Board of Directors

Meet the Board Members




Lauren OBrien – Chair

Lauren brings a passion for innovation and business sense to TTCF. As a business and marketing consultant, she has helped TTCF craft a major donor initiative that brings together some of the best that Tahoe has to offer. Her community experience includes the Truckee River Watershed Council, strategic planning for a number of nonprofits, and a new entrepreneurial venture. Lauren’s first year of service will be focused on Strategic Planning and Asset Development.









Wally Auerbach, Immediate Past Board Chair

Wally joined the TTCF Board in July 2012, and accepted the position of Board Chair in 2016. As of July 2018, he became Immediate Past Chair. He is a 33 year resident of North Lake Tahoe, owner of a successful civil engineering consulting practice in Tahoe City, and often working on community enhancement projects such as trails, parks, and water quality improvement projects. Wally has been involved in community issues as a Board member and Infrastructure Committee member of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association since 1998. He is also a Board member of the Tahoe City Recreation Association; a group that supports youth recreation and education in the North Lake Tahoe area.







Nicole Todd Bailey

Nicole brings a depth of leadership and intercultural experience from her early days as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa to her recent role leading the Worldwide Employee Development team at Apple, Inc.  Since moving to Tahoe in early 2014, she has been consulting part-time for clients needing assistance with organization effectiveness efforts such as strategic planning, executive leadership, team dynamics, and change management.  She also volunteers as a board member and advisor for local nonprofits.  She received her undergraduate communications degree from Northwestern University and her MBA from The American Graduate School of International Management in Geneva, Switzerland.  Nicole and her husband Eric have two adopted children – a daughter from Ethiopia and a son from the Marshall Islands.




Kelley R. Carroll, Secretary

Kelley joins the TTCF Board with man years of experience serving on several local nonprofit boards including Truckee Donner Land Trust, Friends of the Truckee Library, Sierra Senior Services, and SWEP. He brings this experience to the Governance Committee. Kelley is a Partner and Attorney at Porter Simon where he began in 1991 after practicing in San Francisco. He has earned the highest rating, AV, awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell organization, a rating for attorneys whose legal skills and ethical standards are “very high.” He is a strong supporter of environmental causes and groups that work to strengthen local community and culture.








Geoff Edelstein

Geoffrey I. Edelstein is a Co-Founder, Principal and Portfolio Manager of Granite Investment Partners, LLC, an investment advisor specializing in asset management for institutions and high net worth families. He has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, 1985, and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, 1988. Mr. Edelstein earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997. He is a member and past board chair of the Board of Directors of EMQ Families First. He is also a member of the Eisner Pediatric and Medical Foundation’s Investment and Finance Committees. Geoff is active at the University of Michigan, where he serves on the LSA Dean’s Advisory Committee and the Organizational Studies Leadership Committee, and Northwestern University School of Law, where he is a member of its Law Board. Geoff and Alison live in Pacific Palisades, California and have a home in Truckee, California.






Brad Koch

Brad is the President of Ridge Reef Properties, Inc., a property development and management company that manages several properties in the Bay Area, as well as Incline Village, Truckee, and Northstar and is an investor in other developments around Lake Tahoe. Brad has worked in the property management and real estate field for over 20 years, working on residential and commercial projects towards reaching their full potential as workplaces and homes in their respective community. Brad enjoys skiing, hiking and flying back and forth between the Bay Area and Tahoe. He spends several vacations a year with his wife and three kids on the West Shore at a house that has been in the family for many years, working to teach the next generation an appreciation for all that Lake Tahoe has to offer.








Bob Richards, Treasurer

Bob is the co-founder and principal of Eagle Peak Asset Management, LLC. Prior to co-founding Eagle Peak, he spent six years at Coachwood Asset Management, Inc. ultimately serving as President. Bob graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting. Additionally, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA®”) charterholder and is a current member of the CFA Institute. Bob is a past guest lecturer at the University of Nevada, Reno, speaking to undergraduate and MBA classes. Currently, he is a volunteer instructor with Achieve Tahoe in their adaptive winter skiing program and also serves on their Board of Directors. He is an Eagle Scout and has lived in North Tahoe since 2002 and has lived in North Tahoe since 2002. He currently lives Truckee with his wife and children, where he strives to take full advantage of all the outdoor activities the Tahoe Basin has to offer.






Kathryn Rohlf

Kathryn moved to the Sierras after 16 years in Silicon Valley and joined TTCF’s Board in July, 2010. She and her husband John wished to raise their three children in a small community where people take the time to know their neighbors and are active in their community. She is a busy mom; when she is not driving her kids to their activities, she is an active volunteer in the local public school system. She serves on the board of Excellence in Education, as well as participating on various school and youth sports committees and was the Secretary of the TTCF Board for fiscal year 2011-2012. She is currently the Chair of the Community Impact Committee, and has also served on the Grants as well as the Executive Committee. She can often been seen riding her horse, or hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing with her dogs in the Prosser Creek area.






Hannah Sullivan, Vice Chair

Hannah Sullivan brings to the board a breadth of business experience.  With an education and career focused in investments, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the outdoors, Hannah moved to Tahoe full time in 2001. She is a co-founder and partner of Emerald Bay Wealth Management LLC, a registered investment advisor founded in 2011.  She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.  Hannah has served on the boards of Hathaway Brown School, the Saint Francis Foundation, Cornell Outdoor Education (her undergraduate alma mater), the Development Council of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (where she received her MBA), as well as numerous for-profit start-up companies as an early stage venture investor.  She also taught skiing with Achieve Tahoe at Alpine Meadows for 10 winters. TTCF is happy to have Hannah’s knowledge applied as the Chair of the TTCF Investment Committee.






Kristin York

Kristin York

Kristin is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked in corporate restructuring and turnarounds. She moved to Truckee with her family in 2001. She is an avid backcountry skier, trail runner, and mountain biker. Kristin is the Business Innovation Director for Sierra Business Council and a Professor of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School. She’s also an elected official on the Board of TDRPD, serves on the Tahoe Food Hub board, as well as a California task force to democratize capital through impact investing. She is excited to help TTCF create a community impact investment model that catalyzes opportunities to develop projects and entrepreneurial ventures.