Steve Flahive, President
Steve Flahive grew up in Marin County doing the weekend drive to Squaw Valley throughout his childhood. After high school in Colorado and college in Chicago, he returned to living in Marin County and returned to the weekend drive to his second home in Truckee. Since placing his children in Might Mites at Squaw Valley, he has become passionate about the whole snow sports experience for the kids and coaches.
Lorna Stucky, Vice President
Lorna Stucky grew up skiing and riding in the Sierra Nevada mountains with her family. She lives in Olympic Valley and is raising her 8-year old twin daughters, who are enthusiastic participants in Squaw Valley’s Mighty Mites and Development programs. Lorna brings 15 years of experience in risk assessment and quantitative analysis of commercial energy efficiency projects developed by energy service divisions of Chevron and PG&E. As Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Homesites at Squaw Creek Association, Lorna reviewed and signed off on financial summaries and tax documents. Lorna volunteers weekly in the classroom as part of the literacy program at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. She has also volunteered with Achieve Tahoe teaching kids with disabilities and wounded warriors to ski.
Kandi Brandreth, Secretary
Kandi grew up in Ada, Oklahoma. Not known for its mountains, she wasn’t skiing unless pulled behind the back of a pick-up truck. Thus, it wasn’t until she met her husband that she developed a love for skiing. Kandi brings 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Consulting. Without a background in skiing or racing, she worked to find resources to teach her daughters. Her passion to find challenges and work to bring ideas, training and resolution that peaked her interest in the foundation. She looks to help coaches, parents and athletes become healthy and successful skiers or riders. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Billy and her two ski loving daughters, Bree and Kira.
Kristy Olk, Treasurer
Kristy Olk is a 25 year Tahoe resident and has enjoyed raising her three boys in the North Lake Tahoe community. The family has spent the past twelve years enjoying the Squaw Valley Ski Team starting in the Mighty Might program and progressing through D Team, Tahoe League and the Big Mountain program. Two of her boys have graduated from the program and the youngest Ryan, is currently on the Big Mountain Competition team. Kristy has been an active volunteer in the North Lake Tahoe community serving on the Boards of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, North Tahoe AYSO, North Tahoe Little League and the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund.
Brad grew up skiing at Alpine Meadows, raced for the AM Ski Team as well as the Alpine Auburn Ski Club and also coached for the AM Ski Team prior to racing in college. Brad is interested in giving back to these programs by supporting SAF and the programs that developed his love for skiing by helping young athletes pursue the sport.
Kim grew up in Tahoe City, skiing and alpine racing at Squaw Valley. His Dad was a ski coach at Squaw during the late 60’s through the early 80’s. Kim is on his third tour of duty with the ski team program. The first was for Kim, while the later ones were for his five kids. He’s very passionate about the athletes and coaches experience and opportunities that SAF can help provide.
With all three of his children currently skiing in the Mighty Mites program at Squaw, Tom Burg looks forward to working with SAF in giving something back to the coaches and teams that have played such an important part in his family’s winters. He is an attorney with the law firm of Bialson, Bergen & Schwab in Palo Alto, with a focus on domestic and international commercial litigation, negotiations and corporate recoveries. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his law degree from Santa Clara University. Tom and his wife, Cindy, along with their three children, live in Menlo Park.
Dee Byrne is currently a member of the Executive Management Team of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, serving as the Vice President of Snowsports. In this role, Dee oversees both the Squaw Valley Ski Team and Alpine Meadows Ski Team, as well as the four Ski & Snowboard Schools of Squaw and Alpine. Before leading the Squaw/Alpine Snowsports Teams, Dee was the Business Development Manager for the Schools of Aspen and prior to, the Vail Ski & Snowboard School Director. Dee reached the highest ranks of ski instruction, having been on the Professional Ski Instructors of America National Demonstration Team and a member of the PSIA/AASI National Education Advisory Council. Dee is passionately committed to youth development through the snowsports participation and competition.
Shara lives in Tiburon and works in San Francisco at JP Morgan Chase. Shara’s work is focused in finance and real estate development, more specifically she is the Executive Director of Community Development. She’s known to be “high energy” …a lifelong athlete, and as a mother of three boys – her energy has become quite a wonderful gift. After years of focusing on raising three young and equally energetic sons (Schuyler 8, Sutton 7, and Sloan 6), they are all finally at an age where they are gaining independence and confidence through their own enjoyment of sports. Over the past three years, weekend ski trips to Tahoe have been a way to get the energy out during the winters, for the whole family. The Staff of coaches at Mighty Mites and Masters – have taught them to love skiing, snowboarding, and spending time within the Squaw Alpine Community. The boys have many winters ahead to be a part of this community and Shara would love to support its growth in all ways possible.
Marcy Dolan has skied at Squaw for the past twenty-five years. She has three children ages 17, 14 and 10 who compete for the Squaw Big Mountain Team. Her oldest child also coached Tahoe League this past season after “retiring” as a competitive Far West U16 skier. Marcy has also coached at Squaw at levels equivalent to U14 Far West and Tahoe League, as well as for Gold Stars and Shooting Stars. Many of her colleagues are coaches and she understands this culture. Marcy has an extensive ski racing background, and had the privilege of traveling through New England in high school and raced NCAA Division One in college. Marcy is interested in facilitating education for our coaches as they give so much of themselves.
Growing up in New Oxford, PA on his grandparents’ farm helping them raise pigs, cows, chickens and growing crops, it was a hard but fulfilling experience and Jeremiah learned a lot from his grandparents in regards to respect, ownership and how to survive on what you make and grow. Being a hands on kind of person, he turned to the technology, design and user experience field and has been doing it for over 20 years. Jeremiah has always had an eye for art, design and made it his focus.
He has worked in a variety of industries from start-ups to small businesses to large corporations. His entrepreneur mentality stated at a young age. Jeremiah took that and applied it to different business models in the brand and marketing industries as well as high-tech. He enjoys a challenge and love mentoring the people around him. After graduating high school, Jeremiah became a full-time ski and snowboard instructor at the age of 19 on the east coast working with kids and adults. He found himself enjoying and helping people over come their fears and challenges of sliding down the mountain.
Skip ahead to today, Jeremiah works for a mid-tiered consulting company, focusing on user experience design as well as runs his own company and working on a few start-ups which have been successful and profitable. He keeps busy with work but also has a few hours during the week to play. Jeremiah and his family recently moved to North Lake Tahoe from Pleasanton, CA and haven’t looked back.
David grew up skiing in Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley for over 50 years. All three of his children went through the Squaw Valley Ski Teams from shooting stars, mighty mites, Far West, Big Mountain and Collegiate programs. Skiing has always been a major part of his family’s life and the love of the mountains. He is passionate about giving back to a program that gave so much to his family. Having great coaches that can inspire passion in a sport that will last for a lifetime is a gift to the overall life of the mountains. With the focus at SAF to educate and support our coaches, which will continue the legacy of this great sport and passion for the mountains. He was born and raised in Marin County and currently resides and works in Marin County with his family. He has been in the Private Wealth Management and Investment Management business for 30 years and currently is the Founder & CEO of Madden Creek Advisors an independent registered investment advisory firm.