ADVISORY BOARD

OFFICERS:

SABINE HARDIN
SABINE HARDIN
Director/Volunteers Co-Chairperson
After being raised in a small town in Germany, Sabine moved to Columbus Georgia, at the age of 16. After high school she attended Columbus State University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics with Concentration in Computer Science and her Master’s of Public Administration with Concentration in Justice Administration.
CAROL GERARD
CAROL GERARD
Past Director/Fundraising Chairperson
Carol fell in love with the Lake Tahoe area during a family vacation several years before being fortunate enough to retire here. Born and raised in the mid-west, Carol always loved the outdoors and is now thrilled that every day, it is only a few steps to being in the peace of our lovely forest surroundings.
ERICA BRADLEY
ERICA BRADLEY
Secratary
Erica is currently an IT professional at Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort, as well as an avid writer who recently published her first book, Destinies Beyond the Mythos. After meeting and falling in love with a Tahoe resident, she moved from Reno to make South Lake Tahoe her new home with the hope of living in Tahoe for the rest of her life.
ROBERT THOMPSON
ROBERT THOMPSON
Treasurer
Robert joined the Advisory Board as Treasurer of Bread & Broth in 2022. He is currently the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis of Edgewood Tahoe and has been in the Tahoe area since 2019. He fell in love with the area immediately and wanted to do everything he could to give back to the area.
BETH WALLACE
BETH WALLACE
Communications Chairperson
Beth was born and raised in rural northeast Iowa. Following her passion for working with children, Beth attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she majored in special education and elementary education. She taught for two years in Iowa before moving to California with her husband Jerry.
FATHER MAURICIO HURTADO
FATHER MAURICIO HURTADO
St. Theresa Church Representative
The eldest of five children, Father Mauricio Hurtado was born into a farming family in El Calvario, Michoacán, Mexico. His interest in the Catholic Church was renewed when he was 19 years old when he found God’s love and mercy in the sacrament of Confession.

OPERATION CHAIRPERSONS

MARY ANN VALLES
MARY ANN VALLES
Deep Clean Chairperson
Mary Ann spent the early years of her life in Hayward, CA where she was born, raised and eventually married and had her daughter. In Hayward she also completed her college education at Chabot Community College and upon graduation; she was employed in the banking industry.
ROBERTA STRACHAN
ROBERTA STRACHAN
Food Co-ordination Chairperson
Roberta was born and raised in New York and attended Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, earning her degree in Education. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she relocated to San Francisco and continued her education earning her Masters degree in School Administration from the University of San Franciso.
SUE FRY
SUE FRY
Volunteer Chairperson
Sue was born and raised on a farm in northwest Ohio. She was helping herd the cows and driving a tractor when she was just a kid. At 20-years old, Sue decided to spread her wings and moved to California where she finished a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of California, Davis.

PROGRAM CHAIRPERSONS

PAULA PETERSON
PAULA PETERSON
Bread & Broth 4 Kids Co-Chairperson
Paula joined the Advisory Board of Bread & Broth in 2015. A very involved South Tahoe resident, she started what is now called B&B 4 Kids in 2011 by serving five students at the local middle school, and is excited to have seen the program grow under Bread & Broth beginning in 2015.
CHRISTY SLOCUM
CHRISTY SLOCUM
Bread & Broth 4 Kids Co-Chairperson
Christy was born and raised in Pacific Palisades in Southern California. She attended California Western University, San Diego for four years. She raised her two daughters in Torrance, California. Being fortunate to not have to work while her children were young, she was able to be her daughter’s Girl Scout leader for 11 years and spent a lot of time playing and enjoying tennis in sunny SoCal.
WENDY DAVID
WENDY DAVID
Monday Meal Co-Chairperson
Wendy is not new to serving her community. She has spent 46 years as an active community advocate. A wife, mother of 4, and “Nana” to 8, Wendy began her community involvement as an advocate, quite naturally, for youth in education and sports, serving on various volunteer boards, even stretching herself to be the President of Little League!
SUSAN BAKER
SUSAN BAKER
Second Serving Chairperson
Susan has lived in South Lake Tahoe since 1974. She and her husband have two children who were both raised in South Lake Tahoe, went away for college and then moved back to make Tahoe their home also. The Bakers also have five grandchildren.
Susan started her career in the food industry and ended her career as the Principal of Mt. Tallac High School. She has a passion for helping those in our community who need support.