Christi Cakiroglu, Executive Director, email@example.com
KTMB has made great strides programmatically and administratively during Christi’s tenure as Executive Director. Hired as Executive Director in December 2002, Christi grew up in Washoe Valley and has over 15 years of management experience ranging from business to nonprofit. After graduating from the University of Oregon and teaching overseas, Christi returned home to northern Nevada and was happy to combine her passion for community involvement with employment. Recognized as one of the Reno Gazette-Journal’s “Ten in 2010″, Christi’s ultimate goal for KTMB is to achieve a society free of cigarette litter and shot-up televisions.
J Merriman, Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
J recently returned to the Truckee Meadows after doing non-profit work in the South and Midwest, and was glad to see Reno/Tahoe’s revitalization efforts, just in their infancy when she left, successful and growing (when just the lack of humidity would have been enough cause for joy). Now J is excited to help contribute to that revitalization and vision of the Truckee Meadows as a beautiful community to live, work and play. If you call, email, or get handed a portable ashtray by someone on a bike, you likely just talked (virtually or otherwise) to J.
Jaime Souza, Program Manager, email@example.com
Jaime recently moved to Reno from the beautiful, but bitterly cold, state of Minnesota. She grew up with a canoe paddle in her hands and cross-country skis on her feet. Her love of the Minnesota North Woods inspired her to pursue a career in Outdoor Environmental Education, and she has wore a number of hats at various camps and residential environmental education centers around the country. Jaime has a M.S. in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education and Natural Science. She most recently served as the Director of Trail Use for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, and is thrilled to have the opportunity as Program Manager at KTMB to inspire everyone to help preserve and protect where we live, work and play in the Truckee Meadows.
Jessica Nickl, Program Intern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica is new to Reno and happy to be here. Since graduating from Brigham Young University, she has been passionate about the nonprofit sector and community involvement. Jessica remains dedicated to pursuing community wellness, and she is excited to support KTMB’s vision of a healthy, sustainable Nevada.
Kathy Carter, Beautiful Business Consultant, January-April 2013, email@example.com
Kathy is blending her passion for the Truckee Meadows with her vast skills in community relations to market KTMB’s all new Beautiful Business Program. Many area residents might recognize Kathy’s name from the more than ten years she served as Community Relations Director for Washoe County. Kathy started her career at Sierra Pacific Resources and Sierra Pacific Power Company (now NV Energy). She then moved on to serve as the Community Relations Manager at the Airport Authority of Washoe County and most recently served a year as Communications Director for Renown Health. Kathy is excited about both the opportunity and challenge of getting KTMB’s Beautiful Business Program off and running in time for KTMB’s 2013 Great Community Cleanup, and all of us at KTMB are thrilled to have her working with us on this new project!