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Kate Mazzarella-Minshall, NV

Senior Writer

Kate has made a career in the hospitality industry in Las Vegas for over 35 years planning corporate and social events. Her commitment to deliver the best customer service experience is her goal behind every event that she plans. She enjoys teaching like-minded individuals about the industry and has been a mentor to several UNLV students preparing them on their career path to event planning. Kate attended Fordham University in New York City and The New School, also in New York City where she studied Dance and earned a B.A. in Media Studies/Journalism. Her education prepared her well and she is proud to have over 100 articles and restaurant reviews published for various print magazines and online publications, and her colleague uses several of Kate’s articles to teach her class in event planning at the community college in Las Vegas.

As a Story Terrace writer, Kate interviews customers and turns their life stories into books. Get to know her better by reading her autobiographical anecdote below.

From the Stage to the Pen

When I was a little girl, my mom enrolled my sister and I in every dance class that was offered at our local dance studio. I grew up dreaming that someday I would be a musical comedy star on Broadway, but later in life I developed bone spurs and had to have several surgeries on my feet to remove them. While the dancing did not cause the spurs, it aggravated the situation. My podiatrist informed me that I would never make a living from dancing and he asked if there was anything else I was passionate about. When I told him I liked to write, he suggested that I switch my major from dance to Journalism. I told my Mom I planned to write a book, and she was the only one I ever told that to, and while I have over 100 articles and restaurant published, my book has yet to happen, although interestingly one of my good friends bought me a gift certificate for my last birthday for a reading from a 5th generation psychic and she asked me if I ever thought of writing a book. She told me I would write a book of fiction and it would be a best seller. Even though I can’t be on stage I am still an avid patron of the arts. I had to give up on my dream of being a dancer, but I enjoy watching others live out theirs.

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