The TCCSEA Board of Directors was formed in 1999 when several local residents, business owners, coaches and athletes entered a concession agreement with the Tahoe City Public Utility District to operate Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area. Along with strong management, dedicated staff and a multitude of volunteers, the Board of Directors works year-round to offer the most welcoming, challenging and perfectly groomed trails in the nation.
After moving to Tahoe in 1975, Jim made his first Nordic turns touring Blackwood Canyon and then at Tahoe Nordic, which was the Highland’s Nordic Center at the time. He has served on the board since 1999 as a founding member and is currently Board President. He serves on the Executive Committee, the Schilling Lodge Project Committee and Committees Contract Compliance Committee.
Randy joined the board in 2016 and was elected to be Vice President in 2018. He serves on the Executive Committee and is chairman of the Fundraising Committee. In 2003, he first volunteered as a Strider Gliders coach, and it is through this program that his passion for cross-country skiing and Tahoe Cross Country developed. He lives on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and teaches social studies and algebra at the middle school in Incline Village.
Jens has been Nordic skiing ever since he first learned in the snowy mountains of Tahoe in 1981. He has lived in Tahoe since 2001 and joined the board in 2011. He serves as Treasurer, on the Finance Committee and the Schilling Lodge Project Committee.
After spending every summer in Tahoe since 1960, Debbie became a permanent Tahoe resident in 1980 and learned to cross-country at Tahoe Nordic Center (now Tahoe XC). She worked in the downhill ski business for 25 years: at Squaw as Director of Sales and Northstar as Human Resources Director. She moved on to be the Co-owner and Business Manager for Integrated Environmental with her husband. Debbie joined the board in 2016 and serves on the Finance, Compensation and Insurance Committee and is the Board Secretary.
Gary attended Tahoe Lake School in 1944 and later graduated from Tahoe Truckee High School. He returned to Tahoe in 1976 and has been a full-time resident ever since. He has been Nordic skiing since 1952 with the Tahoe Truckee ski team (cross-country, jumping, giant slalom and slalom). Gary began as a volunteer at the TXC rental shop in 1999, joined the board one year later, and has been Tahoe XC’s race course timer since 2003.
Roger moved with his family to Squaw Valley in 1976 and has lived in Reno since 1998. When he was 11 years old, his mom rented equipment from the Blue Star Hotel in Truckee and took him skiing at Lake Van Norden in the Donner Summit Valley. He has been skiing ever since. Roger joined the board in 2016 and serves on the Junior Committee and the Marketing Committee.
Don has lived in Tahoe since 1973, learning to Nordic ski at Royal Gorge and Donner Summit in the early 70s. Having served on the board for the past 12 years, Don is eager to give back to Tahoe XC and the community that has provided great opportunities for his family and son during his middle and high school years. He serves on The Schilling Lodge Project Committee and the Junior Committee.
In college Doug joined the jumping and cross-country ski teams and became a certified cross-country ski instructor and groomer at Copper Mountain, Colorado. In 1979, he moved to Tahoe and groomed for Squaw Valley Nordic, then worked for Skip Reedy when Tahoe Nordic Center (now Tahoe XC) first opened. He is employed by Tahoe XC to maintain all trails, machinery and a high quality of grooming. He is a founding member of TCCSEA and serves on the Facilities Committee.
Rafe has lived and skied in Tahoe since 1971. He is a founding member of TCCSEA, serving on the board since its inception in 1999. He learned to turn in the backcountry of Lake Tahoe and has been an active member of our community ever since. He currently serves on the Facilities Committee.
A Tahoe resident and Nordic skier since 1977, Gerald joined the board in 2016. He has spent 11 years on the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Board and 16 years as Field Office Chief for the US Geological Survey, where he worked for 38 years. He serves on The Schilling Lodge Project Committee, Facilities Committee and Fundraising Committee.
Genevieve originally moved to North Lake Tahoe after college in the winter of 95-96. After a 4 year hiatus in Oakland, she returned to Tahoe in 2003 and discovered Nordic skiing. She has been a Tahoe XC passholder ever since and a Strider Gliders Coach for 5 years. Genevieve joined the board in 2018 and is looking forward to a different type of XC adventure.
Tom grew up skiing in Minnesota and first came to the Olympic Training Center in Squaw Valley as a member of the U.S. Biathlon team in 1978 and started skiing at Tahoe Nordic in 1980. After competing in the Biathlon World Cup, he retired to Orange County but skied in Tahoe every year. He has been teaching and coaching cross-country skiing and biathlon in Tahoe since 1995, served as a board member of the Auburn Ski Club for 5 years, and joined our TCCSEA board in 2018.
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