Kim Smith, MFT, LADC, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Eagala Certified. For the past 25 years I have provided mental health services to our community. When I noticed that traditional therapy was not as effective for clients that I was serving, I sought other research based effective treatment and discovered Equine Facilitated Therapy. Having grown up in an agricultural community I understood the power of horses. We provide EFT services for individuals and families including trauma victims, Military and Veterans, and neurodivergent individuals. My passion is to provide a place that individuals and families feel welcomed while obtaining effective treatment.
Jeff is a highly driven entrepreneur with a strong focus on the core business in the QSR space. Over the years, he has successfully established and expanded his business empire by owning several franchise locations of popular brands such as Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Auntie Anne's, Baskin Robbins, and Better Lunch. Jeff's entrepreneurial spirit has always driven him to push the boundaries and explore new opportunities in the industry. He is known for his unwavering commitment to providing quality products and exceptional customer service, which has helped him build a loyal customer base. Jeff's ability to identify and capitalize on emerging trends in the QSR space has helped him stay ahead of the competition and continue to grow his business.
As Director of Operations, Shawn Barrack brings agile athleticism to the world of entertainment. His career in F&B started at 23 years old, when after retiring from from professional baseball he became a food runner for Chef Emeril at Lagasse’s Stadium. While honing his chops working the backline “nitty-gritty” alongside cooks and staff, he discovered the joy of interacting with guests and developed a passion for the craft of hospitality. His winning personality scored a home run with regulars and those returning each year for March Madness, making him a perfect fit for front-of-house where he worked his way up the ranks to General Manager. In 2015, Shawn joined Darden Restaurants where he was provided the opportunity to expand his knowledge around wine, spirits, and beer. Earning certifications from Cicerone and the Court of Master Sommelier, and acquiring a Master of WhiskeyTM accreditation from abroad, he became a major league player in the field of hospitality management. Following a second stint at Lagasse’s Stadium, he collaborated with Professional Sports Catering, powered by Levy to open; T-Mobile Arena, home of Vegas Golden Knights; The Las Vegas Ballpark, named Winner of 2019 MiLB Triple-A Best of Ballparks, and; Allegiant Stadium, home to NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders. In 2020, Shawn partnered with Art Houz Theaters to play an integral role in its early development. Today, the big hitter who began his 20-year career in baseball at three years old embodies the tenacity and competitive spirit of Downtown Las Vegas and its finest entertainment venue. Personal Note: Shawn and his wife Alyssa currently reside in Summerlin and welcomed their first child in early winter of 2021.
Chase Rankin is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest and most widely read news and information source in Nevada, northern Arizona and southern Utah. He leads sales and marketing initiatives of the Review-Journal’s strong portfolio of print and digital niche products, including Desert Deals, Sunday Select, LUXURY Magazine, Highlander Magazine, and El Tiempo to name a few.