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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Galen Gifford

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Galen Gifford

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. I have lived most of my 35 years in North Tahoe.

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Truckee: An Authentic Mountain Town

Truckee: An Authentic Mountain Town

You know the place. It’s home to your favorite, best ever top-to-bottom run, ride or paddle glide. Where the stars and the conditions align and you enter, the zone. Where that certain restaurant chainsaws ice blocks, where that artist forges up-cycled iron, that chef creates farm-to-mountain-top dinners, that entrepreneur brainstorms the next killer App on a chairlift. Where that local kid wins international competitions, training in one of the safest cities in California.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Michelle Erskine

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Michelle Erskine

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. I found my confidence and my voice.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Dave Polivy

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Dave Polivy

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, stayed for everything else. Now the combo of sun,

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Tony Commendatore

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Tony Commendatore

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?
I moved to Truckee to live the Tahoe lifestyle and found an incredible community.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Drew Taylor

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Drew Taylor

Occupation
Owner, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

Years In Truckee Area
2 years

Originally From
Indiana

Why the Truckee Area?
My wife and I moved to the area to be closer to family. When we came to visit Truckee, we loved the vibe and felt at home here.

Big Life?
To me a Big Life in Truckee is doing what makes me happy and spending time with my family and friends.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Jeremy Jacobsen

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Jeremy Jacobsen

Occupation
Realtor with Chase International Real Estate

Years in Truckee Area
10 years in Truckee, 17 in the greater Truckee/Tahoe region

Originally from
Los Angeles, California

Why the Truckee Area?
Truckee offers the most amazing sense of community in the entire Truckee/Tahoe region and is in the heart of the most concentrated region of ski resorts in North America.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Lindsay Romack

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Lindsay Romack

Occupation
Morning Show DJ/Program Manager at 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio

Years in Truckee Area
I’ve been in the Truckee/Tahoe area for 11.5 years

Originally From
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Why the Truckee Area?
I followed a friend to Tahoe thinking I would spend a winter here before getting a job and settling into the “real world.”

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Helen Pelster

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Helen Pelster

Occupation
Software Engineer

Years in Truckee Area
16 Years

Originally From
Portland, Oregon

Why the Truckee Area?
As the saying goes, we came for the winter but stayed for the summer! Truckee’s accessibility for travel and electronic communications make it the ideal mountain home.

Big Life?
Big Life in Truckee means bringing a little vacation to everyday life.

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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Lorien Powers

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Lorien Powers

Occupation
Shop Owner, Metalsmith/Goldsmith

Greatest Accomplishment
Having the patience and belief in myself to pursue my passion every day, producing my art and making a living doing so!

Years in Truckee Area
10.5 years

Originally From
Traverse City, Michigan

Why the Truckee Area?
I landed in Truckee for a brief stop. It resonated with my soul.

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