Reno Dads Podcast Episode 17: Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast welcomed Washoe County Sheriff and dad Darin Balaam. Sheriff Balaam is a dad — four kids ranging in age from 10 to 24, including teenaged twins, so he knows a thing or two about fatherhood. He’s also been in law enforcement for over 20 years, and his experience…

Dad Spotlight: Zach Conine

You may not know Zach Conine yet, but you should! After all, he was elected to be our Nevada State Treasurer this past fall. We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Zach, and we think you’re going to love him. He’s down to earth, funny, and a really engaged dad. We hope…

Dad Spotlight: Reed Tolotti

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your family? I have one son who turned 16 a few months ago. He is currently a sophomore in high school. I met my wife when my son was 6 years old and we have been married for 6 years. Are you a Reno native? Yes,…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 15: Dad and Entrepreneur Danny Cox

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with our own Danny Cox to find out how his first year of being a dad has been going, and to find out just how much one family can take on at a time… Danny recently published an article on the joys and challenges of being…

Fatherhood Spotlight: Dylan Mooney

You may not know Dylan Mooney by name yet, but you likely know his daughter, Baylor. A video of Baylor dancing to a Beyonce song while holding a corndog has brought joy to people around the globe. While she has certainly been the one in the spotlight, we thought we’d turn it to her dad…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 11: Ken Zimmerman

Local dad talks about living through his daughter’s cancer diagnosis and treatment In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast crew sits down with Ken Zimmerman, a local dad who shares his family’s story of the journey through their daughter Emily’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. As our readers and listeners might recall, the Reno Dads are…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 10: Mike Draper

Spotlight on a New Contributor to Reno Dads In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast introduces the newest contributor to the team: Mike Draper. Mike is a native Nevadan, born and raised here in Reno, and has graciously decided to add his voice and storytelling to the Reno Dads blog. We’re excited to have this…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 9: Shane Whitecloud

Local Dad on a Mission to Help Veterans In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sits down with Shane Whitecloud, a local dad who has been working with various veterans groups in northern Nevada for more than ten years. One of the programs that Shane has been most active with is called the Veterans Resource…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 8: Grant Denton

Local Dad on a Mission to Help Recovering Addicts and the Homeless In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sits down with Grant Denton, a local dad who has been helping women in addiction recovery with exercise and a Karma Box program to provide a place for homeless people to pick up basic necessities around…

Best of Reno Dads 2018

2018 was a great year to celebrate fatherhood in the city of Reno. First – we’d like to thank this city, its parents, and business professionals for the overwhelming support. As we reflect on the year that is coming to a close, we’d like to share with you our top-10 articles of 2018 (based on…

Dad Spotlight: Andrew Pointer

As Christmas fast approaches, we turn our dad spotlight to Andrew Pointer – a veritable Clark Griswold. Not only is he a major Christmas decoration enthusiast, he’s a loving father and lover of holiday traditions. For those families that enjoy touring around Reno and drinking in the Christmas lights and decorations, Andrew offers a hidden…

Fatherhood Spotlight: Coach Eric Musselman, Nevada Wolf Pack

By now, people in northern Nevada (if not all college basketball fans) know Eric Musselman, head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team.¬†Coach Musselman led Nevada to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2017-18, his third year as head coach. But, while we know about his professional accomplishments, most people don’t…