Summerlin Super Mom Cecilia Cutler knows a thing or two about social media fame. She has been recognized while traveling in multiple states, including Utah, Washington, New York, Arizona, Texas, California, Hawaii and even Cancun, Mexico! And she laughs, “it has nothing to do with my own social media presence, it’s all about my daughters’ success as social media influencers. It’s fun to be recognized as their mom wherever we go.”
Daughter Destiny (@dthompsy and trulydestiny.com), who has a liberal arts degree from Utah State University, has hundreds of thousands of followers as a high-profile blogger with a meticulously curated social feed. Cassidy (@cassidyandersonxo), who recently graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication, and Macaily (@MacailyCutler), who also attended the “U” and is now a master aesthetician, also enjoy strong social media followings while pursuing other career options and raising families. All three daughters, who are married, two with children, live out of state, while son Jordan works full-time and is pursuing a finance degree in Utah.
Cecilia and husband, Jonny, a contractor, are native Las Vegans who first met in high school at Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center. They dated briefly in high school, broke up, then eventually reunited. Today, Cecilia and Jonny are celebrating 24 years of marriage and now that all four children have left the nest, they enjoy “date nights” four to five nights a week – all of them in Summerlin. While nights out always include dinner, the Cutlers are also big movie fans and go to the movies two to three nights a week.
“Every time we get in our car in the early evening, our GPS tells us how many minutes to Downtown Summerlin,” she said. “We have many favorite dining spots there, from Maggiano’s, True Food Kitchen, Pieology and Five Guys. We remember attending the grand opening of Downtown Summerlin and thinking, ‘Wow! Now we won’t ever have to leave Summerlin’. And that has pretty much come true!”
The Cutlers, who first moved to Summerlin in 1997, landed in The Arbors village. They moved to The Vistas village in 2004, and just last year, moved to Reverence. Along the way, all four kids attended a variety of Summerlin elementary schools, eventually graduating from Sig Rogich Middle School and Palo Verde High School. Cecilia credits Summerlin’s good schools and family orientation with the success of her own family.
“All three daughters cheered middle school through high school and held captain positions while bringing home many trophies and ribbons. Our son broke outstanding records on the wrestling mat for Palo Verde and was a three-time Nevada placer before taking home the state championship his senior year. All four kids went on to participate in Division One college sports, which we truly believe is attributed to the outstanding programs at their awesome schools.”
A self-described domestic engineer, Cecilia fondly reflects back on her days as “room mom” at her kids’ schools. She and Jonny spent days and nights building high school homecoming floats and attending every game and assembly where the kids performed.
Today, she loves her role as “nana” to four grandchildren and has happily traded the bustle of a busy family for peaceful walks through Reverence, where she and Jonny also enjoy desert rides on their off-road vehicles, swimming in their new backyard pool, working on new home projects and enjoying the gorgeous Reverence clubhouse. Cecilia, who is considered her family’s resident interior designer and party planner, can decorate a room or plan an “off-the-charts-cute-theme-party” for her grandkids virtually from her phone. “You might say we have this long-distance thing down,” she said. “Despite the miles, we remain as connected as ever.”
“While all of our kids have left Las Vegas, we promised them we would never move away from Summerlin, because even for our adult kids, Summerlin will always be home.”