Stewards of the Future
Tahoe Expedition Academy Board of Trustees
The Tahoe Expedition Academy Board of Trustees conducts open board meeting sessions every other month. During these open sessions, the Tahoe Expedition Academy leadership team reports on the progress being made to each of our strategic plan goals. To view archives of those reports, visit our Board Report Archive page here.
Tori Long | Board Chair
Tori Long is the co-owner of Carr Long Real Estate with locations in the Village at Northstar & The AAA Five Diamond, Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Tori’s firm, Carr Long Real Estate, specializes in high end residential real estate. Tori and her partner were selected to represent Beverly Hills-based Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) in the sale of their Private Ritz-Carlton Residences in the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. When Kennedy Wilson sold the Hotel to Texas-based Ashford Inc. (NYSE: AINC), Ashford engaged with the firm and Carr Long continues to office in the Five Diamond Hotel. In Tori’s 19 years of business, she was the top salesperson for East West Partners 4 new developments brought to Truckee. Tori and her firm, Carr Long Real Estate, have sold over a billion dollars in Tahoe real estate. Tori has served in an advisory role for the Custom Learning Academy and numerous Tahoe businesses. From Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Tori graduated from Susquehanna University having studied Art & Art History and now lives in Truckee. She has three children at TEA.
Lisa Toutant | Board Vice Chair
Lisa is a management consultant at her firm ELTE and specializes in strategic planning and marketing strategy. Recently she has facilitated teams to manage technical intelligence, guided new strategic direction, defined brand identity and executed the launch of a new product. Prior to her work as ELTE, Lisa spent time as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney New York, worked in product marketing at PurpleTie.com (San Francisco), and developed customer satisfaction and loyalty programs at Thomson Scientific. She is actively involved in the Truckee community by currently serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board and the TTBID Board, and previously the Tahoe Safe Alliance, Tahoe Pink Foundation and TTCF committees. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Lisa graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a degree in Business Administration.
Lisa believes that TEA is an opportunity to allow children to learn, grow and develop passions. The balance between academic, adventure and character provides a very needed holistic approach to education. She is most inspired to help take and share the “TEA Magic” beyond our majestic Truckee campus.
Lisa and her husband Conrad have been a part of the Truckee community for 17 years and their son is a student at TEA.
Melissa Jarvis | Treasurer
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Kim Gallelli | Board Member
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Kristin Heavey | Board Member
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Matt Tucker | Board Member
Matt is a retired computer chip designer. In the process of designing complex integrated circuits for the communications equipment at the core of the internet, he was awarded 8 U.S. patents. Matt now spends his time working on transitioning our economy to run on clean, renewable energy. When he isn’t hard at work, you’ll find him playing with his family and friends in the great outdoors.
What inspires you about TEA? The TEA magic that makes my kids excited to go to school every day and come home and discuss what they have learned with us.
Education: University of California, San Diego. Electrical Engineer and Computer Science, BS
Memberships & Certifications: Founder of Rebuild Climate. Member of the North Tahoe chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and member of 100% Renewable Truckee.
What is something that not everyone knows about you, but probably should? I paint, play guitar and the mandolin.