Board of Directors: January 2018 – December 2019
Devin Middlebrook, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Devin Middlebrook was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and is the sustainability program coordinator for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. Devin earned his bachelors degree in business administration from Chico State and went on to receive his MBA from Sacramento State. Growing up in Tahoe gave Devin an appreciation for the environment and getting outdoors. Devin is inspired to give back to his hometown and create a prosperous community.
Julia Requarth, Marketing Manager; FATCO
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 working for FATCO, a locally based skincare company. She is passionate about improving the job market for young professionals in Lake Tahoe. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything outside and is currently on a quest to summit the highest point in each state.
Amber Goligoksi, Hospitality Professional
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area she developed a love for Tahoe through family vacations. Passionate about family (including her four legged fur babies), friends and food, Amber started in customer service and hospitality as a teenager. After moving to Tahoe in 2004 for a one season adventure in the snow she decided to make the mountains her home. Her local claim to fame is being voted Best Server by the Tahoe Daily Tribune. She has been employed by large ski resorts, hotels and small cafes in Sonoma, Florida and Tahoe. Currently she uses her talents at Lake Tahoe Community College in the Work Experience and Internship Office and as a Banquet Captain at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. In addition to the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals, Amber is a graduate of the Leadership Lake Tahoe program with the Chamber of Commerce.
Civic Engagement Director
Troy Matthews, Executive Director; Barton Foundation
Troy was born in the Bay Area and raised in Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree in political science from George Washington University. Troy came to Tahoe with his wife to honeymoon one summer and decided not to leave. He’s a devout Lakers fan, unfortunately. Other hobbies include cooking with the aforementioned wife, playing with their little corgi, kayaking, winning trips to Hawaii, and Directing Civic Engagement for young professionals organizations. Troy is proud to have been recently elected to the Board of Education for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.
Hannah Marzocco, Executive Director; First 5 Alpine
Hannah Marzocco grew up in the mountains of Colorado and now has established her home nestled in the Sierras. Hannah holds a Masters in Education and Administrative Leadership from Sierra Nevada College; she comes from a background in women and gender studies, youth development, community advocacy, nonprofit management, and systems thinking. Beyond her professional roles, Hannah volunteers for Court Appointed Special Advocates and is a member of the 17-18 Leadership Lake Tahoe class. Hannah is an avid Ashtanga yoga practitioner and culinary enthusiast: she loves to cook, wine taste, and travel in search of new and innovative restaurants. Hannah is invested in uplifting the community and blessed to set down roots in Tahoe with her husband Joe and crazy dog, Taylor.
TRYP Advisory Board Members:
Brandi was born and raised in Lake Tahoe is the owner of Tahoe Production House, a Full Service Creative Agency. She is currently sitting on the Board of Directors for Tahoe Regional Young Professionals, Barton Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club, as well as involved in many community organizations. Brandi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in film and television production from Loyola Marymount University. For fun, she enjoys hanging with her husband Dan, her daughter Kalirae, and their doggies Leo, Peanut, and Casey in this beautiful place we call home, Tahoe.
Lyndsay Bryant, Lake Tahoe Boat Rides, Owner; Lake Tahoe Sitters, Owner; Red Door Previews, Realtor
Lyndsay Bryant has dreamed of living in Lake Tahoe since she was a child and made her dream come true after graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Management. She has worked with her husband to start two small local businesses and is also a local Real Estate Agent. Lake Tahoe Boat Rides is a sightseeing and watersports charter Boat Company, and Lake Tahoe Sitters specializes in mobile childcare for vacationing and local families. Lyndsay takes full advantage of the Tahoe outdoor lifestyle and enjoys, waterskiing, boating, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and skiing with her husband, Steve, and two dogs, Timber and Meadow. She is a cofounder of the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals.
Brent Goligoski, South Tahoe Public Utility District
Brent is a staff engineer for South Tahoe Public Utility District. Originally from Southwest Montana, he made frequent trips to Tahoe to visit Grandpa growing up and was not surprised to get “stuck” here after spending summers working for the City of South Lake Tahoe Parks Department while earning a Civil Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He spent three years managing heavy civil construction projects for Thomas Haen Company gaining the experience necessary to move up to engineering design. Brent strives to enjoy every day throughout the community through serving in the public sector on the clock and spending off the clock time relishing skiing, paddleboarding, his two dogs, never ending house projects and most importantly, his beautiful niece, Olivia.
Jenna Palacio, Barton Health Public Relations
A self-proclaimed wine geek and social media addict, Jenna Palacio brings character and passion to the Board of the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals. Jenna, a small business owner herself, is a staunch supporter of the next generation of Lake Tahoe’s business community. She moved to South Lake Tahoe after earning a Communications degree from UC Davis and starting her career in the Sacramento region.
Jenna was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area but finds Lake Tahoe’s lifestyle and way of doing business a great fit for her career. When not snowboarding, cooking, paddleboarding or relaxing on the beach with her husband and two dogs, Jenna runs a freelance communications and marketing practice in addition to being an adjunct faculty member at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Fun facts about Jenna: she moved away from Lake Tahoe to be the Communications Director at the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau and served on the board of the Central Coast Tourism Council, chairing its Social Media Committee. Now a homeowner on the South Shore, Jenna sits on the Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority’s Marketing Advisory Committee andSouth Lake Tahoe Planning Commission.
Jenn Boyd, Public Relations; Weidinger PR
Jenn Boyd Viral Visionary (aka Account Executive), a veteran holding down the offensive line at Weidinger Public Relations since Feb. 2007, uses her special powers; ok her strategic vision to manage social and traditional media relations efforts for the firm. She’s been the driving force to integrate social media platforms into existing campaigns; launching mobile apps for clients; staying current or ahead of the curve on trends; event planning; writing; client relations and media outreach/pitching efforts for WPR. Jenn continues bring tangible media coverage and results for clients such as Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Ridge Tahoe Resort, Operation Sierra Storm, Amgen Tour of California, and Tahoe Transportation District.
- Life goal to snowboard on every continent and each year explore a new ski resort
- Unofficially holds the record for most weddings attended in one season – 10!
- International traveler
- Dog lover
- Lady luck: born in Vegas on July, Friday the 13 and is left handed
If you would like to apply to be a part of the board, please download this application, fill it out and email it to TahoeTRYP@gmail.com.