starting Untitled Document Tahoe Rim Trail Board of Directors



Officers


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John Singlaub - President
John has lived in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, since 2003, and in the Reno-Tahoe area since 1994. He is currently working part-time from home for Ascent Environmental, Inc., a forward-thinking, full-service, environmental planning and natural resources consultancy in Sacramento, CA. He is the former executive director of the Sierra Business Council (SBC), a member-based, non-profit organization located in Truckee, CA, dedicated to creating vibrant, prosperous and sustainable communities throughout the Sierra Nevada. Prior to SBC, John served as the executive director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for five years. Before that, John spent 25 years as a planner and manager for the Bureau of Land Management, the last nine years as the District Manager in Carson City, NV. John enjoys hiking, mountain-biking, skiing and kayaking.


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Jim Crompton - Vice President
Jim Crompton has been actively involved with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association as a trail builder since 2012. Jim moved to Carson City from the mid-West in 1988. At that time Jim purchased his first mountain bike. He has been a bicycle referee for both road and off-road for more than 30 years and a race organizer. After more than 30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydrologist, he retired in 2012. Jim is also involved with trail building with Carson Valley Tails Association, Poedunks in Reno and Muscle Powered in Carson City. He is over half way on reaching the county highpoints in Nevada and the state highpoints of Nevada’s neighboring states.


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Ande Chern - Secretary
Ande is originally from Peoria, IL and came to Reno 42 years ago, after 10 years in Southern California. Not enamored initially, the years, the people and the environment have created home. After retiring from administrative staff positions at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine and the College of Education, Ande began volunteering for the Friends of the Library as well as working at Sundance Bookstore. Over the years she has enjoyed, jogging and volleyball, but now spends more time walking, hiking and other opportunities to be outside. She defined a desire to become more involved in the TRTA after becoming a member of the 165 Mile Club and providing volunteer time for the Trail Challenge and the silent auction for the annual meeting.


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John McCall - Treasurer
John and his wife, Diane, both 165-milers, have lived in Zephyr Cove since 1999. He has been a TRTA board member since 2003 and is currently Treasurer of TRTA, a Crew Leader and the Webmaster. John was born in Michigan, grew up around Washington DC and received a BA in Physics from MIT in 1959. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until 1987, mainly developing information systems. Along the way he received an MS in Physics from UC Berkeley and an MBA from St. Mary’s. After an early “retirement”, he and Diane formed their own consulting company. They also become part-time Tahoe residents in the mid-1980s and worked on the trail in the early days (1985 on). John’s interests, other than hiking and computers, include classical music, opera and duplicate bridge. In addition to the TRTA, John has been active in other Tahoe activities. He was elected to the Lakeridge GID Board in 2000 and, and was Chairman until the was termed-out at the end of 2014. He served on the Pathway 2007 Forum and was Treasurer of Nevada Opera where he and Diane served as Board members. He has recently joined the Board of the Reno Philharmonic Association.



Executive Committee

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Dave Schnake - V.P. Trail Ops
Since retiring Dave has been an avid hiker and backpacker. He is a member of the 165 Mile Club, having completed both a segment hike and a thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. He is now picking away at the Pacific Crest Trail, completing almost 500 miles. When not hiking the trails Dave has spent the last four summers as a trail construction/ maintenance volunteer on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and with other regional trails organizations. For the last two years, after completing the required training, Dave has served as a Crew Leader with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Dave holds a BS in Geology from TCU, an MS in Geochemistry from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and an MBA from the University of Nevada. He had a highly varied career including mining geology, budget/capital project analysis, strategic/tactical planning, financial analysis, and natural gas supply and transportation. Prior to his involvement in trail work Dave served on the Washoe County School District’s Financial Advisory Committee, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Committee and volunteered at various schools in the Reno area. Dave’s wife Lorrie is also a 165 Mile Club member. As a Girl Scout leader she introduced their daughter, Kate, and her troop, then twelve years old, to trail work by brushing the trail near Watson Lake.


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Alice Hampton - V.P. Sustainable Funding
I grew up in a family that appreciated the outdoors and I always thought the word "vacation" meant a camping trip. I have lived in Washoe Valley, Nevada for 14 years, moving here from Susanville, California where I raised my son. I love this area and now that I am retired (I think) I am looking forward to spending more time in my own backyard which includes the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Tahoe Rim Trail. I am married to Wade who is a professor at Truckee Meadows Community College and have a wonderful son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren who live in San Diego. Professionally I have a BS degree in Nursing and a BA degree in Social Work. I love working with people in the health and wellness arena as I strongly believe that in order to do good work one has to feel good. I have spent the last 30 years working in management and then at the executive level in two non-profit health care agencies. I am honored to be a member of the board of directors of the TRTA where I am able to share my love for the outdoors, experience with non-profits and my background in grant writing. I believe in the potential to create partnerships with the health arena and facilitate engaging underserved and minority communities in the benefits of getting outdoors and enjoying the Tahoe Rim Trail.


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Ro Martinoni - V.P Trail Use
Roberta “Ro” Martinoni is currently a Board Member, VP of Trail Use, Guide and longtime volunteer. Ro was first introduced to the TRTA in 1991 with a backcountry trail building @ Watson Lake. 10 years later in 2001 after reading an article in the local newspaper, Ro participated in our very first official thru hike when the trail was dedicated. Since 2007 Ro has volunteered and guided multiple thru hikes, segment hikes, day hikes, snowshoeing and full moon events. I love being able to share this “trail like no other” and look forward to when I’m full time retired and can play more!



Board Members


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Lorilyn Chitwood
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” John Muir I am a lifelong resident of Nevada, horsewoman, and outdoor enthusiast with two wonderful daughters. I was a founder of the Carson Valley Trails Association at a time when trails access in the Carson Valley was nearly non-existent. This limited access inspired me to take action and fight for trails and a community which supports access to public lands. Horses have been a passion from an early age and I have been involved in multiple horse associations throughout my lifetime such as the United States Equestrian Federation and Sierra Nevada Dressage Association. I have a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Nevada Reno which has provided me with the opportunity to pursue my passion in the horse community. For the last 10 years I have succeeded in a career in real estate, which allows me to utilize my interpersonal skills to help people find the perfect home to build their lives in. Trails, horses and helping the community have been my passion, my career and are my future with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. A trail is a legacy for future generations and I am excited to be a part of an organization that works so passionately to protect that legacy and to make sure a few of our future paths are dirt.


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Jim  Cline
Jim first visited Tahoe in 1967, stopping by on his way to the Oakland Army base after just graduating from Transportation OCS in Virginia and from the University of Kansas the year before. He was able to ski at Heavenly a couple of times and realized he loved the mountains which he had not experienced while growing up in Illinois. After a year in Oakland and a tour in Vietnam, his service obligation was fulfilled and he luckily landed a job in San Francisco. In 1971 he met Nancy on a Christmas Tahoe skiing trip to their respective group cabins and they continue to ski in winter and hike in the summer. Jim’s career included 2 large corporations, a small private business and his own business with expert skills in planning and organization. In 1979 he obtained an MBA from Cal in night school in SF, the year the first of their 2 sons was born. He was active in organizations dedicated to youth sports (swimming and soccer) serving on 3 boards and president of one. Along with this busy schedule they camped, hiked, skied and backpacked around swim meets and soccer tournaments. In 1992, they bought their first vacation home in Truckee and in 1999 moved to their present location in Kings Woods West above Tahoe Vista. Those years were filled with trips back and forth to Truckee/Tahoe to ski or hike. They have been members of the TRTA since 2000 and completed the rim trail in 2009. Jim is a hike leader in two Tahoe/Truckee hiking clubs and was a member of the Tahoe City Rotary Club for seven years.


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David De Voe
Started camping and hiking at an early age with the boy scouts in the San Gabriel Mountains and eastern High Sierras where he developed his passion for the mountains and outdoors. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Geology, moved to Northern California in 1958, and built a house in Tahoe City in 1966. In 1959 he entered the real estate field as an appraiser specializing in the valuation of geology related properties, open space, and government projects (eminent domain) for over 40 yrs. He with his wife Sue have enjoyed hiking outstanding trails including the Tahoe Rim (#55 & 56), John Muir, Tahoe-Yosemite, Pacific Crest (portion only), Appalachian (portion only), Incan (Peru), Chilkoot (Alaska), and Cinca Terra (Italy). Additionally they have skied in all Seven Continents including Antarctica and gone to the high points in 45 of the 50 states. He is past president of the Tahoe Trail Trekkers and board member of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.


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Jackie Ferek
Jackie moved to Reno from the Midwest over 35 years ago to attend the University of Nevada. She earned a masters degree in education and recently retired from the Washoe County School District. The beauty of the desert, mountains and lakes keep Jackie and her husband Bill of 30 years outdoors year round. You will find them hiking, biking, snowshoeing, skiing, camping and stand up paddling boarding. She started volunteering for the TRTA over 15 years ago with trail construction and maintenance. Jackie is currently a trail construction crew leader. “ I feel so lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas in the world!” The Tahoe Rim Trail, what a fabulous trail system we have here in our backyard.”


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Kristen Power


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Roger Rosenberger
Roger has resided at Lake Tahoe for the last 12 summers (May-October). For the last 5 years he has been Chair of the Tahoe Area Sierra Club. He joined the Sierra Club because he enjoys spending time hiking the mountains, taking pictures of flowers and leading Sierra Club outings. He also teaches a wildflower course at the Lake Tahoe Community College. In his other home, Miami FL., he is a docent at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and an active supporter of a disabled sailing program called Shake-A-Leg. He has served on the Boards of the Public Radio/TV station, the YMCA, and Audubon Societies. Before devoting his time to nonprofit organizations, Roger was a business executive in the health insurance industry serving the small business community. He attended college at Johns Hopkins (BES) and then the University of Michigan (MBA). His first job was with a pharmaceutical firm where he designed inventory control systems. At mid career he served three years with the Federal Government in Washington DC working fist on the AID (foreign aid) budget and then as an Associate Administrator for the Small Business Administration. Roger is married to Bobbi and has two grown children living in Tampa FL. and Seattle WA.


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Carl Woods
Raised in Boulder City, Nevada, Carl graduated from UNLV and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. After receiving a law degree from the University of Idaho and passing the Idaho bar, he spent the next 29 years on active duty with the Marines, mostly in practice as a military attorney. He spent time in Europe, Japan, and Haiti, made two deployments to Iraq, and obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia with a concentration in International Law. At various times during his career, Carl was also a company commander, battalion commander, Acting Chief of Staff of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, and Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Installations, West. He retired as a Colonel in 2009. Since leaving active duty, Carl has devoted most of his time to volunteer pursuits, including volunteer work with the TRTA. He has been a hiker since his early teens, primarily in the western U.S. Other than the Tahoe Rim Trail (of course!), his favorite hiking locales are Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Carl has completed several of the TRT segments, as well as the thru-hike twice, once as a participant and once as a guide. He and his wife, Donna, currently live in Gardnerville, Nevada; their daughter resides in Sacramento.