Board of Directors
Heather wears many hats – president, business entrepreneur, mother, and avid cyclist – just to name a few. She and her husband developed their international Escape Adventures tour company out of a homework assignment at UNLV. She enjoys biking, running, traveling, and writing music for her family rock band. She is actively engaged in the local outdoor community and dedicates her time to advance safety and serenity in Red Rock Canyon. When not on the trails you can find her hanging out with her four adventurous kids.
As a native of the Las Vegas valley, Audree has been hiking and biking in Red Rock for almost 40 years. She and her husband own several local businesses and are passionate about sponsoring and supporting outdoor events and cycling in the Red Rock area. On the weekends you can find her running around the trails with her kids, skiing, at the lake, or teaching pilates.
Emily is a recent college graduate with an affinity for art, design, and outdoor spaces. She finds joy in lending her digital marketing talents to small businesses that positively impact their communities. Save Red Rock was the first organization to catch her eye after moving to Las Vegas from Hawai’i. She’s excited to bring her fresh perspective to Save Red Rock and help however she can.
Advisory Board Members
Pauline van Betten
Land and Water Specialist
Pauline is one of the nicest women you will ever meet – but don’t be fooled, she will fight tooth and nail to advance Save Red Rock’s mission. Pauline is a founding member of the organization and a specialist in government acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands. As a real estate agent, she utilizes her unique knowledge to fight housing developments within the canyon. She is also a seasoned environmentalist and one of the first dozen climbers to conquer Red Rock Canyon.
Dr. Sheila Billingsley
As a founding member of Save Red Rock, Sheila Billingsley is committed to keeping our organization moving forward. Along with volunteering as our non-profit consultant, this brilliant woman also works full time as a Veterinarian at the West Flamingo Animal Hospital. Red Rock Canyon is more than just her favorite adventure spot – it is also where she was married. Although most of her time is spent in Southern Nevada, you can also find her fixing up her little cabin in the Lake Tahoe Area.
Environmental Science Expert
Jesse is currently the Principle Research Technician for Desert Research Institute (DRI), Division of Atmospheric Science, Cloud Seeding Program. With over nine years of distinguished service at DRI, Jesse provides a wide range of advanced technical, mechanical and scientific research skills to support and manage water resource enhancement and snowpack augmentation projects within western US states (CA, NV, CO, UT, WY).
Michelle St. Angelo
Director of Communications
Michelle St.Angelo is a communications professional, creative writer, environmental advocate, and yoga instructor living in sunny Las Vegas, NV. A native New Yorker and natural-born seeker, Michelle came to the desert in 2004 on a journey to create opportunity in her career and in her life. She worked for 20 years in public relations for some of the area’s most prestigious agencies, handling a multi-million dollar book of business which included the world’s top companies in hospitality and tourism such as Disney Parks, Amazon Treasure Trucks, AEG Live, The Venetian Resort, Station Casinos, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Life is Beautiful Festival, Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and many more. After volunteering for two years as chair of the Cottonwood Springs Water Stewards, a committee of Save Red Rock, she now serves as the nonprofit’s director of communications, working to promote its conservation, advocacy, recreational and educational programs.
Save Red Rock would be nothing without community support – and Anne exemplifies that. After hearing passionate testimony by Save Red Rock at a county meeting in 2016, she offered her support to build Save Red Rock’s website. She has been a vital team member ever since. Anne is a former professional dancer and current graphic designer. Her favorite hike is Angel’s Landing at Zion, because it helped her conquer her fear of heights.
Social Media Specialist
Chris is a local Las Vegas resident who enjoys playing in the great outdoors. His biggest passions are trail running and rock climbing and he’s found Red Rock to have some of the best terrain for these types of adventures. Chris has lived in Las Vegas for 12 years and calls this home now. He is one of the most active people you may know, and he shares all his adventures on his YouTube channel. Next time you’re in Red Rock, look up to the tops of the sandstone peaks to see if you can spot him running along the ridges.
Laurinda Janlewicz has 20 years of collective experience working as a group facilitator, program coordinator, outdoor educator, event organizer and community liaison. Recently, she returned to the U.S. after living in New Zealand and Australia for many years. Laurinda is passionate about community development curating events that bring people together to learn and celebrate each other and their environment.
Water Stewards Committee
- Pauline van Betten, Founder
- Charlie Shelton, Co-Founder
- Michelle St. Angelo
- Cindy Phillips
- Carron Haggerty
Trail Stewards Committee
- Steve Enger
- Josh Travers
- Liz Whaley