Jim has served as RWTB Chair since 2009 and is energized to create a magical and memorable Independence Day Holiday experience!Jim was Parasol Community Service Volunteer Honoree in 2009. A former retail grocery executive managing over $300 million in operations. Jim founded Service Scouts, Inc. in 1996 and is acting President. He is a business operations and customer care expert serving a myriad of industries including golf courses, health clubs, food and beverage operations, hospitality and over seventy sports and entertainment clients across the country including popular regional professional sports organizations such as the World Champion San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, and the Historic Paramount Theatre. Jim was elected as an IVGID Trustee in 2012 and is a public servant to the Incline Village and Crystal Bay.
Larry Peyton moved to Incline Village in 2004. As with most residents, he enjoys the local skiing and the beautiful lake that draws us all. Serving the community as a local insurance agent and real estate agent, he also enjoys giving back to the community by giving his time to various non-profits and associations. Other associations he is involved in is the Incline Village Optimist Club, Builders Association of Western Nevada Board Member, Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Remodel Committee Member, Reno Rodeo Sponsors Committee Member, Hot August Nights Drag Race Committee Member and has been involved with other local events. He is happy to participate in making the 4th of July a world class event and enjoys doing his part to make it happen for the local residents and businesses and for our visitors as well.
Before moving to Lake Tahoe with her three boys and husband, Kirstin worked in the television and film industry as a content and line producer, production coordinator as well as production management. A few notable productions include The Grammy Awards, The Walt Disney Company, and some of the most popular daytime dramas. And as one would expect from one who works in field of arts and culture, she has a deep appreciation for theatre and has supported a variety non-profit organizations throughout the west. Always one to balance business and pleasure, Kirstin will volunteer coach for North Tahoe Lacrosse Girls Youth League this spring as well as continue at the Tahoe Expedition Academy as Parent Volunteer Coordinator and will champion the Red White and Tahoe Blue 7th annual Community Parade this year. She is an avid equestrian and loves telemark skiing. Of all the places she’s lived, she is grateful to call Lake Tahoe home.
Tim is a sole-owner proprietor business owner here in Incline Village where he has lived as a full-time, year-round resident since June of 1985 as well as a been a professional pianist/vocalist for over 30 years. His music brought me to the area initially as an entertainer for a surprise birthday of a college friend he met at the University of Portland. Her folks flew him down from Portland for Memorial Day, 1985 and he never left! Tim worked at Steven Lake Tahoe restaurant in Incline as both a waiter and manager from 1985 to February 1987 at which time he transitioned to the Hyatt to accept a staff pianist position at Hugo’s on the Lake where he performed until its replacement by the Lone Eagle Grille in 1994. Tim continued with the Hyatt at the Lone Eagle until 1999 and has enjoyed a 29+ year affiliation with the Hyatt Corporation to this day. Tim has produced two compact discs of background piano music entitled ‘Serenade From Tahoe’ which have been steadily climbing the charts on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, to name a few.
Tim has been a RWTB Board member for 1 year and truly enjoys co-chairing the Reno Philharmonic Fireworks Concert!
Gail is co-owner of Alpine Realty International, a boutique real estate firm located in the heart of Incline Village, Nevada, which specializes in commercial and residential real estate sales and long term property management. Gail has a passion for both politics and education. She has served as an elected Trustee of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada and ended her tenure as Chairwoman. Gail has organized and helped raise funding for various political events and candidates such as the late President Gerald Ford, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, Governor Mitt Romney, Senator John McCain and Nevada Senator Dean Heller. Gail has served on numerous boards in the field of education and has worked as a consultant for non-profits in the areas of education and economic development. She specializes in education reform. Gail resides in Incline Village with her husband, John and their two children, Alexis and Tiffany.
Long time resident, Shelia Leijon, is an original member of the Red White & Tahoe Blue team. Shelia is a co-founder and board member of the Incline Tahoe Foundation (ITF) and a current member and co-founder of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay (IV/CB)Veterans Club. As Community Outreach Coordinator for the Incline Village Community Hospital, Shelia is passionate about serving her community in the areas of wellness, health, environment and recreation. Shelia was formerly the Recreation Supervisor of the Incline Village General Improvement District Senior Recreation Programs and was instrumental in creating many of its award winning activities. She served as operations manager of the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (PTCF). While at Parasol, Shelia started the award winning Trail of Treats. Shelia also worked for 15 years at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in various capacities, including events coordination and casino marketing.
Bob Wheeler found Incline Village in 1965 while a member of the US Air Force’s elite Pararescue force. Parachuting into Lake Tahoe was an experience that remained with him for his service career. After 20 years of Pararescue service, Bob settled at Incline Village and met his future wife, M.J., a real estate broker in Incline Village. They married, raised M.J.’s three girls and opened Wheeler Associates Real Estate firm in 1986. The identical twin daughters and their younger sister graduated from San Diego State University and came home to join the firm in 1994 as broker/salespersons, get married, and settle, once again, in Incline to raise their own families. The combined experience of the Wheeler clan in the local real estate market exceeds 70 years. As a proud grandfather of six, Bob spends his off hours with family and golf, a sport he has been addicted to since 1965. Bob’s 31 years of real estate sales and service have been rewarding. He has been recognized as the Citizen of the Year for Incline Village/Crystal Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Realtor of the Year for the Incline Village Board of Realtors and the recipient of the distinguished Don Beck Award for his efforts in protecting property rights. Deeply involved with the Incline Village Board of Realtors, he has been Multiple Listing Chairman for five separate years. He has served as a board member of the Incline Village board of Realtors. His community service includes 19 years as a Rotarian and is a past President of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline. He was the Grand Marshall of the 2012 Fourth of July celebration and is the 2012-2014 President of the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club. Bob brings his dedication, talents and drive to the real estate business as the Broker of Sierra Sotheby’s International Real Estate/Incline Village.
Bruce grew up in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Washington State U. with a degree in Architectural Engineering. Following a three year stint in Viet Nam as an officer with the Naval Air Force, he began a 30 year career as an architect in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife Cindy moved to Incline Village seven years ago. He's now involved as a volunteer in many organizations, such as his HOA, Marine 9 sheriff's boat, church and Red, White & Tahoe Blue. He also participates in the local veterans' clubs. Cindy and Bruce also love exploring the beauty of Lake Tahoe by hiking and boating in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Robin Beres retired in 2014 and is proud to now call Incline Village her home. Before making the big move from the Bay Area with her husband, Robin worked in the Marketing Department of Mills College for ten years as a production manager. Her duties included managing student recruitment and institution-wide marketing materials as well as handling the planning and placement of advertising. Prior to that, Robin worked at an advertising agency where she was an account manager and television and radio producer. Robin is happy to give back to the community and also volunteers at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Summerfest, and Meals on Wheels.
Jim Beres and his wife were part-time residents of the Incline Village community for five years prior to becoming full-time residents in 2014. Jim is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys all of the activities that Lake Tahoe and the community offers. Jim’s background includes over 40 years of marketing and technology related positions in various Bay Area companies with half of that time spent in executive management positions. With proficiencies in engineering, global marketing, and business development, Jim is happy to give back to the community. Besides working on the Red, White & Tahoe Blue team, Jim volunteers at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Summerfest, Sierra Nevada College, and Meals on Wheels.