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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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Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

Backcountry Skiing for Beginners

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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Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Troy Corliss

Truckee Big Life Local – Meet Troy Corliss

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, we both decided early on to invest in an education and career experience first.

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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 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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