ACLU of Nevada Staff

Tod Story, Executive Director
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Tod joined the ACLU of Nevada in 2013. From 1999 to January 2013, Tod was the District Director for U.S. Representative Shelley Berkley, where he directed community outreach, constituent services, and digital communications, and previously had been an aide to U.S. Senator Richard Bryan. Tod graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis in public relations and political science. Tod has been active in many community and political organizations, from volunteer phone banker to communications director to executive board member. He cares deeply about Nevada, the place he considers home, since moving permanently to Las Vegas in 1984. He lives in Henderson, with his husband Michael, and their two rescued beagles.

Wesley Juhl, Communications Manager
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Wesley Juhl joined the ACLU of Nevada as communications manager in August 2017. He earned his undergraduate degree at UNLV, where he studied journalism and creative writing. He covered crime, police and public safety at the Las Vegas Review-Journal for years and has earned three Nevada Press Association awards for his work there. He is a native Las Vegan who enjoys comic books, poetry and spending time with family and friends.

 
Macy Haverda, Administrative and Operations Manager
Macy Haverda

Macy joined the ACLU in January 2018. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, she worked as the Operations Manager for a San Antonio-based nonprofit animal rescue, where during her tenure the live release rate increased from 30% to the national benchmark of 90%. Macy graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a Masters in Healthcare Administration in 2015, and Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English languages. She is a staunch supporter of women’s reproductive rights and looks forward to supporting the ACLU of Nevada in her role. She enjoys traveling, Olympic weightlifting, and hiking with her husband and two rescue mutts.

 
Heather Snedeker, Development Manager
Heather Heather joined the ACLU of Nevada as Development Manager in April 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University in 2013, where she worked as a fundraising manager for the FSU Foundation. She then moved to Las Vegas and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2016, while working as a fundraising manager for the UNLV Foundation and the William S. Boyd School of Law. While in law school, Heather focused on Negotiation and Constitutional law in particular. She went on to work as a law clerk and Summer Associate for Las Vegas-based Randazza Legal Group, which specializes in First Amendment litigation. Heather is a native Texan, and when she’s not out fighting for civil liberties, she spends her free time watching (and arguing about) football.

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Amy Rose, Legal Director
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Amy joined the ACLU of Nevada in January 2015. She is a five year resident of southern Nevada and previously served as Associate Attorney at the firm of Kravitz, Schnitzer & Johnson. Amy brings with her a strong commitment to the Nevada community. She spent several years practicing plaintiff’s employment law in Las Vegas where she advocated on behalf of Nevada workers facing discrimination or harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other federal and state employment laws. She has also given presentations to Las Vegas Rape Crisis Center volunteers on sexual harassment in the workplace, helping to educate the community about how to confront and respond to these issues.

She volunteered as an advisor to teens in the B’nai Brith Youth Organization Las Vegas chapters and participates in the Jewish Emerging Leaders group of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. Amy spends time volunteering for Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada and is a member of the Glass Leadership class for the Anti-Defamation League in Las Vegas, which facilitates leadership development to confront injustice and intolerance in the community.

Tamika Shauntee, Paralegal and Legal Advocacy Coordinator
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Tamika Shauntee is a native Nevadan. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also attended graduate school at UNLV. She has worked with many well-known law firms in the state of Nevada including McDonald Carano Wilson and Beckley Singleton, Chtd. Tamika wanted the opportunity to work for a non-profit organization and felt that the ACLU was the best fit, because of her longstanding and deep-seated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights. Tamika resided in France when she was younger and speaks fluent French. She enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures and educating her son about the wonderful world around him.

Lauren Kaufman, Staff Attorney
Lauren Kaufman

Lauren Kaufman joined the ACLU of Nevada in July 2017. She previously worked at the Bexar County Public Defender’s Office in San Antonio, Texas, where she represented mentally ill clients at their first appearance with the goal of getting them access to mental health services. She has also served in the Minnehaha County Public Defender’s Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, defending clients charged with both misdemeanors and felonies and as a law clerk for the Third Judicial Circuit of South Dakota. She graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law with High Honor and studied Government, International Affairs and History as an undergrad at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. She is passionate about the work the ACLU of Nevada is doing and enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Walter.

Genevieve Gutierrez, Intake Coordinator
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Genevieve joined the ACLU of Nevada in January of 2018. Prior to this position she worked for the nonprofit group, the Fund for the Public Interest. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a focus on women’s studies and reproductive health. She completed her internship at Girls Inc. Metro Denver and attended the School for International Training in Amsterdam, NL where she discovered her passion for reproductive rights, civil rights and public policy. Genevieve looks forward to her work at ACLUNV, and hopes to continue her studies into public policy. Genevieve is originally from Los Angeles, CA and is multilingual - fluent in English and Spanish. She spends her free time traveling, learning new languages, reading, running, and volunteering.

 

POLICY DEPARTMENT

Holly Welborn, Policy Director
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Holly Welborn is an attorney and Nevada native. She completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and worked on several local, state and national political campaigns. Ms. Welborn’s political and policy experience was further enhanced when she worked as a Legislative Aide to the Nevada Minority Leader during the 2007 legislative session. Most recently, she worked for Bristlecone Family Resources addiction treatment agency. This experience fostered her deep sense of commitment to serving the addiction recovery and re-entry populations. During law school, she won multiple academic awards for achievement in Constitutional Law. Holly looks forward to putting her knowledge and combined experiences to work as Policy Director for the ACLU of Nevada.

Lu Ann Pillar, Administrative Assistant
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Lu Ann rejoined the ACLU team as an Administrative Assistant in the Reno office.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Reno and has worked for community organizations in administrative and management roles.  In her spare time, Lu Ann and her family enjoy camping, exploring, and visiting museums.

Rex Reed, Outreach Coordinator
Rex Reed

Rex joined the ACLU of Nevada in January 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Evergreen State College with a focus on national and transnational social movements. While in school, she worked as an outreach coordinator for the Olympia Farmworker Justice Collective, a community group formed in support of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (a farmworker union in Washington’s Skagit Valley), in their efforts to be legally recognized as a union. After graduating, Rex did a year with AmeriCorps, where she taught English to adults in Shelton, WA, and assisted in GED prep classes. During her time in Shelton, she helped to organize Know Your Rights trainings using the ACLU’s guidelines. She is looking forward to forming meaningful connections throughout the state of Nevada.

 

 

 

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