The Hardest Working Woman in Nightlife

Kalika Moquin

Not many people could pack their bags, move from Montana to the city of blinding lights on a whim and within three years become one of the most influential and recognizable personalities in the nightlife scene. Kalika Moquin started out as one of the few female promoters at Ice Nightclub, then moved to VIP hosting and finally transitioned into her position as the marketing director for Light Group’s Bare and Liquid pools. We have her to thank for all those locals appreciation parties (her favorite to throw), including the Socialite Holiday Party, Drink Bare Dry and Top 30 Under 30. “Kalika has a passion for this industry that is unmatched by anyone,” Light Group’s Pearce Cleaveland says. “Her tireless dedication and massive contributions have helped shape Vegas nightlife and day-life into what they are today.” And looking at the fresh-faced and always energetic brunette beauty, you’d never guess she works 80 hours a week.

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