STAFF & BOARD
Susie SutphinFounder/Executive Director
Susie Sutphin is 15-year Truckee resident. Her varied careers have brought her from Couloir magazine to Patagonia Clothing and later the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival where she ran the national tour growing it from 10 cities to 110 cities in five years.
Kristin YorkVice President
Sierra Business Council – Director of Business InovationKristin leverages her twenty years of experience in strategic planning, finance, operations, marketing, training, and business transformation to create meaningful sustainable strategies that address economic, environmental and social challenges.
Bill KellyPresident, Co-founder
Owner Kelly Brothers PaintingBill is the president of a family business, Kelly Brothers Painting in Truckee. For over 10 years he continues to expand his vision of what a quality business can be to customers, community, and the building industry.
Billy McCulloughMember At-Large
Private Chef & Sustainable Food ConsultantChef Billy McCullough has over 25 years in the culinary arts. He is currently a private chef and consultants with restaurants on developing sustianable food menus. Prior to that he was the chef/owner of a Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar in Truckee and the chef/partner of Twenty Two Bistro in Squaw Valley.
Dan AlveyBoard MemberRaised just on the other sides of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Dan’s love for wild areas started early with adventures on the Yuba River and overnight trips to high alpine lakes. Since moving to Reno in 2014, Dan has fallen in love with the area’s balance of culture and nature.
Sarah HoyleBoard SecretarySarah is an environmental advocate who focuses on sustainable agricultural policy. She currently works for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, evaluating the risks that pesticides pose to invertebrates and developing policies to reduce pesticide use. When she moved to Truckee, Sarah began volunteering with Tahoe Food Hub and joined the board in November 2016. She is glad to help support the food hub and continue to expand its impact in the region.
Jennifer BanidWarehouse, OperationsJenn started back when the food hub was just a thought. She and her husband, Bill Kelly, built a geodesic growing dome in hopes to farm. Things moved smoothly and Susie Sutphin came into their lives to help them manage it. Together, they created a vision.
Kristine SwigartWarehouse, Operations
Kristine has lived in Tahoe since 1988. She came right after college and never left. Most of her time working in Tahoe has been spent timing ski races which she currently does at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Diamond Peak. Her workload now, of course, includes the Tahoe Food Hub.
Kelsey MurpheyFarm to Market Coordinator, Media Manager, Crop PlannerKelsey grew up in Sonoma County, California. She quickly learned the value of local produce and the beauty of gardening from her upbringing in such an agriculturally rich place. She grew up visiting Tahoe frequently and has always been lured back to the Sierras by the myriad of accessible outdoor activities.
Brian AquintoWarehouse, OperationsBrian moved relocated to Tahoe in 2016 after living in San Diego and the Bay Area. He spends most of his time buried in mountains of paperwork and has learned to seek solace in working for the Tahoe Food Hub.
Tyler RudderWarehouse, OperationsOriginally from New Jersey, Tyler feels most at home in the mountains. In the 9 years he’s lived in Truckee, Tyler has always prioritized his time outside, regardless of the season.
Dana GundersBoard MemberDeemed “the woman who helped start the waste-free movement” by Consumer Reports, Dana is a national expert and strategic advisor for food waste reduction through her business Next Course.
Nadine SniechowskiFarm to Market CoordinatorRaised in Ohio, I have been rambling around California for a decade. In 2016 I decided to call Tahoe home. I love outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, live music, and paddle boarding.
Miles NoredFarm Shop Manager
Miles was born and raised in Lake Tahoe, loving the mountains and what they had to offer with each beautiful season. He first started working for the Tahoe Food Hub when he was 14. Because of his appreciation for community outreach and delicious produce, Miles believes everybody deserves to eat local, organic produce.
Jessica BartonFarm to Market Coordinator, "Picked To Order" Program Manager
Jessica has called Truckee home for over 13 years after moving from Baltimore, MD post-college. After a summer of calling this amazing place home, she never looked back. Jessica has predominantly worked in the hospitality and health industries. Roles include Food & Beverage Manager and Wine Director at The Ritz-Carlton, General Manager at Constellation Residences and West Shore Cafe & Inn as well as General Manager at Schaffer’s Mill.
Tara LarsonFarm Shop Manager, Feed Your Neighbor Program Coordinator
Tara grew up just down the hill in Nevada City, California and from an early age had the opportunity to get involved in a variety of local environmental groups that promoted and protected a healthy environment.