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Enterprise Creation & Management

Learn the practical tools of enterprise creation and management from professionals. Exercise those tools in competitions where you apply your entrepreneurial thinking skills. Get mentor input from the successful entrepreneurs who gravitate to the Tahoe Basin and have joined SNC Tahoe's Center for Leadership Mentors.

Join the Tahoe Entrepreneur's Assembly. Dive into Reno's growing tech scene, including the Tesla/Panasonic gigafactory, UNR Innevation Center, Switch, and a growing group of start-ups. Change the world with your next enterprise, big or small, local, national, or international.

Learn about Enterprise Creation & Management @ SNC

Meet Your Mentors

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Donna Axton Music Program Chair; ProfessorHumanities; Fine Arts

Music, Clinical Psychology

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7586

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Jonathan Breiter Entrepreneurship Chair; Assistant ProfessorBusiness

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7494

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Tim Cohee Ski Business and Resort Management Program Director, Assistant ProfessorBusiness

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x 7480

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Richard Gire Program Chair, Marketing; Assistant ProfessorBusiness

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7498

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Suzanne Gollery ProfessorScience & Technology


Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7456

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Rosie Hackett Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program Chair; Associate ProfessorInterdisciplinary Studies; Humanities

Outdoor Leadership

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7499

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Brennan Lagasse Assistant ProfessorInterdisciplinary Studies; Science and Technology

Outdoor Leadership; Environmental & Social Sustainability

Work Phone: 775-881-1314 x7423

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Chris Lanier Associate ProfessorFine Arts

Digital Arts

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7421Website:

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Andy Rost Chairman, Dept of Science & Technology; Associate Professor; Director of Summer ProgramsScience & Technology

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7532

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Justin Spees Department Chair, Business, Assistant ProfessorBusiness

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Stacy Taylor Program Chair, Finance & Economics; Assistant ProfessorBusiness

Work Phone: (775) 831-1314 x7447

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Daryl Teittinen Assistant ProfessorInterdisciplinary Studies; Humanities

Outdoor Technical Training

Work Phone: (775) 831-1314 x7530

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Rick Winfield Assistant ProfessorBusiness

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7582

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Kendra Wong Associate Professor EmeritusBusiness

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Katie Zanto Interdisciplinary Studies Program Chair, Associate ProfessorInterdisciplinary Studies; Humanities

English, Outdoor Education

Work Phone: 775-831-1314 x7529

The areas of educational excellence at the Sierra Nevada College of Entrepreneurial Leadership are CREATIVITY (Studio Art, Creative Writing, & Communications), LEADERSHIP (Enterprise Creation and Management), and SUSTAINABILITY (the Environmental, Social, & Life Sciences).