Big Life Locals

Meet Truckee’s Newest Dentist, Jason Baldwin, DDS

Meet Truckee’s Newest Dentist, Jason Baldwin, DDS

Options for improving your smile and dental health have recently increased with the addition of Baldwin, DDS, on Donner Pass Rd. in downtown Truckee.  Dr. Jason Baldwin is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He has maintained an ongoing commitment to advanced education and training in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Baldwin was voted one of the top dentists in the Bay Area where he practiced for 15 years. 

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Big Life Artist – Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk

Big Life Artist – Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk

Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk saw her first potter at work during a grade school field trip and desperately wanted to
try it. Though she was unable to convince him to let her try it that day, she promised herself that she would someday find a way to do it, and she did. Barbara’s love affair with clay really began in college and no doubt will continue for the rest of her life.

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150 Year Truckee-Donner Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary

150 Year Truckee-Donner Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary

150 years ago, on May 10, 1869 the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.

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Steampunk Clothing Indi-Designer Judi Morales

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Steampunk Clothing Indi-Designer Judi Morales

Truckee Art and Culture Judi Morales

Judi Morales is an artist, burner, steampunk indi-designer, and an instructor of upcycled sewing and encaustic painting. She volunteers at non-profits such as the Truckee Roundhouse, Friends of Black Rock High Rock, Crews with Obtainium Works, and the Steampunk makers of the Neverwas Haul art car – a three-story Victorian house on wheels.

In a process artistic called steampunk clothing indie-design, Judi repurposes obtainium (materials obtained that are not new),

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Local Artists Team Up to Introduce Forest ⇌ Fire Interpretive Exhibition

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Local Artists Team Up to Introduce Forest ⇌ Fire Interpretive Exhibition

Michael Llewellyn Forest Fire

Local Artists Sara Smith and Michael Llewellyn will team up at this July 18th Truckee Thursdays street fair in Historic Downtown Truckee to introduce FOREST⇌FIRE, an interpretive exhibition opening at the Truckee Recreation Center in October 2020.

As one of 18 California artists to be featured in the exhibition, Sara will be creating Forest Home,

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World-Class Athletes Startup in Truckee

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World-Class Athletes Startup in Truckee

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With a passion to fuel the many adventures that Truckee has to offer, Freeride World Champion Ralph Backstrom and current U.S. Ski Team member Travis Ganong set out to take their passion of roasting coffee to opening Pacific Crest Coffee Company. 

Ralph and Travis wanted to give that extra little boost to champion authentic connections with family, friends & the outdoors. They know it’s not just about the destination – but the entire journey.

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Michelle Erskine Fine Art and Architecture Photography

Michelle Erskine Fine Art and Architecture Photography

Erskine Photography specializes in fine art landscapes and architecture photography that captures artistic and expressive compositions that reflect emotion, tranquility and a unique moment in time. Erskine Photography approaches each photo shoot with research and strategic planning.  They can often be found snowmobiling into the backcountry, hiking up to that next amazing viewpoint, or setting up a series of lights and modifiers to achieve their goal.

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Emily Evans, Founder and Owner of Bridgetobridge Marketing

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Emily Evans, Founder and Owner of Bridgetobridge Marketing

Emily Bridgetobridge Marketing

Emily Evans, founder, and owner of Bridgetobridge Marketing is a leading brand marketing executive with over 25 years of experience in promotions, events, and marketing. A strategic thinker and expert in branded marketing solutions, Emily’s team has earned a stellar reputation for delivering cost-effective, branded marketing programs to companies large and small across the country. Her firm represents a diverse clientele with special attention to consumer brands,

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Big Life Artist – Ali Armstrong

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Big Life Artist – Ali Armstrong

Ali Armstrong Wildlife Artist Truckee

Big Life Local Wildlife Painter Ali Armstrong grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She began her career as a freelance portrait artist and then later transitioned into an art consultant role with a nonprofit that led to illustration work for Bible-based children’s books.

In 2014 Armstrong started Scarce, to raise money and awareness for animal species in crisis. Her work has been exhibited and auctioned by several of America’s most prominent zoos and at Art Basil Miami.

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Mike Richardson Honored to Provide Alpenflow Yoga to Truckee Community

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Mike Richardson Honored to Provide Alpenflow Yoga to Truckee Community

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Mike Richardson is honored to provide Alpenflow Yoga Studio to the Truckee community. Mike moved to Lake Tahoe in the Fall of 1993 to complete his Bachelor’s Degree at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV. He stayed in the area enjoying the active lifestyle that Truckee-Lake Tahoe boasts; including skiing, mountain biking, and climbing.

In 2003, a series of injuries led Mike to begin practicing yoga for pain relief.

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