Stewards of the Future
Tahoe Expedition Academy Board of Trustees
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.
Stephanie Pereira | Board Member
Stephanie Pereira has worked in the public and private sector for over 25 years. She has been involved in educational management working with and consulting for school districts throughout the state of California. Specifically, forging partnerships with community organizations including, but not limited to non-profits, city and county agencies, private businesses, universities and individual service contractors who deliver health, mental health, and other social services to students and families. Stephanie also cares for and is committed to the health and well – being of her community and is active in supporting local projects. Most recently as the Communications and Special Project Coordinator for the City of Coronado in San Diego County. She provided strategic planning and implemented the SANDAG Transportation Grant which provided the foundation for building Coronado’s first Adult/Senior center. Stephanie currently works as Marketing and Operations Coordinator, Client Liaison, for CMG Financial overseeing a marketing team that helps educate and motivate potential buyers to utilize mortgage services. Stephanie has been an active member of TEA’s Strategic Development Committee and President of TEA’s Association of Parents. Stephanie graduated from San Diego State University having studied Sociology. She and her husband, Alex, moved to Truckee in 2017 to provide their daughter, Averi, with a new educational experience through TEA.
Michael Madigan | Board Member
Mike is an enterprise software executive, specializing in leadership roles focusing on organic growth, M&A integration and global expansion. He has held a range of roles providing a breadth of organizational perspective, including SVP Product Management & Strategy, General Manager (GM), Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Mike joined the Board of Trustees to combine his experience in maturing and scaling organizations with his belief that TEA continues to transform and develop not only children but also the approach to primary & secondary education.
Mike and his wife Pam both grew up in Lake Tahoe and moved back home in 2016 to raise their family in a close knit community on the mountain. Their son and daughter are both TEA kids in the lower school.
Aaron Peterson | Board Member
Aaron Peterson has worked in the construction industry for the last 20 years. He has extensive experience leading large construction projects through all phases of design and construction and has built facilities in the Commercial, Advanced Tech, Life Sciences, Higher Education and Healthcare sectors. While at DPR Construction for the last 17 years, Aaron has led internal initiatives related to design management, sustainability and LEED, personnel development and coaching. Over the last 5 years Aaron has lead a construction technology start-up, VueOps, to help customers transition from construction to facility operations with connected data solutions that improve facility uptime and performance. Aaron has served on HOA Boards, coached many of his kids sports teams and volunteered at events that leverage engineering and construction education and skills. Aaron is an active member of TEA’s Campus and Capital Development Committee (CCDC) and is focused on helping TEA achieve its goal to design and build a campus that is at the forefront of educational facility design.
Aaron is a Colorado kid and grew up in Boulder where he went on to attend the University of Colorado Boulder School of Engineering. At CU Boulder Aaron met his wife Anne who is also a Colorado kid from Glenwood Springs. They relocated from Piedmont, CA in 2020 to the West Shore of Lake Tahoe and have 2 boys who attend TEA. The Peterson family now lives in Olympic Valley where the boys ski on the Palisades Tahoe ski teams.
Melissa Jarvis | Treasurer
Melissa Jarvis is a seasoned software industry expert with more than 20 years in the business. She has extensive experience leading sales engineering teams at Oracle and NetSuite. As Vice President of Sales Engineering at NetSuite, she grew a small team into a global organization and helped the company to achieve a successful IPO. Prior to her experience in software, Melissa spent several years working in investment management at Franklin Templeton and Morgan Stanley. She holds a B.S. degree in Economics from Santa Clara University.
Melissa has three daughters and joined the TEA Board of Trustees because she is passionate about their education. She believes in TEAs philosophy of empowering a new generation of creative problem solvers with a social conscience and loves to see how excited her girls are each morning to get up and go to school. Prior to joining TEA, she served as a director of the board for Cabrillo Education Foundation, a non profit organization created to enrich educational excellence for public school students in Half Moon Bay, CA. During her tenure, she served on the finance and audit committee and also implemented NetSuite for donor management, outreach and donation tracking.
After spending two winters in Lake Tahoe, Melissa and her family decided to become full time residents in 2019. She lives in Northstar with her husband, Mark and her daughters. She has two girls who attend Tahoe Expedition Academy and ski for the Northstar Alpine Race Team.