Debbie-Hall - Editor, Las Vegas Woman MagazineI now have officially worked as editor-in-chief for four issues – completing my first year. It has been an exhilarating, exhausting, overwhelming, exciting and amazing time which has taken me to new heights and new growth both professionally and personally.

I am thrilled to profile the amazing women of Southern Nevada. I have lived here for more than 35 years and have witnessed the many changes of Las Vegas. I can stand in a parking lot where my home was standing in 1978. I drive around the valley and I am just blown away by how the landscape never remains the same. I am thrilled with the transformation of Downtown Las Vegas. I love being part of the crowds now, especially during First Friday. There is so much to do and see and Las Vegas Woman is a big part of Southern Nevada.

We are now one of the dining capitals of the world and we enjoy informing you about the new and traditional restaurants. Education is a big component of our city and with the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the programs offered by The Smith Center for the Performing Arts; we are learning and growing as a population.

While we took a hit in real estate, it is coming back and our real estate agents are there to guide and help us achieve the American Dream.

Tracy Gallegos is our featured profile for this issue and she personifies the caliber and quality of women in the field of law. We love to travel , so read about Tammy and Seth’s honeymoon in Vietnam arranged by Compass Living. Of course there is beauty, fashion, family and the serious issue of female veterans examined.

This will be an incredible summer and I am looking forward to Fall 2014.

Debbie Hall