Daria is a sixth generation Nevadan and has been at Partnership since 2016. During her time here she has held the roles of Prevention Coordinator, Executive Assistant, Grant Manager, and as of March 2022 Executive Director. Daria holds an Associates of Art from Western Nevada College and a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice. In support of her role, Daria is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational and Project Management from Western Nevada College.
In her free time Daria loved to be outdoors, with family, and working her second job as a Reserve Deputy for Douglas County.
NEYZER TORRESBilingual Prevention Coordinator
Neyzer is responsible for the 120 percent increase in Latino participation in Partnership events since she joined the organization in 2006. Her tenacity and passion in working with people shines through in her Latino community outreach events, Spanish newsletters, involvement in school and community functions as well as assistance in grant reporting. Neyzer also leads a Latino women’s group called Fuerza Latina in collaboration with Douglas County Social Services.
Neyzer hails from Colombia, sharing her public relations, communication, and broadcasting experience with the Partnership team.
ARACELI VALADEZPrevention Coordinator
Araceli is a first-generation college graduate who earned an Associates of Arts at Western Nevada College and obtained two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2022. At Partnership Douglas County, she focuses on outreach and building connections to share resources with parents and youth.
Araceli was born and raised in Northern Nevada. During her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and furry pals, as well as traveling for avant-garde experiences.
DAENA ESCAMILLACommunity Health Worker
Daena likes to help people in the community. She is a compassionate individual who works well with others and strives to make them feel comfortable. In addition to her 18 years of experience of cleaning houses, Daena actively volunteers at the food closet, schools, sports events, church and Fuerza Latina. Additionally, she has experience working with immigration paperwork and is excited to learn about all the resources to to help our community.
Daena has lived in Gardnerville since 2000. She’s been married for 22 years and has two sons.
ISELA AGUILARCommunity Health Worker
Isela was born in Jalisco, Mexico and has been living in Gardnerville NV since 2008. Isela worked at Dialysis Clinic, INC in 2012 as the Administrative Assistant and had many promotions along the way: Certified Clinical Dialysis Technician, Preceptor and Vascular Manager. She found a passion in serving her community and assisting in finding resources.
Isela is proud to share that her most significant accomplishment and inspiration is her beautiful family – her husband and four beautiful children. They are the reason why she works so passionately. She finds joy in the little things such as spending time at home, reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends as well as traveling.
ELLE PRAXCommunications Specialist
Elle has a passion for multimedia communications and community enrichment. She first joined Partnership Douglas County as a youth volunteer, then later hired on as a Communications Coordinator from 2012-2016. Elle also worked for Habitat for Humanity while attending Arizona State University for a bachelor’s in mass communication and media studies. Today, she continues to earn relevant media credentials such as ecommerce marketing, paid acquisition, and intercultural skills.
Elle was born and raised in the Philippines. She enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, especially over food. She also has two chihuahuas she loves dearly – Lola and Fifi.