2020-2021 Red Shoe Society Board

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Ashley Fawcett

President
Originally from the Midwest, Ashley relocated to Las Vegas from Arizona in 2015. She played collegiate volleyball and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a mathematics degree and the intention of teaching high school math. Instead of teaching, life took her to Las Vegas, where she discovered her passion for the nonprofit world working at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of greater Las Vegas. Through her role as Marketing Coordinator, she launched the Red Shoe Society in 2017 alongside fellow founding members. Now working in marketing for Simon Property Group at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, she is passionate about giving back to RMHC through this amazing group. In her free time, she loves spending time with her dog (Jessica Alba), playing sand volleyball, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Ashley is a founding member of the Red Shoe Society – Las Vegas Chapter and is proud to serve as President for the third year.
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Natasha Cruz

Service Project Chair
Natasha’s extensive background in lending has taken her across the country and back, but she has called Las Vegas home since 2004. She began volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House® in 2009 when she joined Wells Fargo and has continued to help families since. Natasha’s passion for helping others through volunteering led her to become the Ambassador Chair for Southern Nevada Wells Fargo Volunteers. She also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Ignite Life, a local non-profit that equips, empowers and mobilizes women to effect change in their communities. When she's not working, she enjoys traveling, festivals or sitting somewhere cozy reading a good book. Natasha is a founding member of the Red Shoe Society – Las Vegas chapter and is honored to serve as the Service Project Chair for the third year.
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Buffy LeBlanc

Social & Recruitment Chair
Originally from New Hampshire, Buffy headed out to Orlando, FL after high school to complete an internship with the Walt Disney World Company. She loved Disney so much she stayed a total of 6 years “making magic” for “The Mouse.” With a passion for helping people, she has volunteered with many organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Give Kids the World, Meals on Wheels & Three Square. Buffy completed Actor training at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles in 2016 and a year later moved to the Fabulous City of Las Vegas. Here she performs condensed versions of Shakespeare’s plays with the amazing Bard at the Bar Theater Company. She thrives off of traveling and spending time with her friends & family all around the country as much as possible. This is Buffy’s third year with the Red Shoe Society and she is proud to be serving as Social & Recruitment Chair this year.
Christopher Militano

Christopher Militano

Fundraising Chair
Raised in Florida, Christopher Militano has been on the East coast throughout his whole life. As a balanced man who represents relentless commitment, exceptional analytics, and community advocacy, Christopher obtained his Bachelor Degree in Sociology and Master of Science in Management at the University of Florida. He is a former RSS founder associated with the Red Shoe Society of North Central Florida and not only served as the Membership Vice President but also was the President of the Florida chapter from August 2017 to January 2019. Christopher is deeply rooted in the commitment to community advocacy in order to spread the awareness of the Ronald McDonald House Charities' mission through volunteering, fundraising, and networking. During his time at the University of Florida, Christopher worked as a fiscal assistant for nearly four years in the Department of Pediatrics at UF Health before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. Christopher is now an accounting specialist for WBF Management LLC, which owns and operates forty-three McDonald’s stores between Las Vegas and Phoenix. This is Christopher’s thid year with the Red Shoe Society and he is proud to be serving as Fundraising Chair for a second year.
Aaron Fisher

Aaron Fisher

Membership & Engagement Chair
Aaron was born and lived near Lake Tahoe in the small town of Truckee, CA until he was 9 years old, moving to Reno then to Phoenix, AZ where he lived until he graduated high school. After graduating high school, Aaron attended California State University-Chico studying Political Science. During his Junior year Aaron studied abroad in The Hague in the Netherlands, where his maternal grandfather was born and raised. After working in politics for 10 years, Aaron became an employee of the State of Nevada working at the Department of Motor Vehicles, a position in which he gets to practice his love of helping others. Since 2018 Aaron has been a member of Red Shoe Society helping with planning Fundraisers, Socials and Service Projects benefitting the Ronald McDonald House’s families, an organization his step Great Grandfather helped found in Philadelphia, PA. Aaron is proud to have served as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee with his good friend Chris Militano over the past year raising much needed funds for RMHC families, including creating a brand new event from scratch in the middle of a pandemic. Aaron is excited to take on the new role as Membership & Engagement Chair, and is looking forward to working with the Social & Recruitment team to engage and recruit new members with the goal of getting Red Shoe's membership to at least 75 members by the end of the 2021/2022 board year.
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Quincy Thomas

Marketing & Communications Chair
Quincy Thomas is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He's been engaging with the Vegas community through many different non-profits since 2012. Since his graduation from California State University, Fullerton with his degree in Public Relations, he has transitioned from PR/Marketing with a local theatre non-profit to education. He is excited to join this great group of other young professionals in expanding the mission of the Red Shoe Society and the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas. He spends his free time with family and friends, going to as many theatre shows he can, and traveling.
Jacqueline Cruz

Jacqueline Cruz

RMHC Liaison, Development Director
Jacqueline joined the House as the Special Events Coordinator in 2016 and started serving as the Director of Development in 2019. Prior to RMHC, Jacqueline served in the public sector managing community events and programs for elected officials as well as political fundraising and campaign events. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas in 2015, her community engagement efforts focused on connecting valuable educational and health resources to families in need, and she is grateful to continue supporting this work in a non-profit setting. Jacqueline holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and is dedicated to always learning and building her craft. She enjoys the Vegas trails and eateries and traveling with her husband of five years, toddler son, and baby girl. They have only deepened her love of RMHC's mission to keep families together.
Carolyn Kresser

Carolyn Kresser

RMHC Liaison, Marketing Coordinator
Carolyn is a Midwest native but now calls the West Coast home. Carolyn grew up in Iowa and received a Communications & Journalism degree from the University of Iowa. Shortly after college, she moved to Las Vegas and worked for FOX5 News as both a producer and the Assignment Manager, and also as the Coordinating Producer for KNPR’s “State of Nevada” public affairs program. After a brief stint in Germany, she then moved to Seattle, where she worked at the FOX affiliate. After several years of the wet climate in the Pacific Northwest, she decided to move back home to the warmer and drier climate of the Southwest, where she ended up finding the perfect fit at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.

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