Board of Directors
The Douglas County Community Services Foundation was founded in 2011. Below are the current members of the Board of Directors. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation to provide funding for additional design improvements to the Community & Senior Center with the maximum amount of accountability.
Bob Cook was born and raised in Southern California. After being drafted and returning from Vietnam, Bob moved to Zephyr Cove, Nevada. Bob became a Firefighter/Bomb Squad Technician in early 1972 with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department. Bob then went to work as a package car driver with United Parcel Service from 1975–2002. He has since been a full-time volunteer serving Douglas County. Bob’s volunteer history started as a firefighter helping boys as an Assistant Scout Master. Bob has served with the Zephyr Cove Ski Club since 1981. Bob went through nine elections, serving nine 4-year terms representing the Kingsbury General Improvement District as a Trustee and the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department as a Commissioner. He is currently serving on eleven boards, committees and councils — six in the Carson Valley and five at Lake Tahoe. Bob was lucky enough to receive a kidney transplant in July, 2007. This was a real blessing after many years of dialysis and complications. Bob has been married for 40 years. Bob and his wife Ginny have two children and three sets of twin grandchildren. Bob and Ginny are care givers for her parents who are soon to be 99-years-old. Both of them enjoy life in beautiful Douglas County, Nevada.
Scott is a Minnesota farm boy and graduate of the University of Minnesota. Scott, his wife and two sons are now 19 year residents of Douglas County.
Scott has over 33 years of experience and is serving as the Community Services/Parks and Recreation Director overseeing Parks & Recreation, Senior Services, Dart Transportation, Social Services, Weed Control and Animal Care and Services.
Ex Officio County Representative
Contact Scott: (775) 782-9828
David J. Brady is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with Brady & Associates in the Carson Valley. His financial services firm has served Douglas County residents for the past 26 years.
Prior to becoming a CFP, Dave was a police officer in Southern California before moving to Douglas County in 1985 and working as a financial investigator for the gaming control board. During this time, he also served as the treasurer and as board member for the Greater Nevada Credit Union for three years. Currently, he is a board member for the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Business Council of Douglas County.
His public service has included serving on the Douglas County parks and recreation board, as well as the Douglas County School Board as a trustee for nine years. More recently, in 2005, he was appointed to the Douglas County Commission by Governor Kenny Guinn where he served for six years. Also, he has been a reserve deputy sheriff for the county for fifteen years. Dave is a graduate of USC with a bachelors degree in public affairs, as well as a masters degree in public administration. He and his wife Mary have five children, all raised in Douglas County.
In 1988 Renea and her husband moved to Minden, Nevada, She has held the position of Executive Director of the Business Council of Douglas County for 20 years where she has significant experience working with the public and private sectors towards community progress through cooperation and thoughtful partnership. Renea is also the long-time Vice President of one of the Nevada’s most successful firms, Pro Group. Renea has volunteered in our community for 30 years. She has always focused on and used her leadership skills for the purpose of positive progress, education and safety of youth in our community. She has served on numerous boards, committees and
non-profits as a leader. She has been appointed to many task forces and served on county boards and panels over the years. She has remained committed and passionate about the community center and its success for 17 years. She lives in Douglas County with her husband Gary of 35 years and has 2 daughters and two granddaughters.
Drew Aguilar is a CPA and the owner of Carson Valley Accounting, LLC, and has been effectively doing business with his firm since 2005. Drew was also a Douglas County Leadership Graduate the same year he opened for business. Born and raised in Napa, California, Drew has been married to Charleen for 31 years and has two older children, Matt and Diane.
Drew proudly supports many local community organizations and knows his way around community youth activities. He spent 20 years as an off-campus coach for high school basketball and founded the Napa Renegades, an AAU Girls Basketball Club. By being a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley, the Austin Kirby Foundation, and the Carson Valley Medical Center Foundation, Drew gives back to the community’s youth, active life and the health of all here in Douglas County.
But Drew doesn’t stop there. He is also a member of the Carson Valley Sertoma, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Authority and the Carson Valley Business Council. Drew also lends his expertise to the Douglas County Debt Commission.
Prior to Drew’s relocation to Carson Valley, he was with Lehman & Lehman CPAs in Napa, CA, from 1988 to 2004.
Natalia Vander Laan is an attorney licensed to practice law in Nevada and California. Natalia relocated to Minden, Nevada in late 2013 to be with her husband and near her in-laws. Natalia quickly became an active member of the Carson Valley community and enjoyed participating in local events offered by its thriving localities. Having experienced the friendliness of the residents and having sensed the strong bond present within the community, Natalia opened her own practice to service the needs of the community of which she has become a part of and wishes to grow with. At the Vander Laan Law Firm, Natalia offers Nevada and California clients her professional and trustworthy legal services in various areas of law including estate planning, family law, and Workers' Compensation. Natalia’s selfless involvement in pro bono work is extensive and she has humbly received honorary recognitions from Senator Dean Heller and Senator Harry Reid for being the NLS 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and from the Nevada Supreme Court Justices for pro bono services rendered in 2017. Also, VARN named her its 2015 Lawyer in the Lobby of the Year, 2016 All-Around Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, and 2017 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.
For 15 years, Larry Sidney has taught Health and Physical Education to our youth. He is passionate about the importance of recreation and physical activity for all of us, young and old. That is why he is so thrilled to be able to play a role in bringing an amazing community center and senior center to the valley. Larry has many other personal interests as well — cooking and singing are things that he enjoys at times. He enjoys sports daily — from running to soccer to cycling and beyond. A year ago, Larry took up curling, and recently helped found Lake Tahoe Epic Curling. He also began writing music in his spare time so he has something personal to play on his guitar. Larry’s family includes both his parents, three siblings and five nieces. All of his nieces are under the age of 10 and are a real treat when he gets to see them! Larry is very excited about our new center. He is certain that it will be a place of fun, friends, and a place to make terrific memories for all.
Gary and his wife Debbie moved to Gardnerville Ranchos from Pleasanton, Ca, July 2005. Since moving here Gary has expanded his volunteer activity to full time. This includes, helping with Project Santa Claus since 2006 and chairing the project in 2013 and 2014. Gary joined the club in 2009 and is on the board of directors as Vice-president and has served several years as president. January 2014, Gary was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to a 2-year term on the Douglas County Park and Recreation Commission. Gary is Vice-chair of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and is a member of the Chambers Leadership Douglas County steering committee. Gary is also serving on the Community Services Foundation board as the Parks and Recreation Commission representative.
The Douglas County Community Services Foundation is priviledged to have addition hardworking individuals who serve as Stakeholders for the Foundation
Also a very special thank you is given to previous Foundation Board Member Directors:
John Swain — 2011-2013
Britta Swanson — 2011-2014