Big Life Locals

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Jenelle Potvin

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Jenelle Potvin

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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,

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Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

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Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

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Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is an amazing way to experience the out of doors in a totally new winter environment. Travelling on busy summer trails now quiet and covered with a blanket of fresh backcountry2-telepowSierra snow can transform a mundane path into a winter wonderland of tall drifts and smooth angles. Having a good time in the mountainous winter backcountry inevitably includes having the knowledge to keep you and your group safe.

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5 Reasons to Take an Avalanche Class

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5 Reasons to Take an Avalanche Class

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avy6-tahoebackcountry-croppedAvalanche Danger is the biggest threat to safety when entering the backcountry, but thankfully taking an avalanche class is the easiest way to learn about mitigating risk to pursue your backcountry missions. There are truly dozens of reasons why you should take an avy class, but we’ll boil it down to five important ones!

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet JJ Morgan

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet JJ Morgan

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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.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Troy Corliss

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Troy Corliss

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Occupation
Artist & Co-owner, Gallery 5830′

Years in Truckee Area
10 years

Originally From
Los Altos, California

Why the Truckee Area?
My wife Anne and I wanted to move to a mountain town like Truckee from a very young age. Despite temptations from our many friends who lived in Truckee and on Donner Summit,

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Galen Gifford

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Galen Gifford

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Occupation
Co-founder/President & CEO bigtruck brand

Greatest Accomplishment
My greatest personal accomplishment by far is marrying my wife Shayly Gifford and having two daughters, Gemma & Gwennyth, with her. My greatest professional accomplishment is offering local jobs and co-founding bigtruck brand.

Years in Truckee Area
I was born in Truckee and raised in Tahoe City.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Michelle Erskine

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Michelle Erskine

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Occupation
Photographer/Artist

Years in Truckee Area
13 years

Originally From
Hollister, California

Why the Truckee Area?
Truckee provides the picture-perfect lifestyle for someone like me, a place to work hard and play even harder.

Big Life?
My life really began when I moved to Truckee.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Dave Polivy

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Dave Polivy

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Occupation
Owner of Tahoe Mountain Sports

Greatest Accomplishment
Building a business from scratch with $1,000 in the bank and turning it into a successful, multi-channel operation.

Years in Truckee Area
14 years

Originally From
Connecticut

Why the Truckee Area?
I came for the skiing,

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Tony Commendatore

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Tony Commendatore

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Occupation
Business Owner/CEO – Aegis Insurance Markets

Greatest Accomplishment
Raising great kids, Kassidy and Jayden, with my wife, Krissy, in a great Truckee community while building a prosperous, multi-state insurance agency.

Years in Truckee Area
18 years

Originally From
Los Altos, CA

Why the Truckee Area?

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