Don Triplat
Executive Director

Don currently serves as the Executive Director. Prior to this position he had been a board member with Sierra Avalanche Center since 2005 offering expertise in event organization, business management, and development. He is an avid backcountry skier with fifteen years of experience; holding A.I.R.E level II, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR certifications. Don has put on special events on and off the snow while operating a catering business, working for the resort industry and coaching for the mighty mite ski program at Sugarbowl. He currently owns a landscape business in Truckee and dabbles as a farmer. Don also volunteers for the Truckee River Watershed Council in support of erosion control, stream monitoring, and restoration projects inside the Lake Tahoe Water System. His contributions to SAC include educational talks to community groups, fundraising, donor development, and community outreach at events around the region.