Balance, Ideas, Action


On this list you will find pilots and non-pilots. You will find Democrats, Republicans and Independents. You will find Tahoe-Truckee residents, and you will find visitors who love our region.


“David is a superb choice for Airport Board. He has an exceptional talent for proposing new ideas to solve old problems. He combines his pilot’s knowledge with his demonstrated dedication to finding ways to improve the airport’s response to community needs throughout Tahoe and Truckee.”

Kathleen Eagan

Former Truckee Mayor, Community Advocate

“David was a creative, positive and enthusiastic volunteer with Achieve Tahoe. I look forward to working with him on future projects once he is serving on the Airport Board.”

Haakon Lang-Ree

Executive Director, Achieve Tahoe

“David will be a great addition to the Airport Board. As a member of the community, and a pilot, David has the perspectives and understanding to make the Airport an even better fit with the community. With his experience as a pilot, and serving as Chair on the Airport Community Advisory Team, he thoroughly understands the aviation needs of the airport.”

Paco Lindsey

Founder, Paco's Bike and Ski, Town Advocate

“Please take a moment to get to know who David is and what he’s about. He’s extremely motivated, organized and passionate about life in general. He understands what’s happening here, and is a real asset to the community.”

Kevin Quinn

Creator, STOL Drag and High Sierra Fly-In

“David’s ideas will benefit all Tahoe/Truckee residents, not just airport users. His goals are realistic and attainable, and he has a plan to make them happen.”

Ron Parson

President/CEO - Granlibakken Management Company, Inc.

“For the past few years, David has been an active member of the Airport Community Advisory Team. In his tenure, he has developed new ideas and is continually thinking up win-win solutions for both pilots and the community-at-large. He does the work and he will be an asset on the Airport Board.”

Mary Hetherington

Director, Truckee Tahoe Airport District

“I have no doubt that David will be a great asset to the Airport Board. He has clearly demonstrated his ability and commitment through his service on the Airport Community Advisory Team, and his selflessness as a Pilots N Paws volunteer.”

Ernie Grossman

Truckee Lawyer, Community Advocate

“David Diamond is one of the finest, genuine people I have ever met. I have known him for decades, initially from being an original and highly respected member of Berlin. He is an intelligent, intuitive, trustworthy and creative soul. He’s also a bit of a superhero, saving lives and helping to facilitate new homes and much deserved love for these often abused or neglected animals.”

Nina Blackwood

Original MTV VJ, SiriusXM Host, Animal and Environmental Activist

“David has something that can be appreciated deeply by everyone that works with him–a deep integrity. He cares about causes, such as helping animals in need through donation of his time, energy and piloting skills; and the creativity he shows as a successful musician and marketing leader are essential assets to any endeavor. Truckee Tahoe Airport would benefit greatly from David’s aviation experience, passion, creativity and energy. David is not normal; he’s extraordinary.”

Barry Knutila

CEO, King Schools Pilot Training

Terri Nunn Speaks about David

Berlin’s Terri Nunn speaks about her nearly 40-year relationship with friend and band co-founder, David Diamond.

“If you live in North Tahoe or Truckee, he’ll be there for you.” — Terri Nunn

Current Endorsers (updated weekly)

Kathleen Eagan
Truckee's First Mayor, Former Truckee Tahoe Airport Director
Teresa O'Dette
President, Truckee Tahoe Airport Board
Lisa Wallace
Director, Truckee Tahoe Airport District
Mary Hetherington
Director, Truckee Tahoe Airport District
Rick Stephens
Director, Truckee Tahoe Airport District
Sarah Coolidge
President, North Tahoe Public Utilities District
Jeff Bender
President, Truckee Donner PUD; Owner, Jeff Bender Construction
Gaylan Larson
Director, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Truckee Ponderosa Ranchos Resident
Placer County Democratic Party
Perry Norris
Executive Director, Tahoe Donner Land Trust
Ernie Grossman
Attorney, Truckee Tahoe Community Advocate
Gail Stephens
Truckee Lahontan Resident
Ronald G. Parson
President/CEO - Granlibakken Management Company, Inc.
Theresa May Duggan
Political Activist, Tahoe Region
Paco Lindsey
Founder, Paco's Bike and Ski, Town Advocate
Pam Hobday
CEO, Pamela Hurt Associates
Haakon Lang-Ree
Executive Director, Achieve Tahoe
Stefanie Olivieri
Merchant, Cabona's, Truckee
Carmine Bove
Business Owner, Tahoe City
Ann Bryant
Executive Director, BEAR League, Homewood, Tahoe
Heidi Doyle
Executive Director, Sierra State Parks Foundation, Tahoe City
Lynne Larson
Member, Airport Community Advisory Team, Truckee Ponderosa Ranchos Resident
Kathryn Rolf
Member, Airport Community Advisory Team, Truckee Resident
Sven Klovstad
Owner, Fine Wood Finishes, Truckee
Courtney Henderson
Candidate, Truckee Town Council
Lindsay (with an "A") Romack
Candidate, Truckee Town Council
Danielle Hughes
Capital Program Manger, Tahoe Transportation District and Candidate, North Tahoe Public Utilities District
Jan Zabriskie
California Department of Justice, Candidate for Truckee Town Council
Greg Scileppi
President of International Operations, Robert Half Intl. Inc.
Jeff M Schwerdtfeger
Retired Fire Captain/Paramedic/FEMA Task Force 3 Manager, Truckee Glenshire Resident
Greg "Shifty" Peairs
President, Board of Directors, Pathways to Aviation, Truckee
Charlie Riley
Owner, Truckee Hometown SEARS
Nancy Riley
Owner, Truckee Hometown SEARS
Kevin Sloane
Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor,
Phyllis McConn
Community Impact Officer, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Kevin Quinn
Truckee Pilot, CFI, High Sierra Fly-in Founder
Sean O'Toole
Truckee Resident and Pilot, Founder and CEO, PropertyRadar
Tal Fletcher Jr.
Pilot and Real Estate Agent, Tahoe Mountain Realty, Truckee
Joe Lorenz
Former ACAT Pilot Member, Truckee
Tom Lippert
Photographer/Pilot, Sierra Meadows Truckee
Stephanie Morris
Truckee Resident
Matt Hillock
Commander, American Legion Post 439, Truckee
Laurel Lippert
Author/Pilot, Sierra Meadows Truckee
Danielle Elliott Karwowski
Teacher, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Glenshire Resident
Evan Herbert
Truckee Sierra Meadows Resident
Tom Deurloo
Physical Therapist, Prosser Lakeview Truckee
Bill Grava
Corporate Pilot, Former Truckee Tower Controller
Steve Ingebretson
Pilot, Truckee Tower Controller
Robert Grossman
Pilot, Property Manager, Glenshire Truckee
Bob Norris
Ex-Navy Top Gun Pilot, Glenshire Truckee
Glenda Morgan-Granucci
Owner, Blue Coyote Bar & Grill, Sierra Meadows Truckee
Machelle Johnson
Truckee Resident
Margaret Lewicki
Attorney, Truckee Resident
Joyce Bove
Truckee Resident
Andrew Boehm
Owner, Andrew Boehm Construction, Prosser Lakeview Truckee
Sara Smith
Creative Director, Sara L Smith Fine Art, King's Beach Resident
Myles Lewis
Owner, CrossFit Avalanche. Kings Beach Tahoe
Ed Ryan
Owner, Ryan Construction Services, Truckee
Colleen Carr
Truckee Sierra Meadows Resident
Jessica Norris Barton
Owner, Dreamtown CrossFit, Truckee
Lance Welsh
Prosser Lakeview Truckee Resident
Jason Berger
Owner, Dreamtown CrossFit, Glenshire Truckee
Alaina Henry
Luxury Retreats, Tahoe City
Debra Phelps
Tahoe Donner Truckee Resident
Andrea Berger
Surgical Nurse, Tahoe Forest Hospital, Glenshire Truckee
Kathy Echols
Truckee Resident
Rob Carr
Truckee Sierra Meadows Resident
Dan Martin
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center, Glenshire Truckee
Suzanne Ruegg
Head Mini Mite Coach, Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy, Prosser Lakeview Truckee
Suzanne Craig
Truckee Resident
Ben Martin
Director, Tahoe Truckee School of Music, Truckee
Steve Lucia
Building/Facilities/Engineering Manager, Vail Resorts, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe
Sonja Hodges Martin
Physical Education Teacher, Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, Glenshire Truckee
Tim Ryan
Truckee Prosser Lakeview Resident
Anton Standteiner
Owner, Mountain Forge, Inc., Prosser Lakeview Truckee
Christina E Temple
Truckee Resident
Michael Knight-Graham
Pilot, Prosser Lakeview Truckee Resident
Rick McConn
Tahoe Donner Truckee Resident
Stacia Knight-Graham
Truckee Resident
Richard Mackler
Tahoe Donner Truckee Resident
Todd Spillman
Owner, Tahoe Heating, Truckee
Debra Phelps
Truckee Resident
Amalia Niewendorp
School Teacher, King's Beach Tahoe
Michelle Zazeckis Nowling
Truckee Prosser Lakeview Resident
Rob Munger
Owner, Rob's White Glove Movers, Glenshire Truckee
Keith Davis
Truckee Pilot
Brad Straw
Tahoe Donner Truckee Resident, CMT Certified Massage Therapist
Patrick Breen
FoodJets, Sierra Meadows Truckee
Drew Stewart
Prosser Lakewood Truckee Resident
Jeff Gardner
Pilot and CFO, Sierra Mountain Management, Prosser Lakeview Truckee
Kelley Altick
CPA at McClintock Accountancy, Truckee
Larissa Swalander
Truckee Resident, Wealth Management Banker, U.S. Bank
Nancy D'Amico
PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, Northstar, California
Jim Bennett
Teacher/Coach, Truckee High School, Truckee Resident
Rich Mangum
Professional Videographer, Truckee Resident
Tony Karwowski
Senior Manager Resort Operations, Northstar
Jennifer Boehm
Realtor, Glenshire Truckee
Robert Bousquet
Managing Partner, New Leaders, Truckee
Adele McGee
Barry Knuttila
CEO, King Schools Pilot Training, Pilot
Heidi Foehr
Truckee Resident
Crystal Boutelle
Music Teacher, Olympic Heights Truckee
Julia Flaherty-Lawrence
Truckee Resident
Dawn Smith Spillman
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Truckee
George Chapralis
Resident, Tahoe Vista
Brian Caron
Self-employed, Truckee Resident
Kenzie Tillitt
Truckee Resident
Paul Hoban
Glenshire Truckee Resident, Former Navy Pilot
Stacy Michelle Colbert Breen
Shadows of Africa, Sierra Meadows Truckee
Dianne Hilly
Truckee Resident
Casey Curtis
Sierra Meadows Truckee Resident, School Teacher
Lance Martin
Inspector, SF Fire Department, Tahoe Donner Truckee Resident
Brian Homberger
Ranger, Tahoe National Forest
Animal Rescue Relay
Animal Rescue, Carson City, NV
April Gafford
Corporate Pilot, CFI, Owner, JATO Aviation
Austin Barton
Medical Student
Boise Bully Breed Rescue
Animal Rescue, Boise, ID
Sandy Munns
Pilots N Paws Volunteer Pilot, V.P. Reno-Tahoe Aviation Group
Tarek Andraos
Technical Director, Pixar
Elizabeth Early
Transport Coordinator, Boise Dog Rescue
Erich Mayr
Pilots N Paws Volunteer Pilot
Grant Mauritzson
Pilot, United Airlines
Pete Harris
Truckee Pilot, American Airlines Captain
Heidi Neilson
Founder, Animal Rescue Relay
Craig Thompson
Executive Assistant, Commission Junction
Heather Harris
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Keith Van Arsdale
CEO, BMC Capital
Stephanie Harris
Designer/Owner, idee, LLC.
Kelly Pettit-Lopez
Transport Coordinator, Animal Rescue Relay
Bob Polkinghorn
Retired, UC Berkeley/UC President's Office (David's 5th Grade Teacher!)
Kevin McDonald
Pilots N Paws Volunteer Pilot, Tower Controller, Boise Airport
Lynn Shipley Sokolow
Registered Nurse
Lynn Staab
Animal Rescue Coordinator
Michael McHugh
Dave Collins
Owner, Dave Collins Mastering
Pamela Garron Olson
Business leader for Flight Schools and Universities, King Schools
Wayne McClellan
Pilots N Paws Volunteer Pilot
Kerry Harrington
David Diamond Supporter
Jill Goodman
Senior Instructor, Uptown Pilates
Vic Ferrer
Owner, The Producer's Loft
Denise Wilson
David Diamond Supporter
Kyle Hoefke
Staff Sergeant, US Army
Nina Blackwood
Original MTV VJ, SiriusXM Host, Animal and Environmental Activist
Stacy Lee
David Diamond Supporter
Trigby Perea
Director of Application Services, USF
John Crawford
Founder, Berlin Band
Mark Poncher
COO, Empire Entertainment, Inc.
Trina Van Sciver
Wal-Mart Supercenter
Matthew Riegel
David Diamond Supporter
Wesley Wilkerson
Owner, Strings of Reno
Scott Mason
David Diamond Supporter
Traci Moody
Founder, Crunchy Dog Rescue, Placerville
Greg Norris
Professional Musician
Elizabeth VanDerVelde
Animal Rights Activist
Sean Mann
David Diamond Supporter
Laurie Inman
Private Practioner
Matt Grigoryan
Special FX Artist
Ann McNally
David Diamond Supporter
Gustavo Castro
Stephanie Ramirez
David Diamond Supporter
Allen Berta
Realtor, RE/MAX
Paul Spear
Attorney, Spear Law Firm
Irina Guseva
Senior Research Director, Gartner
Brad "B-Rad" Elliott
Pilot, Supporter
Rachel Kirkland
School Librarian
Lily Wirick
David Diamond Supporter
Joseph Bryant
David Diamond Supporter
Laura Salzwedel
David Diamond Supporter
Lydia Cunanan
David Diamond Supporter
Robert Conder
David Diamond Supporter
Glenn Sizemore
David Diamond Supporter
Kasha Banko
David Diamond Supporter
Anna Torti
David Diamond Supporter
Christina Gibson
David Diamond Supporter
Loc Robertson
David Diamond Supporter
Justin Burrell
David Diamond Supporter
John Wilcox
David Diamond Supporter
Tara Maiorella
David Diamond Supporter
Pamela Biasi
David Diamond Supporter
Jerry Ringuette
IT Manager, IBM
Stacy Chatmon
David Diamond Supporter
Christopher Olivas
Professional Musician/DJ
Olivia Schuett
Product Manager, Picturepark
Simon Laskowski
Software Developer
Amanda Olivas
Property Manager
Janna Vicario
David Diamond Supporter
Satya Linak
Makeup Artist
Don Pemberton
Software Developer
Cassandra Grossman
Machelle Galvan
David Diamond Supporter
Mike Ptak
Pharmacy Technician
Natasha Sullivan
David Diamond Supporter
Kristin Rueve
Rueve Energy Consulting, LLC
Kevin Hamel
Professional Musician
Ken Gravenstede
L-Tron Corporation
David Turney
Progressive Insurance
Ronald Vanio
David Diamond Supporter
Terri Nunn
Berlin Singer/Songwriter, CEO
Martin Thormann
Software Developer
Chad Schmucker
Occupational Therapist
Mark C Dietrich
College Professor/Music Director
David Olsen
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Jason Alexander
Flight Attendant
John Lynam
Paolo Pedicelli
Motorsports Photographer