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Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Welcomes Newest Board Members

April 19, 2023 | Member Submitted

Kendra Wong offers an extensive background in finance and accounting, as well as community involvement as our newest member of the Community Foundation Board.  She is currently the Principal Accounting Officer at LENSAR, Inc and has served in a variety of consulting and advisory roles.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and an Associate Professor Emeritus at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe, formerly Sierra Nevada University. Kendra received a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from Arizona State University.  She and her family reside in Incline Village where they love being close to their favorite activities: golfing, hitting the slopes of Diamond Peak, or hanging at the pool or beach.  Kendra supports the Community Foundation because of the immense support they provide to non-profits in the community. By investing in the Community Foundation, she feels her time and donations have a greater impact by benefiting several community needs.

Mark Holmlund brings his expertise in investments to the Board here at the Community Foundation.  He and his wife are full-time residents in Glenbrook where together they own Alaethes Wealth, LLC, an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor.  He previously worked for Merrill Lynch in Los Angeles and Daiwa Securities in San Diego selling fixed income securities to institutional investors. Subsequently he worked for Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach.  Mark has earned his BA in Economics from Willamette University, his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and his MA in Historical Theology from Westminster Seminary.  Like many, he and his wife arrived in Tahoe for the winter and stayed for the summer! They enjoy skiing, golfing, and the many cultural activities available in Tahoe and Northern Nevada including the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Classical Tahoe, and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko.  Having previously served as chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, Mark understands and believes in the value a Community Foundation brings to our local community.

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