Meet our Board of Directors!
Dedicated to building a better brand for Las Vegas Weddings!
The Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the Las Vegas wedding industry and community leaders. They represent the broad diversity of our industry and of our membership. Each contributes significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to ensure the growing vitality of the wedding industry and the Las Vegas economy.
Founding President Kris LaBuda has been in the Las Vegas wedding market for since 1995. A graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia, she has a background in television and documentary short works. Television was a lot of fun, she’s always said. You have to work as a team when you work on a crew. Or you won’t work at all. It’s the same way in weddings, she says. We aren’t the show, the couple is the show and we’re the production crew. For that reason, working in weddings is more exciting — it’s always live, she says.
Kris was recently holding a leadership position at Flamingo Spa and she is now the manager of wedding services for Flamingo Las Vegas, LINQ Las Vegas, and the High Roller.
Laura Hansen Covington has grown up in the wedding industry having worked side by side from a very early age in the family business,The Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Magazine. She is now Vice President of Bridal Spectacular Events, Inc. producing the largest bridal shows in Nevada since 1991.
She has experience in all aspects of producing bridal events including marketing, sales and fashion show coordination. She is intricately involved in helping wedding professionals grow their businesses and is passionate about the wedding industry. She brings a variety of skills to aid the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce in its mission.
Laura graduated with an Associates Degree in high school and earned her Bachelors Degree in Art Education at Northern Arizona University. She is married and the super mom of one child.
Terri began her career in general aviation as a flight instructor and Airport Manager. She also managed the weather offices at both Midway and O’Hare airports in Chicago and then moved into the airline industry. Her career with the airlines spanned 3 different air carriers as Customer Service Manager, Station Manager, Regional Manager, and Director of Stations. She has experience in Airport Affairs and Project Management and has flight instructor ratings in both airplanes and helicopters but ‘prefers’ helicopters.
Terri has always been dedicated to Customer Service and she loves working with couples as a wedding officiant/wedding planner to create a memorable wedding day experience. Through her company, Ceremony of Dreams, she creates personalized ceremonies and enjoys making the experience stress-free for her couples. Terri loves being part of the Las Vegas wedding community and helping to support other wedding vendors.
As CFO of Dot Vegas, Inc., Dusty Trevino brings to the company a wealth of experience in finance and Internet infrastructure. As a founder of the company, Trevino has been intricately involved over the last six years to guide the process as the .Vegas top-level domain (TLD) progressed from a solid business idea to an inked deal with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Through the course of his career, Trevino has managed more than $100 million in asset based transactions and was instrumental in successfully launching Business Finance Corporation, a medium sized factoring company through which he purchased over $60 million in account receivables. Trevino served in the accounting department at eNIC Corporation, a registry for the country code TLD, playing an important role in the development and marketing of the .cc top-level domain.
Trevino earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington Foster School of Business and went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Battle Born & Nevada Proud. Known as a passionate and determined advocate for the Brands I represent.
I understand the Las Vegas market because I’m from Las Vegas! Being a native Las Vegan led me to a career in the Hospitality industry at an early age. Beginning in the late 80’s I had the opportunity to work at several different venues in a varied capacities here in Las Vegas, such as The Golden Nugget, Vegas World, The New Frontier and The Desert Inn. Having begun my career in these famous houses allowed me to be a part of “Old Las Vegas Hospitality” always a guest never a customer was the mantra in the good ole days.
Today my husband and I own and operate New Media Vegas, LLC and Sin City Presents Magazine. New Media Vegas is an integrated full service marketing firm. We’re more Than A Digital Agency! We’re creating connections and memorable experiences that bring your ideas to life. Sin City Presents Magazine delivers the “back-beat” of Las Vegas. Each month we feature interesting articles about entertainment, business and our community. It’s a magazine for you and about you!
Favorite quote: Business is like relationships and romance… It’s full of love affairs, breakups, courtship, flirting, first dates, marriage, weddings, anniversaries, gifts, heartache, and honeymoons.
Nancy Ayala is a lawyer and businesswoman who believes that girls with beachy waves can run the world!
Nancy is an intellectual property attorney, who for over 20 years, has provided exceptional legal services and representation to clients in their business-related endeavors in Nevada and California. Nancy works closely with her clients to ensure their brands, copyrights, trade secrets and all intellectual property is protected and their rights enforced in today’s competitive business environment.
Nancy is also a franchise partner for Blo Blow Dry Bar. Blo is America’s original blow dry bar and the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise with 75+ locations in the US, Canada and the Philippines. Blo Blow Dry Bar provides a convenient, affordable luxury that local beauties and tourists will absolutely love. Las Vegas is a magical place where a woman wants to look her best during a get away with her main squeeze or a weekend with her girl squad. Nancy loves being part of creating the sassy attitude that comes with flawless hair.
Nancy was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce. She strongly supports its mission to enhance Las Vegas’ reputation as a premier wedding tourism destination by expanding the Las Vegas brand to mean quality, romance, passion and fun!
Lynn Goya, Clark County Clerk, was instrumental in bringing the wedding industry together and creating the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce to obtain a cohesive voice from the wedding industry. She developed a public/private partnership to promote wedding tourism in Clark County and protect and increase its impact on our economy. Since taking office in 2015, she successfully lobbied the legislature to create a $1.2 million annual special fund to promote wedding tourism in Clark County. The public/private partnership also includes the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Travel Nevada and Brand USA. Before being elected to county-wide office, Goya was a freelance journalist who wrote for local, regional and national publications including USA Today, Audubon, and the Boston Globe; she was an award-winning playwright, a regional best-selling author, an Emmy-nominated television writer, received the Frederick L. Ryan Award for Economics and is a recognized community activist.
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