• Our Leadership Team

    Our leadership team is always evolving and growing to meet the needs of our diverse community in Las Vegas, NV.

  • What We Do

    What does our leadership 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).

    Why leadership team, and not board?

    "Leaders create leaders, and not followers." - Kristen Noel

     

    We believe everybody has the potential to become a great leader and we want to foster that growth.

    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!

  • SNAPIQS Current Leadership Team

    Matt Dang

    Chair, 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.

     

    Contact me at: snapiqs@gmail.com

    Ronnie Escorpiso Jr.

    Co-Chair

    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!

     

    Contact me at cochair.snapiqs@gmail.com

    Preston N. T.

    Public Relations, 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. In 2019, Preston obtained his Master's in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Reno. He currently serves as SNAPIQS Public Relations Chair. He is also a Group Fitness Instructor and coach for World of Dance U-Jam Fitness (#WODUJAM), an international fitness presenter, and Life-Long Learner.

     

    Contact me at: snapiqs@gmail.com

    Marketing Lead

    We are looking for you to fill this position!

     

    Contact me at: snapiqs@gmail.com

    Rhaven Baldoz

    Membership Chair

    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!

     

    Contact me at: membership.snapiqs@gmail.com

    Mark Evaristo

    Membership Co-Chair

    Mark, is identified as a Filipino/Asian American who is an outgoing, friendly, talkative person. He was originally born in the Philippines but immigrated to the United States in 2001 as a little kid to fulfill his dreams of continuing school life up to higher education. He has lived in Northern California in the Bay Area. Mark obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mark realized his true passion in both Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Information Technology. Mark had two leadership experience positions as a Public Relations Representative and Sergeant At Arms for UNLV Filipino American Student Association during his undergraduate times. He currently serves as SNAPIQS Co-Membership Chair. You can find him at some rave event music festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, trade show conventions like CES where he loves exploring new high technology innovations through learning what other tech companies has done on their latest trend products and services, virtual karaoke at home via YouTube, or dining out in Chinatown with friends to try out some new authentic Asian foodie spots. He also loves shopping during sales at any mall and premium outlets for great deals. Mark has dedicated his gender identity lifestyle when outreaching many younger generations including millennials, Generation Z, and many others. He acknowledges that being a supporter for an LGBTQ community delivers within our community especially to those that need help and support. If you need tips and suggestions, message him and he will reply immediately!

     

    Contact me at: membership.snapiqs@gmail.com

    Judy Nalos

    Volunteer Coordinator

    My bio is coming soon!

     

    Contact me at: snapiqs@gmail.com

    Carlo Miciano

    Community Liaison

    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.

     

    Contact me at: community.snapiqs@gmail.com

    Drew Sry

    Member at Large - Finance, Founding Member

    My bio is coming soon!

    Kangcheng Yin

    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.

  • 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.

    John Ericson - Chair, Founding Members

    2019-2020

    John identifies as a Filipinx who moved to Vegas with a vision in bringing the API Queer/LGBT community together through workshops, activities and events that highlight our individual cultures and identities. He has lived in Phoenix, New Orleans and now Las Vegas. His background is in public health and health promotion. He loves photography especially when he goes backpacking, camping and hiking. You can find him aquascaping or karaoking at home.

    Brian McClure - Events Coordinator, Founding Member

    2019 - 2020

    Brian identifies as a gay Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) man and a Chinese adoptee. He moved to Nevada from Ohio to pursue a career in teaching. He is currently the event coordinator with SNAPIQS and hopes to create a brave and challenging space for queer APIDA folx. Through mutual support and discussion, we can gain better insight into our own identities and begin the work to break down systemic barriers. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Las Vegas and it’s nearly limitless food options. If you have any suggestions let him know!

    Daniel Nero - Marketing Lead

    2019 - 2020

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    June Santos - Membership Lead

    2019 - 2020

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