We have some fabulous local experts sharing their knowledge with you!
ALISON ELLIOTT – LOCAL MOM, WEB DESIGNER, MARKETING EXECUTIVE & TRAINER
“I love to share great finds with people – whether it is a restaurant, a new designer or a hidden water park. If it is amazing, I want to share it with you.” My father gave me the gift of experiencing life through the eyes of others. He was constantly taking our family all over the world and sharing with us new places, new food and new adventures. As an adult, I love to travel, to try new things and to find the best of everything.
As a mom, with limits on time and money, if I am going to spend either of those things, I want it to be great! I want the insider’s scoop on when to go, where to park, what to eat, what to try and what to avoid. It is this very desire that started Moms in Vegas – a site full of local moms who experience and report on life in Vegas.
Our site gives newcomers, returning residents, long time locals, new moms and visitors a place to find some great experts, resources, activities, advice and giveaways. Welcome to Moms in Vegas!
LOCAL CONTRIBUTORS & PAST CONTRIBUTORS
ARICA DORFF – LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER AND PET ADVOCATE
We are ecstatic to have Arica join the Moms in Vegas team as our expert and writer for “The Vegas Pet” section of Moms in Vegas. Arica is the proud owner and photographer of Pet’ographique, an extremely successful pet photography businesses in town. She is also very active in the Pet community and you will see her photographing pets for adoption, participating in animal rescues, animal events and animal charities.
Pet’ographique specializes in capturing irreplaceable moments in your pet’s life and sealing those moments into priceless portraits that you can treasure long after your pet leaves your side.
One rescue close to Arica’s heart is the Las Vegas Weimaraner Rescue, where she adopted a family member opening her eyes to the great service that so many volunteers provide by rehabilitating and adopting out abandoned animals in our community.
HEIDI HAYES – LOCAL MOM, PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR AND FORMER FOX 5 NEWS ANCHOR
Heidi Hayes is an engaging and dynamic broadcast journalist with nearly 20 years of television news experience. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Heidi also brings a unique perspective on the community. Her knowledge of the local market and extensive connections gives her an edge in promoting and publicizing events, business, and
In Las Vegas, Heidi worked as a general assignment reporter covering breaking news, human interest stories, Las Vegas Valley expansion, growth, and entertainment. She has reported on hotel casino openings and implosions, interviewed politicians and celebrities, and covered many high profile criminal court cases.
In the 2004, Heidi was hand picked to anchor the early morning newscast FOX5 News This Morning. She was part of a successful team that quickly made FOX5 News This Morning the number one morning show in the market. Heidi’s funny personality, positive disposition, extensive news background, and incredible ability to think on her feet was a perfect mix for a two and a half hour, live, morning television newscast.
After eight years of waking up at 1:30 am, and nearly 15 years at FOX5, Heidi left the station to dive into public relations. She secured positive print and broadcast coverage for several clients including Eye Care 4 Kids, Summit Ridge Day Camp, Pure Salon and Spa and Las Vegas Suites. She has great relationships with the local media, and extensive contacts in the community.
Heidi is a confident, loyal and passionate worker who is able to sell ideas to print and broadcast news agencies. She is savvy in social media and an engaging host and television personality. Heidi is thrilled to bring her skills to Moms in Vegas.
PATTY BARBA – OUR FASHION EXPERT
Meet Patty Barba, the owner of the famous “Patty’s Closet Fashion Boutique.”
With so many locations to choose from (and now an online store) this fashion expert has turned a passion and a dream into a franchise! … we must also mention her amazing husband’s contribution here!
Her stores feature boutique trends at affordable prices. They carry only a small selection of each style, which enables them to constantly bring in new styles into all their stores.
Each store has a different theme, which makes it really fun to go check out all the locations around the valley. Recently, Patty has started opening “Sparkle” a jewelry store to accent the trendy finds of all her stores. To see all their locations, click here.
We love Patty for bring us prices that are so affordable! Their dresses start at $25 and up, tops and bottoms $17 and up…with great shoes and accessories.