Speaker Date Topic
No Meeting Sep 26, 2016
Club Picnic
Nate Person Oct 03, 2016
Building His TrainerRoad Business
Building His TrainerRoad Business

Nate Pearson is the Co-Founder and CEO of TrainerRoad, a manufacturer of software dedicated to making cyclists faster. In just four years, they have grown their bootstrapped company from 3 employees to 50, generating half of their revenue internationally in over 100 countries. Nate is a graduate of the University of Nevada and worked as a web developer for IGT before starting TrainerRoad. He is an avid triathlete and cyclist, husband and father of two. His training is fueled by great coffee, BBQ and pie.



Sienna Reid & Brianna Wolf Oct 10, 2016
Reimagine Reno- The City's Master Plan

Sienna Reid and Brianna Wolf are part of the team led by Reno’s Assistant to the City Management, Maureen McKissick. As part of the Team, Maureen oversees a wide variety of projects and programs, including the City’s federal legislative affairs and annual priority setting, downtown initiatives, and economic development projects. She is currently heading up the City of Reno’s Master Plan update (ReImagine Reno), the implementation of the Reno Accelerator Fund, the redevelopment of the ReTRAC covers in downtown Reno, and the City’s upcoming engagement with the Urban Land Institute.  We will get an overview of ReImagine Reno and a look at where things stand today.


Karen Melby Oct 17, 2016
Ignite Sparks

In the fall of 2015, the City of Sparks launched a community-wide outreach effort to invite citizen input for a new Comprehensive Plan that will guide the provision of all City services, infrastructure needs and future development through 2030, branded Igniting Sparks. The City’s current Master Plan is comprised of individual master plan elements, adopted at various times over the years, with most having been adopted in the 1990's. Though amendments have been approved through the years, the plan has never before been completely updated. The Comprehensive Plan revises and refreshes existing elements of the Master Plan, while fashioning new goals and policies to direct the City.

Karen Melby is the Development Services Manager with the City of Sparks and she will provide an overview of the extensive public input process and the outcome of those efforts.  Karen has over 35 years of experience as a professional planner; the last 15 years with her current employer, the City of Sparks, Nevada. Her experience includes master planning; population studies including one for the top gun military base; urban transmission corridor studies; environmental assessments for federal agencies and zoning codes writing. Karen is a charter member of the American Planning Association and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1988. She has been published twice in the Planning magazine.  She has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dylan Gray Oct 24, 2016
Student, Veteran and Hero
Student, Veteran and Hero

Dylan Gray grew up in a small town in Utah with his five brothers, three sisters and mom and dad. After graduating high school Dylan made the decision to serve his country. On February 3rd, 2003 Dylan shipped out to San Diego to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Dylan was then stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA with 3rd Battalion 4th Marines.

On February 16th, 2007, with one month left on his third tour to Iraq, the HMMWV Dylan was driving hit an IED. The explosion resulted in the amputation of both legs below the knees.  After six weeks in the hospital and some time getting rehabilitated, Dylan received his first set of prosthetic legs.

Since the time he learned how to walk again it has been Dylan’s goal to try every activity done prior and search out even more things to overcome. It started with a ten mile race 7 months after his injury and has not stopped yet. When not attending school, or doing motivational speeches, Dylan trains for the 2018 Paralympics. Dylan is going into his third season of snowboard Cross Racing ranked 20th in the world.

Any extra time goes to spending time with his three kids, Conner, Alexis, and Dakota and his significant other, Vanilla. 

Sandra La Nae Oct 31, 2016
Ghosts and Historic Paranormal
Ghosts and Historic Paranormal

Blessed at birth with the Gift to foresee the future, Sandie is an Intuitive Psychic who uses her own uniquely devised visionary reading method, Stones along with 117 different minerals for intuiting.  She aims to give positive and encouraging Readings of what a client’s future holds or to give suggestions on dealing with present day issues.  Sandie is also Spirit Sensitive which means she has the ability to see, hear and communicate with those who are deceased and can receive and send messages to and from the spiritual world.

As a lifelong Spirit Seer, Sandie has many years of experience dealing with ghosts and entities.  She is a member of the paranormal investigations group titled Thin Veil Investigators, established in 2005. This ghost hunting team has conducted investigations in private and public buildings, as well as exclusive locations.  Sandie is also a  ‘Remote Viewer’, meaning she is able to visualize places far away in detail.   La Nae works with law enforcement agents, as well as ghost hunting teams around the United States, remote viewing their investigations with amazing accuracy.

La Nae has also authored several books in the genre of what she terms, "Historic/Paranormal." The books describe the history of a particular building, and the paranormal findings she, and Thin Veil Investigators, have discovered.

Jerry Hall Nov 07, 2016
Maria Sheehan Nov 14, 2016
Panama Project Update
Mike Alger Nov 21, 2016
Being a Weatherman and the Stoves Project
TBD Nov 28, 2016
Sculpture Garden
No Meeting Dec 05, 2016
Holiday Party
Alan Olive Dec 12, 2016
NNMC Developments
TBD Dec 19, 2016
No Meeting Dec 26, 2016