Staff Directory

Carson City Office

Phone: 775-687-9900

Name Title Email
Cesar Melgarejo Emerging Small Business, Program Administrator Email
Cory Hunt Northern Nevada Regional Director  Email
Dana Novotny Accounting Assistant Email
Jean Barrette Program Administrator, CDBG Email
Jessica Sanders Program Specialist, CDBG Email 
Karsten Heise Technology Commercialization Director Email
Linzey O'Brien Administrative Assistant Email
Marty Williams Fiscal Manager Email
Michelle Schierholt Executive Assistant  Email
Mike Skaggs Deputy Director and Industry Specialist - Manufacturing Email
Peter Wallish Director, Rural Community and Economic Development Email
Rebecca Castaneda Program Specialist, CDBG Email
Sara Bonakdar International Business Manager Email
Steve Woodbury Administrative Services Officer Email
Steve Yates Procurement Specialist, PTAC Email
Tom Wilczek Industry Specialist - Aerospace & Defense Email


Fallon Office

Phone: 775-687-9922

Maggie Neidigh - Rural Procurement Specialist, PTAC - Email 


Elko Office

Phone: 775-738-6075

Sheldon Mudd, Industry Specialist - Mining - Email


Las Vegas Office

Phone: 702-486-2700

Name Title Email
Bob Potts Research Director Email
Brad Mamer Director, Business Development  Email
Chaunsey Chau-Duong Senior International Business Manager Email
Cynthia Naughton Administrative Assistant, PTAC Email
Dan Langford Industry Commercialization Manager  Email
Jennifer Cooper Communications Director Email
Kristopher Sanchez Director, International Trade Email
Lauren Hawkins Administrative Assistant, International Trade Email
Linda Mitchell Procurement Specialist, PTAC Email
Lyndee Cichon Director, PTAC Email
Lynne Taylor-Bullock Executive Assistant and Public Records Requests Email
Matthew Tuma Industry Specialist - Natural Resources Email
Rich Lyles Procurement Specialist, PTAC Email
Ryan Smith  Business Development Manager  Email
Shante Willis Administrative Assistant Email
Steve Hill Executive Director Email
Vance Farrow Industry Specialist - Health Care Email
Wendy Pope Business Development Specialist Email
Wesley Harper Technology Commercialization/High Growth Manager Email

Film Office

Phone: 702-486-2711

Name Title Email
Danette Tull Film Resource Coordinator, Nevada Film Office Email
Ed Harran Deputy Director, Nevada Film Office Email
Eric Preiss Director, Nevada Film Office Email
Kim Spurgeon Film Office Analyst Email
Veronica Quarles Operations Coordinator, Nevada Film Office Email


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