Cathy Stewart - President
Cathy Stewart was appointed to the Northstar CSD Board of Directors December, 2013. Cathy and her husband, Larry, first moved to Northstar in 1999 after vacationing here for years. Their love of the community and the natural environment only grew from there.
Professionally, Cathy has worked for 20 years in the telecommunications industry. Her responsibilities centered around selling high-end solutions - presenting to their boards, cost justifying and negotiating contracts. Additionally, she and her husband have built and remodeled a number of homes in Northstar, Lahontan, Carmel-by-the-Sea, San Jose, and La Quinta. This experience has proven invaluable to her knowledge of construction and project management and has been significant in furthering her experience in contract negotiations and implementation. Cathy has also served on a number of boards and Leadership Teams. These include the Queen of Hearts Women's Fund (Truckee, CA), Excellence in Education (Truckee, CA), and Speak-Up Leadership for Girls, (San Jose, CA). Cathy holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University. She also has a California Real Estate License, although inactive.
"The work that NCSD has done and continues to do is invaluable to the Northstar community and beyond. I am proud to be a contributing member of the board - building relationships with community partners, staff and residences of the Northstar community and service district."
Jeann Green - Director
Jeann was appointed to the Northstar Community Services District's board of directors in December of 2005. She serves as the Board's financial representative. She and her husband, Norm, owned a condo in Indian Hills for many years. She served on the Northstar Development advisory committee representing the Indian Hills condominium association. In 2003, the Greens built a home in Northstar.
"The NCSD staff, including the fire department, is impressive. They keep our neighborhoods running safely and smoothly. Our staff works with the East West Partners, Boothcreek, and NPOA, as well as local government and community organizations to insure that Northstar remains one of the best resorts in the country." Her main areas of interest are encouraging healthy forests in and around Northstar and securing better postal service with an improved mail delivery area and larger mail boxes. She loves Northstar's trails and wants to see them integrated into the Tahoe Regional Trails system. She is proud of the way the NCSD maintains trails in the Martis Valley.
Jeann has two children and three step children. She and Norm have ten grandchildren who love to visit Northstar.
Nancy Ives - Vice President
In October, 2001, Nancy was selected from several applicants to fill the un-expired term of Ralph Owens on NCSD Board of Directors. She considers herself "almost a local" since she was born and raised in Carson City, Nevada, and lived most of her adult life in Reno. She purchased her Northstar home in 1980 and has lived here full time with her husband, Jerry, since 1993.
Part of a family land development company in Nevada for more than 25 years, Nancy is familiar with water and sewer systems, road maintenance, growth problems and the necessities of working with local agencies. She holds a BS in Business and a Masters Degree in Journalism, and taught classes at Truckee Meadows Community College as well as the University of Nevada, Reno. Nancy also worked many years as a reporter at the Reno Gazette-Journal newspaper and continues to write as a freelancer for several local and national publications.
Having been a business owner and having spent so many years in journalism, Nancy feels she's able to see all sides of various issues. She's been active in many community organizations and served on several boards of directors. Both Ives are avid outdoors people who love to hike, bike, ski and kayak in the Northstar/Truckee/Tahoe area. They have five grown children, and decided to settle in Northstar because "it offers the best of everything." Nancy appreciates our top-rated fire department, our trails and our road and water systems. She also understands the complexities of balancing quality of life with progress.
Dee Cravens - Director
Dee Cravens was appointed to the Northstar CSD Board of Directors in July 2017 and elected to the board in November 2018. Dee and his wife, Kirstin, first purchased property in Northstar in 1992 and moved full time to Northstar in 2012.
Professionally, Dee has an extensive and impressive background in Technology Marketing and Senior Executive positions in four public companies. Additionally Dee has held leadership positions in five start-ups including as Co-founder for DVDPlay, Inc., (AKA Redbox Movie Rentals), two M&A's and one IPO. He is also the creator of three technology-focused company customer facing magazines: Sun Microsystems Technology Journal, CREATE and Connect & Communicate Journal. Dee also has an extensive resume of community and non-profit board experience, ranging from The American Lung Association, Northern California region to the American Film Institute (AFI) Millennium Board to the San Jose Chamber of Commerce. Dee believes that we all have a responsibility to the betterment of our communities through personal commitment and active participation in the management, oversight and future growth.
“At NCSD, I observe a highly experienced, innovative, fiscally responsible and dedicated management team, and Board of Directors that strive to contribute in a measurable way to the ongoing success of NCSD by providing fresh ideas, thought leadership, diversified work backgrounds and dedication that adds sustainable value to our community.”
Warren "Chip" Brown - Financial Representative
Warren “Chip” Brown was appointed to the NCSD Board of Directors in June 2018. The Browns have been part time or full time residents of Northstar for over 40 years.
Mr. Brown and his wife, Mary, were publishers of community newspapers in the San Francisco east Bay Area, the Monterey Peninsula, and California’s Central Valley. They were also involved in several other business ventures over the years. Warren’s volunteer services have been extensive and have included Chair of both the Oakland and Alameda Chambers of Commerce and The Bay Area Tumor Institute. He also served as Commissioner of The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Complex and was involved in programs for at-risk youth. Through his association with a local fly fishing club, Mr. Brown was deeply involved in the restoration of 2.5 miles of The Truckee River.
Warren’s and Mary’s family includes three children and eight grandchildren. Two of their children and six of their grandchildren also reside in Truckee. It is for them and other NCSD residents that he hopes to help find the balance between the region’s quality of life and the preservation of natural resources.