BFA in Fine Arts, Sierra Nevada College
MAT, Sierra Nevada College
Lizzie Thibodeau completed her AA in her hometown of Santa Barbara before moving to beautiful Lake Tahoe. She received her BFA with an emphasis in painting and drawing and her masters degree in teaching here at SNC. Since joining the staff here in 2003 she has held a number of jobs including Resident Advisor, Administrative Assistance to Student Affair,s and her current position as Director of Student Affairs and Housing.
Her passion is working with students and she gets to live her passion every day. When she is not at work she spends ample time with family and enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer.
Hydrology, Whitewater guide
- BS in Hydrology, UC Santa Barbara
- MS in Water Resources, San Diego State University
Scott Valentine teaches a variety of whitewater-related courses at SNC, but also runs the Earth Sciences Department at Lake Tahoe Community College. Scott has a MS in Water Resources from San Diego State, a BS in Hydrology from UC Santa Barbara, and is currently working on his Doctorate. He has worked for over 20 years as a professional raft guide and was a US Forest Service Hydrologist prior to his teaching profession.
- MBA, California State University, San Bernardino
- MEd, Sierra Nevada College, Henderson
- BSCE, California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Prior to joining the faculty at Sierra Nevada College, Mr. Van Stone worked as a Civil Engineer for 22 years in California and Nevada. During his professional years, he worked as a project manager overseeing multi-million dollar projects and progressed to Senior Vice President and Branch Manager. Mr. Van Stone is currently a math teacher in the Clark County School District and holds an administrative endorsement. He finds teaching to be quite enjoyable.
Mr. Van Stone spends his free time with his wife of 25 years and four college-aged boys. Hobbies include reading, camping, and coaching baseball.