Ross Arno, Commodore

Ross has served as a Director-at-Large, TYC powerboat committee chair, Port Captain, Rear Commodore and Vice Commodore before taking the helm as TYC Commodore for 2019 - 2020.  He recently finished his term as President representing the private side of Tahoe City Marina and was President of a tennis club with similar size and structure to TYC.  Ross and his wife Jamie, reside in Sacramento and spend their free time at their homes in Tahoe City and Santa Cruz.  Ross has worked in the biotechnology field for the past 25 years with an emphasis on neuroscience and recombinant DNA technology.   Ross and his wife enjoy taking out Olympic Lady on the lake, particularly during the fall when the colors "pop"..


Bill Krivan, Vice Commodore

Bill and his wife, Terry, joined the club in 2011 after retiring, allowing them to spend about equal time during the year at their homes in Tahoe City and San Jose. Bill has been a TYC Board Member-at-Large since 2015. He is a PICYA Delegate from TYC, a member of the Bylaws Committee and Chair of the IT Committee. Bill is a retired defense electronics professional, with a career in systems engineering and program management, mostly in electronic warfare systems. He also is a retired Navy Captain, with shipboard experience (destroyers) and, later in his Navy career, Engineering Duty assignments. Bill is avid fly fisherman and, along with Terry, a downhill skier and a bike rider.  They both enjoy cooking as a team.


Shannon Madison, Rear Commodore

Shannon and her husband, Giles Douglas, joined TYC in 2014, shortly after purchasing their house in Homewood’s Tahoe Swiss Village. There, they met their neighbors Nancy Cunningham, Wes Schimmelpfennig, and Herb and Frances Pierce, who encouraged them to join the Tahoe Yacht Club. Shannon spent the past decade working as a software engineer at Google, before quitting high tech for the frenetic life of a chef. Since joining the yacht club, Shannon has held technology training classes, volunteered as a host for First Fridays, produced three seasons of Mahogany Magic, taken over as Managing Editor of the Block & Tackle publication team, and serves on the IT committee.


John Sakrison, Port Captain

John David Sakrison and his wife, Carla, along with their two kids, Sierra and Skyler, live in Menlo Park; but they call West Shore their home. He grew up skiing at Sugar Bowl, starting at age four with a bunch of crazy Austrians. Later, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, but graduated from a non-ski school, University of Arizona. It wasn’t until a cross-country bike trip in Europe that he found his passion for cooking. He started as a chef at LuLu’s in San Francisco, then off to Vail for a season at Sweet Basil. He then moved to Stars in Oakville, where he also spent time perfecting his talents at Chez Panisse and French Laundry. Today, you can find him at his restaurant and conference center, Quadrus, located on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. That is, when he’s not up at the Tahoe Yacht Club!


Frances Pierce, Director-at-Large

Frances and her husband, Herb, joined TYC in 2012, shortly after retiring and moving to Lake Tahoe. Frances worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 37 years as a geologist specializing in minerals, energy, and the environment. 2018 marks Frances' third year on the TYC Board of Directors. She is a member of the IT, and Trophy/Awards Committees. Frances is a member of the Tahoe League for Charity and is a docent at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Herb and Frances enjoy boating on the lake and spending time with their children and grandchildren.


Sol Gold, Director-at-Large & Treasurer 

Sol and his wife, Robin, joined the club in 2015 and split time between their homes in Tahoma and Petaluma, where they raised their son, Michael. Sol is a retired firefighter and works part-time for Hall Wines in St. Helena. He has been a member of the TYC Wine Events Committee since joining the club and currently serves as the committee Chairman. Sol has been spending summers and winters at Lake Tahoe for the past 55 years and enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking, boating and fishing.



Lynn Mullen , Director-at-Large


Lynn and her family raced their J-24, Blue-J, for 30-plus years in the TYC fleet. She also co-chaired 15 Trans-Tahoe Regattas and four Waterski Carnivals. She now chairs our Bocce Team, co-chairs our Penguins, and serves on our membership and nominating committees. After earning her BS in information systems management, Lynn worked in high-tech in the Silicon Valley. Then, after earning her teaching credentials, she taught Special Ed and ESL in San Jose schools. As a volunteer she was president of Art Docents of Los Gatos, coach in the Alpine Meadows Adaptive Ski School, and docent in California state parks.


Erica Mattsobn Siegel, Director-at-Large

Erica Mattson Siegel is new to the board.


Margot Woodward, Director-at-Large

Margot Woodward is new to the board.

Ray Landgraf, Sr Staff Commodore

Ray and Pat Landgraf live in Carmichael, where they raised their three sons Raymond, Bryan and Scott. They have owned a home in Tahoe City since 1993. The Landgrafs are active boaters in the summer and Ray enjoys skiing in the winter. Members for 9 years, they enjoy making new friends at the Yacht Club. Ray is still actively working, selling medium and high voltage electrical equipment for industrial and renewable energy projects. Pat and Ray enjoy travelling and fishing together. Ray is an avid bird hunter, and duck season is just a few weeks away! Ray has been on the TYC Board for 6 years, during which he has been active in arranging wine dinners and tastings,served as treasurer, Port Captain, Rear Commodore, and served as Commodore last year.


Margaret Holiday, Junior Staff Commodore

Margaret and Judd Holiday joined the Yacht Club in 2011 shortly before moving to the West Shore of Lake Tahoe full-time in 2012.  They now live in Incline Village.  She retired from a career in education, teaching and administration, in Sacramento.  Margaret has served on the TYC Board of Directors for several years before becoming Rear Commodore last year. She is also very active in the TYC Foundation and the Concours d’Elegance Boat Show Wine Village as well as being involved in other local area organizations.

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