Michelle Gartner 

SR. Program Manager

Michelle's passion to use her more than 25 years of experience at the forefront of technology to help the local community and the greater good has led her to Sierra Business Council. Early in her career Michelle worked designing and creating Apache helicopter 3D flight simulator graphics used for Desert Storm training. At Eastman Kodak, Avid Technology and Thomson Multimedia/Grass Valley Group Michelle collaborated on the design, marketing, and user training of emerging film technologies. Migrating to the Internet world in 1997, Michelle worked for Netscape and Swan Systems engaging in product management, technical marketing and production of some of the first internet portals. At Broadvision, as a senior management consultant, she helped to produce the first eCommerce websites for Sears Roebuck, Grainger and United States Postal Service. Her more recent endeavors are community focused and include managing the development of an online community for the Levi Strauss Foundation and performing business analysis and program development for several Tahoe area non-profits. Shortly before coming to SBC Michelle wrote the IT Strategic Plan for Placer County.


Personal Highlights

From the time she was a child Michelle always wanted to be outside in nature, making mud pies with dandelions, playing in the rain, riding her bike through the forest or swimming in Lake Michigan. Moving to the Tahoe area felt like home18 years ago and enabled her to enjoy the miracles of nature everyday through skiing, biking, paddling, swimming in the mountain lakes and hiking.