Our Executive Team
Garrett Kalt, Founder & 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 recently graduated Washington State University with degrees in Strategic Communication and Political Science within the Honors College. He will move to London this Fall to pursue a MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Econmics and Political Science. After completing his masters, Garrett hopes to pursue a career within state and local government focusing on internal communication, organizational management, and constituent relations.
Micaiah Saling, VP of Communication
Micaiah Saling graduated from Churchill County High School in 2014. She was involved in student council for three years and was student body historian her Senior year. Micaiah currently lives in Reno, Nevada, where she spends most of her time adventuring, working full time and attending school. She is currently striving to obtain her certification in phlebotomy. Honored to be part of LEAD Green, Micaiah said "CCHS did so many great things for me, it opended so many doors to help benefit me and my future. I felt it is my duty as an alumni to give back any way that I can."
alan kalt, VP of Fundrasing
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.
DeVere Karlson, VP of Development
DeVere Karlson served in the United States Army for eight years prior to moving to Fallon in 1989. She worked as a juvenile probation officer beginning in 1989 and was then promoted to the Deputy Chief of the department in 1997 and to Chief in 2001. She retired from the Department in 2014 and then served as an independent contractor with the District Court establishing their CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program and Family Meditation Program. She raised two sons who attend school from kindergarten through high school in the Churchill County School District.
Kiley Woolsey, VP of Recruitment
Kiley Woolsey was born and raised in Fallon, NV, where she graduated from Churchill County High School (CCHS) in 2017. She made it her personal goal to make the most out of her high school experience and achieved that by being as involved as she could. These involvements included: student council all four years with serving as Student Body President senior year, an active member of FFA and Pep Club, and being the Trumpet Section Leader and Spirit Leader in the band. She continues to build on the foundations CCHS helped her sculpt by continuing to follow her passions and build on her leadership strengths. Right now Kiley lives in Salt Lake City, UT, and is in the process of joining the US Army. She is very excited to be part of the amazing journey LEAD Green is offering and can't wait to have a hang in making this year the best it can be. She hopes that through this organization she can give back and help inspire those within CCHS to follow their dreams just like they helped her do just that.
Robert Davis, Treasurer
Robert (Robby) Davis was born and raised in Fallon, NV, and graduated from Churchill County High School in 2014. A year later, he moved to Reno with his wife, Monica, and has been living there since. He has been working as a personal banker with Greater Nevada Credit Union for the last two years, and is continuing his education in business management and leadership. He has a passion for helping people become more financially sound, and building effective professional relationships. Robby is honored to have the opportunity to work with LEAD Green and to help the students of Churchill County achieve their dreams.
Hannah Perazzo, Administrative Assistant
Hannah Perazzo 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 life long 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). This is his tenth year as a school counselor and the majority of his time has been 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 thier 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. He is currently a graduating senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying business at the Keanan-Flagler Business School. Since leaving Fallon, Paolo has had opportunities from working in investment banking to consulting for Facebook. Next year, he will 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, she 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 expansion of 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 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. She is passionate about youth mental health leadership development and is a community advocate in creating better access to youth-based resources. Kadie is currently starting her own 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-adviser 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 baord member with Fallon Community Theatre. Glen and his wife Beth are the parents of five children and grandparents of two grandchildren.
Teresa Gehman, 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, 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.
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.