2014
Tyra Frizelle
Vice President, Operations
December 15, 2014

Beyond the Buzzword: Sustainability in Business at the Yosemite Sustainability Conference


This past week, I was fortunate to not only attend but be a part of the 1st Yosemite Sustainability Conference
 in beautiful Yosemite Valley. This three day conference was packed full of information and presentations around climate science.

The presentations on sustainability practices were particularly interesting because of the strong examples in business represented, including...

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Evan Pierce
Evan Pierce
Planning Assistant - CivicSpark Americorps Member
December 11, 2014

From Back East to Out West

It seems like people always use these modifiers - back east, out west -  when describing the two coasts of the lower 48.

It’s as if regardless of where you’re from, the West is the destination of a grand journey and the Eastern seaboard is the source of all known life (or at least where everyone’s parents live).

Well, I perpetuated this stereotype by picking up my life in Boston to journey west in search of higher ground and wild open spaces.

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Kerri Timmer
Vice President Climate and Energy

Kerri Timmer

Vice President, Climate & Energy



As Vice President of Climate & Energy, Kerri works in partnership with local, regional, state and federal agencies and officials to advance sustainable communities strategies, climate action planning, energy efficiency programs and other SBC activities.

Kerri is a communications and management specialist with more than 25 years of public- and private- sector experience in community and government relations, business communications, land and water conservation, and nonprofit management and capacity building.  Prior to joining SBC, Kerri spent six years with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, where she served most recently as that agency’s Regional Policy and Program Manager.  Before that, she was Executive Director of a non-profit conservation group, operated her own consulting practice where she cultivated relationships with watershed organizations, land trusts and other community groups within and outside the Sierra, and served as account executive and creative director for a community and government relations firm in San Francisco.  Kerri holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a certificate in Land Use and Natural Resources planning through UC Davis Extension.  Kerri has also authored a number of publications addressing land and water conservation and community sustainability issues in the Sierra Nevada. 

Personal Highlights

Kerri and her husband John live in the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada, where they enjoy hiking, biking, boating, camping and hosting backyard barbeques for friends and family.

December 04, 2014

Life Beyond the Water Bond...Cap-and-Trade Awaits

I know, you saw my byline and thought, “Oh no, not another post about the water bond. It passed last month, so aren’t we done with that already?!? ” 

You’re right - the water bond did pass  – but that’s not what I’m writing about today. Because in addition to pressing for funding from the water bond, SBC and its new initiative, Sierra CAMP[1], have been working with partners across the state to secure funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) established as part of AB 32.

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Ian Nimmo
Project Manager

Kerri Timmer

Vice President, Climate & Energy



As Vice President of Climate & Energy, Kerri works in partnership with local, regional, state and federal agencies and officials to advance sustainable communities strategies, climate action planning, energy efficiency programs and other SBC activities.

Kerri is a communications and management specialist with more than 25 years of public- and private- sector experience in community and government relations, business communications, land and water conservation, and nonprofit management and capacity building.  Prior to joining SBC, Kerri spent six years with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, where she served most recently as that agency’s Regional Policy and Program Manager.  Before that, she was Executive Director of a non-profit conservation group, operated her own consulting practice where she cultivated relationships with watershed organizations, land trusts and other community groups within and outside the Sierra, and served as account executive and creative director for a community and government relations firm in San Francisco.  Kerri holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a certificate in Land Use and Natural Resources planning through UC Davis Extension.  Kerri has also authored a number of publications addressing land and water conservation and community sustainability issues in the Sierra Nevada. 

Personal Highlights

Kerri and her husband John live in the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada, where they enjoy hiking, biking, boating, camping and hosting backyard barbeques for friends and family.

December 02, 2014

What Am I Thankful For? LED Lighting!

At the most recent Sierra Business Council staff meeting, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, my colleagues and I were asked what we were thankful for. Many mentioned being thankful for their work they do, living in the Truckee Tahoe region, seeing the impacts of their work on the Sierra, and having the opportunity to work with such hard working and passionate individuals.

What I found I am truly thankful for is LED Lighting and, no, it’s not a joke!

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Leanne Kuchar
Office and Operations Manager

Kerri Timmer

Vice President, Climate & Energy



As Vice President of Climate & Energy, Kerri works in partnership with local, regional, state and federal agencies and officials to advance sustainable communities strategies, climate action planning, energy efficiency programs and other SBC activities.

Kerri is a communications and management specialist with more than 25 years of public- and private- sector experience in community and government relations, business communications, land and water conservation, and nonprofit management and capacity building.  Prior to joining SBC, Kerri spent six years with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, where she served most recently as that agency’s Regional Policy and Program Manager.  Before that, she was Executive Director of a non-profit conservation group, operated her own consulting practice where she cultivated relationships with watershed organizations, land trusts and other community groups within and outside the Sierra, and served as account executive and creative director for a community and government relations firm in San Francisco.  Kerri holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a certificate in Land Use and Natural Resources planning through UC Davis Extension.  Kerri has also authored a number of publications addressing land and water conservation and community sustainability issues in the Sierra Nevada. 

Personal Highlights

Kerri and her husband John live in the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada, where they enjoy hiking, biking, boating, camping and hosting backyard barbeques for friends and family.

November 25, 2014

Reclaiming the Spirit of Giving: #GivingTuesday

With the holidays fast approaching, a bombardment of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals fill both my inbox and my mailbox.

Seeing the slashed prices and promotions brought the same question to mind as it does every year (though I swear they were a week earlier this year…), aren’t the holidays supposed to be about giving?  

As it turns out, I’m far from the first to wonder.

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