Tahoe Chamber’s staff brings a unique set of skills and areas of expertise to the organization for the benefit of our membership. Get to know the staff below and reach out if you have any questions pertaining to your membership or the community!
Membership Services Director - Justin Sinner, B.A.
Justin has enjoyed all that Lake Tahoe has to offer since his family moved to Northern California in the early 1990s. An avid snow skier and backpacker, you can find Justin on the mountain during his free time. Justin graduated with a degree in Communications and enjoys meeting chamber members while learning about the unique attributes and story of each business.
You can reach Justin at 775.588.1728 ext. 305 or by email.
Events Director - Emily Abernathy, B.A.
Emily was born and raised in Northern California and her degree in Recreation Administration prepared her well for life in the mountains and her career with the chamber. Emily strives to enhance each and every event to provide the utmost value to the membership and welcomes member’s ideas and feedback.
You can reach Emily at 775.588.1728 ext. 303 or by email.
Accounting Manager - Eric Szandzik
Eric moved to South Lake Tahoe in 2012 after being drawn to its snow covered mountains. His Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management produced a broad foundation for delivering many various services to the community: office management for Coldwell Banker, account manager for financial advisors, and government accounting for the State of Nevada.
You can reach Eric at 775.588.1728 ext. 304 or by email.
Administrative Coordinator - Sarah Ackerson, B.A.
Sarah previously worked four seasons as a ski instructor at Heavenly. She graduated from the Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile with a degree in Advertising with a minor in Marketing and Consumer Pyschology. Sarah assists member businesses by providing them with the best resources and services available.
You can reach Sarah at 775.588.1728 ext. 300 or by email.
Staff Assistant - Mary Waters
Mary is from the Silicon Valley where she studied Film and Television and worked at De Anza College. She honed her digital media skills as a webcast project manager for Sun Microsystems before working in marketing and member services for a non-profit insurance company. Attracted by its natural beauty and close-knit community, Mary relocated to South Tahoe in 2012. She is thrilled to provide top-notch support to the Tahoe Chamber staff.
You can reach Mary at 775.588.1728 or by email.