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Untitled Document Tahoe Rim Trail Board of Directors


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.

John McCall - Treasurer
John and his wife Diane have lived in Zephyr Cove since 1999 and he has been a TRTA board member since 2003. He is currently Treasurer of TRTA and a Crew Leader. He frequently cooks for the Back Country Camp. 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. John’s interests, other than hiking and computers, include classical music, opera and duplicate bridge. In addition to the TRTA, John is active in other Tahoe activities. He was elected to the Lakeridge GID Board in 2000 and is currently Board Chair. He served on the Pathway 2007 Forum. He is Treasurer of Nevada Opera where he and Diane both serve as Board members.

Karen Ross - Vice President
Karen Ross is Community Relations Manager for NV Energy in northern Nevada. Employed by NV Energy for 28 years, Karen has held positions as diverse as construction project manager, contract negotiator and mining account manager. For the past 15 years, Karen has guided NV Energy’s corporate citizenship role within the diverse communities it serves throughout northern Nevada. She oversees charitable giving, employee volunteer programs, and community support programs that meet the needs of a broad array of stakeholders. Karen currently serves on the following boards: Nevada Land Conservancy; Nevada Women’s Fund; Special Assistance Fund for Energy (SAFE), and she is an advisory board member of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community and Health Sciences, Access to Healthcare Network, High Sierra Industries, and the Latino Research Center. She is past president of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow, a regional quality of life group, and past chair of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Washoe County. Karen is an alumnus of Leadership Reno-Sparks and was honored in 2005 as a Truckee Meadows Tomorrow “Sustaining Star” for her efforts in leading and participating in community quality of life initiatives. In 2005, the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada honored Karen as a Woman in Leadership, and in 1995 she was recognized by the Nevada Women’s Fund as a Woman of Achievement. In December 2006, Karen received her Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a certificate in gerontology. She is directly applying her MPH degree to new and innovative ways to improve the overall health of communities. In her advocacy role at NV Energy, Karen developed an innovative “Senior Power” program that has engaged NV Energy employees in weatherizing the homes of frail and homebound seniors for the past six years. In her leisure time, Karen enjoys hiking in the Sierra, cycling, snowshoeing, gardening and generally enjoying the outdoors.

Craig Schriber - Secretary
Since first coming to the area in 1981 as a geologist, Craig has since made strong inroads into the cultural, recreational and business sectors of the Reno community. As former managing partner in Sierra Mountaineer / RockSport, Craig has introduced hundreds of people to hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, rock climbing – both indoors and outside! He was named to the Governor’s Truckee River Task Force and helped to create the white water parks in downtown Reno and Sparks. Craig is currently active as a VP on the Board of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and as Treasurer of the Truckee River Foundation. He previously served as Chairman of the Nevada Land Conservancy, President of the Rotary Club of Reno – Central, President of Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) and Board Member of EDAWN. Keeping the Truckee Meadows a great place to live is an important priority. Craig has been a Realtor with Dickson Realty for over a dozen years and is Nevada’s first certified EcoBroker, and is certified as a Guild Member by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. During free time Craig, his wife Amy and son Keeler enjoy hiking, skiing, kayaking and bike riding…and introducing their friends to the same!

Executive Committee

Bob Anderson - VP Trail Use
Retired from IBM in 1998 after 30 years in sales and marketing and moved to Reno from Chicago. Started volunteering with the TRTA in 2000 as a trail builder and crew leader. Currently a Master Trail Builder with experience designing, laying out, building and maintaining trails. Served on TRTA Board of Directors from 2005-2009 as Vice President Trail Operations. Also volunteer with the Nevada Museum of Art as a docent and a preparetor and served on the NMA Board of Trustees for four years. Spend all my spare time hiking and snowshoeing and enjoying the Reno/Lake Tahoe area.

Jeanne Fisher-Thompson - VP Sustainable Funding Committee
Originally from New York City, Jeanne Fisher-Thompson received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY (now affiliated with Fordham University) and her graduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught Journalism at the college level in Wisconsin and Nigeria, has worked for educational associations, and edited several publications, including a research newsletter on women’s issues and the Georgetown Bicentennial Almanac. Jeanne’s development work includes serving as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for The George Washington University and as the Director of Grants Management for the United Negro College Fund. She was Senior Director of Development Programs for Georgetown University and Assistant Head of School at the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. Now retired, Jeanne lives in Washoe Valley, NV, and also has a home in Arlington, VA. Her husband, Jim, is a retired writer/editor from the U.S. Department of State. Their son, John, is a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps who just returned from Afghanistan

Teresa  Crimmens - VP of Trail Ops
Teresa was raised in Chicago, IL where she spent lots of time exploring the Dan Ryan Woods Forest Preserve near her home. She graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science in 2002 and then went on to complete a Master of Public Administration degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2003. Teresa recently moved to the Tahoe region from New York City where she served as Ecology Director for the Bronx River Alliance for five years. While at the Alliance, Teresa co-authored the Bronx River Watershed Restoration and Management Plan and was a co-founder of the Storm Water Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition. Teresa served as the Director of Trail Operations for 2 years at the TRTA from 5/2010 through 5/2012. She continues to apply her experience with urban trails and watershed restoration to the amazing work happening on the Tahoe Rim Trail by volunteering for workdays and serving as a backcountry camp cook.

Board Members

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.

Jennifer Hogler
Jennifer came west from Wisconsin to get her doctorate in paleontology at UC Berkeley. She fell in love with the odd corners and characters of Nevada, and never left. After working as a zookeeper, fossil preparator, and college professor, she now makes a more mundane living developing online courses in earth sciences and mathematics. Jennifer and her husband Brad live in Carson City.

Petra Keller
Petra was born and raised in Bremen, Germany where her love for horses and adventures began. Her family moved to Florida where she finished High School and College. After receiving her MBA, she returned to Germany for a few years and worked for BP and Oracle in a variety of financial application implementation roles. She returned to the US in 1998 where she worked, most of that time, as a Business Consultant in the SF Bay area. Since moving to Reno in 2005, she brought horses back in to her life riding many miles of the Rim Trail, as well as other trails in the Sierra. Petra has traveled extensively and enjoyed several adventures, such as hiking France's Grand Canyon de Verdon and kayaking along the shores New Zealand's Abel Tasman Park. Riding the Tahoe Rim Trail is now added to her list of memorable world-travel experiences. She has served as President of the High Sierra Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada, is currently the Treasurer for the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada state organization and is a member of the National Pony Express Association, in which she rode in the 150th celebration in 2010.

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.

Dave Schnake
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.