Meet Moapa Valley

Moapa Valley is a special place with remarkable people. Our families, our friends, and our neighbors make up the community we call home. 

In new episodes of MVT’s video series, “Meet Moapa Valley,” we’re looking at more of the amazing people who live here.

These are the people, like you, that make Moapa Valley a rich and vibrant place to live. Once again, we’re proud to share their stories, and to be part of yours.


Meet Charlene, Front Porch Flowers & Gifts

Charlene is the founder and owner of The Front Porch, which is so much more than a flower shop. Charlene’s passion for everything she does comes through in her personality, the delightful people she employs, and the atmosphere she creates.

Meet Brian Rebman MV Mortuary

Brian works with people in the most difficult times of life—when a loved one has died. Brian has never forgotten the care our community showed him, and he shows the same care and love to the families he works with.

Meet Erika Whitmore & MV REACH

Taking care of a child with special needs can be challenging and, at times, isolating. Social worker Erika Whitmore works with Moapa Valley REACH to build a caring community that helps ensure parents have the resources and support they need.

Meet Gary and Vikki Marshall

Following a career in the Sheriff’s Department in Las Vegas, Gary Marshall and his wife, Vicki, returned home to Moapa Valley. Since then, the Marshall’s have met each day with a warmth and resilience that’s emblematic of the people who live in this region.

Meet Judy and Sugar Metz

Sugar’s Homeplate has played a central role in connecting the community for almost 30 years. Judy and Ray “Sugar” Metz are the heart and soul behind this local institution that provides generous warmth, good food, and a lively, social place to meet.

Meet Kim & Walter MV Music Teachers

Kim and Walter teach music at Moapa Valley High School and Mack Lyon Middle School. They love working with students to foster their love of music and improve their musicality. They’ve been friends for years, and they’re both treasures to our community.

Meet Kyle Dalley-Inspirational Support

Through his work in creating and fitting prosthetics, Kyle Dalley delivers meaningful assistance to people who are facing the greatest challenge of their lives. Kyle shares his personal journey and provides inspirational support to people who are adjusting to major changes in how they get through each day

Meet Rick and Lori Houston

Music, family, and community are integral to the valley. Rick and Lori Houston embrace these values year round. From gigs in a local bar to jam sessions on their front porch, every day brings new opportunities for musical celebration.

Meet Laura & Monte Bledsoe

Growing anything in the Valley is a challenge. Laura and Monte Bledsoe make it look easy on their organic farm. Their delicious, nutritious food feeds our community and provides a gathering place for students, groups around the area, and more.

Meet Sugar's Home Plate Restaurant

Judy and Ray “Sugar” Metz have created a notable institution in the heart of Moapa Valley. Take a tour of the restaurant, find out what goes on behind the scenes, and learn more about the extensive collection of sports memorabilia that Ray has collected over the years.