Desert Diamond Industries Management Team

Desert Diamond Industries Staff Biographies


  • Nicholas Mione

    Nicholas Mione
    Founder and CEO


  • Troy Fullerton

    Troy Fullerton
    General Manager


  • Christina Carlson

    Christina Carlson


  • Shasta Miller

    Shasta Miller

Nicholas Mione

Founder and CEO

“Scarce indeed is the man who sets himself up to accept only certain thoughts and beliefs and, firm in his faith and foundation, outwaits the world to achieve his ends. The sea and the mountain, the storm and the stars shall not persevere against such a man, and he shall move the very ends of the earth.” -- Uell Stanley Andersen


Nick is the visionary designer behind Desert Diamond Industries’ signature vacuum-brazed product line: Ductile Iron Safety Blades, Fire Rescue Safety Blades, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Blades, and Safety Blade Grinder/Cutters. A resident of Las Vegas, NV for 24 years, he began working in the construction industry, cutting concrete, demolishing buildings, and rough-framing houses, when he was 17. He has worked on some of the largest casinos in Las Vegas, NV, including City Center and Caesars Palace, and has helped build an estimated 150 homes from the ground up. Nick was also one of the top sales associates for another diamond blade company, but left and founded Desert Diamond Industries because they didn’t share his passion for client care and providing the best service and products possible. He enjoys personal development, weapons training at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, NV, and training for triathlon and obstacle course racing.

Troy Fullerton

General Manager

“Start with the end in mind and do whatever it takes to get there.”


Troy oversees daily operations at Desert Diamond Industries and makes our plans a reality. He brings a wide range of experience and expertise to Desert Diamond Industries, including network administration and design, web design, technical support, customer service, hospitality, manufacturing, and printing industry experience. He holds Associate of Science degrees in Electronics Technology and Computer Networking from Heald College in San Francisco, CA. Troy’s hobbies include playing music, motorcycle riding, and watching movies.

Christina Carlson

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” -- Dr. Seuss


Christina oversees the well-being of Desert Diamond Industries. She leads recruiting and development, as well as all charitable giving. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from University of Nevada Las Vegas, and brings a wealth of knowledge to Desert Diamond Industries. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her children.

Shasta Miller

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.

—Virgil Garnett Thomson


Shasta oversees the operations of the warehouse and administrative office at Desert Diamond Industries. Using her extensive background in logistics and transportation management, she establishes structure at Desert Diamond Industries and makes things run smoother. Shasta’s hobbies are riding horses, bike riding, traveling, and spending time with her family.