|Phil Sexton||California State Railroad Museum|
|Sharon Ruffner||Part time Summit resident|
|PDF bios of associates|
Norm Saylor has been a resident of Donner Summit for 52 ears, 46 of which he was in charge of all operations at Donner Ski Ranch. He still maintains his residence there. Prior to this, in 1956-58 he was the last of 18 soldiers who were part of the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Camp at Camp Hale, Colorado. He helped closed the camp in 1958. He is an avid collector of books, memorabilia and pictures of Donner Summit. He was instrumental in having old Highway 40 designated as an historical highway.
Margie Powell has been a part time resident of Donner Summit for over thirty years. She hs been a history buff all her life and has authored a book called, Donner Summit A Brief History. She was a teacher for twenty years, and enjoyed making history exciting for her seventh and eighth graders. She has been writing a newsletter for twenty five years for Summit residents and has led hstory hikes for Elderhostels and the National Council for Geographic education.
Starr Hurley was an Olympic torch bearer in 1960 at Squaw Valley and again in 202 in Salt Lake City. In 1964 she competed in the Olympic Games at Innsbruck Austria. She was the top American finisher in the downhill and finished 9th in world rankings. She has both United State Junionr and Senior National champion titles and was voted "Skier of the Year" by the Winter Sports Writers' Assocation in 1963. She has continued to be involved with skiing in her business "Starr Trek" taking groups to ski areas around the world. She is presently an active volunteer with the Northern California Olympians, the Crocker Art Museum, The Sacramento Zoo, and the Sacramento Metro Chamber.
Jim Hoelter has been a part time resident of Donner Summit for twenty years. He has a personal historical connection to the Summit area because his great great great grandfather, John Wesley Osborn, crossed the plains and came over Donner Summit in a covered wagon with his family in 1849. Jim treasures the handwritten letter he has written by Osborn's son describing the trip. After retiring as CEO of the marine container lessor Textainer ("TGH", NYSE), he helped organize the community fund raising effort for the construction of Ice Lakes Lodge. He and his family are long time supporters of the Truckee Donner Land Trust, and they support Sierra Watch. Jim is also an enthusiastic participant in the Serene Lakes Yacht Club races.
Bill Oudegeest has been a part of the Donner Summit community for more than thirty years and has participated in many of the Summit's community activities during that time and assisted with many community improvement projects. He served for many years as a director of the Truckee Donner Land Trust, served as president and Board member of the Serene Lakes Property Owners' Association, and is currently a member of the board of the Sierra Lakes County Water District. He is also a founding member of the Donner Summit Business Group.
|Starr Hurley||44733 El Macero Dr.
El Macero, CA 95618
|Norm Sayler||P.O. 9
Norden, CA 95724
|Jim Hoelter, Treasurer||310 Hillside
Piedmont, CA 94611
|1182 Island Way
|Bill Oudegeest||P.O. 728
Soda Springs, CA 95728
|1108 Soda Springs Rd.