THE AWESOME PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE MILL, THE MILL >
Jessica Stanley, Civil Engineer
Jessica Stanley is a civil engineer at Sherwood Design Engineers. She is passionate about ecological design, landscape-based stormwater management and water reuse. Making her way to Tahoe from San Francisco, she’s excited to explore opportunities to implement sustainable land design solutions locally. Jessica is also the co-founder of a Tahoe-based wine company called Illanta Wines.
Megan Michelson, Writer/Editor
Megan Michelson, a co-founder and manager of the Mill, is a freelance writer. She worked as the freeskiing editor for ESPN.com, and before that, as an editor at Skiing Magazine and Outside Magazine. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Powder, Men's Journal, Outside, Backpacker, and more.
Dan Abrams, Flylow Gear
Dan Abrams, one of the co-founders of Tahoe Mill, is the president and co-founder of Flylow Gear, an independent manufacturer of backcountry freeride ski outerwear, now sold in stores around the globe. Abrams started the company in 2005 in his mom's basement in Denver and moved to Tahoe in 2012.
Greg Steen, Flylow Gear
Greg Steen, one of the co-founders of Tahoe Mill, is the co-founder of Flylow Gear, the ski outerwear brand based in both Denver and Tahoe. He's now the company's lead designer, product developer, web guru, and resident telemark skier. He lives in an A-frame in Truckee.
Bruno Damico is sales rep for Dynafit, Salewa, Wild Country and Pomoca across California, Arizona, and Nevada. He studied jazz drum set performance and international business at Denver University and lived in Boulder prior to moving to Tahoe. Before his current job, he worked as a customer/dealer service rep for Backcountry Access.
Ben Kimple, Gus Banuski, Tahoe Brew Tours
Tahoe Brew Tours was established in 2016 by Ben Kimple and Gus Banuski, transplants to the Lake Tahoe region from upstate New York. The brewery tour company was founded on a foundation of degrees in Recreation Management and Tourism studies, coupled with over a decade of experience in outdoor guiding. Acting as owner/operators, Ben and Gus double as designated drivers and local guides during brewery tours; educating guests on the brewing process and history of beer, as well as the rich natural and human history of the Lake Tahoe.
Originally from Denmark, Christian Hansen now lives in California, where he started Cobalt Labs, a web security company, with three other Danes. Cobalt, headquartered in San Francisco, connects a crowd of friendly hackers all around the world with modern businesses. Christian is in Tahoe a lot since his girlfriend Christina lives and works there—oh, and he's been skiing since always.
Rachel Lyons has a total of 10 years with her current employer, Granite Peak Management, and is currently the sales manager. She graduated with a B.S in Business Administration from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has lived in the North Lake Tahoe area for over 25 years. Rachel has her California Real Estate license and is a graduate of the North Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program. She lives in Truckee with her husband, John, and their three dogs Wiley, HoneyBee, and Auggie.
Andrew Hutton, Digital Marketing Consultant
Andrew Hutton is a digital marketing consultant, working with a handful of startups and businesses across the U.S. Previously he worked as a manager at an agency in the Bay Area but left in early 2016 to pursue his dream of being able to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Andrew originally hails from New Zealand, and enjoys snowboarding, surfing and coffee.
Chase Schweitzer, Sierra Watch
Chase Schweitzer is field representative for Sierra Watch, a conservation advocacy group focused on development threats to the Sierra Nevada. As a community organizer, he is focused on preserving the environment and heritage of the greater Sierra Nevada range, including Squaw Valley, where he grew up skiing and snowboarding. A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, he draws from experience in communications and journalism, as well as organizing volunteers for meaningful service projects.
Isaac Silverman, Sierra Watch
Isaac Silverman is an environmental attorney and organizer with deep roots in the Sierra Nevada from growing up in the Placer County foothills. He joined Sierra Watch as their staff attorney in 2014. He previously worked as legal clerk for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Natural Resources Defense Fund, as a consultant to the climate and air program at Environmental Defense Fund, and as an advocate and organizer at Environment America.
Kirstin Guinn, Marketing Director
Kirstin Guinn is the Director of Marketing for Destination Residences Snowmass in Colorado. A firm believer in learning from every opportunity, Kirstin learned from experience that she actually doesn’t want to run her own company, and so is happy to have landed back with Destination Hotels, the country’s largest operator of independent, boutique hotels. She has been in Tahoe since 2001 but is seeing it with fresh eyes now that her son Miles has become her most trusted adventure buddy.
Brett Smith, Architect
Brett Smith is the Tahoe pioneer for DeForest Architects. DA+ is known for modern design that plays well with others. Brett joined DA+ while pursuing his Masters in Architecture at the University of Washington. He spent 4 years in the Seattle studio before returning to his native California. Brett and his wife, daughter, and dog take every opportunity to explore the mountains around their Tahoe home by ski, bike, boat, and boot.
Lauren Bello, Designer
Lauren Bello is an architect, illustrator, graphic designer, and general maker of things. Formerly specializing in retail and commercial architecture, she recently started Folklaur, an interdisciplinary design studio, where she is currently working on graphics for a 2015 ski line, a bike rack fabrication, and a new house project in Truckee.
Jenn Sheridan, Coalition Snow
Jenn Sheridan is the chief operation officer at Coalition Snow, a company designing skis and snowboards for women, by women. By day Jenn is the associate editor at The Tahoe Weekly and Tahoe Powder magazine. She has written for Skiing magazine, Teton Gravity Research, and Powder.
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