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Completed Projects
• Disc Golf Course

Current Projects

• Bob Wheeler Memorial
• Fit Trail
• Tennis Center
Incline Bike Park
Friends of Incline Trails (FIT)

Future Projects
• Expansion/Renovation of
  Recreation Center
• IV/CB Veterans/
  First Responders Memorial

The Incline-Tahoe Foundation was created to enhance the overall well-being of the Incline Village and Crystal Bay Community’s public parks, recreation facilities, programs and services through private donations, grants and endowments.

About Us

Incline-Tahoe Foundation Volunteer Board of Directors

President - Paul Zahler
Paul Zahler is a Nevada General Contractor, President of Zahler Enterprises, Inc and President and shareholder of Sierra Bouquet, Inc. Mr. Zahler's responsibilities include all aspects of development and construction of high quality single family custom-built homes and condominium projects in Incline Village, Nevada. He has a strong working relationship with all of the agencies required to bring large developments from concept through completion, including: Washoe County Engineering and Planning and Washoe County Building Department, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Incline Village General Improvement District, Washoe County Architectural Review Board, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Sierra Pacific Power Co., Southwest Gas, and Incline Village Citizens Advisory Board.

In the past 16 years as a resident of Incline Village, Nevada, Paul Zahler has played a role in the future of the community including: Citizens Advisory Board, appointed by County Commissioner, Go for Go Bond Committee to raise bond funds and public support for rebuilding of the Incline Village Championship Golf Course Facility, Construction Oversight Committee for Golf Course Construction, a founding member of Incline Village/Crystal Bay Vision Committee, elected Board Member of Incline Village Fire Protection District for four years.

Secretary - Dolores Holets
Dolores has over 35 years medical marketing, insurance marketing, software sales, and management experience. Ms. Holets began her career in marketing in 1974 with Miller Research Services, a division of Miller Publishing Company, as a Project Director. In 1979, she joined Custom Research Inc. and was directly responsible for building and managing the business-to-business telemarketing division of the company. Notable customers included 3M, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, and American Express. Ms. Holets was responsible for creating unique marketing designed to penetrate specific markets.

From 1984 through 1998, she owned her own business, Jordan & Associates, where she developed business plans, marketing programs, conducted sales and marketing training for a diverse group of clients, including IVGID, Mitrol, Assured Investors Life Company, DuPont, Lockheed, TRW, Hughes and many more.

For the last twenty years, Ms. Holets has also worked with her husband at Assured Management Insurance Services, and is responsible for all accounting and marketing/graphics elements of the business. Additionally, Ms. Holets recently worked in the Development Department of Sierra Nevada College in grants and in donor relations, and as an adjunct instructor, teaching Business Writing.

Ms. Holets graduated magna cum laude with an English Degree from Old Dominion University. She is a published author on telemarketing and marketing programs, and a contributor of several books on business marketing development.

Treasurer - Shelia Leijon
Shelia is the Fitness, Health & Wellness Manager with the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department, collaborating with key community partners to maximize the health & wellness of residents in Incline Village/Crystal Bay. Shelia is also credited with serving Incline Village/Crystal Bay through the creation of the award-winning Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) Senior Program during her tenure as Incline Village Parks & Recreation Supervisor-Seniors (2006-2013). During her time with IVGID, she secured and managed many local and county grants that provide alternative funding options for IVGID's programs and facilities. From 2001-2004 she gained valuable experience servicing area non-profits as the Operations Manager for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

As a volunteer for over 25 years, Shelia's roles have included local involvement as the Incline Elementary School Jog-a-thon Chair (1998-2003) and Incline High School Boosters Club Vice President and President (2007-2009). She is the co-founder and a current board member of the Incline Tahoe Foundation working on community projects that focus on recreation, fitness and health & wellness in the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Community.

Shelia has been a board member of Red White & Tahoe Blue for the past nine years, facilitating the Veteran Events of the festival. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Tahoe – Incline and the Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club. At the state and national level, Shelia has served as the Auction Chair for the Michael Bolton Charities Foundation, which supports the Attorney General's council in their efforts to protect women and children at risk. Internationally, she has served as a board member for Point of Hope, an organization promoting education in Nairobi, Kenya.

Shelia is married to Ken Leijon, a Firefighter/Paramedic/Engineer with the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and is the mother of two adult children. She is an active member of Cornerstone Community Church, currently serving in the role of Worship Leader.

Member At Large - Aaron "Elko" James
Aaron "Elko" James spent his early years growing up outside of Elko, Nevada near the town of Lamoille. Elko graduated from Spring Creek High School in 1998 and moved to Lake Tahoe to attend Sierra Nevada College (SNC) to study Ski Resort Management. While attending SNC, Elko also served as the Assistant Coach of the award-winning Sierra Nevada College Eagle's Ski Team.

Elko, who earned the status of an Eagle Scout as a young adult, is an avid outdoorsman participating in biking, camping, fishing, hiking, and skiing. Currently, Elko is deeply involved with the Bike Pump Track project in Incline Village. Realizing that the Pump Track is something that many residents support Elko has taken this project on as a labor of love for his community and friends.

Elko has managed the Ski and Bike shop at Village Ski Loft since fall of 2000. Elko is married and has two girls ages 5 and 8.

Elko has managed the Ski and Bike shop at Village Ski Loft since fall of 2000. Elko is married with two girls 5 and 8.

Member At Large - Ethan Bollinger
Ethan Bolinger's focus with ITF is to grow and maintain a strong community that offers a wide variety of recreation options for residents and visitors alike, while maintaining the level of prestige that Incline Village/Crystal Bay is known for.

Ethan is an avid golfer, partaking in both traditional and disc golf. He was instrumental in the success of the ITF/Lions Club/IVGID Disc Golf Course Project, which was completed in 2011. During the summer months he enjoys all that Lake Tahoe has to offer, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and mountain biking. Ethan does most of his hiking in the winter for backcountry skiing. When not in the backcountry you will most likely find him skiing at one of the areas local resorts.

Ethan is currently involved with maintaining and improving the Disc Golf Course. He is also active in the planning of the Bike Pump Track Project. He is honored to be involved with the vision of creating a memorial for our veterans and first responders. Ethan believes these projects will be great additions to our community.

Professionally, Ethan brings the perspective of self-employment to the ITF Board as the owner of Wild Alaskan Catering. He is married and has lived in Incline Village for over twelve years.

IVGID Trustee Representative - Jim Hammerel

IVGID Parks & Rec Liaison - Indra Winquest

Local Facts
Average temperatures are 30 to 32 degrees in winter and 70 to 75 degrees in summer.

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Incline-Tahoe Foundation

948 Incline Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
Phone: 775.298.0299
Fax: 775.832.1380

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