Like Stacy’s Mom, Lin Jerome’s got it goin’ on. One of those rare birds who seems to not only handle but embrace with grace what life throws her way, by day this law-school grad worked for various nonprofits before landing herself in the office of admissions and financial aid at her alma mater. By night she’s the hostess with the mostess at events sponsored by Ladies Who Dine, the organization she founded to connect like-minded, philanthropic women interested in doing good in and around Sin City.
Plus, she juices.
We happily welcome Jerome into the TJS Hive not for her stellar taste in cold-pressed juice (though that helps…no lie), but for the heart, mind and bod she allows our juice to help feed.
Learning About Lin
I grew up in… New York, NY, and moved to Green Valley (Henderson) when I was 10 years old.
I went to college in Nevada. I stayed here because… Vegas is home for me. I love this city and what it has to offer. Vegas is a small town and I love our close-knit community. It’s a community that has ALWAYS been good to me and supported me and I am proud to call Vegas my home. I could not imagine living anywhere else.
The biggest misconception about living in Las Vegas is… that we have no sense of community and are consumed with materialism and a “party culture.” This just isn’t true.
The thing I secretly love most about living here is… feeling at home wherever I go and always seeing a familiar face. We are one big happy family!
I’m a UNLV Law graduate and I work in higher education… but when I was
little, I really wanted to be a… rock star. J
My mantra or “quote to live by” is… ”A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Coco Chanel
What motivates me out of bed in the morn is… my husband, mother and grandmother, and making them proud.
If I had to pick a theme song for my life it would be… Crazy in Love by Beyoncé.
People laugh at me most when they learn… that I sing, and was in a girl group in my late teens.
Don’t get me started talking about… disloyalty!
Every day I strive to… accomplish more.
My health habit I’m teased about the most is… working out at the crack of dawn.
My three dogs are named… Vegas, Mr. Big and Kingston.
True or false: Based on your above answer, you did or didn’t cry on the inside when you saw the closet Big built Carrie in Sex and the City? OMG I definitely did! I am a Sex and the City fanatic! The theme song has been my phone’s ringtone for 8 years (LOL). That closet was to die for! (Hint hint to my husband, Stephen.)
True or False: Your pet tortoise, Valentino, is faster than he looks. He definitely gives Mr. Big a run for his money!
My day job is… Associate Director of Admissions for the Boyd School of Law; and, Founder and President of Ladies Who Dine and Candles for a Purpose.
The charity I support most often is… Green Our Planet.
I founded Ladies Who Dine because… there are so many women in our community who truly want to get involved in philanthropy and want to feel a sense of comradery with other women, without having to pay thousands of dollars to be a part of an organization. Plus, who doesn’t love dining out, meeting new people, going on girl’s trips, and giving back at the same time! It’s just fun.
The perk I enjoy most about Ladies Who Dine is… meeting new women and connecting and bonding during our volunteer activities and dining events.
My favorite advice to pass onto female professionals is… do not ever let anyone tell you what it is that you should be doing with your life. I truly believe you can do anything you want as long as YOU believe in it and YOU want to do it.
The best advice I ever received was… “Do what you love, and everything else will fall into place.”
The number one thing I would’ve told my younger self is… save all that cocktailing/cabana host money. (LOL)
Something that scares me is… letting life pass by without experiencing everything I want to experience. I’m a bit of an overachiever.
Something I do that people say is scary is… HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It’s the best ever!
If I could go anywhere tomorrow, I’d be on a plane to… Cabo.
My top-three future goals are… to partner in a fitness studio; to expand Ladies Who Dine/Candles for a Purpose; and to be able to spend more time with my husband whose schedule is crazier than mine.
The very best part of me is… my desire to give back to others with everything I do and to never give up on anything I believe is worth fighting for.
Lin On Juice
I realized I loved cold-pressed juice when… I stepped foot in TJS! I had never had cold-pressed juice before and I was immediately hooked. I love it!
Today I drink juice because… I love the way it makes me feel and the health benefits juicing presents.
I like to cleanse… every three to four months. I have done cleanses in the past and have been unbelievably miserable: constant headaches, fatigue, and irritability. The first time I did a TJS cleanse I was floored by how amazing I felt. I was happy, had plenty of energy and felt as though I could continue for days on end. Way to go [Jamie and Marcella]…your cleanse is perfection!
When I’m not drinking TJS juice, my favorite cocktail is… Champagne. I am a Champagne junkie. I even have the TJS “Green juice now, Champagne later” shirt.
This is the moment that made me know I wanted juice as a part of my healthy lifestyle: I love to work out and have been training at Core Studios doing Pilates and HIIT for years. I loved going to class in the mornings and going straight to TJS afterward for juice. Juice was the pick-me-up I needed after class and it became a part of my daily routine.
When people ask, I tell them my fave TJS flave is… Bee WHealthy and most definitely Bee Happy.
The funniest thing that ever happened to me while I was on a cleanse was… going to a very well known restaurant in town and having a small cooler in my purse with my juice. My friends thought it was hilarious.
My advice to a newbee juicer is… to replace one meal a day with a TJS juice and monitor how you feel over a week’s time. Then, move toward doing a three-day cleanse. I guarantee you will feel like a new person and will become just as obsessed as I am. I love TJS!