Our Officers

The officers of IRWA Chapter 44:

Alis Wishner, SR/WA, RW-NAC

Chapter President 

Mrs. Alis Wishner is the Right of Way Section Manager for HDR Engineering. She’s worked extensively in the Gas, Power and Water industry and loves that every day brings something new. 

Shortly after her relocation to Las Vegas in 2016, she joined the local IRWA Chapter and was asked to co-chair the Education committee. As the Education Chair for Chapter 44, Alis proposed a very ambitious and wildly successful educational curriculum.

Alis started on her right-of-way path in an entry-level position in property management. She expanded her career to the title industry and was quickly promoted to Title Officer. Her Right-of-Way career began at Tierra Right-of-Way Services on a project spanning five counties in New Mexico and then as a lead Right-of-Way agent with Southwest Gas in Tucson.

In 2010, Alis joined Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative and completed several high-profile projects as well as developing relationships and skills to bring multiple governmental and private agencies together. Her Right-of-Way experience coupled with AutoCAD experience led her to work in Phoenix at Southwest Gas.

In October 2016, she relocated to Nevada where she worked as the lead agent in the Backflow Retrofit program at Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority that is still brining the Southern Nevada water system into compliance with local regulations and the Safe Water Drinking Act.

During her time in Las Vegas, her drive to improve the educational offerings, and her participation in the Chapter events won her the designation as Chapter 44 Co-Professional year, as well as the IRWA Regional Professional of the Year.

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Lorena Candelario, SR/WA


Lorena Candelario, SR/WA has worked in the right-of-way field since December 1997.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  As a proud member of IRWA since 2003, Lorena earned her certification as a Senior Right-of-Way Agent in January of 2007.

After over 25 years with the City of North Las Vegas holding various positions from administrative assistant to working her way up to Manager of the Real Property Services Division in Public Works for the last 15 years, she retired in February of this year. Lorena’s working knowledge and experience includes right-of-way management, acquisition, relocation, eminent domain, condemnation preparation and coordination, sale and disposal of property, federal land transfers, managing projects involving federal, state, and local agencies with multiple partners, property management, permits, annexations, land development, special improvement districts, negotiating with various private and public sector representatives, project planning and management, and collaborating on legislative matters.

 Lorena has been a proud public servant since the age of 18 and truly enjoys building relationships with all stakeholders related to her work.  She believes that leadership comes from having passion, integrity, motivation, and the care to provide quality work for the community being served.  Candelario takes pleasure in being a part of a rewarding and challenging right-of-way career field and enjoys the continued learning required just as much as the sharing of her knowledge and mentoring others to grow in their careers. In her spare time, Lorena is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother the looks forward to building memories with them.

 As part of this new chapter in her life, Lorena will serve as IRWA Chapter 44 2023-2024 President Elect and 2-Year International Director and has founded The Candelario Group to continue her work as a mentor and collaborator in the right-of-way field. 

Maria F. Mann, RWA

Maria Mann is a Right-of-Way Agent with the City of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, NV.  Maria has been a licensed Realtor since 2006 and began her Right-of-Way experience assisting other Right-of-Way agents with administrative, translation and research support until she recently joined the City.   Maria became a R/W Agent with Atkins in 2019. She has been an active member of IRWA Chapter 44 ever since. Prior to joining Atkins in 2005 (formerly PBS&J), Maria worked for other engineering & construction firms, such as AECOM in Los Angeles, CA in an executive support capacity as well as real estate firms in Las Vegas such as Caldwell Banker Wardley, Desert Sky Realty and Real Simple Real Estate in a real estate sales capacity.

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Nidia Estrada-Molina


Nidia Estrada-Molina is a Real Property Agent in the Real Property Services Division of the Public Works Department for the City of North Las Vegas since 2021.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and a Minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  In 2006, Nidia began he career in the Construction Services industry working for Power Plus, the nation’s largest independent organization for construction generator service and maintenance.  Subsequently, in 2018, Nidia pursued a career in her field of study at City of North Las Vegas leading to a position as Planning Assistant in Land Development and Community Services under Planning and Zoning for two and half years prior to joining Real Property Services.


Real Property Services Division manages and acquires all rights-of-way for the City.  Some of the activities include handling various aspects of right-of-way management, eminent domain, acquisition, relocation, sale and disposal of property, property leases and licenses, property asset management, annexations, land development reviews from entitlement process to building permit issuance, special improvement districts, economic development advisement, and negotiating with various private and public sector representatives Nidia truly enjoys her career in the right-of-way field and looks forward to expanding her knowledge.



Patrick Denison, SR/WA

Professional Development Chair

Patrick Denison is a Right-of-Way Agent with the Las Vegas Valley Water District/Southern Nevada Water Authority.  He is a past Chapter 44 President for 2020-2021 and earned his SR/WA designation . With 9 years of Right-of-Way experience he brings over 25 years of Civil Design and Land Survey experience with him. Patrick has assisted with the design and construction from large commercial site, residential subdivisions and utility corridors.   

Todd Salvatore

Events Coordinator

Mr. Salvatore has 22 years of real estate, right of way, and relocation related experience utilizing federal, state, and local regulations for numerous projects throughout the US. Through this experience he has had extensive interaction with utility agencies, state DOTs, county and city governments, and private developers using design-build, program management consultancy, and design-bid-build delivery methods. He has also worked for numerous housing authorities and affordable housing consultants overseeing a variety of permanent and temporary residential and commercial relocation projects in compliance with the Uniform Relocation Act across the country. 

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Terence (Terry) Farr, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, CCIM, RW-AC

Social Media Chair

Terry has 18+ years of appraisal and review experience covering a majority of property types. Terry’s experience and local expertise is rooted in the Las Vegas valley, with some analyses performed for properties in California, Arizona and Utah. Prior to founding Farr Valuation, Inc. in November 2022, Terry was a Vice President of the Valuation & Advisory Services within the Mountain Northwest region in the Las Vegas office since 2013. Terry was an independent fee appraiser at Timothy R. Morse and Associates (now Morse-Krueger and Associates) from 2008-2013. His career started in 2005 at Nevada State Bank as a Review Appraiser.

Terry is an Appraisal Institute Multi-Designated Appraiser (MAI, SRA, and AI–GRS) and CCIM Institute Designated Member (CCIM–Certified Commercial Investment Member). He has served on several committees within the local Appraisal Institute Chapter and served as a Candidate Advisor from 2013 to 2022. He has served on the Clark County Board of Equalization since January 2016 and will continue to serve as Vice–Chair through December 31, 2023. In this capacity, Terry is the chair for the Commercial Real Estate and Personal Property hearings. Terry was appointed to the Appraisal Advisory Review Committee (AARC) for the State of Nevada Real Estate Division in January 2022. Terry has taught the RE 333 Real Estate Valuation course at UNLV since the Fall of 2021. Terry joined IRWA in 2022 

Melody Yurasek, RWA-GN

Nominations & Elections Chair

Melody joined the IRWA in 2012 while working at the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) where she began her career in the Right-of-Way field. Melody worked primarily on Developer Projects for LVVWD, working closely with Private Developers as well as Engineers, Attorneys, Surveyors, Land Owners, Directors, Managers, ROW Agents, Plans Examiners and Government agency staff to deliver projects on time. In 2022 Melody began work as a Contract Right of Way Agent to NV Energy where she continues her pursuit of knowledge in the Right-of-Way industry.