Ally Chase grew up in Houston, Texas and is a Texas A&M University graduate. She moved to Tahoe in 2009 and has been here ever since. Ally and her husband, Mike Chase, have two children – Melanie and Julianna – and own Chase Painting. Ally has also been in marketing and race team management. She founded Tahoe Kidz, an online community to share events happening in North Lake Tahoe and always enjoys sharing everything KidZone has to offer. She has been involved with KidZone ever since her older daughter could crawl; spending many days exploring at KidZone. Ally is committed to making sure KidZone remains a community staple and is excited for its future. Ally is a member of the Ask Event Committee.
Emily Dubansky moved to Truckee in 2014 with her husband and 18-month-old son. The KidZone Museum quickly became a favorite place to visit, especially after her daughter was born later that year. When not chasing after her two young children, Emily is a practicing attorney. Emily is committed to ensuring the KidZone Museum can continue to serve local families. She is the board governance chair. She and her husband Josh are Museum Visionary Circle Members.
Heather Elledge moved to Truckee with her family in 2017. She and her husband have two young boys- ages 2 and 3.5 – who have spent many hours at the KidZone Museum since they were newborns. Heather works at Tahoe Forest Hospital as a physician assistant. She was impressed to discover the KidZone Museum is intricately involved with the community, providing countless outreach and philanthropic programs for the Truckee-Tahoe area. She looks forward to helping the Museum reach future goals, maintain current programs, and continue to support the community in meaningful ways.
Sydney Frumkin officially moved to Truckee in 2016 but has called it home for 10 years. After having her daughter in 2012 and her son in 2014, the Museum became an important and special place to play and explore with her kids and meet other new moms. Her KidZone experience made her feel a part of the Truckee-Tahoe community. It’s because of this connection that she wanted to join the board. Sydney has worked in sales and marketing for 15+ years and hopes she can use her passion for the Museum and her professional skills to help support the museum. Sydney is on the Fundraising Committee. She and her husband Jeremy are Museum Visionary Circle Members.
Sheila Greeno is approaching her 30th year of residency in the Truckee area. While raising a family here, the KidZone Museum made an immense impact on Sheila and her two daughters, who are now teenagers and fondly remember their impactful childhood experiences at the Museum. Sheila loves that the Museum gives children the opportunity to engage in imaginative and creative play. She believes that it is important for our community to have this resource for children, as well as for parents to gather, play, and learn about child development. She is excited to be involved in the future planning of the Museum and to give back the experience it offered to her family. Sheila is a member of the Museum Tour Committee. She and her husband, Bill, are owners of Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee and are Museum Visionary Circle Members.
Kristin Henry moved to Truckee in 2003. She found the KidZone Museum as a welcome reprieve for her 2-and-half-year-old son, Logan, and newborn son, Sawyer. She is the Director of the Preschool Program at the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District and prior to that, she taught kindergarten and first grade for seven years. Kristin holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential as well as a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She truly enjoys teaching young children and watching their development. Kristin, her husband, Mark, their two boys, Logan, 17, Sawyer, 15, and their 5-year-old little girl, Graci, live in Incline Village. She and Mark are Museum Visionary Circle Members.
Maureen “Mo” Horvath has been a Truckee resident for 26 years. Her two children graduated from Truckee High School and after college, came back to their hometown to continue careers in engineering and social work. Maureen’s four grandchildren have enjoyed the KidZone as a place to play and use their imagination. They love being silly with “Momo”! Mo and her husband Bob have owned businesses in Truckee and Roseville for 35 years and love being retired to enjoy skiing, hiking and boating. Family is the most important thing in Mo’s life, and she’s dedicated to seeing the KidZone Museum thrive and expand for future generations in our Truckee-Tahoe community.
Leanna Jacuzzi has been a full-time resident of Truckee for nearly 30 years. She worked for Tahoe Forest Hospital as a clinical dietitian for 20 years, specializing in diabetes for the last five years. She currently teaches nutrition at Sierra College. The KidZone Museum was an invaluable resource for Leanna and her children growing up. Leanna is excited to be a part of the planning process for the future of the Museum.
Suzanne Montgomery moved to Truckee in 2013 with her husband and two college-age children. Born and raised on the San Francisco peninsula, she ventured to Southern California to pursue a degree in drama from UC Irivne. She then returned to the Bay Area and worked as an actress, performing mainly for young audiences locally and around the world. As a philanthropist with a passion for community service, she has held several officer positions on various nonprofit boards and looks forward to helping the KidZone Museum reach its full potential in the Truckee/Tahoe community. Suzanne is a member of the Museum Exhibits Committee and the Planning Committee. She and her husband, Scott, are Museum Visionary Circle Members.
Joan Zappettini moved to Truckee in 2014 to serve as the Director of Human Resources for the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Before coming to Truckee, Joan served as the Principal for Gridley High School for eight years, ten years as an assistant principal for Yuba City High School, and a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She studied dietetics as an undergraduate and a masters in educational leadership. She was introduced to the Museum when she brought her grandson to a Museum summer camp and was so impressed that she welcomed the opportunity to join the board. Joan wants to ensure that our collaborative partnership with the school district stays strong and that our education strategies inspire a life-long love of learning for our children. Joan is the Museum representative on the Truckee Tahoe Airshow & Family Festival Planning Committee. Joan is a Museum Visionary Circle Member.