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SHRA Board Members

    Brandon Perry: Co-President

    Brandon is the Human Resources Manager and District Clerk at Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District. Following a career in restaurant management, he built upon his business background and specializes in human resources and strategic management. He has a business management degree from University of Phoenix, and is nearing completion of his MBA from Western International University. He received his SPHR in January of 2013.  Brandon resides in Truckee with his wife and teenage son. He is active in his local community through Rotary International, and enjoys all the wonderful outdoor activities common in Truckee. He is excited to be part of the local HR and business communities as part of the SHRA board.

    Joanne Laracy:  Co-President

    Joanne Laracy has served as Human Resource Manager at Nevada County’s leading Natural Foods Store, BriarPatch Co-op for seven years. BriarPatch Co-op is one of Nevada Count’s largest employers, employing over two hundred people. Joanne has worked internationally on employee recruitment and held HR positions at prominent Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Joanne holds an Associates Degree in Applied Art and Design and is currently obtaining her Bachelor of Business Administration through the Southern Cross University Business School. Joanne has served on the SHRA Board since 2013.

    Christine Hoxsie:  Communications

    HR Administrator at Sierra Nevada Children’s Services

    Joanna McKenzie – Secretary

    Joanna is one of two Human Resources Managers at Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge Ski Resorts in Norden, California.  Joanna and her co-manager oversee all aspects of Human Resources for both resorts. 

    Prior to working with Sugar Bowl-Royal Gorge, Joanna worked at the Resort at Squaw Creek for 8 years, gaining experience as an operations manager in Food and Beverage, Recreation and Ski Rentals. 

    Joanna enjoys assisting SHRA and local businesses with events, job postings and her Human Resources and Operation Management knowledge. 

    Michelle Leonardo:  Treasurer

    Director of Human Resources at Boreal and Woodward

    Michelle Martland: Membership Director

    Human Resources Administrator for Tahoe City PUD

    Kelly Gorrell: Membership Roster Chair

    Human Resources Manager at Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge

    Laura Moriarty:  Past Co-President

    As president and founder of Tahoe Training Partners, a management consulting firm located near Lake Tahoe, California, Laura has been the architect of innovative training environments, total compensation systems and HR solutions in hospitality companies, ski resorts, health care organizations, nonprofits, manufacturing environments, municipalities and government agencies since 2007.  A twenty-five year ski industry and resort hospitality veteran, Laura has held senior leadership positions for complex, dynamic, multi-site organizations, including a ten-year assignment as Corporate VP of Human Resources for Booth Creek Resorts.  She loves to travel, experience new adventures and help organizations deliver on the promises they make to their stakeholders.

    Kathy Chan:  Past Co-President

    Vice President of Human Resources, JMA Ventures