Brian West- President
My wife Eileen and I have been residents of Northstar since 2000. I am a licensed civil engineer and engineering contractor. I have been President of West & Associates Engineers since 1982. I also have a bachelors and masters degree in civil engineering from UC Irvine.
I previously served on the NPOA Board in 2009-2010. I also served on the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council during this time period. Between 2006 to 2008 I also was a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the new Solano County General Plan.
I bring to the NPOA Board experience in land use planning and property development. I also have a technical background in acoustics and noise control. My civil engineering experience also provides the Board with expertise in construction and infrastructure maintenance.
My family and I utilize our Basque Drive residence year around, skiing in the winter and boating, hiking or skating in the Village during the summer. My other interests are photography, rock climbing, snorkeling and cheering on the World Champion Giants.
Judy Howes- Vice President
I have enjoyed being a homeowner at Northstar since 1978. Our family has built two homes on Basque Dr. The majority of my time, since retirement, has been spent at Northstar. I was raised in Santa Barbara, California and attended school through college there.
My husband and I established an engineering company in Sacramento, Control Technology Specialists, Inc. Our company specialized in energy management for industrial HVAC systems. We also designed and fabricated burner and boiler control systems. I served as CFO and Office Management for the company of 35 employees until it was sold in 1998.
While living at Northstar I have become involved in the community. I am a founding member of the Queen of Hearts Foundation and have served on the grants committee since 2007. I am active with the Tahoe Rim Trail Organization, where our family has a vista in my husband’s memory.
My two children and extended family have enjoyed and benefited from Northstar and the Truckee community all their lives. I want to see that continue for my grandchildren and others who are devoted to this community. We are experiencing many changes to Northstar and I would like to help make sure we as homeowners protect this beautiful environment and community. NPOA is an organization with care and integrity. I am proud to be a Board Member.
My wife Linda and I came to visit friends in Northstar in the summer of 2003 which was our first ever visit to Tahoe. We loved Truckee and Northstar so much we found and bought our home on Conifer that trip. Although our main residence is in Colorado we spend a couple of months in the summer and the winter enjoying all there is to do in Northstar and all of Tahoe.
We both were raised and spent most of our lives in Memphis, Tennessee and met each other living and traveling in Europe while working for FedEx. We lived in Hong Kong and Singapore and enjoyed working throughout all of Asia for 14 years before returning to the US in 2010. I retired from FedEx after 27 years as an executive with both FedEx Express (financial and operational positions) and the last 3 years with FedEx Office (VP and GM for Asia Pacific). Linda was the Chief Information Officer in charge of all technology for FedEx Express Asia. I currently sit on several profit and non-profit boards in the US and Asia. I attended Memphis State University and the University of Tennessee where I received my BBA in Accounting and I have an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Northstar is a special place for us and will be our permanent residence in a few years spending the majority of our time there and the rest in the bay area. Although we have only been home owners for going on 10 years we have seen many changes that continue to evolve Northstar into one of the premier resort living communities. My desire for election to the NPOA board was simple. I want to continue to contribute to the growing success of our community. I look forward to representing all the residents of Northstar to make their experience as a home owner one they are proud of same as we are.
Henry DeNero - Director
My wife Nancy and I purchased our home in Northstar in 2000. Although our full-time residence is in Pasadena, we spend about 25% of our time in Northstar. We have two adult children (and two grandchildren) living in the Bay Area who also frequent the house. Northstar has become the family destination for summer and winter vacations, as well as several Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays.
I grew up outside of New York City and attended Amherst College in central Massachusetts. After college, I served as an officer in the United States Navy and later attended Stanford Business School where I received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). My business career has included 19 years with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, financial and operating positions with two large corporations, and leading a start up business. I have also served on a number of public and private company boards of directors. My not-for-profit activities have included serving on the boards of directors of The Los Angeles and Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestras, Los Angeles Public Television, and Family Services of Los Angeles.
Northstar is a special, if not unique, community combining unparalleled beauty, a family orientation, and a strong sense of community. The significant development that has occurred in the last 10 years has, in my judgment, benefited Northstar; but it has not come without a cost. Over development in and around us, and the erosion of a single community are issues that will need constant attention by everyone in Northstar. I stood for election to the NPOA board in the hopes that I might make a positive contribution to our community.
Jack Moore- Director
My wife, Bonnie, and I have been Northstar homeowners for over 25 years. Our full-time residence is in Saratoga, CA and we spend approximately one-third of our time at Northstar. We raised four adult children in the Northstar winter and summer community, and are now introducing our six grandchildren as third-generation Northstar believers.
I grew up in Ohio, received my BS, MS, and PhD degrees in engineering at Purdue University in Indiana, and joined the Stanford Business School faculty in the 1960’s. In the mid-1970s I joined the management consulting firm Booz, Allen, & Hamilton where I was a partner in the firm’s San Francisco/Menlo Park offices. I joined the start-up firm of PRTM Management Consulting and retired from full-time work in 2003. I have served on the boards of directors of privately-held software companies and several non-profit philanthropic organizations over the past 15 years.
Like my fellow NPOA directors, I am devoted to giving back to a community that has contributed so much to my family. Northstar is a very special place, and I want that feeling to continue to be shared with all our residents.
Al Roth- Director
As a member of the Northstar Family for almost 25 years I have witnessed firsthand most of the growth that has taken place. As you read the other bios of your Board of Directors a common thread is evident, and that thread is a longtime love affair with the mountain that we call Northstar. What is also present is a commitment to the protection of the environment, our participation in the many activities, our devotion to family and friends; in short our Northstar Spirit.
Like my fellow directors my family and I came to Northstar first to ski, and then to find my spirit in the mountain. My 4 year old grandson now refers to Northstar as one of his homes, and although he doesn't realize it he is also finding his sprit here in our mountain. Ask me about Aadon you will more likely be deluged with what I refer to as "The Adventures of Aadon and Opa."
As a member of your Board of Directors I enter as a sum of my parts. You will find me as a devoted family man (happily married to Debbie since 1976) with two grown children (Aaron and Sara) and of course Aadon my grandson. My official resume lists a Associates of Arts degree in Electronics, Bachelors of Arts (Business Management), Masters of Business Administration with a minor in Electronic Commerce, and still in pursuit of my Ed.D from the University of San Francisco's School of Education in Organizational Learning (minor in Digital Arts).
But as I mentioned, we all become a sum of our life experiences and so along my life's journey I became a California credentialed instructor, Ca Notary Public, Minister, college professor, and environmentalist.
Professionally I worked at the Naval Air Station and was a key mover in successfully closing the Rework Facility in 1996 (6 months ahead of the Navy’s scheduled date), taught at a number of colleges and Fortune 500 companies in the SF Bay area, and currently work as a Maintenance Manager at the Bay Area Rapid Transit organization.
With my recent election to your Northstar Homeowners Association I am beginning my second stint as a board member. My first set of terms began in the late 90's when we were all introduced to East-West Partners and the vision for Northstar's future. To say those were turbulent times is an understatement and the board back then had significant issues to learn about and consider: noise, overcrowding, traffic, development, roads, and the environment to name a few. Throughout all of my experiences a member of NPOA and prior member of the Skitrails Homeowners Board I constantly try to remember and consider one thing, "What is the best course of action for all of the Northstar family?" Because like each of us our Northstar family becomes a sum of all our parts: full time residents, vacation owners, homes, condos, fractional owners, employees and our family.
Thank you for reading.
Albert J. Roth, Jr.
Don Watters- Director
Over twenty five years ago one of my brothers "tricked" me into driving my junior high age son up here to ski. What he hadn't told me was that an instructor would be waiting for me at the skier drop off. Michelene, a 65+ year old Northstar Ski School instructor from British Columbia took me by the hand, said, "Come, follow me down the hill." I was hooked. Despite being snowed in more than once, my wife, son, daughter and I returned almost every weekend for the rest of that season. The next summer we found a lot up on Deer Path and began construction. Over the past two decades countless relatives, friends, neighbors, schoolmates, college roommates and Navy shipmates of all ages have shared in the magical Northstar and Lake Tahoe experience - winter and summer both.
I have recently retired as a partner in a global management consulting firm, which provided our family had an opportunity to live in England, Japan, Holland and Australia (twice) for about one third of my professional career– in addition to two decades in the Bay Area. My work involved serving the top management of client companies in a wide variety of industries on their strategy, organization and operations issues.
Moving into retirement, I've become involved as a board member and volunteer with half a dozen Silicon Valley, Bay Area and national not for profit organizations. Currently I serve as lead director for a NYSE listed company.
Northstar has been wonderful experience for our family. I hope that I can return the favor by bringing to bear my relevant experience on the issues that our organization faces going forward.