September 21, 2018 - How does an east coast guy, born in NYC and educated at Columbia, decide to go to law school in Las Vegas?
My wife and I decided to leave the east coast, so we looked at schools all around the country. I was very impressed by Boyd’s legal writing program, its job placement statistics, and its outreach to the... read more
September 14, 2018 - An internship with the Nevada State Assembly set you down the path to law school, yes?
Yes, I interned for Assemblywoman Bustamante Adams the summer after my sophomore year of undergrad and it was an invaluable experience! I gained a unique insight into the law-making process in Nevada. Also, I met several... read more
September 07, 2018 - How have you reconciled your northern Nevada roots and your UNR undergraduate past with your southern Nevada/UNLV/Boyd present?
I have reconciled the battle between North and South by recognizing the important roles each play for Nevada’s future. There was hesitation in choosing Boyd—particularly when it came to... read more
August 31, 2018 - How was your summer?
My summer had nonstop activities! I worked full time at a law firm handling estate planning, bankruptcy, and domestic disputes, worked on an appellate criminal pro-bono case, took some courses, and traveled to California, Texas, and Arizona to visit family. It’s been a crazy few months, but I... read more
May 11, 2018 - Prior to entering Boyd, you worked for Cirque du Soleil. Was that as exciting as it sounds?
Absolutely! I had so much fun working for Cirque and wouldn't trade those years for anything. The shows employ people from all over the world and all walks of life, and everyone has a story to tell. Plus, being backstage... read more
May 04, 2018 - You've spent some time working in the political arena. Is that an arena to which you'd ever wish to return?
Yes, politics while often messy, is always interesting and changes daily. It’s also a bit of a mental challenge that I welcome when it comes to figuring out where the politics end and where the policy... read more
April 27, 2018 -
As a child, you moved from the UK to the USA. What are your memories of that transition?
My strongest memory is being very annoyed when I was marked down for "mis"spelling colour on a spelling test. I felt the teacher should not have taken points when I was right. I also got very tired of being asked if I... read more
April 13, 2018 - What made you decide to leave your native Colorado for the Silver State and Boyd?
Moving to a new city in a new state was a difficult decision. Leaving behind friends, family, relationships; leaving behind the known for the unknown. But moving to a new city in a new state is also a rare opportunity, one that I... read more
March 30, 2018 - What are the upsides and downsides of life as a professional poker player?
A downside is the ups and downs — the volatility of results. I specialized in poker tournaments, which are characterized by frequent famines and rare feasts. Each tournament of the kind I was playing lasts three to six or more days, but... read more
March 23, 2018 - So your family has been in Nevada since 1866, yes?
The exact date my family arrived in Nevada depends on which relative’s story you want to believe, but the most believable story is that we arrived in 1866. Regardless of which story, we have been here a long time, and I am proud to say I am a fifth generation... read more
March 02, 2018 - Speak a little of the bond you share with the cohort with whom you've spent the last four years in Boyd's part-time evening program.
Initially I expected my cohort to be so diverse that we couldn’t create a bond. I was wrong. Within a few days, differences were cast aside and we began working together. Classmates... read more
February 23, 2018 - Your father always told you, “Conquer everything with passion and a smile." Would you say you've done so with law school?
I would say that I would not have gotten through law school without passion for what I do. It was challenging, and I may not have been smiling the entire time, but my father’s words always... read more
February 15, 2018 - Tell us about your work at Zappos.
Working at Zappos is great. It’s not work as much as it’s going to hang out a clubhouse where you have a couple of responsibilities besides just having a good time. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had working. I’ve had a couple of roles at Zappos. Right now, I am a Senior Systems... read more
February 09, 2018 - Your journey to law school began at 7, yes?
Yeah, I guess you could say that! I was 7 when I first testified in front of the Nevada Legislature. I was working with my assemblywoman at the time to take smoking out of grocery stores, and later testified for the bill that took smoking out of Nevada’s restaurants.... read more
February 02, 2018 - How did you enjoy your experience in Boyd's Mediation Clinic?
Participating in Boyd’s Mediation Clinic was one of the most rewarding experiences of my law school career. In law school we are so often asked to weigh both sides of an argument but in the end to choose the stronger argument. It was not until my... read more
January 19, 2018 - The coolest thing I've done as a Boyd student has been…
…joining the Society of Advocates (SOA). It has provided me with countless opportunities to practice and hone my advocacy skills, including traveling to New York City last year to compete. That's something I am anxious to repeat this coming spring!
You are... read more
November 30, 2017 - Aviation very much runs in the Story family, yes?
Yes! I was the fourth generation in my family to work for Boeing, but the first of us to actually fly a plane!
You're originally from the Pacific Northwest... how are you adjusting to the dry Vegas heat?
I love the heat but maybe that’s because it is still new... read more
November 17, 2017 - You earned a graduate degree at San Francisco State University and worked in San Francisco this summer. Is the City by the Bay a likely long-term destination?
I think I will eventually end up back in San Francisco. I love Las Vegas. The opportunities I’ve had at UNLV as an undergrad and now at Boyd have been... read more