As KDC’s Controller, “Keeper of Coin” and my fellow Prius partner in eco-friendly crime, Dominique Del Sarto handles so much more than your mileage and paychecks. Think of her as a big gear that keeps this well-oiled machine running. She monitors cash flow, pays the bills and basically handles anything with a dollar sign attached to it.
So where are you from? What brought you to Vegas?
I’m from Phoenix and moved here with my parents at 18 when my dad took a job at The Tropicana. I went to UNLV.
So when you’re not busy keeping the lights on at KDC, what do you love to do?
I’m a cyclist. I love to ride…and play with MegaBloks. I have a 12-year-old son, Holden, and we try to spend as much time together as possible so lots of MegaBloks. We also have a beautiful blue-eyed cat named Queen Penelope Rodriguez.
That’s exciting! So where are some of your favorite places to ride? Do you take any dangerous trails?
The river mountain loop in Henderson is one of my favorite road rides and my new favorite for off road is the McCullough Trail that just opened last month in Henderson. Cottonwood, which is west of Red Rock, is another of my favorites for mountain biking. I’m headed to Oregon in September to “Ride the Rogue.” I’ve done the Viva LV and The Tour de Palm Springs. I’m not at all competitive when I ride. For me it’s all about spending time with friends or just riding alone to clear my head. I’m not fast, but I can ride for hours. I’m hoping to ride my first century, 100 miles, before I hit 50. The most I’ve done is 65.
So what other passions do you have?
I’m a rock ‘n’ roll critic. I love classic rock music. I’m always going to concerts. My son is the same way. Right now, he’s really into Johnny Cash. When I was a kid, KISS was huge. One time my mom took me, my younger brother and a bunch of the neighborhood kids to KISS. It was a blast.
Since you’ve been in Las Vegas for so long, I bet you’ve got some great stories or awesome moments to share.
When I was a kid, my dad worked for Ramada which owned Tropicana at the time. I can recall lots of times when my parents would go gamble and tell me and my little brother to stay in the room. That didn’t happen. We had so much fun playing and terrorizing the hotel. And another time, right after I moved here, my mom and I were at Saks Fifth Avenue, and we got there just in time to see Liberace descending their grand staircase. It was quite a sight.
Dominique: Cyclist. Rocker. “Keeper of Coin.”