Big Life Locals

Tiny Truckee Video

Tiny Truckee Video

Behind the Scenes with the Creators

We catch up with the Tiny Truckee video creators Lloyd Garden of Drone Promotions and Chris Bartkowski of Generikal Design.  Their video caught the attention of many in the Tahoe region, nation, and globally on social media with it’s a day in the life portrayal of a miniature Truckee California, a town that truly resembles that of a toy community.

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Taste of Truckee: Chef Lew Orlady

Taste of Truckee: Chef Lew Orlady

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner

At the kitchen’s helm of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner, is chef Lew Orlady. Orlady helped open the restaurant 12 years ago and has been serving families delicious, sophisticated dishes in a laid-back atmosphere ever since.

If you asked him what he wanted to be growing up, he wouldn’t have said a chef;

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Big Life Local – US Ski Team Member Hannah Halvorsen

Big Life Local – US Ski Team Member Hannah Halvorsen

What is your occupation?

I am a cross-country skier on the US Development Ski Team. I am also enrolled as a freshman at Alaska Pacific University and ski year round for their ski team in Anchorage, AK.

How many years have you lived in Truckee?

I was born and raised in Truckee, graduating high school from Sugar Bowl Academy.

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KJM at Dickson Realty – Base Camp for a Big Dream

Client’s of KJM at Dickson Realty experience a level of professional service that is unwavering between their 41-years of combined knowledge. They pay close attention to their client’s goals in purchasing or selling a property in the Truckee-Tahoe area.  For KJM at Dickson Realty, there is no greater joy than to match-make clients with properties.  They will guide you and help you understand the twists and turns of the business to create a seamless journey.

Big Life Local – Pro Cyclist Laurens ten Dam

Big Life Local – Pro Cyclist Laurens ten Dam

We sit down with professional world tour cyclist Laurens ten Dam and chat about what makes Truckee, California his base camp for a big life. He describes himself as a husband, father, an ordinary guy, and good at riding a bike pretty fast. Ltd travels around the globe and chooses to stay in Truckee for its remoteness, beauty, the people, and challenging summit passes to push his limits.

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Meet Big Life Local – Rachel Arst McCullough

Meet Big Life Local – Rachel Arst McCullough

Meet Big Life Local Rachel Arst McCullough from Massachusetts. Rachel chose Truckee for the mountain lifestyle and its amazing community. Learn more about how she makes Truckee her “Base Camp for a Big Life.”

Why the Truckee Area?

I moved here for the skiing and stayed for the mountain lifestyle and access to the outdoor activities that I love.

Big Life?

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Truckee Big Life Local – Natalya Asadullina

Truckee Big Life Local – Natalya Asadullina

In Truckee, there’s a saying, come for the winter, but stay for the summer, which speaks to visitors and locals alike. With access to beautiful Lake Tahoe, year-round outdoor sports and a mountain community that celebrates its rich history and transformation into an economic hub for new businesses, Truckee has become more than just a simple tourist destination. There are very few places where balancing adventure and a thriving career are possible,

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Jenelle Potvin

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Jenelle Potvin

Occupation
Operations Manager, KCA Advisors

Years in Truckee Area
17 years

Originally From
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Why the Truckee Area?
Sunshine! And although Truckee gets a lot of snow, it’s not that cold – if you want to experience “cold”, visit Michigan. I came for the sunshine, and stayed because of the strong sense of community,

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet JJ Morgan

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet JJ Morgan

Occupation
Managing Partner Moody’s Bistro, Bar and Beats /The Truckee Hotel

Years in Truckee Area
17 Years

Originally From
San Francisco, California

Why the Truckee Area?
Always wanted to live in Tahoe

Big Life?
To me it means bringing a little bit of you to the community. This area is amazingly beautiful so I try to bring culture to the area.

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