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Paul Vautrinot was born and raised in Las Vegas. He has been a person in long term recovery since 2014 after having been addicted to Heroin and Methamphetamines for nearly a decade. Paul is currently employed with Freedom House as the Program Director and Crossroads of Southern Nevada as Vice President of Operations. Paul also sits on the board and serves as the Executive Director for Shine A Light Foundation. He is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and serves as the Co-Chair for Criminal Justice Coordination Council’s Subcommittee on Homelessness and Mental Health for the 8th District Court. He served on the board of directors as Vice President of There is no Hero in Heroin from 2020-2022. Paul is also a Leadership Las Vegas alumni; Class of 2020.

Paul Vautrinot

PRESIDENT

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Jesse McCulloch is a native to Las Vegas and a person in long-term recovery. Jesse is a United States Navy veteran who honorably served his country from 2006-2009, father of 5, and former graduate of Green Valley High School class of 2003. Jesse has a history of working in treatment as a Case Manager and a Court Liaison for Freedom House Sober Living. In the last four years, Jesse has had the opportunity to work his way into owning and operating one of the most successful solar companies in Las Vegas, which is dedicated to offering positions of employment to those in recovery. Jesse comes from the depths of despair, cycling through the Las Vegas Rescue Mission twice, seeking some sort of freedom from the life style which was all he knew. Jesse has had the honor of being with Shine-A-Light from the beginning and excited to see what the future might hold for the throughout our community and country moving forward. Jesse maintained his abstinence, and through grit and determination, excelled none-the-less.

Jesse McCulloch

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Jeffrey B. Iverson currently serves as a Managing Partner of Las Vegas-based Bell Solar and Electrical Systems.

Previously, Iverson served 14 years as general Manager for of Presidential Limousine, a division of Whittlesea-Bell Transportation, comprises a staff of more than 230 employees. The company offers a variety of fleet vehicles, premium limousine services and professional chauffeurs.

Iverson gained valuable administrative management experience while working at Lawrence/Kreeft & Associates as Administrator, where he oversaw the daily operations of the insurance firm. While there, he held Securities Series 6/63 licenses and a life insurance license. Prior to this, he served as executive assistant to the Vice Chairman of WMA Securities, assisting in planning company events and processing new agents. Iverson also performed branch compliance audits and collaborated with branch managers to train new financial services representatives.

A native Las Vegan, Iverson graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1992. Currently, he is focusing his attention on helping recovering drug users through his work as Founder of CrossRoads of Southern Nevada. CrossRoads of Southern Nevada was founded in 2017 and provides medical detox, comprehensive care medical services, education and mental health treatment, housing and supportive services to members of the community struggling with alcohol and drug abuse, in an attempt to strengthen communities and lessen the burdens on government within the State of Nevada. In addition to his involvement with the CrossRoads, Iverson founded and serves as CEO for Freedom House Sober Living, a not-for profit agency dedicated to assisting individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction secure stable housing in a structured environment. During its 11 years in operation Iverson has overseen the organizations growth from a sober living facility to programs with 150 beds, a licensed 40 bed residential drug treatment center and a transitional center with educational programs, food programs, peer to peer recovery support programs, MRT Therapy and a full service vocational assistance program.

Iverson himself is a person in long term recovery, having been abstinent from all drugs and alcohol since March 28, 2006.

Iverson is a past board member for HELP of Southern Nevada, HOPE For Prisoners, and currently serves as a director on the Shine A Light Foundation Board.

Iverson is a Leadership Las Vegas program Alumni and is always looking for ways to be more involved in his community.

jeffrey iverson

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With an illustrious career in Las Vegas since 1996, Julie Cane is currently serving as Gaudin Motor Company’s Corporate Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Cane is responsible for all events, promotions, community involvement, charitable giving and brand management for all three of Gaudin Motor Company’s dealerships: Gaudin Porsche, Gaudin Ford and Ford Country.

Cane kicked off her career by selling memberships to the first private social club in Las Vegas, the Foundation Room at the House of Blues, in 1999. Her next stop was Stirling Club inside Turnberry Place serving as a Senior Membership Sales Manager. In 2001 N9NE Group at Palms Casino Resort  tapped her to be its Director of PR and Guest Services. Over the course of a decade, Cane developed and managed the Palms’ integral VIP membership program and oversaw all public relations efforts for their iconic Vegas hotspots. In 2011, Cane joined another legendary Vegas property, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, as the Director of Non-Gaming Marketing before pivoting to Director of Development and Licensee Relations. In 2014, she joined the Stations Casino family as the Executive Director of Resort Marketing until joining the Gaudin family in 2015.

Cane’s true passion lies in helping her community. She volunteers with many non-profits, chairs the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation gala, participates in Joy Prom, serves on the Board for Win Win Entertainment and Shine a Light, and is the founder and coordinator of Club Shine – a nightclub night for adults with special needs. Cane was part of Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2020.

Julie Cane

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Sindy Doyle was born in Guatemala and moved to the US when she was a year old. Sindy is bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English. She is the proud mother of Emma, Jackson, and Charlie (furry German Shepherd) and wife of 15 years. While not at work, she enjoys fitness activities. Her previous position of Vice President of Operations at CrossRoads of Southern Nevada had her overseeing all activity in the 64-bed Medical Detox Unit as well as 116-bed Transitional Living Facility. Which included working with, directing, coordinating and facilitating the daily functioning of the Director of Nursing, the Inpatient Clinical Director, Program Director, Director of Utilization Review and Case Management. Sindy also interacted with the Chief Clinical Officer in driving the success of their 110+ client Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs. She has accepted the role of Director of Operations with Shine A Light and is instrumental in the growth and expansion of our company. 

sindy doyle

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Kevin Tucky is a small-town boy from Ashland, Ohio. In 1989, after earning his Associate’s Degrees in Hotel Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts at Hocking College, his beloved Uncle Ron, who lived in Las Vegas, invited him to come west and help make history by opening The Mirage Resort & Casino, the city’s first megaresort. He started his career at the iconic Kokomo’s Steak & Seafood. Kevin quickly ascended the culinary ranks, back and front of house, and soon was tapped to lead the culinary team as Executive Chef at one of Las Vegas’ most exclusive golf clubs, Shadow Creek. Later he went on to open and lead kitchen operations at Lake Las Vegas Resort and South Shore Yacht and Beach Club before becoming a private chef and later a food service consultant.

Today, as a private estate manager, Kevin oversees operations of four private households in four different states, where he functions as a chief of staff, managing logistics and flight crews, security teams, and foundation representatives on behalf of his esteemed employer.

Kevin is a member of the Shine a Light board. He is a loving husband to his wife Tina, and the proud father of two children, Diego, a sophomore at University of Nevada Reno and Mackenzie, a marketing manager on the Las Vegas Strip. In his leisure time, Kevin enjoys the outdoors, from mountains and deserts to forests and the beach. Kevin recently celebrated 20 years of sobriety thanks to his faith and working his AA program.

kevin tucky

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With over 32 years of law enforcement experience, Chris founded Fairfax Consulting Group, LLC., a professional services company that provides expert opinions, conducts evidence-based investigations, and consults in public safety matters with clients across the United States. Undersheriff (Ret.) Christopher Darcy was second in command of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). Chris had been at the forefront of leading change for the LVMPD in using force, duty to intervene, search warrant service, pursuits, and in-custody deaths. Chris has led many divisions and bureaus at LVMPD and served as the Assistant Sheriff of the Law Enforcement Investigations and Support Group, Deputy Chief of the Homeland Security Division, and the Investigative Services Division. As the Director of the Southern Nevada Counter-terrorism Center, Chris directed the immediate counter-terrorism investigative response after the 1 October mass shooting. He has extensive expertise in criminal investigations, emergency operations, and police practice. Chris has demonstrated strong leadership in developing and implementing best practices in law enforcement.

Christopher Darcy

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Travis Turner is founder of The Emergent Group, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in relationship management throughout many different communities.

In early 2021 Travis launched Luxe Lifestyle Managers.. With over a decade of supporting high net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists, Travis Turner now turns his considerable talents to launching this new enterprise. His new venture offers comprehensive and curated services to enhance the lifestyles and improve the efficiencies of his clients. Turner gets his energy and derives happiness in helping others reach their successes. The “why” behind everything he does is based on achieving professional goals and a particular lifestyle, and he centered his company around helping like-minded people.

Turner is proud to call “the real city that doesn’t sleep” his home, and he has lived in Las Vegas since he was seven. With an education in construction management from UNLV, Turner’s professional roles included leadership positions at a large construction company and within the financial technology space. Most recently, before founding Luxe Lifestyle Managers, Turner ran a large family foundation, where he became known as a leader and visionary in the non-profit community. It was then that he became inspired by others’ successes and making the impossible a reality; now, Turner brings the same motivation to the success of Luxe 702’s clientele.

Travis Turner

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Michael C. Van is an attorney licensed in the states of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Texas and is a managing partner at our law firm’s Las Vegas office. Mr. Van’s law practice is both a transactional and civil litigation practice primarily operating in the fields of real estate, commercialization, corporate litigation, construction law and estate planning.

In general, his construction practice as an attorney involves contract negotiation, payment disputes, lien notices, collections, foreclosure actions, construction and design defect claims, contract claims and many other construction related issues.

Mr. Van graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Whittier College School of Law. Mr. Van is a member of the Nevada, Utah, Texas, Arizona and Washington bar associations and practices in both state and federal courts. He has previously served as a member of the Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore Panel and the Coroner’s Inquest Panel. Mr. Van also serves as a board member for the Nevada Subcontractor’s Association and the Capstone Christian Academy.

Michael Van

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Trial lawyer Josh Tomsheck is a Partner in the Las Vegas firm Hofland & Tomsheck. Mr. Tomsheck is a veteran Las Vegas Trial lawyer whose practice focuses on fighting for those being investigated for or charged with crimes.

Prior to forming Hofland & Tomsheck, Mr. Tomsheck was Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Clark County District Attorney’s office, where his skills in Trial quickly elevated him to an assignment with the Major Violators Unit where he specialized in Trials involving violent felonies and firearms cases.

After many successful years as a prosecutor, Josh chose to leave the public sector so that he could focus his skill and experience to better help those in their times of greatest need. Mr. Tomsheck focuses his practice on Litigation and Trial work and has served as lead Trial attorney on hundreds of cases in Nevada municipal, state, and federal courts. Mr. Tomsheck has achieved “Not Guilty” verdicts at Trial on charges such as Murder, Attempted Murder, Sexual Assault, Assault with use of a Deadly Weapon, Battery, Robbery, Kidnapping, Forgery, Perjury, Theft related charges, Grand Larceny Auto, Exploitation, Domestic Violence and Driving under the Influence. Of the more than 150 jury and bench trials Josh has tried to verdict, his success rate is over 95%.

While his practice focuses on Trial work, Mr. Tomsheck is often retained prior to the charging of criminal offenses, when his clients are under investigation by law enforcement. Josh is regularly able to negotiate with law enforcement and prosecutors to avoid the filing of any criminal charges, even in the most severe of allegations, including Murder and Sexual Assault as well as theft and property-related crimes. Mr. Tomsheck has also successfully argued many times before the Nevada Supreme Court.

Mr. Tomsheck is one of a select few criminal defense lawyers in Southern Nevada who are qualified and approved by the Clark County office of Appointed Counsel to be appointed first chair to defend Capital Murder cases in Clark County, under Nevada Supreme Court Rule 250. Likewise, Josh has been selected to multiple terms by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada to the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) panel to defend individuals charged with serious crimes in Federal Court.

Attorney Tomsheck’s Trial and Courtroom experience includes numerous high-profile cases which have received media attention on a local, state, and ational level. Attorney Tomsheck’s cases have been featured in print edia and on local and national television including “48 Hours Mystery” on BS, “Dateline” on NBC, “Snapped” on the Oxygen Network, “Murder among Friends” and “Las Vegas Law” on Investigation Discovery and complete trial coverage on “InSession” (formerly CourtTV). Mr. Tomsheck has been featured as a legal expert commentator on an array of topics in interviews on local and national television and has appeared as a co-host on legal programming on CBS radio.

Attorney Tomsheck is Nationally Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, one (1) of only two (1) in the State of Nevada. Additionally, Mr. Tomsheck is registered as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy with the State Bar of Nevada, one (1) of just two (2) lawyers in Nevada to carry this specialization. Josh is a proud member of the National College for DUI Defense, one (1) of only nine (9) members in Las Vegas to be a member of this prestigious organization. Josh is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, a title only held by 20 lawyers in all of Nevada. Josh’s representation of the ccused has led to many distinctions and awards, including:

• Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer – National Board of Trial
Advocacy
• Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy – State Bar of Nevada
• Lifetime Achievement Award – America’s Top 100 Attorneys
• Legal Excellence Award – Vegas Legal Magazine
• “Top Lawyer” in Southern Nevada for Criminal Defense by Desert
Companion Magazine
• “Legal Elite” in field of criminal defense and personal injury Nevada
Business Magazine
• “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine
• “10.0 Superb” Attorney Rating – AVVO
• “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in State of Nevada – National Trial Lawyers
• “Top Lawyer” in the field of criminal defense – Vegas, Inc. magazine
2012
• “Top Lawyer” in the field of personal injury – Vegas, Inc. magazine
2012
• “Top 40 under 40” – National Trial Lawyers 2012
• “Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers” – American Society of Legal
Advocates
• Certified Ethical Attorney – Attorneyguide.com

Josh Tomsheck

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Angie Dobney serves as Vice President of Revenue Management and Customer
Relationship Management for Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a vertically integrated luxury
hotel, gaming, entertainment, and meeting destination conceived by Fontainebleau
Development. With a proven track record of helping hospitality brands achieve
maximum growth, Ms. Dobney is responsible designing and implementing
Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ hotel revenue management objectives and positioning the
hotel’s pricing and distribution of inventory across various channels in order to maximize
revenues, while creating processes and frameworks that align the customer’s
experience with the company’s revenue goals.
Angie joined Fontainebleau Las Vegas following more than two years as founder and
head of Rise Up Revenue Optimization, a strategic consulting firm for hospitality and
gaming brands. She has also served in leadership roles for several other hospitality
software companies, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and Station Casinos.
Angie holds a degree in hospitality from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and holds
the coveted Certified Revenue Management Executive (CRME) certification from the
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HASMAI) Academy. Angie is
also a 2018 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, where she currently is a mentor to new
participants, as well as is involved with gaming and tourism day.

ANGIE DOBNEY

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is the Program Manager for CrossRoads. Receiving a scholarship to Freedom House ended his 5 years of homelessness above and below ground. He now shines as a beacon of hope to to those seeking a second chance.

Robert Banghart

MEMBER AT LARGE