Senior Manager Profiles

John Rice

John Rice

General Manager

Favorite trail at Sierra-at-Tahoe?

"Preacher’s Passion Trees on a powder day."

Favorite on-mountain event?

"Alpenglow off Pyramid Peak from the top of Grandview Express."

Something interesting about you?

"I sang the national anthem at two Anaheim Angel games."

Quote to Live By?

"If it is to be, it is up to me!"

Melinda Stearns

Melinda Stearns

Director of Human Resources

Favorite Event at Sierra-at-Tahoe:

"Crazy Employee Parties!"

Something unique about you:

"I'll teach anyone to polka, or icefish... and I'm not Canadian."

Quote to Live By:

"We rise by lifting others."

Drew Bray

Drew Bray

Director of Mountain Services

Latest Obsession?

"My paddle board. Handmade and lots of fun!"

Ski or Snowboard?

"Telemark. No more to say on that matter..."

Quote to Live By:

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir


Scott Sutterfield

Scott Sutterfield

Director of Profit Centers

Favorite trail at Sierra-at-Tahoe:

"Groomed Clipper"

Favorite on-mountain experience:

"Chilling in West Bowl."

Latest Obsession:

"I love to travel!"

Jim Feeney

Jim Feeney

Director of Finance

Favorite Trail at Sierra-at-Tahoe:

"Preacher's Passion"

Favorite on-mountain experience?

"Blue Bird powder days with my beautiful wife and kids"

Quote to Live By:

"Be Pono" (Righteous)

Paul Beran

Paul Beran

Director of Mountain Operations

Ski or Snowboard?

"Yes."

Latest Obsession:

"Stand-up Paddle boarding."

Quote to Live By:

"Don't eat yellow snow."


Scott Justice

Scott Justice

Director of Food & Beverage

Favorite Trail at Sierra-at-Tahoe:

"West bowl trees on a powder day or Clipper on a groomer type of day!"

Tahoe's Best Kept Secret:

"Tahoe during the shoulder seasons is by far the most peaceful and special place on Earth."

Quote to Live By:

"Anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well."

Steven Hemphill

Steven Hemphill

Director of Marketing & Sales

Favorite trail at Sierra-at-Tahoe:

"North Bowl. One of the best zones in Tahoe."

Favorite on-mountain experience:

"Powder days and high fives with friends."

Favorite Quote:

"If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time."

Duane Stutzman

Duane Stutzman

Director of Ski & Snowboard School

Something Unique About Me:

"I learned to ski at the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva Wisconsin"

Favorite on-mountain experience:

"Apre' Ski - Sunshine, The smell of burgers cooking, listening to live music and chilling with friends"

Quote to Live By:

"Hard work beats talent; when talent doesn't work hard!"


Longest Serving Employees

Mark Reeves - 24 years
Rental Department Manager

Helen Behn - 24 years
Business Solutions Manager 

Rob Buts - 24 years 
Lift Maintenance

Tom Walker - 24 years
Building Services

Dennis Cambron - 20 years
Food & Beverage Supervisor

Cathy Johns - 20 years 
Accountant 

Matt Weitzel - 20 years
Rental Department Supervisor

Mary Langlois - 20 years
Retail Supervisor



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