Mindy Unger-Wadkins was born in Los Angeles, California in 1965, and her family moved to Las Vegas two years later when her father, Joseph Unger, was relocated by his employer. At the age of twelve, after both her parents had passed away, she moved in with her brother Bob Unger and his wife Aydie.
While studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Unger-Wadkins took a clerk job based at Yucca Mountain, and was eventually hired as a full-time public relations officer. She left Yucca Mountain after a decade to work for Nevada Power, capitalizing on both her public relations background as well as Masters in Public Administration. Unger-Wadkins is now a land developer, currently working with Bob Unger on project to clean-up and redevelop the Three Kids Mine.
She is an active member of Congregation Ner Tamid, holding several leadership positions over the years, including president. Mike Unger, prominent local hotel manager, is her other sibling.
Unger-Wadkins, Mindy. Interview 2015 October 28. Transcript. OH-02479. Oral History Research Center. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Las Vegas Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada.
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