Richard Miner, President
Craig Olson, Vice President
Pam Rasmussen. Co-Secretary
Betts Markle, Co-Secretary
Ludmila Smith, Treasurer
With Special Thanks and Recognition to:
Chuck Greene, Founder
Chuck Greene was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He has been visiting Lake Tahoe since 1959 where his family purchased a home in Incline Village in 1978. He moved from Marina Del Rey in the Los Angeles area to become a full time resident of Incline Village in 2001.
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1967 and continued graduate work at the Sloan School of Business at MIT for another year before returning to Toronto.
He worked for the CTV Television network in National News and on “W-5”, Canada’s version of “60 Minutes.” Afterwards, as an independent writer and producer, he worked for CBC National Radio, various independent production companies and finally ran his own production companies, producing documentaries and long running nature television series distributed worldwide.
After the death of Harold Tiller in 2006, one of Incline’s early founders and developers, Chuck founded the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society to capture the history of this community and its place in the Tahoe Basin.
|Incline Vision – Chair Arts, Culture & History Committee||Past Chairperson|
|Nevada Rock Art Foundation||Past Board Member/Vice President|
|Rotary Club of Incline Village||Past Board Member/Chair Service Projects|
|Tahoe Rim Trail Association||Past Board Member/VP Financial Development|
|Sierra Front Recreation Coalition||Past President|
|Advisory Planning Commission/TRPA||Past Member-Washoe County Lay Member|
|Tahoe Fund||Past Board Member|
|TRPA Plan Update||IV/CB Place Based Working Group/Public Lands Placed Based Working Group|
|Independent Incline Committee||Member|
|Watershed Sustainability Indicators Committee||Member|
Richard A. Miner, President
Born and raised in a small college town in Iowa (Mt. Vernon) by college professor parents, I moved to Southern California after high school and attended El Camino College in Redondo Beach, then transferred to San Jose State University where I majored in Public Administration as an undergrad, and International Relations as a grad student. Served as Student Body President at SJSU before continuing graduate work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where I received an MAEd and CAS. Became an editor at Dushkin Publishing Group in Guilford, CT before joining The Institute for Professional Development in the SF Bay Area where I was Vice President for Graduate Programs. Was a founder of the University of Phoenix and served there as VP for Communications and Vice President of International Programs. Became Director of Marketing and Vice President of the Robertson Company, an information services organization based in San Diego, CA before retiring and moving to Incline Village with my wife, Ronda Tycer, PhD., in 1998. Began working with the IV&CBHS as a volunteer specializing in photo documentation of historic Incline in 2008 and have been responsible for a significant portion of the oral history documentation program. Am currently serving on the Board of Directors as Vice President and Chair of the Collections Committee.
Elizabeth (Betts) Markle, Co-Secretary
Dr. Markle has served as Library Director at three different institutions over the past 20 years. After 12 years at DeVry University, both in the Chicago area and Atlanta, GA, she worked for Argosy University in Atlanta for four years before moving to Incline Village as Library Director at Sierra Nevada College. Her teaching experience includes teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate level, including online classes. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium) and as the academic library representative on Nevada State Council for Libraries and Literacy. Betts and her husband, Jim, enjoy hiking and exploring the Tahoe area, especially the historic areas.
- B.A. in Management from National Louis University
- M.A. in Library Information Sciences from Dominican University, River Forest, IL
- Ph.D. in Education Leadership from Colorado State University
Pam Rasmussen, Co-Secretary
Pam has managed a diverse range of libraries including a one-room rural library, K-12 school library, public/school partnership library, and currently the Incline Village Public Library. Her passion for collaboration has resulted in the founding of the Tahoe Library Coalition and numerous public/private partnerships between the library and other community organizations. The natural connection of history and libraries led her to become an original member of the Incline Village & Crystal Bay Historical Society working committee in 2006. She joined the Board in 2012.
A lifelong history buff (she took her first history textbook home and read it cover-to-cover in a weekend), Pam enjoys learning about the history, geography, ecology and culture of the Tahoe region and sharing that knowledge through her involvement and participation with the Historical Society.
Ludmilla Smith, Treasurer
Ludmilla immigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1999. Obtained a Masters in Art (French and English) degree in Rostov, Russia. Upon arrival to the U.S., she started taking courses in Accounting and, in 2005, graduated with a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Nevada, Reno. She received an award of the Top Scoring CPA Candidate in the state of Nevada in 2005 and obtained a CPA license in 2007. Ludmilla worked for Deloitte & Touche and William Crandall Chartered. She started her own CPA practice in Incline Village at the beginning of 2012.
Ludmilla had been a member of the Reno Tahoe Chapter of the American Business Women serving on the Board in 2009-2011 as the Treasurer/VP of Programming and has been serving on the Board of the Reno Chapter of the Nevada Society of CPAs since 2009 currently holding the position of the Board President. Ludmilla joined the Historical Society inspired by its mission and willing to get back to the community that has been very supportive in her business and personal development.
Carol became active in the Historical Society as a member of the working committee four years ago and joined the Board in 2012. Her interest in the unique history of this area dates back some fifty years.
Carol holds a B.S. from Boston University and a M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her career was devoted to education – primarily in the greater D.C. area. Four years were spent in Europe with the Department of Defense schools. Several years before retiring she initiated a multi-award-winning mentor program for pregnant teens, Mentoring Adolescent Mothers to Achieve (MAMA), earning her the Teacher of the Year award in Arlington County, Virginia.
After retiring and moving to Incline Village, she worked for the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival for 14 years. During this period she also worked for the Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, and was on staff for the Lake Tahoe Jazz Festival. In addition to her work with the Historical Society, she currently volunteers in the Religious Education Program at her church, and is a member of the choir. She also volunteers for Tahoe Family Solutions. Most recently she was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her contribution to the Kids and Horses program.