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Yoshabel Shay is a counselor, healer, mother, and an asset to the Las Vegas community. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and earned her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Art History from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She later earned a Master's in Education at UNLV with an emphasis in School Counseling. Since 2015, she has worked with hundreds of youth as a high school counselor in the Clark County School District. Aside from her profession, Yoshabel is enamored with learning about her ancestral roots. Her parents migrated from El Salvador in the 1980s and are descendants from the Maya-Nahuatl people. Yoshabel is passionate about redefining what it means to be Maya-Nahuatl and Indigenous in the 21st century, and shares her cultural knowledge with her young son and others in the community. Though not a certified counselor, she offers spiritual guidance using holistic practices that infuse multiple traditions. Yoshabel offers a number of donation-based services through Metztli Healing and is always willing to connect with those seeking assistance. For more information about her services, please feel free to explore her website and social media.
Troy Shay is a Diné (Navajo) photographer who is based in Las Vegas. His last name is derived from Canyon de Chelly, which is a national monument next to the town of Chinle on the Navajo Nation. Shay has an associate’s degree in business from the College of Southern Nevada and a bachelor’s in photography from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For nearly 10 years, he was an accounting controller, but decided to return to school to develop his art and pursue photography. For several years now, Troy has combined his profession with his passion for being behind the camera and runs Troy Shay Photography. He is an expert in shooting natural landscapes, social events, headshots, family and group photos, and he has photographed over 600 weddings and engagements. Troy is ready to take appointments and also donates his time in the community by shooting activities for the people. In addition to being involved in the Indigenous community, Troy also cares about the land and loves to capture pictures of the beauty found within the natural environment. He always has his camera ready when spending time with his family outdoors enjoying nature. Troy is a loving husband and father, and teaches his son to give rather than take.
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