Our Staff

BarbaraSue Barnes

Born - Pittsburgh, PA

Raised – Columbus, Ohio

Hometown – San Diego

School - Ohio State University

Movie – Doctor Zhivago

Favorite Sport – Football/Auto Racing

Favorite Place to Visit – England

Favorite Food – Italian

Favorite Candy – M & M’s

Favorite TV Show – Grey’s Anatomy

Casie Stock

Place of birth – Augusta, GA (Home of the Masters)

Hometown – Frederick, Maryland

School – Southern Utah University (Go Thunderbirds!)

Hobby – reading, watching Christmas movies, giving my husband honey-do lists

Favorite quote – “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr. Suess

Favorite food – Crab cakes or sushi

Favorite candy -  Anything milk chocolate

Favorite team – Go Steelers!

Favorite movie – (Can we go musical?) Les Misérables

Favorite game – Uno

Favorite TV Show – QVC (not really a TV watcher but love some home shopping)

Person you respect -  An honest one.

Favorite place to visit – Have been: Hawaii  Want to go: Anywhere with a bungle over crystal blue water


Chris Briare

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Hobbies: Photography & Technology Restoration
Favorite movie: Eraserhead
Favorite game: StarCraft II
Favorite TV Show: The Sopranos
Person you respect: Robert Fripp
Favorite place to visit: Laguna Beach


Chuck Schwartz, CEM

The Ohio State University

US Army

Favorite Movie – Blazing Saddles

Favorite Quote: There’s a way to do it better – find it! Thomas Edison


Heidi Whitmyer

I am a beach baby who was born in Newport Beah California. My favorite hobby is wildlife photography which I enjoy while camping. My favorite place on earth is Yellowstone National Park which is considered the Serengeti of  North America.  My favorite candy is dark chocolate and my favorite movie is “The Ghost and the Darkness” which is about the lions of Tsavo. My favorite Bible verses are 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient love is kind”…..


Jeff Pressman

Place of birth: Santa Monica, CA

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

School: Rutgers College and then Loyola Law School

Hobby: Golf, if I ever get the time, but mostly spending time with my kids these days

Favorite quote: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

Favorite food: Steak and potatoes, can do that every night

Favorite candy: Bottle Caps or a Skor Bar

Favorite team: Golden Knights

Favorite movie: Hunt for Red October

Favorite game: Gin Rummy (always played with my Dad)

Favorite TV Show: Seinfeld

Favorite place to visit: New Zealand or Italy

Jennifer Carr, CEM

Born and raised in Bloomington, IL

Eastern Illinois University – GO PANTHERS!

Vegas Golden Knights Fan

Travel Enthusiast


Kathryn Rae

Favorite Place to Visit: Maui

Favorite Food: Popcorn & Fudge

Favorite Movie: Freaky Friday (when I eat my favorite food)

Favorite Quote: “Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else” – Margaret Mead

Koko Smith

USMC Veteran

My Motto: 7 P’s- Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Favorite Quote: “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” -Frank Herbert

Favorite Candy: Gummy Bears

Favorite Movie: The Raven (1962)

Favorite Place to visit: Zuma Beach-Malibu

Person I Respect: My Dad showed me through his example, mean what you say and take responsibility for your mistakes.

Laurie Prince

Cape Cod Community College

Favorite Hobbies: Scrapbooking & Boating on the Lake

Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate and Black Licorice

Favorite place to visit: A white sand beach with clear warm waters.


Lindsay Schaeffer

Place of Birth: Palo Alto, CA

Hometown: Calgary AB

School: University of Alberta

Hobby: Jogging and cooking

Favorite Candy: Skittles

Favorite movie: Elf

Favorite place to visit: San Diego, CA


Maria Aguayo

Exhibitor Services Coordinator

School: College of Southern Nevada

Hobbies: Baking and drawing

Quote: Why fit in if you were born to stand out – Dr. Seuss

Melanie Mathis

University of Southern California

Netflix cooking show fanatic

Harry Potter fan

Quote: Judge a person not by how he treats you, but how he treats others. The former reflects what he wants you to think of him, the latter truly reflects who he is. Betty Jamie Chung


Mike Clark

Place of birth: Waterloo, Iowa

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

School: California State University Northridge

Hobby: Golf

Favorite quote: You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite candy: Nestle Crunch

Favorite team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite movie: Back to the Future

Favorite game: Pepper

Favorite TV Show: Psyche

Person you respect: My parents

Favorite place to visit: Hawaii


Mindi Cherry

Born and Raised: San Diego, CA

School: UCLA

Favorite candy: Junior Mints and Sour Patch Watermelon

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Teams: Chargers & Vegas Golden Knights

Favorite TV Show of all time: West Wing

Favorite Movie: Almost any chick flick but especially 10 Things I Hate About You

Person you respect: My Father, Chuck Schwartz 😊

Favorite place to visit: Maui

Rachel Nepomuceno

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

School: UNLV

Favorite Movie: My Neighbor Totoro

Favorite Music Artists: EXO & GOT7

Favorite Team: Vegas Golden Knights


Regina Clark

Midwest Girl at heart.

Hometown: Buffalo, MO

Hobbies: guitar, hiking, traveling, learning new things

Favorite place: At the top of Mt Charleston

Favorite quote: Life is a canvas- throw all the  paint you can at it-Danny Kaye.

Steve "Wheels" Bucaro

Hobby – Racing…… My Ducati, Chevelle or Blazer

Favorite movie – Dazed and Confused

Quote – “Everything happens for a reason”

Favorite team – Denver Broncos

Sheldon Kaye


Nerd / BBQ Enthusiast / Koozie Collector


Susan Schwartz

Birthplace:  San Francisco, CA

Quote: “Windows close, Doors Open”

Movies:  I love all musicals, they keep me happy.  I sing all day.

Favorite Food:  Dark Chocolate and great bread