- BSBA in Finance, University of Denver
- MBA, Northwestern University
A former Major League Baseball pitcher, Steve began his business career in 1990 with the Baseball Commissioner’s office as Vice-President of Market Development for MLB International, a position her served for 7 years. He played a major role as the company went from infancy to a multi-million dollar enterprise. He left MLBI in 1997 to lead the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. During his eight and a half year stint as President and CEO, the NAIA established the Champions of Character program which emphasizes positive personal development for all involved in athletics. In 2006, Steve left the sport industry joining Principal Financial as a registered representative and development director mentoring new and experienced agents. He retuned to intercollegiate athletics in 2010 as Commissioner of the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with schools in 9 southern states.
Mr. Baker has served on the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee and currently is in his 30th year as a board member of Guard Publishing Company based in Eugene, Oregon, a newspaper publisher and real estate company. He teaches economics, marketing, and entrepreneurship at Sierra Nevada College, as well as mentoring students in the Entrepreneurs Assembly.
BA, Philosophy, Cedarville University
Ben Barnhart is one of the founding editors of Revolver. He was formerly an editor with Milkweed Editions, and is a past president of the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable.
Laura J. Bennett received her MFA in Photo/Digital Media from the University of Houston and holds two B.A.’s from Humboldt State University in Editorial Journalism and Studio Art. Her work has received numerous national awards, and has been featured in SHOTS magazine, and in the 2nd edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. Recently, Laura was one of five artists chosen for the NOPA 4×5 photo competition, juried by Steve Simmons, editor of View Camera.
- CLAD, National University
- BA, Lewis and Clark College
Coach Blamey joined Sierra Nevada College after serving as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach for Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. After a successful inaugural MCLA season with Dominican in 2015, Coach Blamey was honored by being named Division 1 WCLL Coach of the Year. Blamey came to Dominican from Sonoma State University, where he served as an assistant coach for two years.
Prior to relocating to California, Blamey was the founder and head coach of the Northern Virginia Community College Men’s Lacrosse Program (NOVA), the first NJCAA lacrosse program in the state. Before NOVA, he spent seven years as the head coach at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA., during which time Blamey was recognized twice as the Liberty District Coach of the Year. In 2009, he had the honor of coaching South Lakes High School’s first-ever US Lacrosse High School All-America selection.
Growing up playing defense in Northern Virginia, Blamey earned multiple MVP honors as a captain for Gar-Field High School. A four-year varsity player, Blamey was selected First Team All-Conference three of those years. He was a two-time Virginia Commonwealth Games starter and an All-Met nominee his senior year. After graduating in 1996, Blamey continued his playing career as a defender with the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
In addition to playing defense, after college, Blamey served as goaltender and captain for Team America, a post-collegiate men’s box lacrosse team in the Metro Area Box Lacrosse League (MABLL). In 2008, Team America successfully captured the MABLL Senior A Championship.
Blamey resides in Incline Village with his wife, son and newborn daughter.
- BA, Social Sciences, University of Arkansas
- MA, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado
Beth Bouchard has twenty-two years of experience in education as a public school classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, elementary school principal, and college and university instructor. Her last position was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Florida Department of Education. In addition to her administrative duties, Bouchard also teaches in the Teacher Education program.