The Professional Next Door

TPND, Andre Haynes, 6.30.2015

Jerry R. Smith : July 2, 2015 9:58 pm : The Professional Next Door

Andre Haynes

EMG Communications
Since 2011, Andre’ Haynes, Pres, has helped clients bring their endeavors to life by tailoring and delivering messages to targeted audiences plus measuring the impact locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


Andre Haynes, interviewed June 2015, The Professional Next Door by Jerry R. Smith on Mixcloud

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TPND, Lou Ragland, May 13, 2015

Jerry R. Smith : May 25, 2015 11:47 pm : The Professional Next Door


Lou Ragland is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He started his career in entertainment more than 60 years ago with his father who was a film maker back in the 1940’s. Lou is known for singing with The World Famous Inkspots, Hot Chocolate, and as a solo artist. He once was the road manager for The OJays, he produces films and videos, teaches music and gives voice lessons. Chairman for The Las Vegas Music Association where he directs music literacy programs among many other things. Contact him at, call 702.648.0383.

TPND, Lou Ragland, May 13, 2015 by Jerry R. Smith on Mixcloud

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Eric Auger, interview from March, 2015

Jerry R. Smith : April 13, 2015 12:16 pm : The Professional Next Door

Eric Auger

Entrepreneur and relentless innovator of the real estate industry, Eric Auger and his wife, Yvette are the co-creators of the “Warren Buffett Approach to Sell Real Estate,” authors of the infamous report, “Frauds, Lies, Cheats & Unethical Scams,” Eric and his wife also founded the Las Vegas’ Teacher Only Program®, and are licensed agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NV Properties. The Auger’s have been called “provocative and entertaining,” but also “committed philanthropists” for their mission to raise/donate over $10,000 to local and teacher-related charities each year.

Eric & Yvette also support many great national charities too, such as: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warrior Project®, Smile Train®, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and Teaching For America among others.

Eric is a leader in the Las Vegas business community as well, and co-founded ENG (Entrepreneurs Networking Group™) Las Vegas Chapter—an exclusive group of business owners, sales professionals and entrepreneurs, focused on three core pillars of impact: Philanthropy, Business, and Growth!

The Professional Next Door guest, Eric Auger, 3.10.2015 by Jerry R. Smith on Mixcloud

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Rowena Baraan-Krafaton, recorded 7.08.2014

Jerry R. Smith : February 1, 2015 10:52 pm : The Professional Next Door

Rowena Baraan


Founder, Shine Family Foundation. Former Ms. Asia Hawaii (World). International Model and business entrepreneur. Rowena is also chosen as one of “The Most Distinguished Women of Nevada” in 2014.


Rowena Baraan-Krafaton, co-founder for the Shine Family Foundation, recorded 7.08.2014 by Jerry R. Smith on Mixcloud

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Yvette Auger, interview from Dec 2014

Jerry R. Smith : January 21, 2015 10:48 pm : The Professional Next Door

Yvette-Waste-UpYvette throws 52 free events a year, including many for charity causes.  Her parties are designed to bring like-minded professionals together creating contacts and synergies, enjoying the best venues Las Vegas has to offer.

She was born and raised in Jersey, Channel Islands in the UK.  She came to Vegas as a dancer with The River Dance crew back in the day.  After that stint, she decided to stay here and make a name for herself…and that she did.  A natural entrepreneur and businesswoman, Yvette picked up some awards and honorable mentions along the way.  Like: Meetup awards 2013 and 2014; Female Business Leaders ~ 2014; 100 Most Influential People in Las Vegas ~ 2012, 10 Most Inspirational Women in Las Vegas ~ 2011.

She has hosted events at some the most desirable properties on the strip and around Las Vegas.  Such as: Hard Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock, Gordon Biersch, Boca Park, Lily Bar, Bellagio, Aria.

She invites you to attend her free weekly Cosmopolitan Connections Networking Events:


Yvette Auger was born and raised in Jersey, Chanel Islands in the UK. She performed in River Dance by Jerry R. Smith on Mixcloud

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