STAFF & BOARD
- Member At-Large
- Vice Presidents
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.
Chef Carolyn NewmanChef in ResidenceAs active Chef in Residence for the Tahoe Food Hub, Chef Carolyn is a vital liaison between our local Farmers and Chefs. From crop planning for next season with farmers, to meeting with chefs, Carolyn lives her passion for sourcing sustainably, locally and organically.
Jan HolanBoard MemberJan 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 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.
Linnea Joplin WhitneyFarm to School Coordinator, Farm Shop Manager, Bookkeeper, Market Coordinating AssistantLinnea loves making things. Food, crafts, furniture, ferments, you name it. She also loves teaching people about said things, and her role at the Food Hub perfectly encompasses it all. She now manage both the Farm to School Program and the Farm Shop, as well as take care of bookkeeping and assisting with the online market. Visit her in the Farm Shop on Thursdays and Fridays 12-6pm!
Kelsey MurpheyWarehouse, Administrative Assistant, PhotographerKelsey 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.