People
Tasha Thomas
Advisory Board
Tasha works for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District as a Physical Education Specialist. During the summers, she coaches Mountain Biking workshops and camps for LTCC. She also is a Professional Mountain bike racer, racing in both enduro and downhill disciplines. She has been an outdoor enthusiast her entire life and began fulfilling her love for the outdoors in the Adirondacks and White Mountains on the eastern coast of the states. Her passion for rock climbing, mountain biking and exploring the larger mountain ranges lead her to the Sierra Nevadas over 10 years ago where she decided to settle in South Lake Tahoe. Her desire to be out in the bigger terrain has molded her to become passionate about Avalanche Awareness and educating others around her.
 
Her top choice of winter excitement to satisfy the adrenaline is on her snowmobile which undoubtedly involves entering terrain with risk. She has a strong mission to uphold safety for those around her as well as herself and is adamant about avalanche education. She is an Ambassador of Fun and is devoted to avalanche awareness for all group users of the backcountry, especially in the motorized sector. 
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.

Bob Moore
Advisory Board

Bob recently retired from the US Forest Service after 37+ years. He spent the last 25 years as the Winter Sports Specialist on the Truckee Ranger District. Among his duties was the administration of the permits of the local ski areas (Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge) on National Forest lands and the avalanche forecasting program (as it was known at that time). He coordinated the military artillery used in avalanche control for Region 5 of the Forest Service (California). He usually spent much of the summer months managing large fires as an Operations Section Chief or Safety Officer across the west.

Professionally Bob was one of the early members of the American Avalanche Association, served two terms as a Director with Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue and was one of the founding members of the Avalanche Artillery Users Committee of North America. He was nominated and elected to the B-77 ANSI committee for tramways representing recreation within the Forest Service. Bob was the advisor to the Forest Service Regional Office in explosive and artillery use for avalanche control and winter sports.

In 2005 he put together the concept of the Sierra Avalanche Center which stared with Brandon as a volunteer forecaster to assist him in the forecasting duties. Previous to that Bob was a one person shop putting out avalanche advisories when the hazard was HIGH or above for 20 years. He served as the Forest Service advisor/representative to the board in the early years ensuring that Forest Service support and resources were available. He was the supervisor of the forecasters until his retirement setting the direction of the program.

He has been married for 33 years, has two grown children and 1 Golden Retriever Dog who travels with him in the backcountry. He has lived in the Truckee/Tahoe area for 38 years.

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.

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.