Katherine Hill has been involved in the community since 1998 through her various roles at local newspapers and magazines. She stays informed on local issues in her current role as the Publisher and Editor In Chief of The Weekly magazine, a 33-year-old publication that chronicles the remarkable people and places of North Lake Tahoe. Katherine has made Tahoe her permanent home and is committed to investing in the success of Tahoe City economically and socially.
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the TCDA and oversees the direction of the organization. TCDA Directors represent Tahoe City’s diverse industries that include retail, non-retail, restaurant businesses, professional services, financial institutions and real estate. TCDA gratefully acknowledges the dedication of our Board of Directors time and effort contributed to make Tahoe City a great place to live, work, play and visit.
Christina Perry, born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and has lived in many beautiful communities across California, including Marin, Carmel, Big Sur and Lake Tahoe. Christina moved to Tahoe City two years ago is the Marketing Manager for Jake’s on the Lake. Her vast experience includes high level hospitality and public relations positions that include General Manager, Publicity Manager and Account Director of a successful PR agency in Sydney. Christina is experienced in marketing, public relations, publicity, event & crisis management and branding. Christina is passionate about making a difference in our Tahoe City community.
Kathy Nicholas has 25 + years of media sales, management and marketing experience with Fortune 500 corporations (Business Week, TIME, Fortune and Money Magazines) as well as business development with start-ups and running a consulting firm. She has been a West Shore homeowner for 10 + years and has lived here full time for 4 ½ years. She has been the co-chair of the TCDA promotions committee for 3 years. She has been involved in media planning, strategic planning and creating a cohesive marketing plan to promote Tahoe City and TCDA.
Gail Scoville was born in Visalia, raised in Burlingame and moved to Tahoe in 1973. Gail worked at Bank of America for 39 years, but has recently retired and has the time to fully commit herself to the TCDA Board of Directors. Gail is the treasurer of the Lake Tahoe Ski Club Foundation & Tahoe City Recreation Association, board member for Tahoe City Golf Club & Snowfest! and an active member of the North Lake Tahoe Kiwanis. Gail is a well known advocate for Tahoe City and has great organizational and customer service skills. Gail currently volunteers for many TCDA events and is a committee member for July 4th Fireworks and the Tahoe City Oktoberfest. When Gail is not volunteering, she spends time with her two “twin” children and three grandsons that still live in our local community.
Gary Davis has lived and worked in the Tahoe City area since 1986. He owns the Gary Davis Group (a civil and structural engineering, and architectural design services firm) and commercial property in downtown and has a serious interest in the long-term health of the Tahoe City community. Gary’s passion for and knowledge of regional issues is an asset to the TCDA Board when faced with planning and development issues and helping coordinate with our agency partners.
Hal Slear has owned James Harold Galleries, a fine art gallery, in Downtown Tahoe City for 30 years. He has lived in the area for more than 35 years and has seen the town evolve into a bustling North Shore community with something for everyone at every age. He is dedicated to improving Downtown Tahoe City and has been a past board member for the Chamber of Commerce and is the current President of the Kiwanis Club of Tahoe City.
Bill Dietz has lived in the North Lake Tahoe area since 1988. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Principal Broker for Tahoe Luxury Properties and co-founded the company in 1994 with his wife, Kelly. In prior employment, Bill was the Director of the Ski School at Alpine Meadows Ski Area and loves to ski, mountain bike, wakeboard and surf. Bill is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm with the Tahoe area with all. It is through the vehicle of the Tahoe City Downtown Association that Bill enjoys spreading his passion for the area.
Greg Mickiewicz moved to Tahoe City nine years ago and started Tahoe Marine Supply eight years ago. Each year his business has grown and Greg is excited for another year of business in Tahoe City. Greg has created two businesses in Tahoe City, sat on the TCDA’s board of directors for two years and hopes to continue to stay involved in the future. Greg is currently a member of the TCDA July 4th committee and looks forward to helping expand many other events in Tahoe City. Greg purchased a home in Tahoe City two years ago, will be getting married this year (in Tahoe City) and plans to stay in our incredible community for a long time.
Eric Pilcher moved from Colorado to Tahoe City in 2013 to open Moe’s Original BBQ in June 2014. In fall 2015, Eric purchased a second Tahoe City business, Gear and Grind Café, with a goal to create an updated and modern version of the downtown café. If he wasn’t busy enough with two businesses, Eric is a new member of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Board of Directors. At 29 years old, Eric is a youthful leader that can help to better engage the younger generation of residents in the area on community issues and help connect them to events and volunteer opportunities. Eric feels strongly that a vibrant community is driven by live music, artistic events, sporting competitions and community involvement. Eric is a hard working professional with a life goal of getting better each day, and making the people around him better as well.
Amie Quirate was born and raised in the small beach town of Pacifica, CA, but has always had a special place for Tahoe in her heart. After graduating from college in Santa Barbara, she decided to fulfill her dream of living in the mountains and moved to Truckee. Amie immediately began work with Tahoe Luxury Properties in their operations department and has moved up to a full-time real estate agent. At only 26 years old, Amie has many accomplishments including her volunteer efforts with the High Fives Non Profit, Project Mana, Rahlves Banzai Tour, a “Big Sister” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and she manages the Truckee/Tahoe People Facebook page with over 4,000 members. A few of Amie’s qualifications include public relations, event planning and volunteering. Amie moved from Truckee to Tahoe City in September 2015 and is looking for ways to give back and become more involved in her new home of Tahoe City.
Melissa Siig has been a journalist since she moved to Tahoe in 2001. Melissa wrote for the Tahoe World from 2001-2005 and was an associate editor at Moonshine Ink until August 2015, and she still writes occasional articles for Moonshine Ink. In 2014, Melissa and her husband Steven (know as “Siig”) opened the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in the Cobblestone Center in downtown Tahoe City. Melissa has served on three local boards, the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council (2009-2014), Slow Food Tahoe (2009-2011) and Tahoe Community Nursery School (2012-2014). Melissa has lived in Alpine Meadows/Tahoe City for 14 years and has a deep passion to make it the best place it can be. Melissa and Siig have three children who attend Tahoe Truckee Unified School District schools and they are BIG believers of bringing the community together.
Stacie Lyans moved to Tahoe City in May 2014 to become the leader of the Tahoe City Downtown Association (TCDA). Prior to her role with the TCDA, Stacie spent over 10 years in outreach, recruitment, marketing and event coordination at Humboldt State University (HSU), with her most recent role as the Assistant Director of Admissions-SF Bay Area. Stacie graduated with a Bachelors degree in Journalism and an MBA from HSU. Stacie has spent the past decade vacationing in the greater Tahoe region and is thrilled to roll up her sleeves and make a difference in her new home of Tahoe City, with a big smile! Email Stacie today at: Stacie@VisitTahoeCity.com
Jamie Olson has provided administrative support to the Tahoe City Downtown Association since 2011. She is a native of Tahoe City and has lived and worked in the North Lake Tahoe community for well over 30 years. Though she has studied at various institutions, including Sierra College she feels the most valuable and significant knowledge has come from living life with awareness and intention while helping others through volunteering, non-profit work and community collaboration. She loves learning and has a deep appreciation for nature, gardening and art. Email at : Jamie@VisitTahoeCity.com
Dana Tanner Powell’s love of skiing, hiking, kayaking and paddle-boarding plus the small-town community feeling of Tahoe City brought her here from Palo Alto in 1997. She studied at UC Davis, receiving a B.S. in Human Development, and at San Jose State University, where she earned her M.A. in Counselor Education. She has a passion for helping people and for our Tahoe City community and has been successfully involved with a variety of local non-profits including Girls on the Run, Disabled Sports, Lake Tahoe Music Festival, and SnowFest, coordinating events and volunteers, as well as serving on boards. Dana would love to see Tahoe City continue to evolve into a vibrant social/arts/activities center while retaining its cohesive small-town feel. Email at: Dana@visittahoecity.com