Brian Rouff

An interview with Brian Rouff (, author of “Dice Angel”, “Money Shot” and his new book “The House Always Wins: A Las Vegas Ghost Story”, three best selling books which take place in Las Vegas.

Brian was born in Detroit, raised in Southern California and has lived in Las Vegas since 1981, which makes him a long-timer by local standards. A 1977 UCLA graduate with a degree in communication studies and a minor in journalism, Brian has spent his entire professional career in media and advertising. Click to Listen >>

Scott Merritt

Scott MerrittScott Merritt is President of Sales Acceleration Consulting in Las Vegas, NV. He consults with businesses primarily in the areas of marketing and sales. During his corporate career in the financial services industry, he led sales teams to explosive revenue growth. Scott was ICS Director for the Western Division of PaineWebber (UBS), leading a team that increased fee-based revenue lines from $45 million to $160 million in 3 years. He led sales organizations for JP Morgan for 10 years, culminating in the dramatic turnaround of a financial advisor team in Central Texas. He was CEO/CFO of a scuba resort enterprise in the 1990s.
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Deborah Tillman

Deborah TillmanDeborah Tillman ( is the host for Lifetime TV’s “America’s Supernanny:Family Lockdown.” She has appeared and co-hosted on television with Steve Harvey and Anderson Cooper. Deborah also hosts a weekly advice show on YouTube called “TALK TO DEB” where she answers emails from people with questions about parenting and maintaining healthy households.

With a career in accounting, she shifted into the Family and Childhood arena after a series of bad experiences with childcare for her son. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from George Washington University. She’s currently writing a second book for children which will be released later in 2013.
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Mark Brandenburg

Mark Brandenburg Mark Brandenburg, the co-owner of the Golden Gate Hotel Casino in Downtown Las Vegas speaks about recent improvements at his property. Brandenburg recently sold part of the Golden Gate to the Stevens family, who also own the Las Vegas 51s minor-league baseball team and the “D” Hotel and Casino.

The Golden Gate is the oldest still-operating casino in Las Vegas on the original site.

Even though the price of their signature shrimp cocktail was recently increased to $1.99, it still remains popular and an iconic Vegas offering.

Mark explains his plans for the hotel and his views on Downtown Las Vegas.
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Shawn Rorick

Shawn RorickShawn Rorick ( is a digital media professional with over 16 years of experience in development, advertising, Internet marketing and next-gen advertising. Witnessing the boom of Las Vegas and working as Interactive Marketing Director for large corporations such as Cox Communications, MGM MIRAGE, Wynn Resorts and Cirque du Soleil, he has gained the insight and experience to accurately define our new media today and provide road-map assessments of our future.

Shawn has been requested to speak at a number of marketing conferences and university classrooms. He has been quoted by executives as being responsible for “single-handedly dragging Las Vegas interactive advertising into the 21st century”.

In 2010 he authored “Emerging Marketer” and began to establish Digital World Expo, a new media conference dedicated to education and exhibition of tech-media opportunities available for advertisers. In recent years, he has founded and chaired the Las Vegas Interactive Marketing Association, standing at over 800 members.
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John Morris

John MorrisJohn Morris, the owner of Spring Mountain Motor Sports Ranch (, has enjoyed a successful career as an entrepreneur and business owner.

In 1979, he purchased a real estate office in Canyon Lake, CA. Along with his wife Jerra, he founded J. Williams Enterprises, Inc. in 1985, and ADVANCED ACCESS in 1998. They developed presentation software programs in the real estate industry with thousands of clients across the country. ADVANCED ACCESS was a leader in internet marketing for the real estate industry with over 30,000 clients throughout the U.S., and John and Jerra sold the company in 2006.

In 2003, John founded Radical West, Inc., and the company rapidly became a top distributor of the Radical Extreme Sports Car. Always active and energetic, John’s interests include racing his Radical SR3 Turbo, collecting and driving exotic sports cars, playing racquetball, weight training, paragliding, and flying. He has built and developed the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump for over 5 years into one of the world’s top auto racing facilites.
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Bill & Gretchen Loken

Bill and Gretchen LokenBill & Gretchen Loken purchased the Pahrump Valley Winery ( in October 2005 after having managed it since 2003. Since then, they have completely remodeled and rebuilt it into an award winning winnery!

Bill was born in Minneapolis Minnesota. After 3 years in the Army he purchased his first of two restaurants in Minneapolis. He sold both restaurants in 1979 and moved to Texas. Bill sold real estate in Texas and Arizona until 2003 when he moved to Nevada to manage the Pahrump Valley Winery.

Gretchen was born and raised in Norman Oklahoma. She attended college at the University of OK. Graduated with a BS in Special Education. Gretchen went on to receive a Masters at Texas Woman’s University. Gretchen taught school in Texas and Arizona before moving to Nevada in 2003 to help her husband take over the management of the Pahrump Valley Winery. She attended University of California at Davis via the distant learning program for a wine making certificate which was awarded in 2008.
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Nico Santucci

Nico SantucciWhen Nico Santucci ( talks, people listen – they know that his name means business. Lots of business! In fact, no matter what he undertakes, Nico is a surefire hit. It’s not just his Italian upbringing or the fact that he was born in Chicago or that he owns a Las Vegas restaurant that’s right out of “The Sopranos.”

The handsome 45-year-old bachelor entrepreneur/restaurateur not only owns Capo’s Italian Restaurant, a $2-million classic car collection, and a modeling agency and is a respected architectural designer and master party host, but he also owns the 14,000-square-foot Parisian Palace in Las Vegas, which he completely redesigned and remodeled himself.

Often seen hanging out with the likes of George Clooney, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg when they are in town, Nico has turned the palace into the city’s hottest gathering and partying spot for Hollywood’s and Vegas’ mob of movers and shakers, as well as for charitable events.
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Gary Mahoney

Gary Mahoney “The Last Cookie Club” author Gary Mahoney ( is a former Las Vegas casino owner who has been plagued with eating addiction issues for most of his life. His passion throughout that time has been investigating a variety of programs and treatments, learning all he could about his addiction to help himself and others suffering from this and similar destructive behaviors.

He believes that “The Last Cookie Club” is informative, entertaining and above all, offers real solutions and hope. Father of five, grandfather of eight, Mahoney currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife of thirty-seven years, Gail.
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SvetlanaSvetlana, founder and President of Svetlana International, ran a successful real estate corporation for many years where she worked continuously with CEO’s and business VIP’s nationwide including corporate executives, business owners, real estate developers, lawyers, and doctors.

She realized that top tiered eligible, single business executives did not have the time or inclination to search for their “soul mates” in the usual impersonal fashion, i.e., bars, online dating services, or chance meetings.

Svetlana International, celebrating a decade of successful matchmaking in Los Angeles and southern California, provides premier matchmaking and expert relationship advisory services to quality individuals who are intelligent, enjoy life, and are looking for a committed relationship.
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