Garrett Kalt, President
Born and raised in Fallon, Nevada, Garrett Kalt attributes his passion for service, leadership, and community to his small-town upbringing. Garrett views LEAD Green as a platform to pay it forward, and give back to the community that shaped him into the person he is today. Garrett is currently a student at Washington State University studying strategic communication and political science. After completing his undergrad, Garrett hopes to pursue a career within higher education focusing on leadership development, student affairs and organizational communication.
Teresa Gehman, Vice President & Board Member
Teresa Gehman was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and still considers herself a southern belle despite living in the desert. She has a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Education, is a Nationally Board Certified School Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Gehman has always had a passion for guiding individuals to develop leadership skills and become productive citizens. She is excited to be part of an organization like LEAD Green that is dedicated to empowering youth towards making positive changes within their communities.
Cheryl Venturacci, Secretary & Board Member
Cheryl Venturacci has lived in Fallon for 30 years and raised two beautiful girls
who attended Churchill County School Districts (CCSD). She also worked for CCSD for 23 years and two years ago was afforded the opportunity to be the Academic Adviser for Oasis Academy College Preparatory (OACP) school. This was an opportunity that Venturacci could not pass up as her passion is helping young adults reach their academic goals and achievements. Venturacci is honored to be part of LEAD Green and assist students in our community become leaders.
Steve Johnson, Board Member
Steve Johnson teaches chemistry, honors organic and biochemistry at Churchill County High School. He strongly believes that preparing the leaders of tomorrow is a vital function of schools and communities working side by side. Johnson states: "Our best leaders have well rounded experiences, and have traveled throughout the country and the world. They have challenged themselves with coursework in the sciences, mathematics, the humanities, and the arts to bring a multifaceted approach to solving difficult problems."
Kathleen Williams-Miller, Board Member
Kathleen Williams-Miller always inspired to be a teacher and has enjoyed teaching for 27 years. Williams-Miller has a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Education. Her greatest joy was teaching gifted/ talented education. Many of her students have gone on to wonderful careers. Williams-Miller believes LEAD Green is a unique opportunity for students to learn skills and strategies from successful individuals.
alan kalt, Treasurer
Alan Kalt grew up in a small rural town in southeastern Montana. The farming and ranching community of Forsyth had a significant impact in Kalt's growth and development. He attributes the environment in his ability to have “foresight” and challenge others to focus on the future. Kalt is a certified public accountant and the Churchill County Chief Financial Officer. His leadership role and financial background has assisted Churchill County in effectively dealing with growth and the financial challenges facing local governments over the past 25 years. Kalt teaches Extended Studies Classes at the University of Nevada Reno and serves on various community and state boards providing community service to enhance of those communities. He is an honor graduate from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He is excited about the positive impact that LEAD Green can have on helping youth find their passion in life and learn to be there best.