jerry bindel

Jerry Bindel

Lodging Association Representative

Jerry Bindel is the General Manager at Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village, where he is actively involved with many aspect of the local South Shore lodging, including holding the position of current chair of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, and South Lake Tahoe Tourism Improvement District.
Jerry is currently a member of the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Commission, a new Recreation and Swim Complex steering team.  He is also the Valhalla Tahoe treasurer, and member of the South Lake Tahoe Lodging Association board. Jerry enjoys time away from work on the lake sailing, in the mountains mountain biking, hiking or road biking, and with his family doing anything.

mike bradford

Mike Bradford

Board Member
STAR Representative

Mike Bradford is a retired owner of a former local casino/hotel, Lakeside Inn. Before relocating from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe 35 years ago Mike practiced as a CPA specializing in banking and brokerage and worked as controller, chief financial officer and managing officer in Bay Area financial institutions. While operating Lakeside Inn Mike has been active in the local community serving on numerous boards including: as president of the Chamber of Commerce and South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts; Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority; Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority; Douglas County Lake Tahoe Sewer Authority as chairman; Barton Health; Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District; Minden Soaring Cub and the Sports Aviation Foundation at the Minden Tahoe Airport. Mike raised his family at Tahoe and has been an avid cyclist and aviator throughout his life.

carol chaplin

Carol Chaplin

Board Member
Business Community Representative

A South Shore resident for over 35 years, Carol Chaplin is the President/CEO of the Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority.  She has served on many boards focused on quality of visitor experience and quality of life for residents including the Tahoe Chamber, Tahoe Prosperity Center, the Western Nevada Development District, the Regional Air Service Corporation, and the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority.  Chaplin is currently focused on the TDVA construction of a year-round event center that will significantly impact and diversify the south shore economy.

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Ami Chilton

Board Member
Education Representative

Ami Chilton, MBA is the Capital Projects Finance Manager at Lake Tahoe Community College, where she maintains financial control of the district capital outlay program, including management of budgets and debt service, development and negotiation of construction and service contracts, and ensuring the use of bond funds aligns with voter approved bond measure language. Ami spends her free time exploring off-road trails, working her alaskan malamutes, and supporting various mental illness and youth suicide prevention initiatives.

gavin feiger

Gavin Feiger

Community Mobility Representative

Gavin Feiger, Senior Policy Analyst, is a member of the League to Save Lake Tahoe’s advocacy team, where he implements targeted campaigns and programs to help protect, restore and advocate for the health of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Gavin is responsible for the development, implementation, and enforcement of applicable planning policy within the greater Lake Tahoe region, with an emphasis on land use and transportation planning. Gavin co-chairs the Community Mobility Workgroup and sits on the Board of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition. When not working, spends his time enjoying all of the outdoor recreation opportunities the Sierra has to offer.

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Frank Gerdeman

Vice Chair
Social Services Representative

Frank Gerdeman is the founding Director of ADVANCE, a publicly-funded collaborative network housed at Lake Tahoe Community College. Designed to help adults meet educational and career goals as well as support partners and employers in meeting community and workforce needs, ADVANCE has been operating in the Tahoe Basin since early 2016. Frank also sits on the boards of the Tahoe Chamber and the Tahoe Prosperity Center and is an appointed member to the Alpine County Economic Development Advisory Committee. An avid snowboarder, sailor, and musician, Frank has been car-free for many years and is a staunch supporter, and consumer, of public transportation.

darcie goodman

Darcie Goodman Collins, PhD

Board Member
Environmental Community Representative

As chief executive officer, Darcie is responsible for mobilizing the League to achieve the most effective protection of Lake Tahoe. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s management, leadership, and strategy. Darcie serves as an ambassador to advocate for the Lake with state and federal leaders, and ensures the League’s advocacy is grounded in the best available science. Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, Dr. Goodman Collins first became involved with the League as a summer intern in 1996. Darcie serves on the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, is past board president of the Tahoe-Baikal Institute, and is a former board member of the League.

chris proctor

Chris Proctor

Board Member
Health & Wellness Representative

Chris Proctor, MPT, MBA is the Director of Community Benefit for Barton Health. With the creation of this new division within the Barton Healthcare system he has been focusing on business development and community benefit strategies for Barton Health in order to better serve our community in areas of food insecurity, housing instability, social vulnerability, transportation, and healthcare disparity. Chris has worked in the medical field as a clinician and/or administrator for the last 25 years.

Chris also serves on the Barton Foundation Board of Trustees and has led or been affiliated with several local boards of directors and community initiatives over the last two decades that he and his family have lived in Lake Tahoe. Chris and his wife, Christina, have two children (Cole and Quinn) who were born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and are currently in college. Chris enjoys all the outdoor recreational activities that are available in Tahoe but is especially passionate about playing hockey at our local rink.

ryan smith

Ryan Smith

Board Member
Recreation Provider Representative

Ryan Smith is the Manager of Base Area Operations at Heavenly where he oversees the snow removal, parking, and transportation departments. Ryan currently resides in Meyers with his wife and two daughters, spending as much time as possible with them on the lake during the summer and on the mountain in the winter.

steve teshara

Steve Teshara

Business Community Representative

Steve is recognized throughout the Tahoe region as an effective policy, planning, legislative, and community advocate. His resume includes more than 25 years as the chief executive for various business and community organizations. In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Steve also serves Tahoe Chamber as its Government Affairs Liaison. Steve also owns his own consulting company, Sustainable Community Advocates, based in Zephyr Cove.