Board of Directors: January 2016 – December 2017

 

Executive Director

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.

 

 


Finance Director

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.

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Brandi Brown, Owner; Tahoe Production House

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.


Professional Development Director

Amber Aneloksi, 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.

 

 


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 Operations Director

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.

 


Board Member, Fundraising Committee Chair

Nicholas Abelow; Abelow, Pratt & Associates
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Nic was born and raised in Lake Tahoe and was determined to return.  In 2012 Nic moved back to the lake to begin a Family with his soon to be wife Sharyn.  In September 2015 Nic and Sharyn welcomed Andrew into their family.  Nic believes in setting goals and dreaming big, he is a partner in a locally owned and operated business and is committed to continue supporting the community.

Nic understands team work, he was captain of both the ski and football teams throughout high school.  He believes in being active in the local community and sits on the board of the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals and is an active member with the South Tahoe Rotary Club.

 


Board Member, Membership Committee Chair

Dr. Tom Fernandes; Lake Tahoe Dental

 

Tom Fernandes lives, works and plays in South Lake Tahoe CA. He and his wife Tamara, both dentists, operate two offices at opposite ends of town; one in Nevada and the other in California. They are passionate about complete oral health care and feel blessed to be able to do a “hobby” when at work! He believes in “unmitigated daily discipline in all things” and loves studying leadership and interpersonal relationships. When not working, Tom and Tamara love to ski, bike, hike and enjoy Tahoe! They also love their two kids Sean and Caitlin.

Board Member, Civic Engagement Committee ChairTroy-Matthews-2

Troy Matthews, Tahoe Youth & Family Services

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.

 


Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair

Julia Requarth, FATCO Marketing Manager
julia2Julia 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.

 


Board Member- Advisory Board

Jenna Palacio, Instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College

JP_headshotA 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.

 


Board Member- Advisory Board 

Jenn Boyd, Public Relations; Weidinger PRWinter White mug shot

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.

Fun facts:

  • 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

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