photograph courtesy of TheTahoeJournal.com
Board of Directors
Rene Brejc, President
David Reichel, Vice-President
Lauren O'Connor, Secretary
Brian Levy, Treasurer
Tara Offenbacher, Director
Christian Waskiewicz, Director
Tim Cain, Director
Living in the Sierra, I wanted to live in an area where access to true adventure was immediate and there was a strong sense of community. Hiking trails, backcountry skiing, world-class mountain biking and road cycling, rock climbing and bouldering, all within minutes. Welcome to Meyers, CA! I got what I wanted.
Almost twenty years ago, I moved into a classic chalet style rental in Meyers with a couple of college friends. Now I live in a different but nearly identical house less than a mile from that first one. During those years, I've climbed the peaks surrounding Meyers, snowboarded down them, and fallen off most of the local boulder problems. My work as a mountain guide/outdoor educator leads me to communities similar to Meyers around the U.S. and the world. This travel, along with starting a family, has deepened my appreciation for Meyers and increased my interest in making it even more rad.
I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and after almost 16 years away decided to move back in the winter of 2017. I have lived all over California, skied and traveled through other mountain towns, and found that there is no place like Meyers. It has incredible geography, the best access to endless adventures, and a community of people driven by their love for the outdoors. I am happy to now call Meyers home and grateful to be a part of this organization to help make it even more amazing.
I live in Meyers because to me it’s the essence of Lake Tahoe. It fully encompasses the smallness of a mountain community yet the bigness of its lifestyle. It is a gigantic playground for everyone here, in the middle of some of the most amazing peaks and passes, and rivers and lakes anywhere. For me, Meyers represents the people, the space, the beauty, and the simplicity of living in the mountains. I’ve been stuck here for nearly 20 years and wouldn’t have it any other way.
After living in South Lake Tahoe since 1998, I moved to Meyers because it embodies the best aspects of Tahoe's mountain culture. I enjoy the strong sense of community, access to outdoor recreation, views and abundant sunshine . . . I finally have a thriving garden! My family and I enjoy walking to the river and biking to the park, Meyers restaurants and community events. If it is possible, I love Lake Tahoe even more now that we live in Meyers.
I first moved to Meyers in 1984. Having been raised on the west slope of El Dorado County and in Germany, small town - “village” - living is what I know and prefer. A gateway community to the Lake Tahoe basin, this wonderful hamlet provides an abundance of natural beauty, inspiration, and recreation. The world-class mountain sports accessed directly from our town offer enjoyment and fulfillment for everyone. This truly is Tahoe Paradise. I am honored to be a member of the board of the Meyers Community Foundation. Welcome to our community.