Monday, May 27, 2013

In Memory of those whose lives have passed and served us at The Tahoe Foundation: Chris Stone, & Greg Hultgren: Through artistic integrity these men were Soldiers of Peace & Civil Justice...

It is not only those in uniforms which fight for peace, civil rights and freedom.. especially these days...In The Life of The Tahoe Foundation we remember on this memorial day, and his name day-birthday, Christopher Stone.

In Memory of  Co-Founder & Volunteer:
Christopher Stone
b. 1970-d. 2013

Chris was born on May 27, 1970 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When he was about four years old, his family  moved to Moraga, Ca. He graduated form Miramonte High School in Moraga and then went on to get his BS in Computer Sciences from the University of Southern California. His love of computers started at about age 12-13 just soon after the PC was introduced.
Volunteer, Contributor and Co-Founder, Chris Stone, died in January 2013, in his home in Reno.
This month Chris would have been 43 years old.

For more information about Chris, and his dedication  to The Tahoe Foundation  please see a message from the Executive Director below.. ..

Enough cannot be said to honor Chris's dignity, majesty, gentle spirit and gracious heart. His efforts and dedication established The Tahoe Foundation's first web presence. His time and in-kind volunteer efforts established generosity of spirit and focus of mind.  He authored all of our original code for the first iteration of The Indigenous and local pedestrian Wayfinder concepts. He spent over a thousand hours of his time translating scanned artwork and images into a myriad of Linux and other code to fortify  secured coding platforms and architectures as the means to protect our IP, created by volunteers. He was our eyes and ears of our web presence and guarded our volunteer work efforts by building a brick by brick stalwart security system into each movement of our on-line presence. 

Most importantly, Chris was Passionate about the Preservation of the Lake and its tributary watershed ecosystems.  His pride to be a citizen and participant attempting in his own way to steward its histories as the means of protecting its unmatched energy and beauty was an example to us all.

He was proud to be a Nevadan.

He will be missed more than words can say.

On behalf of everyone at The Tahoe Foundation, we miss and will love you always, Christopher, and now hope you are acting as our Guardian Angel..

With deep sadness and heartfelt appreciation, we  are so grateful we were able to know you.

We will miss your barefeet, playing Atari with you, and most of all, your passion to work together to preserve the heritage of our country, and the intent of its founders to uphold and protect an individual's liberty.   You walked the walk founded in these  ideals celebrating the  mutual respect for all of humanity and your willingness to nurture all the plants and animals to support the longevity necessary for the Earth's mutual health and humanity's hope and happiness.

The Executive Director
Alexandra Profant

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sagebrush Vernacular- A glimpse of the Knowledge Center at UNR


It is Nevada Historic Preservation Month! Check out Sagebrush Vernacular: The Architecture of Rural Nevada

Sagebrush Vernacular: Architecture of Rural Nevada

A good start Nevada;  however I would like to see more surveys on film, completed by our volunteers and funded by our state- especially since so much of the the historic material in film- Silver!  came from our ground!

I look forward to empowering students at The Tahoe Foundation with cameras and FILM  to do a true survey of Tahoe's historic assets to help folks define a Tahoe Vernacular ...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Tahoe Minnow A Tahoe Foundation Artist Contribution- All Rights Reserved
This is one artist's iteration of one of Tahoe's native fishes.. it has begun a dialogue with KTHO's Robert Schimmel with the idea of hosting a show on Tahoe's famous cut throat trout.. We will put a call out for submissions of artwork inspired or done on behal this Nevada native species...

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Tahoe Foundation Board of DIrector's Meeting

The Tahoe Foundation had a Board of Directors Meeting on Saturday May 4, 2013 at the Washoe County Library Community Room- Incline Village NV 89451 The meeting commenced at 11:30 and ended at 2:00 PM.

Those in Attendance:

Carl Cross, Alexandra Profant, Mike Harper, FAICP, Lawrence Swick, Michael Stone, the recording secretary, Z.M. Profant and Vicky Harper.

A quorum was not established.

Topics of Discussion included:

The late Chris Stone, and his contributions to the organization.

Tahoe Found™a journal to be published on behalf of surveys and interpretation The foundation has completed. It will be the venue  to publish the offerings of others who have content and research they would like to get out to the academic communities and general public in regards to the histories of the lake.

The Foundation  will be pursuing partnerships with education interests to conduct  a variety of surveys to be completed by year's end.

The Board will meet again in six- eight weeks.

The Complete Meeting Minutes may be emailed to you upon request.  Please forward requests to Thanks!