2020 DLI Class…Where are they now?

“The DLI Class that Covid couldn’t take down”. Where are they now?

Christy Bojda: Christy is still with GRN Vision and enjoys working on marketing and business development for the sustainability consulting firm.

Gitana Cafasso: I am the Marketing Manager at Burke Construction Group and have been there for a little over four years now. I am excited to be back in person for NAIOP breakfasts and networking events!

Elizabeth Castrejon (Sant): Liz is still with BRAND Real Estate and is still doing sales and client relations.

Emily Dobbins: Emily is still at Nigro Construction Inc. and continues to help the business maintain not only an online presence, but a community presence as well!

Thomas Godbout – I am currently at that same bank (First Savings Bank) I was at prior to completing the DLI Class as the Vice President of Commercial Lending. We have been fortunate enough to be extremely busy during COVID. While the pandemic was surging, we changed focus to help assist small businesses obtain PPP (Payroll Protection Program) Loans. Once the state began opening up again, the loan demand has surged to all time highs.

Dylan Heroy: “Since DLI has ended I have moved companies and now work at CBRE. “

Kerrie Kramer: Kerrie is a Lobbyist for Argentum Partners and represents clients before every level of government on issues ranging from tax, and transportation, to land use and zoning, licensing, and regulatory matters.

Jordan Leavitt: “You know, as a 2020 Class Project winner, work has been more busy than ever! Work is good. Life is good. 2 kids is hard. But I wouldn’t take it any other way!”

Nora Murphy: Nora continues to work as an Assistant Property Manager at Newmark Knight Frank.

Matt Patros: I am at CBRE, focused as ever on retail leasing. Surprisingly, It has been a very competitive market out there, but I’m working on bringing some exciting new concepts to Las Vegas.

Alex Rivera: Throughout the pandemic, I have been lucky enough to keep learning, working, and growing in this industry, and even landed in a work home! Starting at a new place, especially through these weird times is never easy, but Nigro Construction has been the red bull to my life, and I am so grateful for that. I am currently working on new builds for owners ready for a new beginning and a fresh resurge to their business. It’s exciting and makes me immensely hopeful for a thriving future in this industry for Vegas.

AJ Rodrigues: AJ has made a career change and is now employed at the Clark County Water Reclamation District as the Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Administrator.

Gabriel Skerlich: Gabriel continues to work as an Investment Sales Broker at Colliers and exclusively represents owners in building and land sales.

Christina Stanfill: “Life is good. We are all in good health and work is busier than ever, which is amazing all around. I am still with WORTHGROUP Architects & Designers. The skills that I learned during the DLI program have really given me a more clear understanding of our industry as a whole. I feel more confident than ever before in my role with WORTHGROUP. The entire DLI experience continues to propel me in both my professional and personal life. Oh…. and we added another amazing little boy to our family and I am officially a mom of two now!”

Travis Tartamella – I have remained in commercial banking following the completion of NAIOP’s DLI program. I now serve as a Relationship Manager for Bank of Nevada. In this role I focus on new and existing clients, offering a variety of banking products, financial tools, and customized solutions that help business owners attain their financial goals

Mike Willmore: I am now a Senior Associate with CBRE, having moved over with my team from Colliers International earlier this year. During 2020, I was fortunate to be very busy with the surge in industrial demand and requirements brought on by the Pandemic.


Communications Committee Member:

Emily Dobbins
Marketing Specialist
NIGRO Construction
702-247-1972 ext 251 |emily@nigroconstruction.com