Stewards of the Future
Tahoe Expedition Academy Board of Trustees
Lisa Toutant | Board Chair
Lisa Toutant (LT) is a management consultant who specializes in strategic planning and marketing strategy. She has built client brands from ideation to launch, facilitated teams to manage technical intelligence, guided new strategic direction, defined brand identity and executed the launch of a new products. Prior to her current work, LT 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 through terms on the Truckee Chamber of Commerce Board, TTBID Board, Tahoe Safe Alliance and TTCF committees. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, LT graduated from Baldwin Wallace College with a degree in Business Administration. LT and her husband Conrad have been a part of the Tahoe community for over 20 years and their son is a sixth grader at TEA.
LT and her family just completed a TEA inspired, constructive adversity adventure by living abroad in Barcelona for two years. They were looking to see things differently, better understand another part of the world and experience multiple cultures. As like with many TEA projects, there were plenty of daily challenges learning to live in a new country and being the outsiders. It was the most life altering and inspiring adventure. She is now happy to be back at TEA after the sabbatical from the Board and more inspired than ever to help support constructive adversity and real-life learning to TEA students and beyond.
Michael Madigan | Secretary
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 | Treasurer
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.
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.
Nina Meehan | Board Member
Nina Meehan is a creativity and communication consultant, speaker, and coach dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations. She is also an award-winning director, arts-educator, producer, and playwright. She has a rich tapestry of clients spanning the tech industry, web3, nonprofits, education, and the arts.
As the visionary founder of a nonprofit children’s theatre company in 2004, Nina expertly steered the company from a fledgling startup to a cultural powerhouse, boasting $5 million+ in revenue and touching the lives of over one million audience members globally. She has served on and advised multiple nonprofit boards including serving as Board President for TYA/USA, the national body for children’s theatre companies, where she provided guidance through the tumultuous times of the Covid pandemic.
Nina attended Northwestern University, where she earned her BS in Theatre. She also holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. Currently, she is expanding her expertise as she pursues her PhD in Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership, poised to contribute even more profoundly to the intersections of creativity and practical application in leadership roles.
Isabel Domeyko | Board Member
Following a 20-year career in land use economics, including founding and operating her own consulting firm, Isabel is currently the President of the Domeyko Taylor Holding Company, a parent company of various entities that also invests in and develops infill real estate projects. She primarily oversees company involvement in community initiatives, industry events, placemaking in real estate communities (such as public art and parks), branding and marketing, ESG, and other operational duties.
The daughter of South American parents, Isabel has experienced life as a first generation American. As a result of that lived experience, she is passionately involved in industry and community efforts designed to provide additional opportunities for young people. After college, Isabel participated in the Americorps Program as a volunteer for an inner-city Chicago housing organization. Early in her career, she co-founded a Young Leaders Group for Sacramento’s Urban Land Institute (ULI), an industry organization for which she recently she served as Chair. Isabel is also the Scholarship Committee Chair for the Tahoe Mountain Resort Foundation.
Isabel is a graduate of Middlebury College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Sciences Po.
A native Californian, Isabel grew up spending weekends in the Donner Lake area year-round. She and her husband bought a home in Truckee in 2021 and have a seventh grader and eighth grader at TEA.
Tory Patterson | Board Member
Tory is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Owl Ventures. Owl Ventures is the world’s largest and leading venture capital fund focused on the education industry with approximately $2.5b in assets under management. Owl has invested in the world’s top education technology companies for over a decade with Tory serving on dozens of corporate boards including Newsela, DreamBox, Accelerate Learning, Quizlet, Hazel Health, ParentSquare, Kiddom and Rebel Girls.
Tory is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tory grew up in Northern CA as an avid skier and surfer and lives in Truckee with his wife and four children (6th, 5th, 4th and 2nd graders at TEA).
Tory joined the TEA Board with a passion for supporting TEA’s vision for constructive adversity. He is eager to see the magic taking place at TEA develop into the world’s leading school and serve as a beacon for what’s possible in education and human development.
Tori Long | Emeritus Member
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.