Welcome to our Man of the Year voting page!
Where you can meet and vote for your favorite to be our first ever Man of the Year!
Only one vote per email will be counted! So make sure you peruse all of our Top Men and use the vote form to the right of their bio to vote! To make finding your favorite candidate a little easier, we’ve listed all of our Top Men in each category alphabetically by their first name.
Voting continues till July 30, 2021! Vote for your Man of the Year below.
George Kypreos is native to Las Vegas and Green Valley and has shared his natural instinct for effecting progress in the community for over 25 years. He is licensed in both Nevada and Georgia, spreading my real estate expertise nationwide. He is driven by a profound respect for the deeply personal relevance of his client’s housing-related choices. He is impassioned to expand the standards of client care with an uncompromising regard for their needs, wishes, and time. The seeds of his natural talent have bared fruit in having remained a Top Selling Agent for the past 12 years. At the foundation of his ethics is a commitment to building meaningful relationships with all clientele; a value he holds paramount in the successful closing of over 1,000 transactions throughout my career. After 15 years of dedicated experience, he proudly introduced GK Properties in 2016. In 2018, he expanded his network by affiliating with one of the TOP firms in Georgia, Realty ONE Group Edge. Additionally, he is widely known as a former professional Chef at his family–owned restaurant, The Greens Supper Club of Henderson. It is of no surprise to find his creative intellect and genuine love for people extending itself at the apex of the local Real Estate industry.
Josh Zwagil is the Founder and CEO of MyDailyChoice. Leadership, industry and business knowledge and intense dedication are just a few notable attributes of Josh Zwagil. He channels this unique skill set into MyDailyChoice, standing at its helm as a fun, energetic, creative and enthusiastic leader.
Doctor Sameer Shiekh is the owner and medical director of Sikara Med Spa. Dr. Sameer Sheikh has been an acute care specialist and lead physician for a private medical group at a level one trauma center for the past 15 years. He has extensive experience with trauma, transplant/nephrology, oncology, ENT, urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, spine/neurosurgery, neurology and general medical patients. Sameer was awarded “Top 10” out of over 100 inpatient doctors in Las Vegas by the largest private health insurer in Nevada, two years in a row. He was also awarded “Top Doctors” by Consumer Research of America in 2015.
Aaron Taylor The Real Estate Guy has been a licensed professional since 1994 and is one of the most popular brand in Las Vegas and Henderson. He has been in the top 10 Realtors over the last several years with a passion to provide his clients with 5 star customer service!
Alex Heed of the Heed Group.
Anthony Knight was born for real estate. At the young age of 19, he purchased his first home. At age 21, he was going on to buy several multi-family properties and “flipping” dozens of homes over the past several years. Anthony then realized he had a passion for the industry as well as a passion for helping others to fulfill their own real estate dreams and needs. He earned his real estate license in the state of Idaho and engaged in real estate there for several years before relocating to Las Vegas. Anthony quickly became the top producing agent at Century 21, Re/Max, Keller Williams Realty, and now Platinum Real Estate Professionals, where he is the Owner/Branch Manager. He is as a top ranked Realtor in the state of Nevada and has built a solid reputation for integrity and dedication amongst his peers.
Andrew Aranda is the proud owner of Pure Plumbing. Andrew has earned the respect of his peers and has become a role model in the industry. He truly embodies the Zig Ziglar quote “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want.”
Bob Vavla has practiced Real Estate in the Las Vegas Valley for more than a decade. His focus is providing exceptional client service that delivers results. He specializes in listing Luxury Homes in master-planned, golf-course communities. His education includes a Bachelors Degree from CSUN and Mergers & Acquisitions Degree from UCLA. He holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in both Nevada and California and has been recommended by his peers as the leading sales and relocation professional between both states.
Bradley Schrager is the Managing Partner of the Nevada offices and heads of the firm’s Politics & Government practice. He handles election litigation, campaign finance compliance matters, ballot measure consultations and representation, state and local government matters, ethics investigations, legislative strategies and more, for a wide variety of clients including state and national political parties; federal, state, and local candidates; legislative caucuses; political action committees; nonprofits; and others involved in political and legislative processes. Mr. Schrager also maintains a sophisticated appellate and complex litigation practice, handling matters before state and federal courts, and represents plaintiffs in class action and labor law matters.
Injury attorney, Brian Boyer has recovered millions for his clients. He began his career working for a high-volume personal injury law firm in Nevada where he’d often litigate upwards of 200 cases at any given time. However, his dedication and commitment to personal injury law and helping victims recover financially is what sparked his desire to join the Injury Firm.
Chinmay Chauhan is the Director of Research and Business Operations at Wound Care Experts. Chinmay began his career in Information Technology working as an integrationist for Smiths group; after gaining valuable experience, he transitioned into surveillance. Over the last 10 years, Chinmay has worked in many different capacities. He started in the Emergency department, later transitioning into Gastrontrology and HemeOnc after completing a Bachelors of Science in Bio Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He later completed his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and became a Registered Nurse (RN).
Chip Madsen. Resident since 1997, with over 11 years of practicing real estate helping all types of needs from luxury housing, residential and commercial land, office buildings and leasing. Top producing agent for 6 years in his brokerage. His attention to detail and relationships with his clients make for smooth and successful transactions.
Dr. Daniel Yen of Yen Chiropractic. Working with the community as well as taking referrals for personal injury cases, Dr. Yen has already established himself as a versatile and adaptable Chiropractor, making individualized plans for each of his patient’s health and wellness. Although Yen Chiropractic is not in network with any insurance companies, Dr. Yen offers cost-effective quality Chiropractic care by helping you to avoid the surprise fees and restrictions. Dr. Yen and Yen Chiropractic have created an affordable, compassionate practice for patients and continue their focus on helping patients understand how their body heals itself.
David Creasy is a Partner in The Gage Law Firm, PLLC. Mr. Creasy was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised along the East Coast. In 1994 he received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In 1997, Mr. Creasy graduated from the University of Notre Dame School of Law and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to begin his legal career with an insurance defense firm. In 1999, Mr. Creasy joined The Gage Law Firm’s predecessor firm and for the first time began working on the Plaintiff side. Mr. Creasy immediately recognized the difficulties injured victims face when dealing with large insurance companies and corporations and having worked on the defense side, he knew that firm and aggressive action was the best way to bring about appropriate relief for the injured victim. Mr. Creasy devotes his practice almost exclusively to helping injured victims in Nevada. He understands the pain and anguish victims experience due to other’s negligence. Mr. Creasy has settled hundreds of cases without the need for litigation but has the experience and knowledge to file suit and aggressively move a case to trial in the event that a settlement is not possible. Mr. Creasy’s family consists of his wife of 25 years, five children and two granddaughters. He is actively involved in his community and in his church, and enjoys spending his free time with family, watching college football, playing golf or reading a good book.
David Smith M.D., is a Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, an Associate member of The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and also a member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He has over 28 years of experience utilizing posterior epidural stimulation and implantation of Medtronic synchro-med II infusion pumps. Dr. Smith is also trained in decompression both indirect and direct spinal procedures to improve function and remove chronic pain; and is dedicated to ensuring his patients are satisfied and their pain is controlled.
Douglas Cohen is a partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. He is one of the few Personal Injury Specialists certified by the State Bar of Nevada. Doug practices in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, products liability, employment, business litigation, and medical malpractice for plaintiffs. Doug has garnered multi-million dollar awards for personal injury plaintiffs
Dr. Glen Cochrane of East Desert Inn Wellness. Dr. Glen Cochrane uses chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient’s lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning. Dr. Cochrane takes a “whole person” approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and Dr. Cochrane will be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs. Under the supervision and care of our caring and skilled chiropractor, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.
Gordon Prouty is the Vice President of Public Relations and Community Affairs at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Gordy exemplifies all that you would think a Man of the Year should. He carries a keen business sense while maintaining a kindness, humor and humility that is unparalleled. He is beloved on property and in our community. The office jokes with him and calls him our “unofficial” Mayor of Las Vegas.
Dr. Gregory A. Bowman. Dr. Bowman loves being a dentist. He takes a personal interest in his patients and their dental care. He came to Las Vegas over 30 years ago and established Lakes Family Dentistry. Since that time, he has seen his practice grow and has been recognized multiple times as one of the top dentists in our city in such publications as Top Dentists of Las Vegas; Top Dentists of Summerlin; Guide to Americas Top Dentists; Talk of the Town; Top docs of Las Vegas; Marquis Who’s Who.
Dr. Harry Zilberman of Nevada Pediatric Specialists. Dr. Harry Zilberman is a Pediatrician who practices in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is Board-Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr. Zilberman earned his medical degree at Laval University School of Medicine, Canada in 1991. He completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at McGill University and the Montreal Children’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada.
James Sutton CEO and SEO wizard at First Page SEO Guarantee. I absolutely love what I do. Every day, I get to problem solve with fellow entrepreneurs with a goal of making their business run more efficiently in terms of customer acquisition, customer processing capacity, web presence & automation funnel creation, as well as various types of digital marketing.
James Mock is the founder of Westside Cardiology in 2003. James E. Mock, MD has previously been Chief of Cardiology Services and Chief of Staff at Mountain View Hospital. He earned his medical doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota, followed by a cardiology fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Mock was certified from the American Board of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease in 1995 and received certification from the Board of Nuclear Medicine in 2008. He is the head of a vital and motivated staff of Medical Assistants who provide outstanding care to their patients. He also takes pride in being able to shape the future of his field by serving in the capacity of adjunct clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Clinical Faculty Supervisor at Touro University Nevada.
Jeff Mason of Building America. I have been in the Construction Industry for over 20 years, hands-on as a Certified Welder, Pipe Fitter, and Plumber. At the age of 19, I went through a 5-year apprenticeship and have been a Foreman for the last 10 years. 12 million dollar projects just in my scope of work. Very proud of my accomplishments in the industry. Moving forward I was able to see the benefits that a professional drone and pilot can bring to the construction industry. It is truly amazing what you can see from the air including safety issues and very costly mistakes, being able to map an entire job site with centimeter precision… With that said OSHA 30 on hand ( Safety is our number 1 priority! ) We have a safety protocol for each mission. The bottom line is I know Construction, I know what you need to see, and have the tools to make it all happen. State of the art Drones, RTK GNSS Receivers, Software, and much more. Being on-site is second nature to me and I really Enjoy bringing this new technology into the field!
Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, is a world renowned Alzheimer’s doctor, researcher and leader of clinical trials. He is the Professor of Brain Science, Vice Chair for Research, and Director of the Chambers-Gundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience at UNLV. He was the Founding director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Founding Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UCLA. Over decades of his career, he has treated kings, presidents and homeless patients, trained thousands of doctors, authored 43 books and published over 800 peer-reviewed papers, won countless national and global prestigious awards such as Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award by Alzheimer’s association. He was featured in the Gentleman’s Quarterly as a “Rock Star of Science™”.
A resident of Las Vegas for 10 years, Dr. Cummings has helped to established the city and UNLV as one of the premier places for brain research. He believes what happen in Las Vegas will transform the world.
Dr. Cummings, Man of success, for city of Las Vegas and far beyond…
Jonathan Alvarez is an Army Veteran and has over 17 years conducting law enforcement, military and security operations throughout the United States and Europe. He is currently the CEO/Chief of Security and co-founder of Protective Force International as well as a K9 Handler. Additionally, Jonathan sits on the Board of Trustees for The Shade Tree and The Downtown Vegas Alliance.”\
John Holland is the owner and chief executive officer of Rollin Smoke Barbeque.
John P. Michaelson of Michaelson & Associates. John is the owner of John Michaelson, Ltd., dba Michaelson & Associates, Ltd. where he enjoys helping hundreds of businesses and families protect and provide for the ones they love. John has served as president of the Nevada WealthCounsel Forum, and an is an active member of WealthCounsel, LLC, ElderCounsel, LLC, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Veterans Action Group and Veterans Network Initiative – all of which are either organizations dedicated to fostering excellence in the legal community or service.
Dr. John Minoli of Smith Plastic surgery knew during childhood that he wanted to pursue a life in medicine & surgery. The profession traces back at least 4 generations in his family. Medical stories were a regular part of his youth, and was able to grow steadily aware of a doctor’s life. Through advancing educational & volunteer interest, he ultimately completed 2 surgical residencies, 2 fellowships, 4 board certifications, and over 10 years of post-doctoral training in all forms of surgery. He learned, researched, and practiced the healing arts while caring for thousands of souls from all walks of life. He grew more appreciative of America’s landscape with its vast size and broad culture and arrived at the conclusion that surgery is one of the most compassionate forms of art. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He is also a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. For over a quarter century he has been a clinical teacher of surgical residents, a lecturer in the field of plastic surgery to professional and lay groups, and a television guest on NBC, CNBC and The Learning Channel. He remains dedicated to bringing you competent and compassionate care through the channels of my training, preparation, and experience.
John Samberg is a partner based in the Reno office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. Mr. Samberg is an AV rated attorney, and a member of the Bars of California, Nevada, England and Wales. In over thirty years of civil practice, Mr. Samberg has handled a broad variety of matters, including commercial, construction, and bankruptcy litigation, real estate disputes, creditor’s rights, and major injury/wrongful death cases in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts across the country. From 1985 through 2007 Mr. Samberg was a founding member of a boutique civil trial practice in Southern California, handling commercial litigation and major injury/wrongful death cases across the nation. In 2007 Mr. Samberg accepted the position of Vice President of Contracts and Compliance for a national construction staffing company in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Samberg was responsible for negotiating and documenting major customer contracts, and for regulatory and trade license compliance. Mr. Samberg also served as attorney of record in credit and mechanic’s lien litigation, and managed outside counsel in numerous states. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Samberg worked as a private detective.Mr. Samberg was named to The Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition) list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Mr. Samberg obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, where as a Dean’s Scholar he earned numerous American Jurisprudence Awards, two national moot court championships for oral advocacy, and a national moot court championship for legal writing. Upon graduation from law school Mr. Samberg was awarded membership in the National Chapter of the Order of Barristers, and was honored with the ABOTA Award for Excellence in Preparation for the Trial Practice of Law. Mr. Samberg has served as a lecturer at legal continuing education seminars for Lorman Education Services and the National Business Institute, and has provided industry specific seminars for Credit Management Association and the National Association of Credit Management.
John Williams of J5 Realty.As your professional real estate expert, I focus on client satisfaction. My business is about service and I am not happy until you are happy. My time in the business has provided me the experience and contacts to assist you with nearly every real estate need. Whether it’s helping you get the most out of selling your home, finding you a home or helping you find the best loan, I am here to guide you.
Jonny Nitro of The Nitro Group. I bring 13 years of experience in real estate with over 500 closed transactions, excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard, listen and follow through. I provide quality service to build relationships with clients and more importantly, maintain those relationships by communicating effectively. As a principal in a real estate investment and sales, I am responsible for overall leadership, growth, direction, cash management and strategic planning for a number of real estate projects, and I know how to maximize positive outcomes for all of the parties involved in the transaction.
Jordan Butler is a partner in the litigation department of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP. Mr. Butler enjoys a diverse practice in the areas of consumer law, employment law, class actions, commercial litigation, community association law, and sports and immigration. Mr. Butler represents a broad array of individuals, businesses, and communities in complex, high-stakes litigation, and has pertinent mediation, arbitration, and trial experience. In his sports and immigration practice, Mr. Butler petitions for P & O Visas on behalf of international athletes, including several top professional tennis players. Mr. Butler is fluent in Spanish and played Division I college tennis
Juan Carlos Acosta of Desert Vision Realty epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Juan Carlos grew up in Cuba and after graduating Law School decided to immigrate to the United States where he has built a successful career as a real estate agent. He has worked every aspect of the industry representing sellers, buyers, investors, and banks. His strong base of loyal repeat customers who constantly refer new clients to him is the reason Juan Carlos has been so successful. Quite simply, he is trusted. His commitment to ethics and client service shows in every transaction he is involved in. He is am experienced Real Estate Agent with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry skilled in negotiation, sales, event management, real estate transactions, and investment properties.
Juan Fabela of Kathari Cleaning Services.
Julian Werly with Century 21 Americana. Over the past 17 years, I have successfully developed and managed a portfolio of residential properties in Seattle, Olympia, Vancouver and rural Nevada ranch lands on my own account. This extensive hands on experience has also allowed me to establish a competent and reliable network of real estate professionals with whom I work with closely. I pride myself on a sterling reputation. I owe it to my clients to be smarter, savvier and more discreet than the competition. My energy, positive nature and humor make working with me a pleasant experience and use of my knowledge, passion and tenacity will result in a quality, intelligence based buy or sell position.
Dr. Kent Wellish of Wellish Vision Institute. Kent Wellish has an impeccable quality of care, a passionate love of his work and a commitment that endears him to his patients. His skills as a surgeon and level of experience have gained him wide recognition among his peers as one of the leading vision correction surgeons in the country.
Kirby Scofield from Scofield Realty. It is a “FOR YOU” driven Real Estate Agency. Our team of skilled agents makes the Consumer the top focus, delivering only the highest standards to each of our clients. Our realtors have extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, along with invaluable insight into marketing techniques, therefore upping our value and deliverance to the Consumer. Understanding the market locally as it constantly shifts is pivotal in ensuring that we get the best deal or price for our buyers and sellers. Our marketing team allows us to provide full service on any property for our sellers, as we have an in-house Photographer, Videographer, Drone Pilot, 3d tour provider and creative writer with extensive ability and creativity. We advertise aggressively on all the major outlets including Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Google and all of the syndicated portals such as this one Zillow. This allows your property to be showcased at a highly professional level to the masses. Upholding our clients’ best interests is our number one goal. Every deal, home, and contract our mission is to maintain Integrity with Strength for our clients. We work areas in all of Southern Nevada, including Summerlin, Henderson, North Las Vegas, along with Pahrump. A family oriented company, we cherish all of the connections we have made along the way. Through choosing our company, you will not only gain a professional in real estate that will always look out for your best interest, but also a friend that is always on your side. We also proudly offer a scholarship to our community, whereas we provide the necessary pre licensing school to transition into a real estate career. With many people changing careers after 2020, we felt a great way to place some incredible people in a new path. WE are excited that from their special factors they each have, we have grown our brand and team. MRP – Military Relocation Professional Certified, RSPS – Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist Certified, AHWD- At Home with Diversity
Dr. Lane Smith of Smith Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lane Smith is a board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He has trained at some of the finest medical centers and has received several awards for his advances and research in the field of cosmetic surgery. His keen scientific mind combined with an artistic eye for beauty has helped him build one of the largest plastic surgery practices in the United States.
Dr. Larry Holt of Precision Spinal Care. Dr. Larry Holt has over 20 years of experience as a practicing physician treating neck & back pain. He has developed a cutting-edge protocol that uses precise high-tech equipment to relieve severe neck and back pain due to herniated and bulging discs. This protocol does not involve dangerous medication or surgery. After treating thousands of patients, he came up with this new protocol by observing what has worked, and more importantly, what didn’t work.
A native of Las Vegas, Dr. Holt attended the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, majoring in Biology. He subsequently enrolled at the accredited Life Chiropractic College West in the Bay Area, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. After successfully passing national and state boards, he became licensed to practice in Nevada.
Leo Bletnitsky of Healthy Tech Solutions. Managed IT Services to Business & Healthcare Organizations. 24 years of experience in Infrastructure/Security Management, Virtualization, VOIP and HIPAA. US Coast Guard Veteran. Education includes: B.A., UCSD, Graduate Certificate National Security, UNH, FBI Citizen’s Academy and Police Academy graduate.
Luis Ayon of Southwest Injury Lawyers. Luis A. Ayon, has significant court and trial experience in local and federal courts in both Arizona and Nevada. He is originally from Las Vegas and, currently focuses his practice on helping injured victims and those that have been taken advantage by banks and other big businesses. Part of Luis’ experience includes representing major corporations for many years while working as an attorney for one of the largest law firms in the world, Greenberg Traurig. He is now taking his experience and knowledge representing big corporations and is now exclusively helping individuals against insurance companies, big businesses and banks.
Luis’ was the first law clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth Gonzalez in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Luis is a 2003 graduate of Boston University School of Law and has been recognized by former clients, businesses and his peers as a top lawyer in his field.
Mason VanHouweling is the CEO of UMC. Throughout his time at UMC, Mason Van Houweling has earned his reputation for offering valuable leadership to the Las Vegas community during its greatest times of need. As the world braced for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Van Houweling set forth to prepare his community, utilizing every resource at his disposal to educate the local health care industry and build the infrastructure to support a community-wide COVID-19 response operation. Under Van Houweling’s leadership, UMC became the first and only hospital in Southern Nevada to provide COVID-19 testing and vaccination services for the public. As a result of UMC’s investments in these critical resources, the hospital has provided more than 1 million COVID-19 tests and administered more than 50,000 vaccine doses to community members.
Michael Brock, Esq., is a Co-Manager of May Brock Law Group. He also practices in the area of bankruptcy law, representing both individuals and businesses who are seeking debt relief and has represented both debtors and creditors in adversary proceedings. Michael has been appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as an arbitrator for the court-annexed arbitration program. Michael is fluent in Spanish and brings years of experience to our Las Vegas law firm including: Michael has litigated in state and federal courts in Nevada and often appears before governmental and quasi-governmental administrative hearing officers on behalf of his clients. Utilizing a pragmatic, value-driven and results-oriented approach to dispute resolution and litigation, Michael has earned the respect of clients and adversaries alike
Michael Grossa of Grossa and Associates has been in accounting since 1997. He has been in a variety of positions from Tax Specialist, Controller to Auditor.
Nick Piluz of Flora Vega
Dr. Paul Harlan Janda is a neurologist who has lived in Las Vegas for over a decade. He comes from a large family comprised of generations of physicians. Dr. Janda has always eagerly served his community and patients. Dr. Paul H. Janda is a Board-Certified Neurologist who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a member of the American Headache Society, American Epilepsy Society, Neurocritical Care Society, and also has a directorship role on the American Heart Association. Dr. Janda has been repeatedly awarded with the distinguished Top Doctor Award and Top Neurologist Award.
Peter S. Christiansen is the founding partner and lead trial attorney at Christiansen Trial Attorneys, a boutique firm focused exclusively on trying catastrophic personal injury cases and criminal matters, as well as fraud and business-related disputes. Mr. Christiansen has found great success dedicating his life to fighting for the under-privileged, taking the time to personally know firm clients and understand the intricacies of their cases. In addition to being among the youngest attorneys ever to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, he was recognized as the Nevada Justice Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2021.
Dr. Ralph Carullo is a certified venous and lymphatic medicine physician. He’s co-owner with his wife, Dr. Fauzia Carullo, of Las Vegas Urgent Care and Las Vegas Vein Center. Dr. Ralph Carullo is dedicated in the Las Vegas community to increasing public awareness about venous disease and promoting recognition of signs and symptoms.
Rob Ekstedt with It’s Nanoed.
Robert Odell, M.D., Ph.D., Owner and Medical Director of Neuropathy and Pain Centers of Las Vegas is a trained, board certified practicing anesthesiologist and pain management physician. The medical clinic provides unparalleled and dramatically successful results for patients suffering from neuropathy, acute and chronic pain of all kinds.
Roger Croteau dedicates his firm to solving complex legal and financial problems utilizing the law to create intelligent and cost-effective solutions. Mr. Croteau focuses on litigation matters involving commercial / business disputes, personal injury matters, bankruptcy and family disputes. Members of the firm handle your legal problems with competency, compassion and concerns.
Ronald W. Hillock, M.D., joined Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center in 2011. Dr. Hillock is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and adult joint reconstruction surgery. Dr. Hillock currently serves as Chief of Surgery at Centennial Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas and on the Board of Directors of the Nevada State Orthopedic Society. Dr. Hillock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University in California. He completed a transitional internship in orthopedic surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso.
Sagar Raich is the Managing Member of Raich Law PLLC, a Nevada Law Firm serving Businesses of all size – from startups to companies generating nine figure revenues. Mr. Raich has successfully handled many complex litigation and transactional matters.
Scott Mauro has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is currently the West Coast regional manager of Blue Martini. He oversees three stores, with a potential in Hawaii. He always motivates everyone to be the best, which is why he’s known to run the “best bar in the business.”
Scott Vasaitis of Glacé Cryotherapy.
Sean Tripp of Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Steve Dimopoulos is a personal injury and wrongful death attorney who prides himself in winning difficult cases. Dimopoulos has recovered millions on behalf of clients in Nevada, Florida, and Michigan, the three states in which he is licensed. That said, Dimopoulos is quick to point out that “Potential clients should not be overly impressed with large settlements figures. It can be more difficult to recover $1,000 in a disputed liability case then it is to recover $1 million in a clear liability case in which the client’s injuries are severe.” Dimopoulos has built his practice by producing results in such difficult liability cases. In particular, Dimopoulos enjoys consulting with clients on cases other firms have turned down. Dimopoulos views the challenge of winning such cases as an opportunity to impress his clients.
Steve Escalante is the Business Development Director for Growth Holdings. He joined the Growth Holdings Team in 2014. Steve attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas with an emphasis in Business Management and Marketing. Steve in 2004 joined C&S Development company based in Las Vegas. His role at the company was as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was quickly promoted to Chief Operating Officer until 2009. His primary roles and responsibilities included all aspects of the company’s operation such as Sales, Marketing, Research, Analysis, Legal, Finance, reporting directly to the CEO. He was instrumental in expanding the company from local, to regional and international projects. Projects included commercial, condo, multi-family, mixed use, golf, resort hotel and gaming projects. He has overseen the management and sales of over $1 billion in real estate projects locally and internationally.
Tim Kuptz, the broker and CEO of Team Kuptz at RE/MAX Advantage. With over 28 years in the real estate industry of Las Vegas, and over 1500 transactions under his belt, Tim and his team truly enjoy helping people on their journey to homeownership.
Tij Von Neida joined Encompass Health Las Vegas (EHLV) in 2013 after completing his master’s of science in speech language pathology at the University of Utah. Prior to becoming the EHLV CEO, he served as a speech therapist and, later, as the patient assessment standards coordinator. Most recently, Tij trained as an executive in the Encompass Health CEO development program. He currently serves on the Encompass Health Inclusion and Diversity Committee and holds a lean six sigma black belt. Tij earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Russian (arts) and communication science and disorders (science) from Brigham Young University.
Tod Wever of Rentmax. The Trusted Leader in Las Vegas Property Management & Leasing. Broker, Tod Wever, received the 40 Under 40 Top Realtor Award from GLVAR. Voted Best Property Management Company by The Las Vegas Review Journal – Best of Las Vegas (2019 Silver Winner)
Tony Clifford is a Realtor that has been in and around the real estate industry for years with a background as a photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. Tech-savvy with an artistic eye for detail, Tony is always using the most up-to-date methods available to satisfy his client’s real estate needs whether it be marketing in the digital age or going the extra mile and coordinating with foreign embassies and consulates to get deals done in the time of Covid-19. Tony is certified as a Military Relocation Professional, E-Pro, and Seller Representative Specialist by the National Association of Realtors.
Tony May of May Brock Law. Tony May has dual licensure as both an attorney (Nevada/California) and a professional engineer (California). Tony graduated from law school at the University of Iowa, College of Law. Tony’s legal practice include: Administrative, Construction, and Real Estate Law, as well as Construction Litigation, Professional Design Liability, Mechanic’s Liens, and Bond Claims.
Torian Dysonwolfe was born in Inglewood CA and raised in Las Vegas Torian J. Dysonwolfe has always had big dreams, an affinity for the finer things in life, a healthy lifestyle and a goal to help others be their best physically and mentally.
Victor Cardoza has been practicing law in Las Vegas since 1995. During the majority of his legal career, he has devoted his time to helping clients who have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence. The scope of his practice includes motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, slip/trip and falls and workers’ compensation claims. He also handles most tickets for moving violations and usually secures an outcome of no traffic school, no points on driver’s license, with no court appearance needed by the client.
His passion is helping clients recover from their injuries by helping them locate good medical treatment and then fighting against insurance companies and their lawyers to secure just compensation for the injured. He has been practicing exclusively in these areas of the law since 2001.
Dr. F. Victor Rueckl, M.D., board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience. Following degrees and fellowships, he opened Lakes Dermatology in 1999, followed by expansion to The Spa at Lakes Dermatology in 2005. In 2018 he opened the only Flagship office for SkinCeuticals in Nevada, and in 2019, opened Candela Center of Excellence.
Warren G. Freeman. This California born Nevada resident was destined for law from the start. Through his adolescence he channeled his energy and aggression on the football and track field. Although this true extrovert loved sports, Warren was no stranger to the written word and relentlessly read history, mythology and played strategically based games like Dungeons and Dragons in his spare time. He applied his thirst for knowledge and love of reading to receive is multiple college degrees, including the Juris Doctorate he received at William S. Boyd Law School. His knowledge, energy and tactical aggression are not the only things make him such an excellent lawyer. Warren G. Freeman is truly passionate about helping his clients and is driven by empathy to fight hard for their cases. If there is a way for his clients to gain an advantage, he will work tirelessly to get it, because he cares. It is your life that he is fighting for, something he doesn’t take lightly.
Robert M. Draskovich, has broken new ground in courtrooms across the country. In seemingly impossible cases, he has confounded courtroom observers with complete acquittals. In representing clients ranging from a CEO of a large publicly traded company to members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, Mr. Draskovich has pioneered a methodology of combining Science with the Art of Persuasion. His extensive knowledge of the Science of Addiction has played a significant role in many of his cases. Because of his work in and out of the courtroom he has earned many accolades, including being recognized by Super Lawyers® every year since 2007; he is named in US News’ Best Lawyers® of America; He has received an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale Hubbell®, “the highest rating a lawyer can achieve”; and has been included in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers® since 2011. Draskovich has been featured as a legal commentator for the NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, CNN, and Fox News.
Xavier A. Mendez is an Immigration Attorney and owner of Xavier Méndez’s Legal Offices in El Paso, Texas. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico. His parents taught him that through hard work and determination anything was possible, a principle that he has applied throughout his life, at school, in the militia and in court.
Daniel Park, D.O. is a board certified psychiatrist. He is a dedicated community psychiatrist with experience in inpatient and outpatient treatment in both public and private settings. Dr. Park graduated from Western University of the Health Sciences and completed residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas where he served as chief resident. Dr. Park has experience working with the State of Nevada, Rural Services, working with clients in Pahrump and with Elko, Fallon, Fernley, and Lovelock via telemedicine. Dr. Park currently serves as Associate Medical Director and President of the Medical Executive Committee at Montevista Hospital.
Dr. Faisal Suba is a Psychiatry Specialist in Las Vegas, NV with Alliance Mental Health Specialists. Dr. Suba has more experience with Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Suba to book an appointment.
Jason Cheng after graduating from a prestigious fellowship at Brown University, Jason Cheng returned to Las Vegas to practice geriatric psychiatry. He is head of the gero unit, responsible for ECT consultations and TMS mapping at Montevista. In addition he performs consultations at Mountain Edge and coordinates care with team members at Harmon hospital. He also sees geriatric patients in the outpatient clinic.
Neurosurgeon Aury Nagy, MD, FAANS, is managing partner of Nevada Brain & Spine Care. Prior to opening this medical practice, he was a partner for nearly 10 years in Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care. A Las Vegas native, Dr. Nagy graduated from Bishop Gorman High School, Yale University and Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery and received his fellowship training at LSU and at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nagy serves as Spine Committee Chair and Neurosurgery Section Chief for Spring Valley Hospital as well as an adjunct clinical faculty member for Touro University. He is a product development consultant, Speakers Bureau clinical lecturer and educator for Integra Neurosciences.
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Donald Kudler of Cap and Kudler Attorneys was born and raised in Los Angeles. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 1983 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1987, both from CSUF. Mr. Kudler earned his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law where he joined Fraternity Phi Alpha Delta. During law school, he represented indigent clients in mediation at the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation. Right after graduation, he moved to Las Vegas, got admitted to the Nevada Bar and started his first job as a lawyer with Robert Massi working in the areas of estate planning, contracts, personal injury, and advising clients in a variety of legal areas. In 2004, when Albert Massi retired, Donald Kudler and Allen Cap created the law firm of Cap and Kudler. For fun, Donald writes blogs and finds new Latin rock bands on the internet and reads fiction about Kaballah and Argentine history. With his wife, he enjoys skiing, collecting art, traveling to Buenos Aires and Punta del Este as well as exercising and playing ball with the dogs in their back yard. The couple enjoys spending time with friends and family. Donald C. Kudler, Esq., has passed the necessary application process and testing entitling him to be referred to as a Personal Injury Expert in the State of Nevada. Mr. Kudler says, “I’ve been representing victims of accidents for more than 20 years and understand how these cases work and what’s important to help the clients obtain a fair recovery.”
Jared Richards is a managing partner of Clear Counsel Law Group; he joined the firm in 2013. Jared practices law in Nevada and has argued before Nevada’s Second and Eighth Judicial District Courts, the Federal District Court of the District of Nevada and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also made appearances before the Nevada Supreme Court. Jared began his career at the Las Vegas branch of one of the western United States’ most prestigious law firms with over 400 attorneys. He has years of experience litigating complex issues in the areas of personal injury, bankruptcy, probate and trust administration.
Dr. Kevin Rayls is an incredibly passionate and dedicated general surgeon. Since 1997, Dr. Rayls has been a local practitioner in Las Vegas, where he founded Mountain West Surgical. He provides quality and innovative surgical care while continuing to address the individual needs that each patient requires.
Steve Fish of John Fish Jewelers is a native Las Vegan. He graduated from Western High School and received a degree in Business Administration from UNLV. He has a lifetime of experience in the jewelry field. He enjoys working with clients to meet their specific jewelry needs. Steve learned jewelry repair, engraving and accounting. He loves helping clients find the “perfect” diamond ring and other treasures. John Fish Jewelers offers a large inventory, custom design, appraising, and repair services. Steve has been an integral part of the continued success of John Fish Jewelers, which is celebrating over 65 years of business in the Las Vegas Community.
Dr. Zachary B. Truman was driven to orthodontics by his love for helping others gain confidence in themselves. His passion for learning led him to St. Louis University, where he received his graduate training in orthodontics. Dr. Truman’s continuing involvement in several volunteer programs including the Boy Scouts of America, as well as professional affiliations with groups like the ADA and the AAO, allows him to donate his time in a fulfilling manner when he is not spending quality time with his wife and children. Dr. Truman is also fluent in Spanish.
Anthony Lai is the Student Affairs Program Manager at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH). He assists students with career placement and networking opportunities within the industry. Anthony’s extensive hospitality experience includes roles as Hotel Manager, Guest Service Manager, and Hospitality Implementation Consultant.
Chris Chiodo is the founder and executive director of The Vision Centers. The Vision Centers consist of four convenient locations in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, and have been providing vision care to the valley’s residents for more than 20 years. Another passion for Dr. Chiodo is the Nevada Blind Child’s Foundation.
David Corbett. A resident of the Las Vegas area for over 50 years, and a proud local Farmers® agent at the Corbett Insurance Agency. With over 22 years of insurance expertise, his main priority is educating and protecting his customers as well as their assets and families.
Richard “Mr. Q” Querney is the broker and realtor with Centennial Real Estate who has built his real estate success on “putting the client always first” above everything else. He believes in good communication and making himself available for his clients 24-7. He has the experience, technology skills, knowledge and negotiation skills to handle any issue or obstacle that may appear while he pays attention to the details.
Chef Giancarlo Bomparola is the executive chef and managing partner of Siena Italian Authentic Trattoria & Deli.
Michael I. Gowdey has been practicing law for 28 years. Licensed in Nevada and Cailfornia, he’s been named to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 10 Criminal defense Lawyers in Nevada by National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Nevada, and AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Dr. Ravi Ramanathan is the Founder of Family Doctors of Green Valley, which was established in June 2000. He had a vision of broadening his scope of quality family care by expanding services with a state-of-the-art clinic serving the Green Valley, Henderson, and Las Vegas communities.
Jake Gallen of The Guest List Podcast was born and raised in Las Vegas. As a local, he has found himself as a member, founder, or creator of many projects, organizations & businesses. In April 2020, Jake found himself in a do-or-die moment and created The Guest List Podcast, which is a long-form conversational podcast that features Industry Leaders and Innovative Individuals across the Vegas Valley. Since the show’s first episode on April 14th, 2020 the show has received over 10,000+ downloads.
Jeff Fargo is a back to back Top 100 Men of Success winner and a Senior Business Development Officer with Stewart Title. Jeff’s business acumen has set him apart with a proven history of creating generational wealth for real estate agents. A dominating command of digital strategy, data mining, population migration patterns, and global connections have established Jeff as the benchmark in educating the Las Vegas real estate sector with a consistent focus on effective, factual-based marketing platforms consistently providing the monetary results that evolve his clientele from analog to digital, static to fluid. Out of our 100 awardees, Jeff Fargo’s willingness to mentor and grow with real estate agents regardless of their experience makes him MYVEGAS Magazine’s quintessential “Man of Success.”
Jeffrey W. Saab Esq., a former Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore, is a Partner at Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP with offices in Nevada, California, Arizona and Colorado. Jeffrey has concentrated his practice in the fields of insurance defense, general civil litigation and complex construction litigation where he has negotiated numerous multi-million dollar settlements with potential exposure in excess of $100,000,000.00. Jeffrey has argued motions for both personal injury and construction cases, some of which involved matters of first impression before the Nevada District Court, with favorable rulings for his clients.