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Karmen Smith, ’95 Master of Social Work, has been a child and family intervention specialist with Clark County Family Services for 20 years. She also is the founder of NSITEFUL, a spiritual enlightenment company that uses social media to spread the wisdom of the universe that “you are the one” to change your life and the world. A spiritual teacher and an ordained minister, she has written a book, The ‘I AM’ Solution: Five Practices to Ignite Your Inner Hero, which will be published later this year. She lives in Henderson.
Manuel Hartmann, '13 BS Gaming Management, is the cost controller for Therme Geinberg Spa Resort in Austria. His hobbies include cooking and golf. He is married to Kesinee Prajongtat Hartmann, '10 BS Hotel Administration. They live in Passau, Germany.
Keith Pickard, ’11 JD, drafted and was the principal lobbyist for assembly bill 263, which was enacted earlier this year by the Nevada Legislature. The law will harmonize previously conflicting rules regarding the bases for child custody determinations by dropping prior threshold tests based upon gender and prior marital status in favor of a “child-centered” test. It also adjusted the calculus for relocation cases so that the interests of the child are placed ahead of the tactical goals of a parent. He practices family law at his firm, Pickard Parry Pfau.
Jack Werner, ’72 BA Political Science, left the federal government as the director of the energy office and became the executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Power, which develops and administers international energy training standards, and also became an assessor for the American National Standards Institute. He also is an expert advisor to the International Renewable Energy Agency in developing an international/regional renewable energy/energy efficiency standards/certification program for 15 West African countries. Additionally, he serves as a senior fellow of the Climate Institute, which is involved in climate change policy, and a senior associate of the Stella Group, a strategic marketing and policy firm. He lives in Washington, D.C.