Class Notes

Did you get a promotion, add a family member, or find a new calling? Share your latest news with your fellow alumni. We print Class Notes in UNLV Magazine and list them in the online alumni directory.

Sharon Rigby

June 10, 2019
Sharon Byram Rigby, '06 JD, was appointed by then-Gov. Brian Sandoval to the Nevada Tax Commission in 2017 as the mining industry member. She lives in Elko.

David Klink

June 10, 2019
David Klink, '11 JD,  has been practicing plaintiff's personal injury and health care licensing board defense in Arizona as a sole practitioner since 2015. He enjoys the autonomy of solo practice and accepting cases where he can make a difference. He and his wife, Ashley, welcomed their second daughter, Ruby June, on Sept. 24, 2018. The family lives in Glendale.

Whitney Cole

June 10, 2019
Whitney Cole, '18 BA Communication Studies, is pursuing a master's degree online. Her hobbies include basketball and writing.

Alan Mann

May 16, 2019
Alan Mann, ’81 BS Hotel Administration, is a senior vice president for wealth management with Merrill Lynch in Las Vegas. He has been in the financial services industry for 31 years, 24 of those with the investment firm of Morgan Stanley. He has held board positions with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southern Nevada as well as Olive Crest foster placement service. He is a court-appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. Alan and his wife of 30 years, Dena, have three grown children and live in Henderson.  

Angela White

May 2, 2019
Angela M. White, '92 BS Education, '02 JD, has been a federal attorney for the Social Security Administration since 2010. She previously worked as a deputy public defender, largely handling felony cases for indigent clients in rural Nevada. Watercolor painting and drawing are her hobbies. She and her husband, Dennis Redoutey, have two "fur babies," Mini Might Missy and Theo. They live in Henderson.

Michael Amato-von Hemert

May 2, 2019
Michael Amato-von Hemert, '10 BS Gaming Management, is the owner of MaidPro Henderson, a company started in October 2018. He has spent the past 13-plus years studying the hospitality and gaming industry, traveling, and building businesses. He serves on the UNLV Alumni Association Board of Directors, which helps him stay connected, pay it forward, and support his alma mater.

Chariti Zlateff

May 1, 2019
Chariti Welch Zlateff, '06 BS Engineering - Civil Engineering, is a project engineer for Spokane County in Washington. She lives in Spokane Valley.

Erica Scott

April 30, 2019
Erica Boutte Scott, '11 JD, switched to a nonprofit law firm three years ago and represents children in abuse and neglect cases. She and her husband, Brinnon Scott, '10 JD, met while attending the Boyd School of Law. They recently welcomed their fourth child. The family lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Karlee Phelps

April 30, 2019
Karlee Phelps, '11 JD, and her husband, Matt, welcomed baby Patrick into the family in September 2018. Patrick has two older siblings, Caroline, 5, and Arthur, 2.

Peter Arceo

March 26, 2019
Peter Arceo, '96 BS Hotel Administration, has been named general manager of the San Manuel Casino by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. He has worked at the casino since 2015, first as chief marketing officer and more recently as chief operating officer. The San Manuel Indian Reservation is located near Highland, California. He lives in Rancho Cucamonga.

Cecilia Heston

March 25, 2019
Cecilia Heston, '18 BA Journalism and Media Studies, began working as an associate producer at KVVU Fox5 following graduation. While at UNLV, she worked with UNLV-TV on productions and interned in Washington, D.C., with the senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Previously, she worked at KSPS-PBS, TravelingMom, and WiredSafety where she had the opportunity to speak on Capitol Hill and participate in special projects with Disney, Google, and Microsoft at their respective headquarters. Shortly before graduating, she became the UNLV Alumni Association's youngest lifetime member. She lives in Henderson.

Jonathan Fountain

March 25, 2019
Jonathan Fountain, '98 BA Political Science, has been named a shareholder in the law firm of Howard & Howard. He concentrates his practice in intellectual property litigation, entertainment law, and commercial litigation. Based in Royal Oak, Michigan, the firm also has an office in Las Vegas.