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Staff & Board


  • Susie Sutphin

    Founder/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 York

    Vice President

    Sierra Business Council – Director of Business Inovation

    Kristin 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 Kelly

    President, Co-founder

    Owner Kelly Brothers Painting

    Bill 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.
  • John Sorensen


    Founder Truckee Green Network, entrepreneur, retired aero-space engineer.

    John has 40 plus years of corporate management, entrepreneurial and engineering development experiences. In parallel, John has had increasing involvement and leadership positions with educational, environmental, and humanitarian non-profit organizations. 
  • Jan Holan

    Board Member
    Jan Holan has been an entrepreneur in the Tahoe area for over 20 years where he enjoys as-local-as-possible healthy food with his wife, Lisa and son, Quinn.
  • Billy McCullough

    Member At-Large

    Private Chef & Sustainable Food Consultant.

    Chef 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 Alvey

    Board Member
    Raised 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.