BUSINESS: Pahrump Valley Auto Plaza General Sales Manager
BACKGROUND: “I live in Henderson and have since before I started working here. I’ve been with this company for 14 years total and have climbed the ranks from sales, financial and sales management.”
FIRST JOB: “I was filling sandbags for my dad’s grading and erosion control business in Southern California.”
YEARS IN BUSINESS: “I’ve been at the Pahrump store for four-and-a-half years. We’re members of the Chamber of Commerce and donate to the major nonprofits in the area. We also support some Trojan sports, Food for Thought, the animal shelter — the list goes on.
Our next community event will be a “trunk-or-treat” here at the store at the end of the month and the high school students are putting together scary stuff for the kids.”
PERSONAL: “I like to play golf and I make time to spend with my 12-year-old son. We ride dirt bikes and go out shooting or go rock climbing — anything to keep him occupied and away from his iPad.”
BUSINESS CLIMATE: “Pahrump has been good to us as a dealership. Because of the low tax rate, we have attracted buyers from Las Vegas as well. I like the atmosphere here. It’s a great place to build a loyal customer base by giving good service. If there’s an issue, we can address it personally and it’s easier to get your vehicle serviced here.
“I’m all for shopping locally. It keeps the tax money here. The town is growing and most of the services you want are here, you may have to look for them, but they’re here.”