Our Core Volunteers

The beating heart of our Tahoe Blue-Gooder family are our core volunteers

We love the people who love the Lake

Since 2014, the League has used our Core Volunteer Program to recognize our most dedicated volunteers — those individuals who have given at least 15 hours over the course of one year volunteering with the League. Active Core Volunteers continue to work at two or more events each year after being welcomed into the program. Some have given more than 300 hours of their time and effort to protect Lake Tahoe!

For their dedication, Core Volunteers get our endless appreciation and special “We are the League” branded gear that’s not available to anyone else. You can join this elite club by joining one of the League’s citizen science programs, or by joining us for an event.

Collectively, our Core Volunteers have spent over 7,000 hours helping to Keep Tahoe Blue! We are proud to highlight our core volunteers and share their outstanding work.


A Tahoe Blue Crew celebrating their hard work

Featured Core Volunteer: Carolyn Usinger

Core Volunteer program

You may have seen Carolyn picking up litter on the north shore – it’s not an uncommon sight. She dedicated over 200 hours to litter cleanups in 2020. In that time, she conducted 125 of her own Tahoe Blue Crew cleanups, collected nearly 1,000 pounds of trash and over 14,000 plastic pieces!

Even if you didn’t see Carolyn in action, you surely enjoyed a cleaner Lake Tahoe environment because of her passionate work. Both the League and the Lake appreciate your hard work, Carolyn.

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Active Core Volunteers

Volunteers who have given 300 hours or more
Loretta Friedel Deb Olivieri Phil Olivieri Phil Metting van Rijn
Meghan Walsh
Volunteers who have given 100 hours or more
Bill Beall Jason Bilek Karen Cutter Chris Disney
Tara Dobyns Fritz Eriksen Bob Harms Chad Laurence
Lynn Lawrence Dan Mendoza Casey Metkovich Kim Metting Van Rijn
Naomi Morgan Jon Ross Laura Schlim Lenny Smith
Carolyn Usinger Elaine Welch
Volunteers who have given between 50-99 hours
Jim Anderson Kirsten Bradford Susie Crowley Russ Dahler
Linda Goodman Taylor Justice Ron Kline Heather Kranz
Charleen Maxwell Savannah Mendoza Travis Metcalfe Nancy Ng
Soloman Nunnally Katie Riley Steve Robison Vesper Rodriquez
Genevieve Sirusaite
Volunteers who have given up to 49 hours
David Brown Gregory Byler Mike Campbell Valerie Castejon
Jerry Carter Jill Carter Veronica Coronado Sequoia Dawn-Bloch
Jennifer Dawn Coral Dawn-Bloch Cheryl Delehanty Pat Disney
Yvonne Domingo Anton Eckert Jeff Edmonds Leslie Edmonds
Pollyanne Ertis Brandon Ertis Scott Foster Samia Foster
Peter Fairley Kerri Garcia Tommy Gray Serena Haver
Lynn Hori Sue Jameson Mark Jameson Linda Kenney
Victoria Monteleone Chris Morgan David Rickabaugh Joanne Rolfe
Hilary Vass Sabine Villamar Janet Wesse Kim Zeman


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Legacy Core Volunteers

Dan Arce Sherrie Atkinson Sierra Bedwell Toby Brown
Barbara Brown Amanda Bunte Tristan Burnham Phil Carrol
Gabriel Chavez Kelci Crutchfield Kathryn Daly John Dayberry
Shaunte Dittmar Christian Eckert Dylan Eichenberg Elisa Escobar
Krystle Heaney Deborah John Kirk Keil Elana Keil
Jake Keil Noah Keil Sophie Kirschenman Debbie Klee
Jouett Kristi Khoi Le Aimee Leskovic Mike Mancillas
Tom Maugeri Ryan McCrone Charles Moffet Meredith Murray
Simon Norton Cindy Ochoa Seyung Oh Jesse Phillips
Greg Psilopoulos Patty Psilopoulos Lannette Rangel Evelyn Rincon
Ian Rollf Sam Ross Nick Rury Denise Schutte
Dana Spencer Lacy Stenzel Donielle Stevens Sharon Sullivan
Keith Tom Ronald Valencia Kayla Vass Brian Walker
Kelsey Weist Russel Wigart Jeff Fairley John Garofalos
Larissa Harter Sherry Hao Thomas Hoke Diana Nehls

Ready to get involved?

Contact us at events@keeptahoeblue.orgfill out our short registration form or check our events page frequently for the next opportunity.