Alison Yanez-McKay is our Community Manager. She is a native of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, and studied international studies at Michigan State University. She has been living in Las Vegas for ten years and is proud to call the city her home. She has spent the last decade working with social justice issues, in particular immigration, civil and labor matters. She previously worked at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the Consulate of Mexico in Las Vegas, where she sought to ensure equal and just rights for the most vulnerable groups in Las Vegas.
Alison is an avid arts and culture enthusiast who dabbles occasionally in acting and is a big proponent of the local arts scene. She is constantly on the lookout for new and exciting food and entertainment options. She loves exposing friends to new places and experiences and sharing her passion for Las Vegas with others.
It is Alison’s hope that through D-Well she will be able to create a community that connects creative and innovative people and helps relationships and collaborations that flourish. She sees it as her purpose as a change maker and proud ambassador of Las Vegas to nurture people to become catalysts for change and lead fulfilling and enriching lives.
She currently sits on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Southern Nevada, which seeks to cultivate opportunities for nonprofit professionals by providing them the development tools necessary to grow and thrive. She volunteers with The Neon Museum, the Clark County Wetlands Park and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. She is the co-host of Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast, which seeks to feature the unheard voices of the community and get people involved in the causes they are passionate about.