Board of Directors
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.
Greg Brimm is the owner/operator of Ponderosa Property Maintenance in Incline Village. He previously spent eighteen years in the baking industry as a sales manager and account executive and twelve years managing the larges and most profitable “Rug doctor” division in the country. He has been involved with Kids & Horses as a volunteer since its first fund raising event in Reno, NV in 1999. His commitment to the community extends beyond Kids & Horses and includes membership in Incline Rotary and he is a forty year member of the “Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks”. He participated at management level and became the Exalted Ruler of Sacramento Lodge #6 in 2006/2007. He was co-chair of the second annual Kids & Horses Golf Tournament which was held at the Incline VIllage Championship Course in June 2015.
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.
Joanna Rice is a top producing real estate agent with Century 21 McGregor Realty. SHe is also Doug Brimm’s partner in Let’s Eat Inspired Catering”. She has had many positions involving writing and editing and she was an international compensation analyst for two major financial institutions in San Francisco before starting a family in the early 1980’s. Prior to becoming active in real estate, she was the proprietor of two retail businesses in Incline Village. SHe is the past president of the Incline Village Board of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 2007. SItting on the Board of Directors, she held many positions, including president. SHe was actively involved with The Assistance League of Southern California, National Charity League and American Association of University for Women. She chaired Kids & Horses annual September fundraiser and the annual golf tournament numerous times. Originally from North Carolina, Joanna attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and continued graduate studies in literature at Florida International University. She has lived in Incline Village with her husband, David, for over twenty years.
Lorri was born in The Bronx, NY. After her marriage to Sam Waldman she and he lived in Queens and the Long Island. When their children, David and Mindy, were three and one, respectively, the family moved to Hayward, CA and then, later, to Lake Forest, CA. After spending twelve years in Summit, NJ, Lorri and Sam moved overseas and lived in Tokyo and Taipei. She and Sam bought their home in Incline Village in 1986 and moved permanently in 1991. They purchased Bowl Incline in 1988 and the local car wash in 1992. Lorri and Sam founded Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in 1999. Lorri has been involved in many social and charitable organizations. She enjoyed doing “stand up” comedy in Las vegas and Crystal Bay for a while. She is past First Vice President and President of The Women’s Club of North Tahoe and currently is responsible for club luncheons. SHe is past president of the North Lake Tahoe Community Health Care Auxiliary and is now serving as treasurer. She is both past and current treasure of Incline Village Crystal Bay Republican WOmen and is a proud sister in the Nevada Chapter of P.E.O., Philanthropic Educational Organization.
Raised in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Eddie’s involvement in competitive ski racing initiated a drive for success, established professionalism and created understanding of international success. Competitive ski racing led to NCAA division I health care leading to a masters degree and a career in medicine as a physician assistant. Continuing education has included an emergency medicine fellowship that furthered his medical skills, personal and progressional growth along with a deeper understanding business and leadership. He continues to advance his progression by currently expanding the role of advanced practice clinicians in emergency medicine Eddie continues to be involved in the sport of skiing and is often involved in serving the community through church.
Charles (Chuck) Crittenden
Prior to his retirement, Chuck was a Licensed Contractor in California, Arizona and Nevada performing General Engineering work for a variety of clients including Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads, University of California and the Air National Guard. He is Past President of the Mother Lode Shrine Club in Sonora, California; was Vice Chair of CASI, Carson Animal Services Initiative Carson City, NV; and admissions Chair, Barracuda Championship, a PGA tour event held at the Montreuex Golf and Country Club in Reno, NV.
Bill Krochalis is a recently retired business executive and entrepreneur. Raised in Connecticut, he was educated at Yale University and at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He pursued a career in the insurance industry and held a variety of positions in market development, corporate acquisitions and business startup initiatives, both domestic and international. He founded ZC Sterling, a speciality insurance services company (starting in his kitchen). With the backing of Zurich Financial Services and later hte private equity firm Stone Point Capital, he led it for 15 years as it grew to be a 3000 person firm. He retired three years after its acquisition by QBE, an Australia based global carrier. Bill has three grown children and resides with his wife Sara in Incline Village