HAAKON LANG-REE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Haakon joined Achieve Tahoe in 1992 as a volunteer ski instructor and has been a part of the organization ever since. He took over as Executive Director in 2013. Haakon has a background in Human Resource Management and two degrees from Stanford University. He has an innate knack for bringing the staff and volunteers together as a team and leading them with professionalism and enthusiasm. Haakon enjoys sharing his love of sports with people of all abilities.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 1
CINDY SMITH, ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Cindy joined Achieve Tahoe in 1991. She is a graduate of University of California at Davis (BS Human Development and Elementary Teaching Credential) with experience in teaching and office management. Her focus at Achieve Tahoe is all things administrative, and then some! Her organizational skills, energy, and positive customer service keep the organization running smoothly.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 2
MICHAEL HUNTER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Michael started at Achieve Tahoe as an intern in 2007. Michael holds a degree in Recreation Therapy from Lehman College, The Bronx, NY, and certifications from the American Canoe Association and the Professional Ski Instructors of America. He puts his experience and education to use by managing all of our program delivery throughout the year. Michael enjoys sharing his passion for outdoor adventure sports with our diverse team of volunteers and participants.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 4
MARINA GARDINER, GUEST SERVICES DIRECTOR
Marina started with Achieve Tahoe as a participant and learned how to monoski in 2000, and joined as a staff member in 2011. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and dual Master’s degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism and Art Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Marina leads our team of friendly reservationists, coordinates group scheduling, outreach and communications. She is a Tahoe native and enjoys assisting our participants in experiencing the freedom and joy of outdoor recreation in Tahoe.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 6
SCOTT BEHRENS, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Scott first started with Achieve Tahoe to support his son Bryan in adaptive skiing. Scott joined the team as a snow sports instructor in 2016. Scott holds degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago. Scott’s ambitions are now directed towards coaching participants, educating volunteers, and improving program delivery. Having seen the positive impact of outdoor activities on his son Bryan, Scott is dedicated to sharing the same with others.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 8
JOSEPHINE CORMIER, COMMUNICATIONS AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Josephine joined Achieve Tahoe as an intern in 2019, and has been with us ever since. She received her degree in Religion from Dartmouth College in 2017. She then moved to France where she taught English to French undergraduate students. Though she liked teaching in a classroom, she quickly realized that her true passion was teaching outdoors and making the outdoor activities she loves inclusive and accessible to all. Josephine leads our communications and delivers programs.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 3
CARLYN MORAN, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Carlyn joined Achieve Tahoe as an intern during the 2018/19 season and has since worked as a Seasonal Instructor and Program Coordinator. She received her degrees in Journalism and Photography from the University of Nevada, Reno as well as a Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She enjoys many outdoor recreation activities and loves being able to share them with others.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 12
BRENDAN KELLEY, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Brendan is an avid skier, wake-surfer, and mountain biker. He built a successful volunteer program for The Salvation Army of the East Bay Area before moving to Tahoe full-time. He is excited to meet our volunteer team and to help Achieve Tahoe fulfill it’s mission. Please contact him if you have any questions about volunteering.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 5
BLAIR BOWEN, GUEST SERVICES & OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Blair is new to Achieve Tahoe and is an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, and whitewater rafter/kayaker. She is originally from North Carolina where she received her degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology from Appalachian State University in 2009. She has a background working with various nonprofits, specifically in community outreach and operations. She has been both a river guide and snowboard instructor, and is excited to share her love of outdoor sports with our participants.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 10
SOPHIE MOELLER, DEVELOPMENT & EVENTS COORDINATOR
A native of Massachusetts, Sophie moved to Truckee in 2008, when she began as a volunteer ski instructor with Achieve Tahoe. Since then, she has acquired over two decades of non-profit experience, working with various organizations, from Noteable Music Therapy Service to Reps 4 Recovery to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada. Sophie now lives in Reno with her husband and two step kiddos, and is active in the performing arts community. She is thrilled to be to joining Achieve Tahoe, and looks forward to sharing her passion and experience with our team.
(530) 581-4161 Ext 11