Board of Directors
Incline-Tahoe Foundation's dedicated volunteers
Dolores J Holets
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.
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 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.
After retiring from a successful software career and founding two tech companies, Julene refocused her skills to serve nonprofits. She led a non-profit collaborative social service agency in the San Francisco Bay Area as Executive Director, and followed as CEO of an international medical NGO affiliated with Rotary International. She has served on large and small non-profit boards, consulted to several organizations as an interim Executive Director and as a consultant facilitating board retreats, financial best-practices for executives, grant writing seminars and staff management. Her business GoodInk LLC, based in Incline Village since 2007, helps small businesses and nonprofits manage the digital age using best practices for finance, outreach, marketing and raising capital.
An accomplished artist and graphic designer, Julene loves being creative in her studio in Incline where she spends time when not in Santa Barbara. She has two adult sons. Her youngest attended Lake Tahoe School, TEA and Incline Middle School working many years as an IVGID Life Guard. She serves as secretary for her class at the University of California, Berkeley and is an active volunteer for her Delta Gamma alumnae group in Northern Nevada and Santa Barbara.
Charley Miller is The Engineering Manager for the Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD) overseeing the Capital Improvement Program encompassing community services and utility projects. Prior to TCPUD Charley was the Engineering Manager of Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) in a similar role. Prior to IVGID Charley was a Senior Consultant with a large engineering firm specializing in stream restoration work, completing projects throughout the west coast.
Charley is most proud of the work he completed as a consultant restoring 6 phases of both Third and Incline Creek in Incline Village. He takes great pride walking these sections of the stream, while sometimes playing disk golf (no well). These projects constructed 3 culverts, 4 bridges, and restored over 5,000 feet of channel reducing eroding banks, improving aquatic habitat and eliminating fish barriers. Charley is married with 2 kids, one at the Incline Elementary School and another at the Middle School. They love skiing, mt. biking, golf and hitting the beach.
Incline-Tahoe Foundation's dedicated volunteers
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.
Michael brings years of professional and volunteer experience to Incline Tahoe Foundation (ITF). Michael is a senior software engineer and has worked for small startups as well as large Fortune 500 companies, programming with a wide range of languages and technologies. Over the years, Michael has also volunteered for many organizations including Junior Achievement, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), North Tahoe Little League, Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID), and of course, Incline Tahoe Foundation. “Coach Michael” has spent most of this volunteer time coaching the area’s youth in baseball, basketball, and soccer. In addition to coaching, Michael spent several years on the local AYSO Board of Directors, including the role of Regional Commissioner, where Michael was responsible for all of aspects of running youth soccer for hundreds of youth in both the fall and spring seasons.
Michael and his family moved to Incline Village in 1996 and have been full-time residents ever since. Michael’s wife Kathie is well-known in Incline Village as a devoted volunteer in several organizations, most notably Incline Star Follies. Michael’s two (now adult) children both attended all the Incline Village public schools and now have successful careers of their own.
In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, trail running, skiing, snowshoeing, basketball, softball, and most-recently disc golf. Along with David Smevik, Michael is focused on one of ITF’s most successful projects, the Incline Disc Golf Course.
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 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.
Bradley A. Johnson, General Manager/CEO of the North Tahoe Public Utility District (NTPUD), is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer focused on the operations, asset management, and capital project delivery of municipal water, sewer, and recreation districts. At the NTPUD, Brad oversees a staff of 45 employees, a $13-million annual operating budget, and a $5-million annual capital budget. Prior to joining the NTPUD, Brad worked as the Director of Engineering and Asset Management for the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) where he handled the planning, budgeting, and execution of a $10-million average annual capital improvement program. He also managed three operational divisions focused on the maintenance and improvement of IVGID’s equipment and infrastructure. Brad began his career as a consulting engineer specializing in environmental remediation system design and operations for large industrial clients.
Brad is an alumnus of the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California – Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
A resident of Lake Tahoe since 2006, Brad is an avid skier and enjoys recreating outdoors with his family.
IVGID Board Liason
Incline-Tahoe Foundation works closely with IVGID to accomplish many of our projects
Shelia is the IVGID Superintendent of Parks & Recreation, 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.
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