Meet the newest TRYP Board Member, Katie Zachariades, North Shore Director!
Melanie was born and raised in Sacramento to a family of adventurers. She grew up hiking, camping, swimming, and exploring around the country. Her adult life was spent living in various parts of the western US before settling in South Lake Tahoe in 2015. When first in Tahoe, Melanie helped launch her husband’s new business before finding her own place as the manager for Wulstein Financial Services where she gets to exercise her love of untangling situations and finding unique solutions to problems. In her free time, she enjoys all things cooking, discovering everything Tahoe has to offer and spending time with family and friends.
Faye-Marie’s innate sense of adventure and love for the outdoors spurs from being born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Minor in Biology from Sonoma State University, she returned to Tahoe to pursue her career as an advocate for the Lake. Faye-Marie’s career path has ranged from being a Jr Researcher with the Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Recreation Specialist with the local Community and Recreation Centers and currently, is an Engineering Technician with the City of South Lake Tahoe. She is passionate about helping people connect and build resources to fulfill their professional and personal goals. Faye-Marie is a graduate of the Leadership Lake Tahoe Class of 2020 and has been a TRYP member since 2014. In her spare time, you can find her gardening, hiking, swimming, playing volleyball and SCUBA diving.
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Kelsey was born and raised in the Bay Area before moving to South Lake Tahoe for “just one winter” in 2014. She graduated from California State University Chico in 2013, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a focus in education. She started her career in Tahoe as the coordinator for the South Tahoe Drug Free Coalition for 5 years before transition to her new role as the prevention and outreach educator for Live Violence Free. She was a member for the 2017-2018 Leadership Lake Tahoe Program and was nominated for the Tahoe Chamber 40 Under 40. In her free time, she enjoys various outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, yoga, wake boarding, biking and playing volleyball on the beach. You can also find her socializing with friends for good food around the lake watching a Sharks hockey game.
Aaron is originally from Baltimore, MD. After realizing college wasn’t the path for him, Aaron became a restaurant manager in Washington, DC. During that time, Aaron gained his true love for seeing bands like Phish and the Disco Biscuits; a priority and love for music that still remains today. In 2005, he started work doing mortgage loans. Turns out he was pretty good at it and has now closed over 2,000 mortgages in every state since then. He moved from Baltimore to Denver in 2010, then arrived in Tahoe Feb 2017. Along with music, cooking/food, and snowboarding are his biggest passions. Aaron joined TRYP in early 2018 and became a board member in September 2018. He enjoys mentoring in several local programs with CASA, SOS Outreach and at Mt Tallac. He hopes to someday quit his day job and be a musician, but the fact that he isn’t very good may make that difficult!
Kelley is the Recreation Supervisor for the City of South Lake Tahoe. Originally from Texas, Kelley developed a passion for the mountains and beautiful outdoors on family ski trips to Colorado and summers spend horseback riding with friends. It was her love of the outdoors that ultimately brought her to Tahoe. Kelley graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Business from Texas Christian University. After graduation, Kelley moved to the Bay Area for work. It was during her time in the Bay that she discovered Lake Tahoe. Like so many people that call Tahoe home, Kelley moved to the lake to work as a ski instructor at Sierra at Tahoe for “just one winter” and 10 years later, she is happy to call South Lake Tahoe home. Before working for the City, Kelley worked as the Ski School Manager for Sierra at Tahoe and also has a background in sales, coaching, coordinating and business development. She is passionate about finding simple solutions to complex problems and helping others to reach their true potential. Kelley graduated from the 2018 Leadership Lake Tahoe Class and is excited about being more involved in TRYP. In her free time, she loves skiing, riding horses, hiking, running, traveling, doing yoga, reading good books on the beach, drink wine with friends and enjoy all that life has to offer.
Julia Requarth was born and raised in The Woodlands, Texas and moved out west to study business at Pepperdine University where she earned an M.B.A. with a focus in sports and tourism marketing. She developed a love for the mountains going on ski trips with her family as a child and spending her weekends in college at Big Bear. It was this passion for the mountains that drove her to Park City, Utah where she was the Marketing Manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team foundation. She moved to Lake Tahoe after landing a marketing job with Vail Resorts at Heavenly Mountain Resort. She is currently running marketing for FATCO, a skincare start up. She is passionate about improving the job market for young professionals in Lake Tahoe. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything outside!