Interim 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 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.
Jeffrey has lived in California his entire life, first in Los Angeles, then San Jose, and now Tahoe where he loves to hike, bike, golf, and pickleball. Jeffrey has a BS in Computer Science from UC Irvine and an MBA from Cal State Northridge. He worked at several technology companies until retiring in 2021.
In addition to volunteer work at Bread & Broth, he’s also a volunteer instructor at LTCC.
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.
FR . JOSEPH SEBASTIAN
St. Theresa Church Representative
Father Joseph was born in 1978 in Punalur, Kerala, India the oldest of two boys. His father is a farmer, his mother is a homemaker and his brother lives in Dubai with his wife and two children where he works as a civil engineer. Father Joseph studied English and Kerala literature...
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.
Food Coordination 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 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.
Bread & Broth 4 Kids Co-Chairperson
Cheryl’s passion has always been children in need. She started working with children in 1982 as a Special Education Instructor for the Clark County School District. She worked there seven years and then moved to Southern California where she worked for the Los Angeles County School District in their Special Needs Program.
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.
Monday Meal Cook Chairperson
Born in Pittsburgh PA, Diane moved west in the late 1980s. She loves to garden and golf, however, cooking has always been her #1 passion. She joined Bread & Broth in 2004, served as our director and is currently overseeing our cooking teams. She also volunteers as a cook for Lasagna Love and a gardener for the historic Thunderbird Lodge.
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.