From Left to Right: Kevin Hameister, Robin Glasgow, Shana Sawyer, Lee Weber Koch, Sheila Leijon, Will Brigham, Mitch Harbaugh, Jim Smith, Chelsea Christoph (SNC winner for design of private RWTB wine label), Suzie Belzer (parade committee), Amy Guinan, Tom Bruno, Robert Wheeler.
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 successful 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, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, and the Historic Paramount Theatre. Jim was recently elected as an IVGID Trustee in 2012 and is serving a four year term through 2016.
Will Brigham has lived in Incline Village full time since 2005. He is currently the vice president of the Incline Community Business Association and an advoate for small business in Incline Village. Will & his wife opened Incline Spirits & Cigars in 2008.Since that time Incline Spirits & Cigars has been a proud sponsor by donating libations and wine pairing to events held by, Tahoe Womens Services, Project Mana, Pet Network, Diamond Peak Ski Team, Incline High School, Incline Village Nursery School, Sierra Nevada College, Shakespeare Festival, and TOCCATA to name few.
Kevin graduated from California State University, San Marcos in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He began his professional career at a public accounting firm specializing in taxation for real estate based entrepreneurs and their closely held companies. After four years of tax compliance and planning services he left the firm to serve as the controller for a commercial real estate owner and developer. He relocated to Incline Village in July of 2012 to join the Ashley Quinn team. He advocates proactive tax planning with respect to financial and tax transactions emphasizing that by the time the return is filed, strategic opportunities might be lost. He is currently licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kevin and his wife Shannon had both previously lived in the Tahoe area before moving to North County San Diego to pursue educational and career opportunities. Their love for the mountains and related outdoor activities finally pulled them back to the area after a twelve year hiatus.
Lee Weber-Koch is the Founder/President of Weber & Associates which offers a wide range of marketing, communications, public relations, advertising services and consultation to clients throughout the west. Although she thoroughly enjoys helping businesses prosper, she always tries to find time to help those who need it most through her year-round volunteer efforts. Lee has lived at Lake Tahoe for over 30 years and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her husband, Marty, and Labrador Retrievers 'High Sierra Hip Shot' and ‘Diamond P’s Just B. Cuz’.
Executive Director of Tahoe Family Solutions, Robin Glasgow is a new-comer to Incline Village. Robin said a stint as a camp counselor and assistant director at Oty'Okwa camp in the Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio — where underprivileged children were afforded the opportunity to gain outdoor experience and associated life skills — contributed to his decision to make a career out of working for community-oriented nonprofits. Throughout his career, Robin has worked extensively with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, most recently serving as the executive director of the Geneva, N.Y.-based BGCA, while also gaining experience at the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Storage Networking Industry Association — a not-for-profit trade association which focuses on Internet-related storage technologies.
Recreation coordinator in charge of senior programs for the Incline Village General Improvement District. Shelia was operations manager of the Parasol Community Foundation (PCF) for three years. While there, Shelia started the award winning Trail of Treats program and helped maintain and expand the agency’s Holiday Giving program. Before running the PCF, Shelia worked for 15 years at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in various departments, including events coordination and casino marketing.
Amy is a 6th generation Nevadan and has recently moved back to Incline Village after 6-years in Colorado working on clean energy issues. She is currently working as the office manager for Tahoe Family Solutions. An avid nature lover, during her free time Amy will be found outside mountain biking, skiing, or flower hunting in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas.
Mitch Harbaugh came to "visit" Incline Village in 2004 with his wife and two daughters, and as is the case with many… never left. He and his family quickly acclimated, with Mitch jumping in to coach softball and referee soccer. As a 20+ year graphic designer and media publisher, Mitch has spent the last several years focused on the mobile software industry, publishing games and apps for companies like Mattel, Hallmark, Dilbert, and Motorola. Today, he owns Wicked Melon Design, based here in The Village. Outside the office, he is a musician with focus on drums and percussion. Mitch is very proud to be part of this community, and to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of this amazing event.
Tom Bruno is a full time resident and Realtor in Incline Village since 1971. His idea of a grand Fourth of July celebration was realized in 2007 but only with the help of a cohesive and proactive board of directors.
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.
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.