Our all-volunteer board is comprised of leaders from local business, government, education, and non-profit organizations encompassing the entire Tahoe Basin.
Chair of the Board: Rick Lind
Rick is Owner of Sierra Ecosystems Associates
Vice-Chair: Ken Riley
Ken is a consultant for the construction industry and start-up companies and recently retired from Kiewit Infrastructure Group.
Jesse is Principal at New Economics & Advisory
Brian is Regional President, US Bank
Executive Committee Member: Kindle Craig
Kindle Craig is Director of Strategy and Development, Barton Health
Executive Committee Member: Sandy Evans Hall
Sandy is CEO of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/CVB/Chamber
Executive Committee Member: Lew Feldman
Lew is a partner at Feldman, McLaughlin and Thiel, LLP
Executive Committee Member: Lisa Granahan
Lisa Granahan is Douglas County Economic Vitality Manager
Executive Committee Member: Joanne Marchetta
Joanne is Executive Director at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Board of Directors
Marsha Berkbigler (Commissioner, Washoe County)
Carol Chaplin (Executive Director, Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority)
Andy Chapman (President/CEO, Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau)
Wendy David (Mayor, City of South Lake Tahoe)
B Gorman (B Great Leadership)
Bob Grant (Lake Tahoe Unified School District)
Roger Kahn (North Lake Tahoe Business)
Maureen McCarthy (Tahoe Science Consortium)
John McLaughlin (CEO, Edgewood Companies)
Bob Mecay (Tahoe Beach Club)
Jennifer Merchant (CAO, Placer County)
Sue Novasel (El Dorado County Supervisor)
Lee Plemel (Planning Director, Carson City)
Roger Rempfer (Real Estate Consultant)
Robert Stern (Investor)
Alan Walker (President, Sierra Nevada College)
Jesse Walker (New Economics & Advisory)
CEO, Heidi Hill Drum
Heidi has more than 25 years experience in public policy, communications, and collaboration with non-profit organizations, businesses, academia and government agencies. Her background includes facilitating consensus-based solutions with government agencies and the public on issues ranging from California water issues, public lands grazing, natural resources, transportation and community and environmental planning. She has expertise in the implementation of collaborative solutions, which make her especially suited to the role of CEO and TPC’s mission of uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity.
Heidi came to Lake Tahoe in 1995 to snowboard for the season. Growing up in Florida, it was definitely supposed to be just one winter. But she fell in love with Tahoe, got married and had two Tahoe boys. She has worked at Sierra-at-Tahoe, the League to Save Lake Tahoe and the Center for Collaborative Policy, at Sacramento State. She and her husband John are raising their boys to be as active and engaged in the community as they are.
Project Manager, Chris Fajkos
Chris brings a wealth of experience to TPC, having previously worked as a Lead Project Manager for a major municipality in the Bay Area. During this time, Chris took on numerous projects pertaining to environmental programs management, transportation planning, regional economic development, public safety, and grant administration. He is well-versed in the challenges that come with getting both public and private sector stakeholders to the table and is passionate about driving projects with public benefits, ensuring that they are completed on budget and on time. Chris holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California, a BA in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University and served in the United States Coast Guard. When Chris isn’t working towards making the Tahoe Basin a more sustainable, equitable, and economically prosperous place to live he can be found snowboarding or playing ice hockey in winter time, kayaking and hiking in the summertime, or just simply spending time with his wife Carlynne, one year old daughter Hazel, and English Bulldog Gwen.
Executive Assistant, Frances McAninch
Frances started as a volunteer for the Tahoe Prosperity Center in April 2014. She has been the TPC Executive Assistant since 2016. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento and a BS in Home Economics/Interior Design from Southwest Texas State University.
In addition to education and design work, Frances has a broad range of non-profit experience. She has worked as a campaigner and fundraiser for the United Way of San Diego, San Diego, CA, Program Director for San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club, Encinitas, CA, grant writer and grant editor for Milagro Art Center, Prescott, AR and Project Manager for the Sugar Pine Foundation of South Lake Tahoe, CA.
As a resident of Incline Village, NV, Frances is an active volunteer in her community and loves Tahoe and all the recreation it offers. She has skied Tahoe for twelve seasons and loves to climb, hike, snowshoe and kayak. “I was given the best advice for enjoying Tahoe – “get good gear and get out there”, and my life has never been the same since.”