Applications are open to Join our team for the 2019-2020 School Year
We envision a Churchill County where all students know and believe they can do and become anything.
Join us in making this a reality! Our organization is searching for Change-Makers — people striving to make a positive difference in the lives of Churchill County youth.
Inspired? Apply to join our team!
Applications due August 30, 2019
Our Executive Team
Mackenzie Cutler, President
Mackenzie Cutler is student body president of Churchill County High School. She is also an active member of the National Honor Society. After graduating CCHS this May, Mackenzie will attend Northern Arizona State University where she plans on majoring in chemistry with an emphasis on forensics and criminalistics. Mackenzie attended and helped coordinate the 2nd Annual Leadership Summit. She is thrilled to be part of the LEAD Green team and looks forward to a great year ahead.
Logan Green, Executive Vice President
Logan Green is a Senior at Churchill County High School. He plans on attending a Community College in the fall of 2019 to earn his associates degree before continuing his education as a transfer student to a 4-year program with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy. Logan attended the Leadership Summit last year and will be leading the coordination of this year’s summit. He is passionate about having a positive effect on to those around him and hopes to amplify that impact through LEAD Green.
Garrett Kalt, VP of Communication
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 recently graduated Washington State University with degrees in Strategic Communication and Political Science within the Honors College. He currently lives in London where he is pursuing an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science. After completing his masters, Garrett hopes to begin a career in state and local government focusing on internal communication, organizational management, and constituent relations.
Robyn Jordan, VP of Development
Robyn Jordan is a locally grown, class of 2012, Greenwave graduate. She attended Western Nevada College and the University of Nevada, Reno, and uses her education in marketing in her current role as the Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator for Churchill County School District, a position in which she works to promote the District and our community. She is involved in the Fallon Chamber of Commerce as a board member, and is the director of the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair, with four years of involvement in both organizations. Robyn enjoys witnessing and promoting small business success, collaboration among community leaders and local youth, and advocating agriculture education to the public. Striving to connect youth to the community in a new capacity, she is excited to do just that as a member of the LEAD Green team.
Amidayne Nelson, VP of recruitment
AmiDayne graduated from Churchill County High School in 2018. She was a part of student council all four years and was class president her senior year. Additionally, AmiDayne was part of National Honors Society, a Varsity Cheer captain, and Alto Section Leader in the Nevada All-State Choir 4 years in a row. AmiDayne recently opened a small business specializing in permanent makeup and aspires to open a full salon with her aunt soon. She spends her spare time writing music and traveling. AmiDayne is extremely excited to be a part of LEAD Green and give back to the community.
alan kalt, VP of Fundrasing
Alan Kalt grew up in a rural town in southeastern Montana. The farming community of Forsyth had a significant impact on Alan's development. He attributes the environment in his ability to have “foresight” and challenges others to focus on the future. Alan is a certified public accountant and recently retired as the Churchill County Chief Financial Officer. His leadership assisted Churchill County in effectively dealing with growth and the economic challenges facing local governments over the past 25 years. Alan currently works with the Nevada POOL/PACT and teaches Extended Studies classes at the University of Nevada Reno. He is an honor graduate from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He is excited about the positive impact LEAD Green can have on helping youth find their passion in life and learn to be their personal best.
Shannon Garcia, Treasurer
Shannon (Mandic) Garcia was born and raised in Butte, MT and moved to Fallon 14 years ago to teach in Churchill County. She taught 1st grade for CCSD for ten years and is currently a 1st/2nd-grade math teacher at Oasis Academy. Shannon loves the small, rural community of Fallon and couldn't be more excited to support local students in becoming future leaders and advocates through LEAD Green.
Hannah Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Hannah Johnson was born and raised in Fallon on a family dairy farm. Having put her formal education on hold after getting an Associate of Science, Hannah is working on paperwork to fulfill her lifelong goal of serving a mission for the LDS church. Additionally, Hannah plans to continue school and become a dental hygienist. Working in leadership positions such as Student Body Secretary and Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa, her college honor society, she gained lifelong friends and professional skills. Knowing that leadership is shown through many different attributes, Hannah focuses less on eloquent speaking and emphasizes using positivity and energy to motivate others to success. She truly believes that loving life is the biggest pre-requisite to being the best leader you can be.
Our Board of Directors
Andy Lenon, Board Member
Andy Lenon grew up in Reno, Nevada and moved to Fallon five years ago. He is currently the school counselor at the Oasis Academy College Preparatory (OACP). Andy has been a school counselor for 11 years with the majority of his time spent in the public charter school system. While completing his Bachelor's and Master's degrees, he worked for the City of Sparks, City of Reno, and the State of Nevada at the Adolescent Treatment Center. He is passionate about helping students pursue their passions and to develop a "live for Monday" attitude. He is honored to be apart of LEAD Green and to help cultivate Fallon's next generation of leaders.
Paolo Narag, Board Member
Paolo Narag is a Churchill County High School Alumnus from the Class of 2014. Last year Paolo graduated from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since leaving Fallon, Paolo has had opportunities from working in investment banking to consulting for Facebook. This year he begin his career at Procter & Gamble in Boston. Paolo is excited to be a part of LEAD Green, as he hopes to give back to the community of Fallon and help students realize their leadership potential.
Kadie Zeller, Board Member
Kadie Zeller grew up in Fallon, Nevada on a small ranch. She graduated from CCHS in 2011 and attended the University of California, of San Diego. While at UCSD, Kadie found her passion in social justice and advocating for disadvantaged and historically misrepresented groups. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Zeta Rho chapter and played on the UCSD Women's Rugby Team. Kadie has always had a passion for travel and expanding her cultural knowledge. She visited Ghana, West Africa in 2013 and taught at the Maltiti Girls School. In 2015, she traveled to India with 22 UCSD students and attended Global Compassion Summit with His Holiness that Dalai Lama XIV. She graduated from UCSD in 2016 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Public Service. Since then, she has moved back to Fallon and currently works for the Churchill Community Coalition, a non-profit organization that focuses on increasing substance abuse prevention and mental and behavioral health wellness in Churchill County. Kadie is passionate about youth mental health leadership development and is a community advocate in creating better access to youth-based resources. She is currently starting a nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing mindfulness, meditation and other alternative stress-coping practices to youth and adults.
Glen Perazzo, Board Member
Glen Perazzo is a Fallon native and a 1981 graduate of CCHS. Glen served an LDS mission to Michigan and received his BS degree from Brigham Young University in Political Science with a minor in Theatre Arts Education. He is in his 29th year teaching social studies and theatre at CCHS. Along with being the adviser for the Thespian Society, he serves as the adviser for the National Honor Society. Glen is an Eagle Scout and has served in various leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, he is the co-advisor of Order of the Arrow Numaga Chapter, Council Chair of the Camping and Outdoor Program Committee and 2018 Summer Camp Commissioner. Glen has served on the board of directors of Fallon Community Television, Churchill County Museum, and currently as a board member with Fallon Community Theatre. Glen and his wife Beth are the parents of five children and grandparents of two grandchildren.
Sarah Frey, Board Member
Sarah Frey is a Fallon native who graduated CCHS in 2002. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Social work and Psychology at Fresno Pacific University and completed her Masters of Education in Counselor Education at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. After working as a high school counselor in Alaska, she moved around the country a bit for her husband’s Air Force career, and they expanded their family with three fun-loving little boys. Sarah and her husband are excited to again make Fallon their home and give back to the community that provided them such a solid foundation. Sarah loves helping students prepare and plan for their future and is looking forward to working with the LEAD Green team to develop intentional leaders.
Cheryl Venturacci, 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 school. This was an opportunity that Cheryl could not pass up as her passion is helping young adults reach their academic goals and achievements. Cheryl is honored to be part of LEAD Green and assist students in our community become leaders.
Kathleen Williams-Miller, Board Member
Kathleen Williams-Miller always inspired to be a teacher and has enjoyed teaching for 27 years. Kathleen 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. Kathleen believes LEAD Green is a unique opportunity for students to learn skills and strategies from successful individuals.
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