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Douglas E. Simms

Born 1947 in NYC

Raised in Las Vegas, NV  Gorman High School 1965

AA Menlo College 1967
BA from Stanford Univ 1969
MBA Columbia Business School 1971

Managing Director Desert Capital Group from 1983 to present.

Cancer survivor

President of The SIMMS Foundation



Karen Lasiter

Karen Lasiter was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  She attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec and Santa Monica College prior to pursuing a career in illustration and technical editing with Integrated Sciences Corporation.

Karen married Dr. Nelson Lasiter in 1979 and has worked as an office manager and laboratory technician in his prosthodontic dental practice since their move to Las Vegas in 1981.

In 1985, Nelson and Karen met Dawn Simms and her husband, podiatrist Dr. Robert Grzywacz.  Since Dawn also managed Robert's office, they discovered that they had much in common, and a close friendship was forged.

Dawn and Karen shared a love of their husbands and their dogs, as well as world travel, and both appreciated each other's quirky wit.  Dawn's joie de vie and courage continue to provide daily inspiration to Karen.




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