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.
Renea Louie,ARM, ACI, FELLOW
Chairwoman of the Board
Contact Renea: (775) 790-1544
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 23 years where she has significant experience working with the public and private sectors towards community progress through cooperation and thoughtful partnership. Renea has volunteered in our community for 30+ years. She has always focused on and used her business and leadership skills for the purpose of positive progress, education and safety of youth in the 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 20 years. She is the single largest fundraiser for non profits in Douglas County, nearing $6 Million Dollars. She lives in Douglas County with her husband Gary of 39 years and has 2 daughters 2 son in laws and 2 granddaughters.
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.
Bobbi Thompson’s aviation career has spanned more than 45-years including being a 4500-hour pilot (single and multi-engine and helicopters), Aviation FAI World Record Holder, 40-years producing air shows, airport manager, FBO owner and manager, air racing, and aviation consulting. She is the COO of ABS Aviation, an international FBO holding and airport management company and executive vice president of Airport Business Solutions; she is also the president of the Nevada Airports Association. Bobbi served 13 years as the Director of the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Bobbi's diverse experience in virtually all aspects of general aviation and community service is unmatched in the industry.
Doug was raised in Sparks, Nevada and graduated from Sparks High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. He moved to Douglas County in 1982 and started working for the Douglas County Assessor’s office in 1988. He was elected Assessor in 2002 and served four terms, retiring in 2019.
He and his wife Val raised their two children in Gardnerville and participated in their multiple activities as they grew up. Both are still area residents.
Doug currently serves on several local volunteer boards and committees including the Foundation and the Douglas County Senior Services and Public Transit Advisory Council.
Contact Brenda: (775) 721-2469
Brenda Joyce (Garcia) Robertson married Raymond, 61 years ago. They raised two wonderful sons, Eric and Kenneth, which she says was her most important job. As you can see, family means everything to Brenda. Which would explain the many treasurers from the family that she has throughout her home. Brenda went back to college in her 30's to earn her teaching credential. She began her teaching career in 1972 in Fremont and Santa Cruz California, teaching K-8 students. They moved their business, RAMAC, to Nevada in 1991 Brenda became the Administrative Assistant to the CEO. (She mentioned not to be impressed with her title, the CEO was Raymond!) She serves on 19 nonprofit boards as a volunteer and loves the Community and Senior Center Foundation.
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.
Scott is a Minnesota farm boy and graduate of the University of Minnesota. Scott, his wife and two sons are now 21 year residents of Douglas County.
Scott has over 35 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. In 2023 Scott accepted the position of Assistant County Manager.
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