B.A. Arizona State University, J.D. University of Tulsa. Licensed to practice in Nevada and Supreme Court.
“I just hated to see people unable to move forward in their lives,” she said. In the 20 years since she began FIT, nearly 4,200 unemployed and underemployed Nevadans have found jobs that pay enough to make them able to support a family without public assistance.
Crystal has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector focusing on the betterment of the community and its people. “I am so happy to be working for FIT and seeing how FIT is changing the lives of Las Vegans one person at a time.” In her spare time, Crystal likes to read true crime novels, travel and spend time with her Godchildren in California.
Master of Accounting (Macc), University of Southern California, and a licensed CPA
Lisa is responsible for fiscal and compliance monitoring for each program and grant. She has over 20 years in financial accounting and has been working for non-profit organizations since 2017. Lisa enjoys hiking and reading in her spare time.
AAS Software Programming, AAS System Administration, AAS Web Development CSN
Richard is our resident IT department and is responsible for maintaining the servers, workstations, software programs, and both websites for FIT and the Academy. He enjoys all things Star Wars, playing video games, and spending time with his family.
Fabiola, currently studying accounting at the College of Southern Nevada, says “Everyone here is very caring, loving and sincere about helping others. We all care about the community.” She adds: “I enjoy hiking with my girls on the weekends.”
Anyone and everyone who steps in the FIT facility always remarks how clean and beautiful our building is. That’s because of our Facility Manager, Tony. Tony enjoys his collection of DVDs and riding his motorcycle.
"Hello my name is Veira. I am the front desk receptionist. I love FIT and all it represents because I get to help people every day when they come into the building. I have 8 years of customer service/clerical experience, so I'm able to use those skills in my current line of work here at FIT."
"Hello, my name is Yolanda and I'm the proctor/receptionist here at FIT. I have been living in Las Vegas since 2005 and I love the opportunities this city has to offer. I'm blessed to be a part of this amazing team at FIT and I love all the wonderful things we do for the community on a daily basis."
A.A Business Degree, B.S Communications with Concentration in Journalism
I love being a part of the FIT family because I can help others reach their goals, my passion is to give back to the community and this organization allows me to do just that. I love spending time with my family and volunteering in my fraternity- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
B.A. Criminal Justice UNLV
Tameya is a Las Vegas native and has always had a passion for helping others. “Being at FIT allows me to give back to the community in a way that will impact the people we work with for years down the road. My hope is that I can have a positive influence on everyone I come in contact with and that our services will motivate them to keep going in life.” In her free time Tameya enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and trying new restaurants.
B.A. Human Services
Current student, life-long learner, and has a passion to serve others. Yvonne is honored to be apart of the FIT team. “From the first time I stepped foot in the doors, I felt a sense of community and that is truly appreciated by myself and many others”. She enjoys spending time with family and serving the community whenever possible.
MS Human Services, BA Psychology
I am a Las Vegas Native. My passion is to help those in our community in hopes of getting everyone the services that they need. I am dedicated to giving my all too every client that I cross paths with. I have worked in the social services field for over 5 years helping both adults and youth. Working for FIT is an amazing opportunity to make a difference and help as many people that I can. In my spare time I enjoy traveling and making new memories!
B.A. Psychology UNLV
“Helping clients get on their feet is invaluable. I love the team here.” In her time off, Ashley loves to read, spend time with her husband and cat, travel and attend events at the Smith Center.
B.A Criminal Justice UNLV
“I was born in Michoacán, Mexico. However, I have been living in Las Vegas as far back as I can remember. I am more than honored to be a part of the FIT team where I will give back to my community and help people be the best that they can be.” Jennifer is a little sister, a big sister, a dog mom, houseplant lover, and a foodie who loves to rave about her Yelp elite status.
Jessica knew from a young age she was destined to help those in need which persuaded her to get a social work degree. “I grew up with a single mother who has shaped me to be the caring and hardworking person I am today.” Being part of FIT is like being part of a family with a bunch of caring individuals, everyone at FIT wants to see people achieve goals they have always dreamed of. A quote she always tells others “There is a past version of yourself that is so proud of how far you have come, no matter which route was taken it has shaped who you are today.” In her free time, she loves being a tourist in her native city and trying new food places.
B.A Psychology Nevada State College
I am originally from Morelia, Mexico but I have been living in Las Vegas for most of my life. Having grown up in Vegas, I have seen our town change in many ways. I have always wanted to give back to my community and my goal has always been to be in a position where I can help people improve their lives. In my free time I also enjoy travelling, listening to music, and all things Tolkien.
B.S Criminal Justice, Emphasis in Law Enforcement, Utah Valley University
“My goal in life has always been finding a career that allows me to serve my community and give back for the opportunities I’ve been given. Growing up here, right away I knew that I wanted to move back home after college and serve the wonderful community of Las Vegas. With FIT I am able to help people grow and accomplish their goals.” In his free time, Jordan enjoys traveling, camping, and voice acting, while also helping as the head assistant coach for UNLV’s wrestling team.
Throughout Josue’s life, he always dreamed of becoming a person who could serve the Las Vegas community in a great way. Josue takes great pride in finding the fire behind people’s motivations and helping them see it so they may grow to realize their own potential. “Being employed at FIT allows me to live my dream and help others pursue theirs. One of my favorite quotes states “the ideal person bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of all circumstances”.
B.A. Social Work UNLV
Marisa also holds a license with the State of Nevada as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) since 2008. She has worked in the field of social services for the last 12 + years providing assistance to the residents of Clark County through public and private agency programs. Marisa enjoys spending time with family/friends, shopping, going to the movies, attending live sporting events and she is always up for a road trip. “I’ve always known that I wanted to work with people and have the opportunity to be part of that change agent; resulting in an individual’s growth and success.” Having the opportunity to work at FIT provides me with this opportunity.
A.A.S. Paralegal Practice, B.S. Criminal Justice & Human Services
“It doesn’t cost me anything to be a good person.” Michelle relocated to Las Vegas from the Midwest, where she continues her work as a Paralegal. She has a passion for helping the underserved and less fortunate in her community, which led her to work for FIT. “Being able to help others when the need it the most is a very fulfilling experience and watching others thrive and not just survive is the reason I do this work.” In her spare time, she volunteers with Junior Achievement, where she teaches financial literacy in local Clark County schools.
B.A. Psychology UNLV
Nate Neal, a former standout linebacker for UNLV football, originates from The Inland Empire in Southern California. He enjoys creating interpersonal connections. “My passion is people. The most rewarding feeling is the moment when someone you worked closely with, transforms and takes control of their destiny”. In his spare time, Nate enjoys dancing, sports, and freestyle-spoken word.
“Struggle builds character, but hard work and dedication feeds motivation to define who you really are.” FIT is a resource to helping those in need to identify their unique abilities and skills to help themselves. “Being part of a passionate and driven team to uplift and inspire those in need is definitely rewarding to the soul. I am truly blessed to be in a position to assist and transform lives for success.” Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. “We want a culture that is inclusive of everyone and where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow.” -Nellie Borrero
M.S.W Hawaii Pacific University
Roshian has been working with the justice involved population for 8 years, helping people to reintegrate back into society. "Working here at FIT allows me to continue to help people from different backgrounds find stable employment and reach their vocational goals."
I have 7 years’ experience providing Case Management services, assisting people in need to get connected with various community programs and services. I have experience helping connect individuals that are dealing with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to substance use, mental health, family issues, and job force difficulties. I believe in a strength based approach to strengthen and reinforce already known skills while building new ones to feel confident and be successful in whatever your goals are. I love being a part of a success story, we all win!
A.A - CSN, B.A. – UNLV
I am so grateful that I get to work with such an amazing organization. I truly believe in our mission, self-sufficient employment. After learning about what FIT does, and how it impacts our community I was immediately drawn to it. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, meeting new people, and watching classic movies.
Job Readiness Instructor
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, M.A. Theology, M.A. Pastoral Ministry
“When you think you’ve exhausted all the possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”- Thomas Edison
This quote, I believe, sums up the attitude a person wants to cultivate in order to succeed not only in a job search, but also in life. It takes daily practice. I’m committed to instructing our clients in the skills and attitudes necessary for success one day at a time.
“One who fears failure, limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” - Henry Ford
Salina is the administrative support for the case management team. She notes: “We have a pretty awesome team. The group dynamic makes working here really pleasant.” Salina enjoys sewing, baking and hanging out with her family.