TahoeStyle, HOW It all started...
The pristine waters of Lake Tahoe and the majestic mountains that surround her for as long as I can remember, millions of tourists flock to the area each year. Born here in 1969 spending summers on the lake or hiking in the woods, and winters skiing at resorts or just playing in the snow, I grew up with a love of the outdoors and nature’s stunning displays. Although I'd worked around the lake in various capacities ranging from a restaurant busboy to sales and various casino shops, I eventually made my way to the city to try out a different adventure. It was there that I jumped in the IT community, working for various internet providers and telecom giants. My versatility in the tech arena allowed me to jump around among Engineering, Software/Hardware support, Administration, and other IT job fields as well as working with two of the largest multi tenant data centers in Nor Cal. Heck I learned a lot and was good at what I did, I loved it. But as I built a career at a desk, the lake continued to beckon me, as it always had. In 2003, I registered the domain name TahoeStyle.com in one of those daydreaming moments. Wanting to create a website that would allow me to never stray away from the place I was born, TahoeStyle.com became several personal blogs for me. Years later I found myself with a choice following a layoff, and I moved back to Lake Tahoe and the mountains. This time with my two sons, and there was no looking back. After a stint in IT for a local ski resort, I realized that I couldn’t look at the beauty of Lake Tahoe through the window anymore. I needed to be outside, experiencing the life and vibrancy that Lake Tahoe has to offer.
I want to share the beauty of the lake with the crystal-clear water, and the mountains with the breathtaking views with everyone else. Lake Tahoe isn’t just a place where the outdoor recreation opportunities are endless, or where you can stroll from shops to casinos in the space of a city block. Lake Tahoe is a culture all her own, built on nature and sustained by commerce; a lifestyle of relaxation in the midst of tourism and excitement.
Designed to express the beauty and lifestyle of the place I call home, TahoeStyle.com is geared to become a mini hub for locals to showcase and tourists to get a jump start around Lake Tahoe. Take a look around and check out the campground options or map out a hiking trip. Look at the shop and pick up some TahoeStyle merchandise. Just don’t spend too much time looking at the site. Grab some some gear, get outside and experience real beauty like you won’t find anywhere else. Chances are, you’ll meet us out there anyway.