Nevada Lieutenant Governor's Staff

Carson City

Ryan Cherry
Chief of Staff
Ryan Cherry graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Cherry worked as senior staff on the Lt. Governor’s campaign. Cherry’s previous experience also includes six years with Dean Heller in his congressional, campaign, and senatorial offices in which he handled outreach throughout Nevada.
Cathy Erskine
Policy Analyst
Cathy Erskine holds a baccalaureate in Sociology from Sonoma State University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. Prior to joining the Lieutenant Governor's Office, Cathy worked in Senate Majority Leader Office during the 2015 Legislative Session. Cathy's previous experience also includes five years experience in governmental and legislative affairs.

Las Vegas

Swati Singh
Deputy Chief of Staff
Swati Singh is a proud native Nevadan. She graduated from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, and received the baccalaureate degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduation, Swati and her family opened a small business in southern Nevada. Prior to joining Lieutenant Governor Hutchison’s office, Swati worked for Congressman Porter in Washington, D.C., and Assemblywoman Woodbury in Carson City, Nevada during the 2011 Legislative Session and on numerous political campaigns.
Kirsten Van Ry
Communications Director
Born and raised in Nevada, Kirsten holds a baccalaureate degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a law degree from William S. Boyd School of Law. Before joining the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Kirsten worked in legislative and community relations in Las Vegas and Carson City.