giving cash donations isn’t always feasible, however, especially after the expenses of the holidays. Fortunately, cash contributions are far from the only option to get involved with local nonprofits on a deeper level. Below are just a few alternatives to giving cash donations that Southern Nevadans might find the perfect fit for them in 2019.


VOLUNTEERING YOUR UNIQUE SKILLS For many nonprofits, volunteer support is just as impactful

the exact same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com.

as monetary donations for making their services possible. There is just one difference: When you shop on Plus, nonprofits often need volunteer support for a variety

AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5

of services, allowing community members to offer their

percent of the price of your eligible purchases to the

unique skillsets. For instance, The Smith Center relies on

nonprofit organization of your choice.

volunteers for ushering at shows, giving tours as docents, assisting

with

providing

education

American

Sign

and

outreach

Language

programs,

Getting started is easy. Just visit smile.amazon.com, and

interpretation,

select a nonprofit organization to receive donations

assisting with administrative services and more.

from your purchases. Then shop away!

There are also many benefits of volunteering for people of all ages.

PLANNED GIVING Many Southern Nevadans are focused on mapping out their finances for the year ahead.

For college students and young adults, this can be a

That makes this an ideal time to explore options for

great chance to build networks in the community and

planned giving — a flexible donation option that involves

gain hands-on experience in a field of their interest.

some form of financial planning.

For

retirees,

volunteering

can

provide

rewarding

opportunities to socialize and stay active.

MANY NONPROFITS LIKE T he Smith Center, as well as institutions like hospitals and universities, rely on planned giving to sustain their

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operations for future generations.

Shopping has never been easier, with the ability to make purchases online through the tap of a keyboard.

Planned

giving

can

take

many

forms,

including

And thanks to AmazonSmile, it can be just as simple to

contributions in the form of stocks and real estate, and

support nonprofit organizations.

donations left in a will, estate plan or life insurance policy.

AmazonSmile is an Amazon-operated website that offers

Many people prefer planned giving for its flexibility, allowing them to tailor giving to their financial needs. Plus, planned giving not only supports nonprofits — it can benefit donors, too. Some forms of planned giving, such as a charitable remainder trust and a charitable gift annuity, can both provide revenue to a deserving nonprofit, while also making income for the donor. If any of these options sound appealing, it’s a great idea to connect with a legal representative to determine what form of planned giving option is the best fit. GIVING SUPPORT To learn more about these and other options to support The Smith Center, a nonprofit organization, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.


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“I want to talk to people, hear their voices, be in their living presence.

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Feel the natural world.”

By: Erik Lewin

MY SMARTPHONE must be smart

through a feed of photos of friends

monuments, like Michelangelo’s

– it’s managed to take over my

of friends of a friend’s mailman

David, but today, we offer Waze

entire life. I’m a shadow of a man

for the next three hours, until I’m

& Dropbox. These are the virtual

without it by my side. Believe

awoken from this daydream by yet

wonders of the new world. The

me, I’m not that easy a mark; it’s

another notification that demands

machines have truly taken over!

that the iPhone is practically a

my attention. I yearn for art that is curated and

Rhodes Scholar. It’s always two steps ahead, slyly using alerts and

Actually, the more attention I give

carefully made, deeply felt work,

buzzers to coax me into doing its

to social media, the less attention

shared only when ready, along

bidding. My iPhone commands:

I have left to nourish. It’s like I’m

with intelligent discourse between

update

Download

feeding my mind Snickers bars and

well-meaning people of differing

this app! Answer this text! And

expecting it to run a marathon; the

views.

an

new

attention span gets shorter and

that can make a sophisticated

ways to do all of the above, of

drains more quickly. I realized all

society

which I’m perpetually behind. My

this time online was lost to healthier

habituated to answers from a

smartphone has taken the place

pursuits, like reading well-written

touch screen, bickering over two-

of my cat as my most needy pet. I

work (not like this article).

bit headlines and endless selfies

this

insatiable

system! amount

of

regularly feed it with battery juice,

These are the elements thrive.

But

in

an

era

are the standard.

clean out it’s crappy data, and

Also, it takes plenty of time to

rub it tenderly in the palm of my

discern

hand.

hashtags

what and

these

ridiculous mean.

voices, be in their living presence.

caveman

Feel the natural world. There are

In fact, social media platforms like

drawings are back! We’ve evolved

all these spare moments in a day –

Instagram, Twitter & Facebook act

over millenia to express complex

I don’t want to miss them anymore.

like a human catnip, irresistably

thoughts and feelings, but it’s

They are all we

capturing our attention. I must pull

now imperative to express oneself

ever have.

the car over to “like” my friend’s

using dog ears and eggplants.

Hieroglyphics

emojis

I want to talk to people, hear their

and

pronouncement that it has come

I put the phone

time to shave his armpits. While

Humanity

has

built

stunning

I’m online, I’ll be sure to scroll

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By: Scott Kerbs

expansion and innovation, the UMC Cardiology and Stroke Center remains committed to offering new procedures and cutting-edge technology focused on saving and improving lives in Southern Nevada.

UMC cardiologists implant the small, FDA-approved device

through

a

minimally

invasive,

outpatient

UMC recently began performing procedures to implant

procedure performed within the hospital’s Cardiac

advanced heart monitors that allow physicians to

Catheterization Lab.

remotely monitor patients’ heart health after they leave the hospital. The CardioMEMS HF System is

“At UMC, we take pride in leveraging the latest

implanted directly into the pulmonary artery, and it

technological

can detect signs of worsening heart failure before the

of our patients’ lives,” said Dr. Chowdhury Ahsan,

patient begins to notice symptoms. The data collected

UMC’s Chief of Medicine and Director of Cardiac

by this implantable device can be used by physicians

Catheterization and Intervention. “Innovative tools

to make adjustments to patients’ medications and

such as the CardioMEMS System help our world-class

care plans.

team deliver the advanced cardiovascular care our

advances

community deserves.”

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that

incision, the procedure to implant the Micra system

connects to Wi-Fi networks, the patient simply rests

offers reduced risks and eliminates the need for wires.

his or her head on the pillow to rapidly send data to UMC’s cardiology specialists on a daily basis. Team

“Dr. Ahsan and his

members from UMC’s heart failure clinic review the

colleagues

data each day to monitor for elevations in pulmonary

UMC

artery pressure. Based on the information gathered,

and Stroke Center

UMC can quickly adjust the patient’s medications and

play an instrumental

take additional steps to prevent future complications.

role

in

the

level

at

the

Cardiology

elevating of

care

available in Southern Nevada,”

“Based on the

UMC

information

continue

needs. Approximately 5.7 million adults have heart failure across the United States,

according

to

the

Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention. UMC is the only hospital in Nevada to offer a dedicated Heart Failure Clinic, providing highly specialized care to community members living with heart failure. In addition to the cutting-edge CardioMEMS HF System, UMC also recently became the first hospital in the state to utilize the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System, a wireless pacemaker that is roughly the size of a large vitamin. Requiring only a small

to

focus

on the introduction of innovative new procedures and equipment to provide our community with continued to

technology.”

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Fleury’s smile and attitude has been contagious throughout the community with not only the fans of the Vegas Golden Knights, but teammates, GM’s, opponents, coaches and fans of the NHL, because of his continuous spread of positivity and good vibes. Throughout the two seasons, he’s been seen tickling Blake Wheeler’s ear (of the Winnipeg Jets) during a scuffle between teammates happening behind the VGK net and when asked why he responded by saying he didn’t want to be left out. During the current season, Marc Andre Fleury made headlines again, when he packed snow in front of his goal to protect the puck from going in during an open net shot against once again, the Winnipeg Jets. Although he didn’t get away with this clever trick, it made everyone watching the game laugh. During an interview with thehockeynews.com when Fleury was asked why everyone loves him so much, his “reaction is predictable: he laughs. He blushes. He downplays it.” “It’s very flattering,” he said. “It’s not something I try to do or force. I go to the rink, I love what I do, and I have a lot of great teammates and have made a lot of good friends throughout the years. I always cared about our team, our organization, and always wanted everyone to like it.” Besides his infectious smile and positive attitude, we are excited to see where Marc Andre Fleury can take the Vegas Golden Knights throughout their seasons, and where else his career can excel. Flower Power all the way.

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began at the young age of five years old,

grew naturally, and she began shadowing health professionals and top strength and conditioning coaches from the age of 16. Since studying Sports Physiology and Sports

The bulk of her working career has been

Psychology at University, she had no doubt

within the prestigious gym chain of David

of which career path she chose to take,

Lloyds in Belfast, Northern Ireland which

and she hasn’t looked back since.

she worked at for seven years. Throughout the years she gained a vast amount of experience

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from

working

with

a

wide

variety of clientele. This became evident when one of her clients won the PT HERO of the year competition throughout the entire David Lloyd Empire. This was a competition of over 10,000 clients. This prestige helped show the skills Sarah developed as a trainer and why she is within the top 10% trainers within the company, gaining the status and title of David Lloyds Platinum Trainer.


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After making a big move to the west coast of America, she continued to aim to grow as a trainer in her new

EXTERNAL WORK OTHER THAN PERSONAL TRAINING:

work place at the exclusive David Barton gym, Las Vegas

In addition to personal training, sports are a massive

at Tivoli Village. Establishing her business for over three

part of Sarah’s life. So, as her role as the strength and

years now, in this fantastic gym, she has continued to

conditioning coach of the Irish U18 Field Hockey Girls,

see great success with clients in America now, just as she

they had success in winning the European Field Hockey

did in Ireland previously. It is Sarah’s desire to continue

Championships.

to grow her knowledge throughout different aspects of

experiencing success is a testament to what she strives

training to gain greater success, with more specialized

for as a person.

Picking

up

that

gold

medal

and

population groups. A few examples include, completion of an ante and post-natal course, cardiac rehabilitation

Now in Las Vegas she is the strength and conditioning

and functional anatomy qualification. This is just a small

coach for the UNLV Rebels ice hockey team. The

list of the vast training courses she has completed and

progress of this team has grown massively, and she aims

only the start of many more to come. The following is a

to condition the players to able to advance to Division

list of examples from the successes Sarah has had when

1 and win this year’s National Championship in March.

dealing with different clients and goals. One client with a lot of hard work climbed the base camp of mount

Another huge area of training for Sarah is running. She

Everest, then returned to 6,000 feet and ran a marathon.

has competed in 5-10km races for the last seven years.

Another client in his mid 50’s had a major heart attack,

This consists of flat races and obstacle course terrain.

then he started training with me and dropped 50 pounds,

She has always gotten big groups of people together to

getting back to the best health he’s been in years. She

join her in different events and have fun while exercising.

has also rehabbed a client post hip replacement and

Sarah says that it is fantastic to have something to train

got him mobilized enough to get back and playing

for and even better to meet and share the world of

hockey again. Another fitness client example is a mid-

fitness with friends. “Fun and fitness go hand in hand in

40-year-old female who had extremely poor health and

my eyes.”

was out of shape, dropped 60 pounds and from not 2nd half marathon. Sarah says that when she sits back

HER ROLE AND TECHNIQUES AS A TRAINER:

and takes look at her portfolio of clients and seeing any

Sarah has a great passion for improving individuals in

little change a client makes, it is a reminder of why she

their own required and personal way. Her understanding

absolutely LOVES what she does.

of what PERSONAL training means is evident. She wants

being able to run 15 seconds has now completed her

you to achieve your health goals and would love to help

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you achieve your own personal success. Furthermore, she strongly believes in long-term health, fitness, happiness and being in good shape, this collectively will allow you to feel incredible. To achieve this, she is certain, that with dedication, hard work and most definitely enjoyment

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When travelling across America on vacation in 2014 and flew with Maverick helicopters to the Grand Canyon.

HOW TO BALANCE TRAINING AND A BUSY LIFESTYLE:

Telling her story Sarah says “I was lucky enough to get a

Over the last decade within the industry, she has

certain pilot who asked me out on a date, and the rest is

watched as society evolves and understands that one

history.” They have been together ever since and that is

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when she decided to make the move to Las Vegas and

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See someone who is

HOMELESS? Don’t give them money. Do this instead.

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By: Siloh Moses

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Ex-Homeless man gives three ‘tips’ you can use right now to help someone who’s homeless and

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WHEN I first started serving in

homeless that night. I called it

was ripped, torn, dirty, and the

Las Vegas, doing events that

‘grounding’ and these rules, or

very next person you serve could

catered to delivering fresh food,

three tips, were to make sure that

be wearing a button-down shirt

clothing, hygiene, haircuts and

everyone had a great serving

that looks like it was pressed just

love to those who are homeless,

experience (homeless or not.) I

yesterday. We did not judge.

my number one goal was to keep

delivered my ‘grounding speech’

everyone safe. To give our less

in what I called our ‘Newbie

Our lines for serving would start

fortunate a safe place to come

orientation’ and that speech, my

at 4 pm in the afternoon. We

and receive life’s essentials and

tips, were delivered to guarantee

wouldn’t arrive to start setting up

provide a safe platform for our

that we have a great experience

until 6 pm. We didn’t serve our

community to come down and

serving

are

first plate until 7 pm and if they

pay it forward with us.

homeless. Those tips I will share

(homeless or not) are willing to

with you now.

wait in line for over three hours

See, when you are an organizer

someone

who

for a free slice of pizza, then who

night with fresh food, clothing,

Tip 1

hygiene, and haircuts and you’re

When we first started serving; we

dual responsible for two hundred

were serving strictly those who

and fifty volunteers who showed

were homeless. And as we grew

up that night to pay it forward, to

in our servings; we started to

I am going to be completely

be honest, the last thing I want is

recognize that we weren’t serving

honest with you, when I was

a good serving going bad.

just

homeless

for an event that is responsible for

serving

five

hundred

and

sixty homeless people in a single

#

are we to judge. So, no judging. We didn’t do it.

NO JUDGING.

those

who

are

homeless

Tip #2

DO NOTHING WITH MONEY.

for

seven

months

anymore, we were serving those

without a car to sleep in or a

I started quickly noticed after the

who weren’t homeless as well.

couch to crash on (squatting in

first large servings how important

We were serving those who had

abandon buildings and eating

it was to make sure that everyone

a roof over their heads, who were

food out of garbage cans) one

was on the same page. Homeless

single Mom’s and single Dad’s,

thing that did not save me was

and volunteers alike.  

who had three children in their

money. A dollar bill did not save

households,

two

me. What saved me was the

In doing so, I came up with

jobs, but still couldn’t keep food

fact that one person took time

three grounding rules (I called

in the fridge. As they came down

out of their busy life to show me

them ‘Tips’) that were given to

our line you could serve someone

genuine attention. They came by

every brand-new volunteer prior

who was wearing clothing that

me every day. They brought me

to them serving those who are

who

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food, they brought me laughter,

Is everyone that you crack a joke

Take it from our volunteers; the

encouragement, and of course

to, make smile or give words of

next

reminded me that I was a real

encouragement to on a street

standing at a busy intersection

person.

corner or intersection going to

with their cardboard sign, the

be receptive to you? Of course

next time your significant other

not. Many that you come across

does something that gets you

from this point on will be gracious

upset, or the next time a friend

that you acknowledged them.

disappoints you remember: Tip

Sure...for the day,

They will say “Thank you”, “God

#1, “Do not judge” (You have

hour maybe, but

bless you”, “You are so kind.”

no idea what they might be

However; there are those who

going through.) Remember Tip

you will acknowledge that will say

#2, “Do nothing with money”

something is a little ‘Off center’,

because a genuine joke or word

even quite rude, possibly. Let

of encouragement can go much

it roll right off of your shoulders.

further than a dollar bill could ever

They don’t know you, you don’t

go and remember Tip #3, “Let it

know them... It’s more often than

roll right off of your shoulders.” No

not a personal pun against you,

one can offend you until you give

and they’re just a little upset

them permission to.

Would that dollar have helped me?

would it have gotten me off of the streets? No, of course not...

time

you

see

someone

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about where they are in life right If anything, it would have kept

now. Does that make sense? If so,

Now

me there. What got me back on

let it roll right off of your shoulders

‘grounded’ in and fully equipped

my feet was someone believing

like water off of a duck’s back.

to go out and serve those who

in me before I could believe in

are

myself and that alone is priceless.

Once

So,

to make

the

next

time

you

see

I

gave sure

our

‘three

that

that

you

homeless

with

mental mind state, I now set you out into the world to go make your impact. In a

street corner or at an intersection,

(homeless

person (homeless

before you open up your wallet

volunteers were then able to

or not), in our

and hand that dollar bill out of

start serving. These three tips I

community and

your

remember

later realized could and were

in life. Enjoy.

this... a genuine joke, a word of

being used everywhere by our

– SM

encouragement, and of course,

volunteers and not just at our

a reminder that I they are a

servings, but also in other areas of

real person by waving or saying

their lives. Some started using our

“hello” can go a long way. A lot

three tips when they came across

further than just a dollar.

someone who was homeless; yes

car

window,

Tip 3 #

LET IT ROLL RIGHT OFF OF Y O U R S H O U L D E R S .

our

new

of course, they also started using them at home and implementing them

with

their

right

tips

had a great serving experience not)’

the

been

everyone

someone who is homeless on a

or

have

own

family

Siloh Moses is the founder of WeWin360.com and #ServingHopeLV Vegas Hometown Hero Vegas Top 100 Men of the Year Esquire Top 40 under 40 Featured in INC Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Vice Siloh has also been recognized by the United States Congress and The United States Senate for his work in philanthropy

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RUNNING my event business occupies about 95% of my world, so I take full advantage of free time when life affords it by eating my way around our fabulous city. However let’s just say that I may intentionally plan meetings, or “eatings”, around lunch or dinner just for the sake of deleting the restaurants lingering in my Yelp bookmarks. So I digress, let’s be real, I’m eating 100% of the time whether I’m busy or not. With that said I feel it would be a great injustice not to share my vast cornucopia of dining experience with you, because it just might lead you to discover something exciting and new or could even save you some hard earned cash that would be better spent elsewhere. Either way it would be my absolute pleasure to be your guiding dining light!


CLEAVER is the new brainchild from award winning

While waiting for the wine to decant I spotted Nectaly

mixologist and restaurateur Nectaly Mendoza. Mendoza

buzzing around the restaurant making his rounds as a

was Beverage Specialist for the Light Group before he

good restaurateur should. He eventually made his way

ventured off in 2009 to conjure up his own successful

to our table to make sure everything was up to par and

concoction, Herbs & Rye. Since its inception Herbs

took a moment to share some laughs over a classic Herbs

& Rye has become arguably one of the most revered

& Rye anecdote.

local watering holes in the city. As I write this I reminisce on some of my own boozy Herbs & Rye memories that

While perusing the menu I noticed that a few of the

emanated from a few too many dealer’s choice spirit

H&R favorites, like the Spicy Mussels and Prosciutto &

forward cocktails.

Asparagus Flatbread, had made their way into Cleaver’s starting lineup. We opted for the Tuna Tartare served with

So what do you do when you find the formula to

avocado, tobiko caviar, black sesame seeds, cream,

success? Naturally you take the recipe and expound

cucumber and crispy rice paper! It was a nice way to

upon it. That’s exactly what Mendoza did with his latest

start the meal.

endeavor Cleaver, located on 3900 Paradise Road, formerly occupied by Ruth’s Chris and Toscano Italian

For the main course I went for the Sea Bass with pea mint

Steakhouse

risotto prepared with Spanish chorizo and preserved lemon.

My meat eating counterpart ordered the Surf &

When you pull into the busy parking lot the first thing you’ll

Turf that comes with a 9 oz filet mignon, red wine glaze,

notice is the massive LED vintage style Cleaver marquee,

a 9 oz lobster tail, asparagus and mashed. All in all, it

a sharp contrast from the humble signage at Herbs &

was a good value but both of our meals needed a few

Rye. The inside of the restaurant has an old school steak

modifications to make them unforgettable

house charm melded with contemporary chic décor. There’s a sizable collection of Steve Payne artwork, the restaurant could dually function as his mini gallery. You’ll find everyone from Eddie Murphy to Martha Stewart portrayed in a noble light. We started the night with a few cocktails. Our server was very helpful in the decision making process which led me to discover “Ready Fire Aim”. If you love smoky spicy cocktails this is a must! Pineapple, lime, honey, and spicy bitters are beautifully blended with mezcal to pack the perfect punch. I also sampled the Improved Cocktail,

The service was praiseworthy. From the moment I called

Cleaver’s twist on an Old Fashioned, constructed with

in to request a booth to checking in on us while we were

whiskey,

sugar.

dining, the hostess was both lovely and accommodating.

Normally I’m a whiskey girl but “Ready Fire Aim” was the

It was 8:00pm on a Saturday and although Cleaver was

clear winner.

slammed we never had to search for our server.

bitters,

maraschino,

absinthe

and

The perfectly balanced cocktails have always been While savoring our cocktails I took my time studying

the star of Herbs & Rye and Cleaver follows suit, but

the extensive wine menu and was impressed by the

the menu offers an excellent selection for casual super

selection. I chatted with the Sommelier to get his

late night dining. If it’s 2am and you’re hankering for

suggestions because it wasn’t exactly a Quintessa kind

Butchered Meats, Seafood & Cocktails your best in this

of night. He immediately gained my favor with his no

city is Cleaver

pressure attitude and tell it like it is candor. We ended up landing on an average Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon

Inside Tip: Ask to be seated at a table in the bar area,

that was easy drinking for the price point

there’s less noise there than in the main dining room.


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