Meet our Team
I'm in the store a lot but not all the time; I have the most knowledge. 28 years will get you some serious amounts of foot info (sometimes too much), but every once in a while I am still surprised. I try to teach all my tips and tricks to the staff and customers. I try to be practical, but have fun with new stuff too. I am the
company movie buff. While I
haven't, of course, seen
everything - I have quite an
extensive library. I'm pretty sure
I'm the nerd of the group -
not the shy or quiet nerd - you can definitely hear me on the sales floor every time.
I've been with Desert Birkenstock since 2015, started in Henderson, but moved over to the Rainbow store after the pandemic. I'm a soft spoken person who knows a lot about your feet and shoes. My demeanor makes me the gambling shark I am -they never see me coming. I'm a pretty lucky guy - the rest of the staff are just jealous - so I buy them lunch sometimes. Even if you're not the person I'm helping
- I'll help find shoes for the person who is.
I am the ninja salesman of our group.
People get up to pay and realize they
have 2 more shoes than what they came
looking for - BUT they love 'em
Sales & Social Media
As the youngest team member in the store, I give a unique perspective to our little family. My generation is quite misunderstood. Watch all my youthful antics in our Instagram posts and videos. I do a little bit of everything - make sure to watch our Instagram to see me.
Don't let my "girl next door" face
fool you. l impress you with my
knowledge because they trained
me to help you in every way
possible. Just because I am
younger than everyone else
- doesn't mean I don't know my stuff.
Social Marketing Mgr
You don't see me in the store all the time, but if you do I am usually filming for our Reels or painting the front window. I also coordinate all material for various doctor's offices all over town. I work from home so I can do all that amazing creative stuff as I raise my 3 beautiful children. Not to toot my own horn - BUT I am an amazing artist. (The windows are all freehand) I love working with this team and the doctors offices that I visit.
Marketing is always fun - but when
there is a beneficial purpose to
your wares - it's even better.
Last but not Least...
Gordon Smith & Mary Hager
11/25/43 - 6/30/21
Truly amazing people - my in-laws. Mary started the store in 1981. A comfort pioneer in Las Vegas with Birkenstock and one or 2 other brands in the store. Most remember the original Charleston store - 600 sq feet of comfort shoe goodness. With her mom as the accountant -Grandma Kay- and Gordon doing repairs on his weekends from the Barber Shop, they were truly an inspiring couple. I joined in 1995 and worked in the store learning the business, and took over the stores in 2011 while Mary semi-retired. Over the years the repair mantel went to Uncle Bruce, then my husband - now to our current guy. Finally they completely retired and starting doing some traveling. Sadly life happens and we lost Gordon in June of 2021.
Mary's barely home much as she continues her traveling adventures. She stops in the store sometimes when she's in town, just to see what's new.
A family store in every
sense of the word.