Founding Board Members
Linda Offerdahl and her husband Richard moved to Incline Village from Minnesota in 1988 to start a family. They have been an integral part of the community ever since, serving on boards and engaging in philanthropy. Her local accomplishments include running numerous MOMS groups, early board member of the Children’s Cabinet, establishing the K-16 Council that first brought educational standards to Incline Schools, President of CYMBAL and board member emeritus, and board member of the Boys and Girls Club North Lake Tahoe when it established the Duffield Youth Center in Incline Village. She was one of the original founders of the Incline Star Follies when she was President of the IES PTA. She was President of AAUW from 1992-94 and was instrumental in growing the organization from 25 to 150 members. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline, where her accomplishments include President from 2017-18, and playing an active role in the Battleborn Chili Cook-off and Best Ball for a Cause fundraisers.
In 2006, Linda started her own business, Dress the Part(y) for Charity in the Village Center. Shortly after that, the original ICBA, was founded, then re-formed as the IVCBA, the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community and Business Association, in 2020. After graduating from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, Linda was a teacher for 5 years. At that time, she went back to school to get an MBA from the Thunderbird American School of International Management in Arizona. Before moving to Incline Village and “trading in the briefcase for a diaper bag”, Linda worked as a product manager for Lee Data in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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Shelia is the IVGID Superintendent of Parks & Recreation, collaborating with key community partners to maximize the health & wellness of residents in Incline Village/Crystal Bay. Shelia is also credited with serving Incline Village/Crystal Bay through the creation of the award-winning Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) Senior Program From 2001-2004 she gained valuable experience servicing area non-profits as the Operations Manager for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
As a volunteer for over 25 years, Shelia’s roles have included local involvement as the Incline Elementary School Jog-a-thon Chair (1998-2003) and Incline High School Boosters Club Vice President and President (2007-2009). She is the co-founder and a the IVGID Liaison of the Incline Tahoe Foundation focusing on community projects that support recreation, fitness and health & wellness in the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Community. Shelia was a board member of Red White & Tahoe Blue for nine years, facilitating the Veteran Events of the festival. She is the President of the Rotary Club of Tahoe – Incline and a Co-Founder and current member of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Veterans Club.
Mary, an almost 20 year Incline Village resident, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Incline Education Fund. Before starting IEF, Mary has been active in the Incline community, having held volunteer and board positions at a number of local non-profits. Most notably, she founded InclineServes.org, a grassroots response to the COVID-19 crisis. The undertaking was a collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and local restaurants that provided thousands of meals for those in need, while helping our restaurants to stay afloat.
Mary began her career in the hospitality industry (catering, restaurants, and hotel management) before getting her MBA and transitioning to being a small business owner for a number of years. Her twin children (now adults) grew up locally and attended Incline schools from K-12. She lives in Incline Village full-time with her husband, Barry and their beloved dog, Duncan.
Blane Johnson has lived in Incline for over 30 years and is proud to call Incline Village his hometown. He and his wife raised their daughter Katie in Incline and the public school system. She went to Cal Poly and graduated with a degree in Material Science and is now working for Patagonia.
Be it business or pleasure, Blane leads a very active life with his family that finds time to volunteer throughout the community and have fun along the way. He’s a natural leader who was President for Incline Village Board of Realtors in 2002 and President of the Nevada Board of Realtors in 2012. Today, he sits on the Board of Incline Village/Crystal Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Business Association. Blane has been active in our 4th of July celebrations, having produced the past fireworks show, and new “IVCB Sky Drone Show”.
In his spare time, Blane enjoys a variety of sports and the endless chores that come with homeownership. Whether he is splitting wood, skiing throughout Lake Tahoe, or spending time at the beach, Blane never forgets how fortunate he is to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Deeply connected to Reno/Tahoe, Kathy loves the area for its familiarity. As an entrepreneur, Kathy builds on those relationships. She understands that being part of a community means being responsible for that community.
Kathy’s dedication to her community can be traced to JFK’s famous phrase: “Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country.” She clearly has adapted this principle to both her personal and professional endeavors. This translates into her strong support of local merchants, her time volunteering, and the love for her family and friends. Kathy currently serves as a board member for: Donner Party Mountain Runners, EJ Tegner Youth Golf Foundation, and Incline Village Crystal Bay Community and Business Association.
For over 35 years, Lee has created award-winning branding, marketing, communication, public relations, and advertising programs for public and private corporations through the United States and Latin America. Throughout her career, formal education, and community service, Lee has excelled at and pioneered the concept of connectivity, communication, and the power of relationship marketing.
Her credentials include a BA in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Southern California. She was awarded ‘Marketer of the Year’ from the Nevada Chapter of the American Marketing Association and holds a ‘Silver Dollar Award of Excellence’ from the International Association of Business Communicators.
In her free time, Lee thoroughly enjoys volunteering for a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the USA and right here in Incline Village as our Communications representative on the Board of Directors. Throughout her decades of residency in Lake Tahoe, Lee has championed any opportunity to share her time and insight to enhance the community and its organizations for all the right reasons.
Duffield Community Liaison
The Honorable Judge Alan Tiras
Incline Justice Court
Louis Ward/Karli Epstein
Incline Village Community Hospital:
Indra Winquest and Darren Howard
Incline Village Realtors
Ryan Sommers/Tia Rancourt
Claudia Andersen/Natalie Erquiaga
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
Tahoe Prosperity Center
Dr. Jill Heaton and Doug Boyle
UNR at Lake Tahoe
Visitor Bureau/Travel North Tahoe Nevada
Washoe County Commissioner
Sheriff Balaam and Captain Corey Solferino
Washoe Sheriff’s Office