People
John Swanson
Advisory Board

John is a local emergency physician, teacher, father of two budding skiers, and ski enthusiast.  He brings a background in fundraising to SAC, and dreams of one day building a SAC endowment.

Cameron Bordner
Advisory Board

Cameron grew up in Durango, Colorado and has been a skier and outdoor enthusiast his entire life.  After graduating college, he did post-graduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and during that time began ski patrolling at Eldora Mountain Resort.  As a ski patroller, Cameron’s interest in backcountry skiing and avalanche awareness, as well as ski resort safety and risk management, grew.  He attended various avalanche courses and started the avalanche dog program at Eldora, while also becoming the Director of Safety there.  While living in the Boulder area, Cameron competed on the Rocky Mountain Telemark Series and did extensive ski film and photo work.  Eventually, Cameron left ski patrolling to accept a position as a ski area risk consultant with Acordia Resort Services, a nationally recognized ski resort insurer.  It was that job that brought him to beautiful Truckee, California.  Cameron later took the Director of Risk Management position at Heavenly Mountain Resort, in South Lake Tahoe, California.

After immersing himself in ski resort risk management and liability for virtually his entire career, he decided he wanted to do more to help and defend the ski industry.  As such, he applied and was accepted to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he earned his law degree. Cameron continues to live in Truckee and practices ski resort and recreation defense in Incline Village, Nevada with the law firm Lauria Tokunaga Gates & Linn, LLP. 

In addition to being an advisor to the Sierra Avalanche Center, Cameron is on the board of directors for the Tahoe Truckee Bar Association and volunteers with the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School at Alpine Meadows.  In his spare time, Cameron loves to telemark and nordic ski, mountain bike, cycle, practice yoga and surf.

Jeremy Jacobson
Advisory Board

Jeremy Jacobson resides in Truckee, CA and is employed as the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association’s Leisure Sales Manager in Tahoe City.  Originally from Los Angeles, he first discovered Lake Tahoe on a high school ski trip and dreamed of making it his home, which it has been for the past nine years.

Jeremy is a “lake-wide” expert, having worked for many years as Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s Sales Manager before moving north in 2006 to work for NLTRA representing all of the ski resorts in North Lake Tahoe.

After years of viewing snow advisories on the SAC site, Jeremy volunteered his time and became a Marketing Advisor to the Board of Directors in 2006.  In 2008, Jeremy was nominated onto the Board of Directors.  He is elated to have the ability to help fellow backcountry enthusiasts stay safe by assisting SAC with ski resort, community and industry donations.

Jeremy “lives” to snowboard.  All of his free time is spent riding the Tahoe resorts and the amazing and extensive surrounding backcountry.

Larry Heywood
Advisory Board

Larry Heywood's contributions to SAC include providing direction and oversight to the Board’s activities, technical guidance and direction to SAC’s Avalanche Forecasters, developing and implementing fundraising and marketing efforts, acting as a liaison with the local ski area community and  working with SAC’s partner the United States Forest Service. Mr. Heywood has a long professional career in the ski industry and has extensive experience in avalanche hazard evaluation, control and education. He currently is an independent snow and ski safety consultant. When not tracking down the “white beast” he can usually be found fly fishing somewhere in the western states.

Debby Broback
Advisory Board
Justin Broglio
Advisory Board

Justin works as the Public Information Officer at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. He has been involved with the SAC since 2005 and helped develop the online lift ticketing fundraising model used to sell, distribute and promote the SAC Ski & Ride Day Fundraiser lift tickets. His work on the board also includes procurement of several operational funding grants, vital community partner and sponsor relationships and a long-term relationship with the SAC's snowmobile partner company - Thin Air Motor Sports.

As an avid backcountry skier, snowmobiler and winter recreation enthusiast he has a strong passion for avalanche awareness to all user groups and unlimited, free access to the SAC advisory.

Justin is also an annual contributor to Powder Magazine; director on the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board; public relations consultant for Alpengroup.org; and freelance journalist and social media consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Ecology/Conservation Biology and a Minors in Journalism and Public Relations.

Neil Morse
Advisory Board

Neil Morse came out to Tahoe as a wide-eyed 20-year-old from New Hampshire in the winter of 1989 and was soon hooked on the Sierra's snow and terrain at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. He went into the back country for the first time via the gates at Alpine Meadows. He is a Realtor, a ski instructor at Squaw Valley, a ski searcher for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team and is a father of two skiing boys. Over the years, he's lost friends to avalanches and has heard  too many stories about skier and rider mishaps in the back country so he decided it was time to volunteer to help get the word out about avalanche awareness. He's completed his Avalanche Level II and hopes to continue to be a life-long learner.

Sean Kristl
Advisory Board

Sean lives in Truckee, Ca and is currently the Marketing & Sales Director for Alpenglow Expeditions, an international mountain guiding company based in Olympic Valley. With Alpenglow now booking trips into the backcountry of Lake Tahoe, Sean thought it made sense to support the Sierra Avalanche Center and hopefully help to achieve it's goals of educating and informing the public about backcountry avalanche conditions in the greater Lake Tahoe area.

Prior to joining the Alpenglow Expeditions team Sean was the marketing manager at Squaw Valley Ski Resort for 6 years managing and producing events large and small as well as managing all corporate sponsorships. 

Sean lives with his beautiful wife Dana and energetic dog Frannie.