Henry DeNero - President
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.
Lawrence Danto -
My wife Linda and I have enjoyed owning a home at Northstar since 1978; and have lived here full-time since 2002. Northstar is the family home for us, our children, and grandchildren. I am a general surgeon; and practiced on the faculty at UC Davis and in Davis for most of my career. For the past four years I was on the staff of Tahoe Forest Hospital, here in Truckee, and retired from clinical surgery earlier this year.
This summer I have been one of the starters (I prefer docent) at our golf course; and I plan to work on the hill during the winters.
I served on the Board of Directors of the School of International Studies at University of the Pacific for several years; and am currently on the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.
I am devoted to the concept that Northstar is the best residential and resort community in the Greater Tahoe Area – if not the country. I believe NPOA must maintain a strong presence and sense of purpose towards protecting and promoting our rights and benefits as homeowners as well as our investment in the Northstar Community.
Judy Howes -
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.
James Brigance- Director
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.
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.
Mike Plishner- Director
My wife, Roz, and I have been Northstar homeowners since 1989. Six years later, we purchased a Big Springs lot at the first auction for residents and we moved into our new home there in May 2006. While we are both still actively working, our plan is to move toward half-time residence at Northstar.
Since moving to California in 1972, I have been an attorney and then a partner with one of California’s largest law firms, formerly known as McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. I served as Managing Partner of the McCutchen firm for almost a decade, before its merger with an east coast firm, Bingham Dana, in 2002. The combined firm, Bingham McCutchen, now numbers over 1000 attorneys in 13 offices across the US and in England and Japan. Currently, I am one of the practice leaders of the firm’s national litigation practice and serve as the firm’s general counsel. I am also a trustee of the plans which invest the retirement funds of the firm’s 2500 employees. And I serve on the board of an insurance company which insures almost 8000 lawyers in 11 national law firms.
Brian West- Director
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.
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