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NPF Board of Directors

Board President 

This position is currently open.

Chris Brooks | Vice President | Acting President

Chris is a fourth-generation Nevadan who was born and raised in Las Vegas. He has lived, worked, and played in and around downtown Las Vegas for most of his life and shares a 60-year-old home in the McNeil neighborhood with his wife and his two sons. A pioneer in the renewable energy industry, Chris founded Las Vegas Solar Electric in 2000 and was a founder and director of Bombard Renewable Energy in Nevada. He served as Executive Vice President of Energy Services for Valley Electric Association, Inc. before starting Brooks Consulting, LLC.

Jennifer Gaynor | Secretary

Jennifer is a member at the law firm of Dickinson Wright. She is part of the firm’s Gaming and Regulatory Law Department and Government Relations team. When she is not up in Carson City representing clients before the Nevada legislature, Jennifer can be found in downtown Las Vegas, where she has made her home since moving here from Washington, DC in 2005. She and her husband, Paul, are raising their son, Parker Jai, to be a proud downtown kid in the Southridge neighborhood.

Susan Fisher | Treasurer

Susan is a government relations executive with the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson. Susan has served on numerous boards, including the executive board of the National Championship Reno Air Races and is a recipient of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Patrick Henry Award. When she is not advocating clients’ issues, Susan can be found at her lovely mid-century home in Paradise Palms. Her spare time is spent either in the garden or in the garage working on the world’s fastest CNG-powered vehicle.

Scot Domini

Scot has been involved in the lighting industry for over fifteen years, with all of those years dedicated to working for Nevada Lighting. He enjoys the design aspect of green buildings as it relates to day-lighting, maximizing lighting efficiency, and the controllability of these two synergistic systems. Scot received his LEED AP BD+C credential in 2005. He is a junior principal at Nevada Lighting, has lived in Las Vegas since May 2012, and is intrigued by the mid-century modern movement in America.

Rob Elliott

Rob has had a life-long love affair with unique architecture and organizations that focus on preserving history through homes and historic neighborhoods. Rob is Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Switch. His organizational portfolio includes federal, state and local policy and issue advocacy as well as public relations, media communications and internal communications. Rob also leads the team at the Innevation Center, Powered by Switch, in Las Vegas, ensuring it continues to meet and grow its mission as the center of Nevada’s innovation economy.

Jack LeVine

Jack has spent over two decades as a realtor specializing in Mid-century Modern homes and historic neighborhoods of Las Vegas. Jack has been a downtown Las Vegas resident since first moving here from Columbus, Ohio in 1985. In 2010, Mayor Oscar Goodman appointed Jack to the Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Las Vegas. He is also a founding member of both the Lambda Business Association and the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada.

Jeff Wagner, AIA

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jeff was exposed to construction at an early age. This early exposure to the built environment had a profound and lasting impression on Jeff. He grew to love the process of creating space and a hard day’s work, which has guided him as he has pursued a multifaceted career that includes professional practice, educational leadership and service to the profession. Jeff is currently the director of construction for the Clark County School District, Las Vegas and NPF’s past president.

NPF Staff

Heidi Swank | Executive Director

Dr. Swank received her doctorate in anthropology with an emphasis on history and language from Northwestern University in 2006. She has published and presented widely on the ties between history, placemaking, and every day lives. Heidi has almost 15 years of successful grant writing experience, implementing field research and overseeing student research across the globe. As a resident of our older downtown Las Vegas neighborhoods, Dr. Swank has gained significant knowledge of mid-century resources and styles. She has spent almost 10 years researching this and other eras of 20th century architecture.

Contact Heidi at heidi.swank@nevadapreservation.org

Michelle Larime | Associate Director

Michelle has a background in architecture, special events, and various design industries. With a love for “old buildings,” Michelle bought a 1954 ranch house in the Beverly Green neighborhood, where she quickly became involved in NPF’s historic designation campaign. Her passion for preservation ultimately led to her current position with NPF. As the Associate Director, Michelle oversees NPF’s yearly programming, including Home + History, heads up neighborhood outreach campaigns and assists with the daily workings of the NPF office. Michelle is also pursuing her Master’s in urban and regional planning with a focus on historic preservation and urban sustainability.

Contact Michelle at michelle@nevadapreservation.org

Missy Reinheimer | Assistant Archivist

Missy has been involved with archiving work since 1998, and has worked in a variety of settings ranging from University Archives to museums to private collections.  Her degrees in Anthropology and Art History have allowed her to conduct ethnographic fieldwork all over the great state of Nevada, and she acted as the Director of a small museum in Northern Nevada.  She is currently the Cultural Advisor for the Northern Nevada chapter of the Sons and Daughters of Erin, and is the Historian for the Southern Nevada chapter of the Sons and Daughters of Erin.  Her interests include world architecture, travel, writing, photography, birding, and rabbit husbandry.

Contact Missy at missy@nevadapreservation.org

Giselle D’souza | Event Coordinator

Giselle was born in Mumbai, India, but has called Las Vegas home since the age of five. Her interest in Las Vegas culture grew as a student working with UNLV Lied Library’s Digital Collections, conducting research for collections pertaining directly to Las Vegas history. Giselle currently holds the Professional Development Program Certification for leadership and management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is finishing her Bachelors of Science degree in Hospitality Management. She has also worked for Wynn Nightlife, and with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and as the Marketing Director for the Hospitality Finance and Technology Student Chapter.

Contact Giselle at giselle@nevadapreservation.org