Aimee LaFayette joins Parasol board | SierraSun.com

Aimee LaFayette joins Parasol board

Aimee LaFayette grew up in Incline Village and is a former AmeriCorps volunteer.
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The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee LaFayette to its Board.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Aimee join Parasol’s board,” said David Hardie, board chairman. “As our Program Committee Chair, her personal knowledge of the local community and experience with nonprofit organizations will be strong assets to support Parasol’s growth in the Tahoe Region.”

Growing up in Incline Village, LaFayette started her academic pursuits at Incline Village Nursery School and continued through her graduation at Incline High School.

She graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has a masters in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently she is enrolled in UNR Doctoral Program of Anthropology.

LaFayette experienced how local nonprofit organizations make a difference for Tahoe as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Tahoe SAFE Alliance. She also formerly served as Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program Director.

“As an AmeriCorps volunteer, Aimee was very passionate about serving in the community,” said Claudia Andersen, CEO at Parasol. “Her knowledge and energy will help build strong relationships for Parasol.”

LaFayette and her husband Götz look forward to raising their family at Tahoe. Their daughter MacLean is already enjoying mountain life.

LaFayette also serves on the Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association and helps operate the local family business, Franktown Meadows Equestrian Facility. She coordinates and manages events, competitions and fundraisers including the annual Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby at the facility.

Jean Eick is the Communications Manager for the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.