The Tahoe Fund has a staff of four full-time professionals in the office in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center through a generous grant from the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
Lauren Gregg – Program & Communications Manager
Marina Lowe – Program Coordinator
As CEO of the Tahoe Fund, Amy is responsible for working with the Tahoe Fund’s board of directors to operate the organization and raise private and public funds for environmental improvement projects that will restore and enhance the Lake Tahoe region. In her role, she has raised more than $10M from private funders and developed a portfolio of more than 50 environmental improvement projects.
Prior to joining the Tahoe Fund, Amy was director of marketing and communications for renewable energy giant ACCIONA’s North American holdings. In this role she was a member of the management committee and responsible for corporate branding, internal communications and product marketing. She also led the company’s communications and stakeholder engagement activities for more than 1,00MW of wind and solar developments.
Prior to joining ACCIONA, Amy was director of marketing for Windspire Energy (formerly Mariah Power) where she was responsible for all marketing and communications for the venture capital backed wind start-up. While at Windspire, Amy rebranded the company including a name change, redesigned website and new lead generation campaign for the channel. She was responsible for more than 100 million media impressions through an innovative social media driven public relations campaign that resulted in a feature on ABC’s “20/20”, a segment on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and stories in most major national business publications. Through her @wind2power twitter account she built a reputation as a leading voice in the wind space, leading to multiple guest blogging opportunities on popular green sites. Greentech Media accused her of “garnering an inordinate amount of attention” for the company.
Prior to her work in the renewable energy industry, Amy was director of strategic planning at boutique marketing agency, Bauserman Group, Partner at Ogilvy & Mather working on IBM’s global marketing campaigns, and an account executive at Saatchi & Saatchi working with clients Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Rodale Press and the National Crime Prevention Council.
Amy was Co-Chair of the New Energy Exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, a 2008 Nevada Women’s Fund honoree, is a federal appointee to the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, a two-time judge of the MacArthur Foundation’s “100&Change” $100 million prize competition, was named a Reno Gazette Journal “Twenty under 40” honoree, and received the 2018 Lake Spirit Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University where she was an All-American sailor.
As the Operations Manager at the Tahoe Fund, Karolina Hedman is involved in everything from administration on behalf of the organization, to donor relations and event coordination and management.
Karolina has extensive experience organizing and managing company operations. Prior to joining Tahoe Fund, she was an executive assistant and office manager for companies in the financial services, construction and consulting industries. In these roles, she was responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of business operations including bookkeeping and human resources, event planning and coordination, project management, group facilitation and more.
Karolina grew up in Sweden and graduated in 1999 from Sierra Nevada College with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her M.A. in Organizational Psychology in 2003 from John F. Kennedy University and lives in Incline Village with her husband.
As Program and Communications Manager, Lauren supports outreach initiatives connecting more people to the mission of the Tahoe Fund. She also works with the Board of Directors to develop and manage sustainable recreation projects and is the Outreach Coordinator for Take Care Tahoe.
Prior to joining the Tahoe Fund, Lauren raced mountain bikes professionally for over a decade while also managing marketing initiatives throughout the cycling and outdoor industries. Most recently working as Global Brand Manager for Fuji Bikes, Lauren brings extensive marketing and project management experience as well as a deep connection to the singletrack and forests of the Tahoe Basin.
Lauren graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013 with a B.A. in History and earned her M.S. in Cognitive Science & Psychology in 2021. Lauren now lives in Reno and enjoys trail running, mountain biking, and climbing. She also loves dancing and playing music.
Marina Lowe – Program Coordinator
In her role as Program Coordinator for the Tahoe Fund, Marina Lowe works closely with the Director of Operations to manage donor relations, and with the CEO to support environmental improvement projects.
Before she joined the Tahoe Fund, Marina most recently served as the Program Administrator for Tahoe Public Art. In this role, she was responsible for managing and facilitating public art projects, collaborating with multiple partners, artists and sponsors to place projects, secure funding and ultimately bring projects to life.
Born and raised in Reno, NV, Marina spent many summers during her childhood exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Tahoe with her family. She feels connected to the Tahoe Fund’s mission to improve the Tahoe Basin for all, and is excited to serve her home community.
Marina graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in English and dual minors in Art History and Political Science. She also studied abroad in France, Argentina and Chile, participating in language, literature and culture studies while she earned her undergraduate degrees.