Alexis Ollar, Executive Director
Alexis Ollar has lived and worked in the Truckee-Tahoe area for 10 years. She brings 12 years of experience working in the environmental and non-profit sector to Mountain Area Preservation. Most recently Alexis completed her Masters from Humboldt State University focusing in Geospatial Science and the Environment & Community Masters program. While in school Alexis worked for the university as a Graduate Research Assistant conducting community GIS applications for local conservation initiatives. She also worked for the California Center For Rural Policy, as a research assistant focusing on agriculture mapping for the Humboldt County Community Food Assessment and Food Policy Council. Before graduate school Alexis worked as Traveling Trainer for Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, where she taught educational programs focusing on environmental ethics and stewardship all around the lower 48 states for two years with her husband.
Prior to leaving the region she was the Director of Trail Use at the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for 4 years where she managed environmental education programs, recreation and trail-building programs, wrote and administered grants, coordinated special events and led volunteer/community trainings on the trail. Her passion for natural resource management, research and environmental education began in Hawaii, where she finished her B.S. in Environmental Science from Hawaii Pacific University. Alexis worked in Hawaii State Parks after college focusing on local restoration projects and water quality monitoring. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, and gardening with her husband Topher and her dog Kai. She is also a Board member for the Tahoe Food Hub, and serves on the Town of Truckee’s Trails and Bikeways Master Plan Committee, Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group, Housing Advisory Committee and the Traffic Impact Fee Committee.
Office: 530.582.6751 x 1
Nikki Riley moved to Truckee in 1998 after completing her degree in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley. She has made a career in both the arts and land use, seamlessly moving between the two fields. Nikki served on the Mountain Area Preservation Board of Directors from 2006 till September of 2015 and as President of the Board from 2012 to 2015. She is currently serving on the Board of the Martis Fund. Nikki was a Planning Commissioner for the Town of Truckee from 2003 to 2007 and was the Truckee Representative for the Nevada County First Five Commission from 2009 to 2013. She is passionate about the Truckee-Tahoe region and serves as an advocate not only for the environment but for its people as well. Nikki is married to Brendan Riley, they have two sons, Dylan and Harlan and a dog named Ajsa.
Office: 530.582.6751 x 2
Hannah Greene-Stark, Administrative Assistant
Hannah Greene-Stark hails from the East Coast originally. She moved out west to Mammoth Lakes, CA and Lanai Hawaii 2003 to join a girl’s snowboard team as a rider, rep and graphic designer. Hannah has lived in and around Tahoe since 2008. Her love of outdoor sports and the beauty of the area are her main reasons for being drawn to Tahoe, which she now calls home with her husband Aaron and pug Frankenstein. With a mix of education, internships and entrepreneurship she has had a steady stream of creative work in many different roles; art direction for film, wardrobe and stylist, gallery work, photography, clothing designer, seamstress and small business owner. Making visual ideas into tangible creations is what she succeeds at. For over ten years Hannah has been designing for people who have collaborated and listened. This is the most instrumental part of the process. Without other people’s ideas and motivation projects can not get off the ground. Hannah is excited to bring her creative abilities, business entrepreneurship and passion for the outdoors to Mountain Area Preservation.