About Our Team
Chief Executive Officer/Chair
Douglas Brimm was a close friend of our founder, Sam Waldman. He had been a member of our Board since 1999 and has been invaluable to its continued success. Mr. Brimm has also been a successful local entrepreneur in the restaurant and hospitality industries. He was the founder and owner of Austin’s Restaurants in Northern Nevada, Art’s Coffee, Brimm’s Catering, Let’s Eat Catering Company, and Ponderosa Property Maintenance, LLC. Mr. Brimm learned and polished his business management skills during his lengthy tenure with Southland Corporation (7-11 Stores). He was Division Operations Manager for Southland in Central & West Texas, New Mexico, and the Carolinas. Mr. Brimm earned his BA at the University of California at Chico. Doug and his wife Gloria work passionately in all areas of the organization.
Mr. Brimm’s association with Kids & Horses as an active volunteer and supporter goes back to the earliest days of our founding. Mr. Brimm is currently the owner of Ponderosa Property Maintenance, and he has enjoyed decades of business success in Northern Nevada. Mr. Brimm’s immediate task is to help Kids & Horses realize cost reductions for the general maintenance of the Ranch as well as lowering costs in future development. Greg’s involvement in the Nevada community includes his support of the Pet Network Humane Society in Incline, the Incline rotary Club, and 40 years in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Curt Wegener, Sam’s son in law, has been a member of the board since Sam’s passing. Curt has kept the program running through his ownership and maintenance of the WW Ranch until he sold the ranch to Kids and Horses near the end of 2013. Curt is a prominent financial and retail executive in Northern Nevada. He is the President and General Manager of Waldman Investments and Waldman/Wegener, Inc., as well as the owner of Bowl Incline, Pacific Pines Office Complex, Incline Car Wash, and Kings Beach Car Wash. Mr. Wegener may be best known for his nationally-recognized sports activities. He is the Director and original founder of the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation. For 25 years, Mr. Wegener’s annual lacrosse tournament has brought youth and adult teams from across the United States and Canada to the Lake Tahoe area. Curt’s enthusiasm for lacrosse began at Syracuse University, where he played goalie while earning his BA in Economics.