Executive Director, Tahoe Public Art
Mia Hanak specializes in cause-related exhibition design, focusing on innovative public art
projects that embrace the important roles of art, culture, environment, education, science, and technology in contemporary society.
Ms. Hanak is recognized as a pioneering environmental leader in the art world, working in the industry for 17+ years, creating groundbreaking exhibitions, implementing interactive visitor experiences, and designing large-scale visual communications initiatives worldwide in partnership with the United Nations since 2005, and in partnership with the City of San Francisco starting in 2001.
Ms. Hanak has degrees in Art History and Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Museum Studies from Tufts University, with an emphasis in Museum Management and Exhibition Design. Ms. Hanak is currently the Executive Director of Tahoe Public Art, and she was also the founder and Executive Director of Millennium ART (2010 - present) and the Natural World Museum of Environmental Art (2001-2008). Having traveled to over 40 countries, she brings a unique edge in her ability to transcend traditional boundaries and deliver environmental art experiences that are designed to inspire people to think globally and act locally.
Executive Director, California Tahoe Conservancy
Patrick Wright is the Executive Director of the California Tahoe Conservancy, a state agency charged with protecting and enhancing the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
He is also a founder and member of the Board of Advisors of the Tahoe Fund. Wright was previously the Director of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, where he led a consortium of agencies and stakeholders in developing and managing one of the nation’s largest collaborative water management programs.
He has also served as Deputy Secretary of the California Resources Agency, Senior Policy Advisor to the Regional Administrator of EPA and the Deputy Secretary of Interior, and held positions in EPA’s Air and Water Management Programs in San Francisco.
Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Obscura Digital
Travis Threlkel thrives on creating things that have never been done before, both in scale and concept, directing his passion, experimental drive, and ideas to push the boundaries of creativity and technology.
Mr. Threlkel founded Obscura Digital in 2000, where he currently drives the creative vision as Chief Creative Officer. He works with executive leadership from top companies in the world, leading government agencies, and innovative musical acts including. Threlkel is the go to person for inventing original technologies and techniques and for using advanced applications of new technologies, with complex technical treatments of software and visual content. Threlkel stays inspired by generating new ideas that create awe-inspiring moments with techniques and technologies that don’t even exist... yet.
Assistant Vice President, Customer Services Officer, Plumas Bank
Stephanie Bosco is an AVP, Branch Manager, for the Kings Beach branch of Plumas Bank. Plumas Bank was recently awarded the prestigious Community Banker’s Cup by Raymond James & Associates for operating one of the top performing community banks in the country. Stephanie has been a team member at Plumas Bank since 2004 recommending financial solutions to clients, friends and neighbors and making dreams happen.
Stephanie attended UC Berkeley to further her interest and prior Bay Area career in Information Systems as a certified project manager and business analyst. Stephanie moved to Donner Lake with her family 23 years ago and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys paddle boarding Donner Lake and Sand Harbor in the early mornings, skiing, hiking and wine tasting with friends.
Stephanie is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Tahoe City Rotary Club, and a member of Queen of Hearts, Tahoe Business Exchange group in Incline Village, and is associated with Knights of the Vine, Tahoe Chapter. She appreciates art and is thrilled Tahoe Public Arts’ goal is to install environmental artworks in the Tahoe Basin.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Sierra Nevada College
Stacie Lyans is a creative leader with over 15 years of professional experience in public
relations, marketing, admissions, recruitment and event planning. Stacie has spent most of her career in higher education and is currently the currently the of Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Sierra Nevada College, in Incline Village, Nevada.
Prior to her role at SNC Tahoe, she was the Executive Director of the Tahoe City Downtown Association and held many roles at Humboldt State University (HSU), including Assistant Director of Admissions.
Stacie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and an MBA in General Business from HSU in Arcata, California. Outside of work, you can find Stacie traveling, running and playing soccer, snowboarding, volunteering, going to concerts, spending time with family, friends and boyfriend Gardner...and always smiling.
Executive Director, North Tahoe Business Association
Joy Doyle has lived in Carnelian Bay since 1990 and is passionate about North Lake Tahoe. Since 2011, Joy has been the Executive Director of the North Tahoe Business Association
(NTBA) a non-profit member based organization with a mission is to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the communities of North Lake Tahoe. Joy and NTBA have been involved in and supportive of Tahoe Public Art since the original idea for it was born and incubated in NTBA's Design Committee. Joy and NTBA are passionate about and committed to bringing public art to North Lake Tahoe. Prior to joining NTBA, Joy worked in marketing and events in the ski, travel/tourism, and outdoor industries.
Under Joy’s leadership, NTBA’s membership, sponsorship, partnerships and events have significantly grown and the main commercial core of NTBA’s District, Kings Beach, has positively transformed and prospered.
TPA Founding Member
Steve is one of the founding members of Tahoe Public Art and founding board chair. As a lover of the arts, it has been Steve’s goal to establish a public art organization in and around Lake Tahoe focusing on environmental awareness and community involvement. Steve and his wife Maureen are long time residents in the Reno and Lake Tahoe area having homes in Reno and Kings Beach.