What does our board team do?
Our passionate, mission-driven leadership team dream big, and have stellar credentials and experience. The common binding thread is their commitment to social change, equality, and creating a better world. They are also all committed volunteers who do this on top of their professional job(s).
Additionally, we believe everybody has the potential to become a great leader and we want to foster that growth.
"Leaders create leaders, and not followers." - Kristen Noel
Join Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team is always evolving and growing to meet the needs of our diverse community in Southern Nevada. We want leaders who can inspire our community and drive people to stay motivated and work together to create positive change.
Let us know what change you want to see! Let's create that change together!
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SNAPIQS Leadership Team
Chair and Founding Member
Matthew Dang is a API, queer, elementary educator in Las Vegas Nevada. He has lived in Southern California, Rhode Island, and Illinois. Through SNAPIQS he hopes to create a more vibrant queer community in Vegas that can be activated to get the city and state to be even more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. You can find him at some parks social distancing and catching some pokemon, playing board games virtually, or singing karaoke songs in his room.
Anonh was born and raised right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a love for technology that started from a young age when he got his first computer in the fourth grade and carried that forward through high school where he attended the Advanced Technologies Academy and then through college where he graduated from UNLV in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Informatics. He is a long time IT professional with over a decade working in the field with experience in areas ranging from Desktop Support to Systems Administration. When he's not supporting systems or troubleshooting technical issues, he enjoys listening to podcasts, working out, and watching the latest Marvel Movie/TV Show. As treasurer, he manages the finances of the organization and ensures SNAPIQS is in good shape as it continues in its mission to support the local queer API community.
Rhaven identifies as the Ultimate Extrovert Gay Filipino/American. He was originally born in Northern California & moved out to Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of three years old. He has a passion for meeting new people & engaging everyone together when it comes to social activities or events. He’s the type of person that leaves you energized and gives welcome air hugs, or maybe sometimes Virtual Hugs! He enjoys talking to Friends & Family about anything. As a Membership Chair, Rhaven’s goal is to recruit a diverse population, including people from different ethnic backgrounds. Don’t be afraid & JOIN NOW! We are all In this Together!
Carlo is a Vegas local in the queer, API community. He earned his Bachelors in the Science of Nursing at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and has a passion for public health and social issues. His life goals include traveling the world, trying new foods, and advancing in his career by getting his Masters in Nursing Education to better train future nurses in their nursing practice. As a SNAPIQS board member, he seeks to carry out the organizations' mission and foster healthy relationships with the various LGBTQIA+ and Asian-Pacific Islander organizations in the Las Vegas Valley and nationwide.
Member At Large
Kangcheng Yin is the owner of the Massage App and Kuma Health Club in Las Vegas. Kang was born and raised in the Northwestern region of China, moved to the United States to pursue higher education. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in geology from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Kang realized his true passion for hospitality business and entrepreneurship. He then graduated from UNLV with M.B.A. and M.S. in Hospitality Administration. Kang serves as the Treasurer for the LGBT Center of Southern Nevada Board and a Member at large for SNAPQIS. Kang has dedicated his life to chasing his WHYs and being an advocate for others. He believes that we, as a society, can do so much more for our community and help all those who are in need.
Advisor, Founding Member
Preston, known as a "champion of the people," also known as GxPresto, has worked in the HIV field since 2011. Preston received his Bachelor in Social Work from San Diego State University where he began his career working with the men who have sex with men (MSM) population. Preston has since expanded his work to include all at-risk populations instituting high-impact prevention interventions/programs locally and internationally. In 2019, Preston obtained his Master's in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Reno. Beside saving the world, he is also a group fitness Instructor for U-Jam Fitness, an international fitness presenter, and life-long learner. He currently serves as an Advisor for SNAPIQS where he gives advice and supports the leadership team.
Ronnie Escorpiso Jr
Born and raised in Stockton California, Ronnie is an upbeat and positive individual who always looks at the cup half full! Ronnie graduated college in 2016 with his Bachelors of Arts- Communications/PR degree. He has lived in California for the majority of his life and only recently moved to Las Vegas to explore a brand new environment. He currently works in the technology field and aspires to work as an Operations Manager for tech. In his downtime; he enjoys listening to EDM music, going to raves, playing video games, and exploring local food shops. He also has a passion for volunteer work, getting involved in the local community, and watching Korean dramas on Netflix!
SNAPIQS Leadership Immortals
SNAPIQS couldn't do our great work without their leadership, guidance, and more. We recognize the achievements of SNAPIQS Leadership Immortals for their many contributions to building our history.
Ronnie Escorpiso Jr.
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