I met Andy and Alicia Barr in 2017 through a mutual friend. When Andy started talking about growing the Truckee Craft Ventures (TCV) portfolio of business to be global brands based in Truckee, I jumped at the opportunity. After 15 years building businesses in the Bay Area (Homegain, Strava, Google and Urbandoor) I moved my wife and two young daughters to Truckee to join as COO of TCV.
CHARTYSMITH’s Brenda Zimmerman helps the community honor the lives of those who have passed. CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation was created by Brooks Rohlen in memory of his father who was killed in a commercial airplane crash in 1970. CharitySmith is committed to the creation and management of memorial funds. CharitySmith offers a simple and expedient pathway to the creation of memorials in memory of loved ones.
Kat Schliemann and Jennifer Kobert open Truckee’s first all-female co-working space. The Tributary Collective was founded by two local entrepreneurs, Kat Schliemann and Jennifer Kobert. Before moving to Truckee, Jennifer had created a similar workspace in Marin County for her business, Sefte Living, and found that women working together is more than the sum of its parts. When she met Kat, founder of Clear Unity,
Kyle Marmesh Opens Pendulum branding and graphic design studio. Pendulum is dedicated to taking your business to the next level. Whether you have an established brand that is trying to reach a new audience or a new business trying to make a strong impact, Pendulum uses a systematic approach to finding a creative solution to help you reach your business goals. Smart design and strong branding is key in establishing a trusting and loyal relationship with your audience.
After spending two years between Truckee and San Francisco, Tiffany Eskilson committed to full-time Truckee living in June 2018 and hasn’t looked back. With over a decade of financial and business strategy experience, Tiffany launched Hawk Consulting to provide advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses.
Hawk Consulting helps entrepreneurs identify and address risks to their business in order to avoid potential pitfalls and improve operations.
Tessa Mitchell opens eco-friendly dry cleaning and laundry business. VayaClean Eco-Dry Cleaning & Laundry is now open in Truckee next to Wild Cherries. VayaClean is the finest and most health-conscious, eco-friendly professional dry cleaning and laundry provider in Lake Tahoe. The company prides itself on meticulous fabric care, and is the only cleaner in the basin to use 100% non-toxic, biodegradable solvents, that are Green Business Bureau certified,
The Grille at Sawtooth Ridge features California Cuisine with Hawaiian influences. The Grille at Sawtooth Ridge is located in The Village at Northstar. It’s a full-service, family friendly restaurant. Their seafood-focused menu aims to provide excellent service to bring you and your “ohana” (family) together over delicious, locally prepared dishes.
Locally owned by Jessica Shea and Jonathan Glick, the restaurant is focused on supporting other small businesses.
Sherwin-Williams Evonna Lintz gives expert paint service. For 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been an industry leader in the development of technologically advanced paint and coatings. As the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, Sherwin-Williams is dedicated to supporting both do-it-your-selfers and painting professionals with exceptional products; resources to make confident color selections; and expert, personalized service that’s focused on your unique project needs.
Robert Grossman launches Sierra CCW Firearms Training business. Sierra CCW Firearms Training offers business professionals and residents firearms training for self-defense. It may be a sensitive subject, but operating a business in the Truckee Tahoe region can leave some people exposed to harm. Founder Robert Grossman, is a California DOJ-Certified CCW instructor, author, and TV personality. He teaches the region’s most complete, scenario-centric, and value-packed state-mandated classes for CCW applicants.
Pacific Crest Coffee founded by Ralph Backstrom and Travis Ganong. Pacific Crest Coffee Company is a coffee roastery and tasting room with grab-and-go foods located in the Pioneer Commerce Center across the street from Full Belly Deli. It was founded by former Freeride World Champion Ralph Backstrom and current U.S. Ski Team member Travis Ganong with a passion to fuel the many adventures the Tahoe-Truckee area has to offer with a delicious and energizing beverage.