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Fire Board Trustees

BILL KIRSCHNER, CHAIRMAN 

KirschnerKirschner has been a resident of the Lake Tahoe, Stateline Nevada since 1969. Kirschner has an Associates of Arts Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the Los Angeles Institute Of Technology. He began his career as an Aircraft Mechanic with Trans World Airlines later becoming a pilot and flying Boeing 747s worldwide for TWA until he retired in 1996. In retirement Kirschner has been heavily involved with United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol, based at the South Lake Tahoe Airport; served as squadron commander for four years with the local Civil Air Patrol Black Hawk Squadron; and enjoys flying his personal aircraft which is based in Minden Nevada.

Kirschner enjoys acting and is a Professional Melodic Whistler appearing on Charles Osgood's Sunday Morning and recently in his own show at the Gold Hill Hotel, Virginia City, Nevada. He also races Corvettes with his daughter at the Silver State Classic Challenge twice a year. His interest in the fire service began with the Stanfordville, New York Volunteer Fire Department at the age of 16. In 1970, he became a member of the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department; served as President from 1972 -1976.

 Four (4) Year Term 2015-2018.

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Ann Grant, Vice Chairman

Prior to retiring to Nevada, Ann and her husband, Jon, lived in Yorba Linda, California, where she was in sales and sales management. In January 1990, they moved all their possessions into storage and traveled throughout the Pacific and Europe for 9 months. After returning in September 1990, they purchased their home in Skyland. Ann served as the Skyland Fire Safe Chapter Leader from 2005-2012, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Fire Safe Council. She is currently serving as the Skyland Fire Adapted Community Leader. Grant is also serving on committees to plan the Nevada State Wildfire Awareness Month and Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Month. She also serves on the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team Public Information Team, is a board member of the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, and is the Tahoe Leader for the Douglas County Community Emergency Response Team. In addition to her fire related activities, she coordinates the Skyland Neighborhood Watch. In 2008, she served as Vice Chairman of the Citizens for a Fire Safe Community. Ann served four years on the TDFPD fire board from 2011-2014, and was re-elected to begin a new term in 2017. The Grants have four children and nine grandchildren.

2nd Four (4) Year Term 2017-2020.

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GREG FELTON, TRUSTEE 

FeltonA Stateline resident since 2004, Felton's exposure to the fire service began at the age of 16 when he joined an all-volunteer department in the Bay Area.  As an EMT, he has volunteered his medical skills extensively throughout his life, currently as director of training for the Heavenly Area Ski Patrol and as a team leader for Douglas County Search and Rescue.  Felton holds Masters' Degrees in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and in Business from the University of San Diego.  His prior board experience includes work for foundations, colleges, and clubs while his work experience spans over 25 years of engineering, consulting and business management.  He currently manages product quality for Hewlett-Packard and serves as President of the Tahoe-Douglas Rotary.  With Kim, his wife of 25 years, Greg has raised three great boys (Aubrey, Jenner, and Kyler) of whom he is very proud.  You'll often find Felton walking our local streets picking up trash.  He encourages you to join him and while protecting the beauty of our community, to let him know about your questions, concerns and suggestions related to the Fire District. 

2nd Four (4) Year Term 2017-2020.

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KEVIN KJER, TRUSTEE

Kevin Kjer TrusteeKjer is a lifelong resident of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.  He graduated from George Whittell High School in 1985 and the University of Nevada, Reno in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance.  He is the broker/owner of Glenbrook Rental Program, LLC, a property management firm.  He was the co-founder and vice chairman of the Chimney Rock Chapter of the Nevada Fire Safe Council. He is married to wife Kristy and has three children: Kyle, who serves in the United States Marine Corps, Kelsey and Kaitlyn who are students at George Whittell High School.                                                                        

2nd  Four (4) year term 2015-2018.

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LARRY SCHUSSEL, TRUSTEE

Larry Schussel ChairmanSchussel was born in Van Nuys, California a section of the San Fernando Valley, in Southern California.  He attended Los Angles Valley College and Lake Tahoe Community College where he received his AA degree in Fire Science.  He also received a BS in Recreation Administration from Cal State Northridge and is a US Army veteran.   Schussel moved to Lake Tahoe in 1977 and has lived in the fire district since 1986.  He was employed with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and retired after 30 years.  Schussel served as a trustee for the Kingsbury General Improvement District for 20 years.  He is married to Vicki and has 3 children and 1 grandchild.                   

2nd Four (4) Year Term 2017-2020. 

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