Tahoe Donner Welcomes Bill Haley as Group Sales Representative and Promotes ‘Chelle Sonder to Member Services Manager

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Tahoe Donner Hires Bill Haley as Group Sales Representative

Truckee, Calif. (March 23, 2016) – Tahoe Donner Association welcomes Bill Haley as the new group sales representative. With a background in sales tourism, production, group event bookings and guest services, Haley will oversee the booking of weddings and group events for all offerings at select amenities.

Haley brings with him a wealth of management experience, most recently as the general manager for The Truckee Hotel and Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, where he oversaw the operations of the entire property and was in charge of group booking for their private room, The Parlor.


“My job at The Truckee Hotel was to increase sales and make it more profitable than it was before,” Haley said. “The last six months before I joined Tahoe Donner, we had record breaking individual months as well as a record breaking calendar year in 2015.”


Prior to relocating to Truckee in 2012, Haley was the assistant tradeshow manager at LB Lightswest Production Center in Lodi, Calif. While there he managed the production of large tradeshows and concerts on the west coast including set up and backstage production for Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Justin Bieber.


“We are really excited for Bill to join the Tahoe Donner team,” Brinn Talbot, director of marketing and membership services, said. “His attention to detail, passion to sell, as well as his guest services and operations background will be an asset to our members and guests.”


Originally from Stockton, Calif., Haley attended college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he majored in agricultural business and minored in finance and appraisal, marketing, and wine and viticulture while managing two local surf shops.


“I am excited to be part of a larger team that offers generous venue opportunities to its membership and the public, including corporate functions, private events and weddings. While I have been around weddings from a production standpoint, I was primarily focused on the set up the day before or the day of the event before my involvement ended,” Haley said. “To show couples our venues and to help them make decisions for their special day is going to be enjoyable considering I just got engaged myself.”


When not helping Tahoe Donner members and guests create the perfect group event, Haley can be found enjoying the many recreational opportunities found in Truckee. “In the summer, you can find me golfing or mountain biking and in the winter I love to ski,” Haley said. “Or just to spend time with my fiancé and our dogs.”


Tahoe Donner Promotes ‘Chelle Sonder to Member Services Manager

Truckee, Calif. (March 23, 2016) – Tahoe Donner has recently named ‘Chelle Sonder as the new Member Services manager, responsible for leading and overseeing the Member Services department in providing information to property owners, guests, and the public regarding all Tahoe Donner operations, services and activities.

Sonder brings with her five years of experience in the Member Services department. She enjoys interacting with Tahoe Donner members and guests while providing quality customer service.

“It’s a fun office! I enjoy seeing families that I have known for years, both local and second homeowners, enjoy the wonderful programs that Tahoe Donner has to offer,” Sonder said. “I like to try to make people smile and laugh even when they stop in for a routine errand.”


With spring and summer around the corner, Sonder is focused on getting operations dialed in to handle an increased volume of guests. “My focus is building a strong team that can service the members, guests, and public efficiently,” Sonder said. “I really want teamwork in the office.”

Prior to joining the Member Services team, Sonder managed the Tahoe Donner Day Camps programs in the summer and the Snowflakes Ski School at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area in the winter.

“’Chelle has been an asset and a valuable team member to the Member Services department,” said Brinn Talbot, director of marketing and membership services. “I expect that the transition into her new role as manager will be seamless and her leadership will help enhance the level of service offered to our members.”


As a resident of Tahoe Donner for 20 years, when not providing excellent service to Tahoe Donner members and guests, ‘Chelle can be found outdoors enjoying the Sierra. “I love gardening, as well as skiing and hiking. My husband and I can often be found out on the Tahoe Donner trails,” Sonder said.

Member Services is located within Northwoods Clubhouse and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to assist members and the public in person or by phone at 530-587-9400, ext. 0.



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