Brian Slusser - President
I moved here to ski patrol at Alpine Meadows the winter of 92-93 and, well, I liked it so much I stayed. Even started my own fly fishing guide service. In my travels around the area it seemed to me that some areas of the watershed needed help in order for the waters to continue to be healthy and productive. I heard about TU through some local guides and fishing professionals but didn't see much activity from the local chapter. It wasn't until Stephan McCloud invited me to join the board of the local chapter that the potential of what we can do to help the local watersheds became real. Now, we are looking at an awesome project on the LT and planning many others. Like my fellow board members I look forward to what the future brings all of the Tahoetroutbums.
Jack Childress - Vice President
Jack M. Childress is a life member of Trout Unlimited and has been recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Truckee River Chapter #103. He is a well balanced outdoorsman and conservationist having climbed and fished from the Carolinas to the Yukon and has been privileged to travel to many parts of the US and abroad to pursue his passions. He is a licensed professional geologist in California specializing in hydrogeology and enjoys fly fishing throughout the west with friends and family.
John Jewett - Secretary
John lives in Kings Beach with his wife Meghan and their dog Daisy.
He enjoys the Tahoe lifestyle and giving back to the community and environment through non-profit work.
Dan LeCount is a fly fishing guide in the Truckee area with a passion for the natural world. He grew up on the California coast, spending his youth exploring the hills and streams near Half Moon Bay. He started fly fishing around 11 on an annual pilgrimage to the eastern Sierras with his father and brothers and hasn't stopped since. Dan is a contract fly designer with Umpqua Feather Merchants, a rod builder, published author, photographer and artist. He has worked in the fly fishing industry almost 17 years and is very active in many of the local watershed conservation programs, beyond just his work with T.U. He gives dozens of talks a year on fishing the Truckee area along with talks on fly fishing tactics and ethics. He is a 4th generation fly fisher and comes from a long line of teachers.
David Lass - Treasurer
David has worked for Trout Unlimited as California Field Director for the past 8 years, where he is based out of downtown Truckee, CA. Within this role, David looks over all public lands issues in the Northern Sierra and Southern Cascades that concern trout and salmon, and works to build local, regional and statewide support among sportsmen to engage in policy and project level decisions that protect the last, best places we have to hunt and fish. Coordinating the Sierra Meadows Project, Lahontan Basin Initiative and Youth Education programs across California and Nevada fill out the remainder of his work portfolio with TU. As a fanatical angler, skier, and photographer, he is happy to call the Sierra his home.
Larry Heywood has had a life long professional career in the ski industry in the North Tahoe Area. He currently is an independent avalanche and ski safety consultant providing services to a variety of clients through the U.S and Canada.
When not tracking down the ‘white beast” he can be found fly fishing somewhere in the western states or Central America. He is a life long advocate of rivers, mountains and wild places.