Board of Directors

Inclilne-Tahoe Foundation's dedicated volunteers

Shelia Leijon

PRESIDENT

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.

Fonda Murch

TREASURER

Fonda has spent the last 25 years in non-profit accounting, which included working with a national scholarship fund foundation, community foundation, children’s organization (providing services to families and children in need), one public & two private schools and the Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on a board as Treasurer for a woman’s organization, (providing counseling and security to abused women and children), in addition she has provided audit services and completed financial reviews, written and received grants and provided consulting services for several local non-profits. During this time Fonda was responsible for the accounting of two private grant funded non-profit building projects, one with a budget of $20 MM and the other with a budget of $6 MM as well as administering several governments grants.

Fonda has lived in Incline Village for more than 30 years and splits her time between Incline Village and her ranch on the wine trail in the Auburn/Lincoln foothills. She has two daughters and three grandchildren and in her free time enjoys gardening, swimming, traveling and researching family history.

Jamie Golden

SECRETARY

Jamie Golden and her twin sister Kristi Fisher are two of the fortunate few who have had the privilege of growing up in beautiful Lake Tahoe. They graduated from Incline High School, and then both headed to San Diego State, where Jamie received a degree in marketing. They joined their mother and father in the real estate business in 1992. Both are now raising families here in Incline Village. They started the Bob Wheeler Memorial Fund to continue their father’s legacy. Bob Wheeler was valued member of the Incline Village community and retired United State Air Force Pararescueman who was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in 2016.

Jamie and her husband Boyd Golden have been married for 23 years and have two daughters. Boyd also grew up in Incline Village. Both are active business members in the community and love the opportunity to give back to the community that helped raise them.

Dolores J Holets

DIRECTOR

Dolores Holets has 40 years marketing, sales, finance and management experience. Dolores 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. For a notable list of customers, including 3M, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, and American Express, Dolores was responsible for creating unique marketing programs, designed to penetrate specific target markets. In 1984, Dolores started her own business, Jordan & Associates, where she developed business plans, marketing programs, and conducted sales and marketing training for a diverse group of clients.

Over the last 28 years, Dolores has worked with her husband at Assured Management Insurance Services, Newport Health Plan, and Iaso Health. As the Executive Vice President & CFO, Dolores is responsible for the financial management of the corporations. As an adjunct instructor at Sierra Nevada College, she taught Business Writing and wrote grants for the college. She is a Chopra Center Certifications Vedic Educator, certified in Ayurveda, Primordial Sound Meditation, and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and is a member of the Chopra Certifications on-line teaching staff.

She and her husband, Dan, are full-time residents of Incline Village, having lived in the community for 22 years. She is a mother of two adult children, who attended school in Incline Village and were involved in numerous activities, and a grandmother to two young boys. Besides ITF, Dolores’ volunteer activities have included the IES PTA, Jr. Boosters, Boosters, CYMBAL, Tahoe Hospice Thrift Stores, Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation, Michael Bolton Charities Foundation, and numerous other organizations. Dolores is passionate about the Ball Parks project.

Bruce Simonian

DIRECTOR

Originally from San Mateo, I put down roots at Lake Tahoe after spending almost seven years in Durango, Colorado. I reestablished Simonian Flooring, married, had three children; Dusty, Daniel and Taylor, and divorced in 2007. Gloria bought me out of the business finalizing the decree in 2009. I was elected to the Board of Trustees and served from 2010 until 2014, meanwhile flipping homes. In 2014 I went to work with Tahoe Specialty Flooring doing outside sales and consulting which included the Hard Rock Hotel, Montbleu, and Zalanta projects. After buying and selling homes since 1972, I finally got licensed as an agent in 2016 going to work with Coldwell Banker Select here in Incline. I joined the Incline-Tahoe Rotary club in 2010, served as president from 2014-2015 and am still actively involved in community projects and service. I was a member of the Diamond Peak steering committee which sought to look at the viability of opening the area for summer activities as well as enhance snow making, novice terrain, and greater lift access. The plan was passed by the Board which included an interactive canopy tour, alpine coaster, ropes course, enhanced hiking and biking trails and the rebuilding of the Snowflake lodge. In 2003, I joined the Mankind Project, which is a personal development organization that offers life-changing experiential training and support for all kinds of men. I continue to support and mentor men of all ages as well as work on myself.

After dating for four and half years I married Suzanne in 2009 joined by her three children Frank, Gina, and John, who were 19, 17, and 13 at the time. She owns and operates the Village Salon. We enjoy traveling and entertaining. I like all winter sports and summer activities taking full advantage of where we live.

Aaron “Elko” James

DIRECTOR

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 Park project in Incline Village. Realizing that the Bike Park 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 9 and 12 who are active riders and skiers as well.

Ethan Bollinger

DIRECTOR

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.

Kristi Fisher

DIRECTOR

Kristi Fisher is one of the fortunate few who have had the privilege of growing up in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Kristi and her twin sister Jamie both graduated from Incline High School, and then both headed to San Diego State, where Kristi graduated with a degree in economics. They joined their mother and father in the real estate business in 1992. Both are now raising families here and know first-hand the benefits of living in Incline Village. They started the Bob Wheeler Memorial Fund to continue their father’s legacy. Bob Wheeler was valued member of the Incline Village community and retired United State Air Force Pararescueman who was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in 2016.

Brad Johnson

DIRECTOR

General Manager and CEO of North Tahoe Public Utility District and previously Brad spent 10 years with IVGID as Director of Engineering and Asset Management.

Indra Winquest

IVGID LIAISON

E. Alan Tiras, Esq.

LEGAL ADVISOR www.sierralawyers.com

Support Incline-Tahoe Foundation

We can only make things happen with your support.

Scroll to top