Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is excited to announce that effective November 1, 2019, we will be merging with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County.  (A new name will follow soon so stay tuned).   This merger will enable us to better serve the children in our communities by utilizing our combined resources to provide higher quality services more efficiently.

We want to first thank you for your commitment to “defending the potential” of the Littles in our community.  Your partnership has been appreciated and your commitment is making a difference in lives of the children we serve.   It is our sincere hope that we can maintain and improve the integrity of our community programs and we are counting on your support.

BBBS greatly appreciates your understanding and patience as we make this transition and we are confident that it will mean additional support for the children in our community.  We encourage you to give Amber Henrichs, the Associate Director in charge of all programs, a call at 530.626.1222 should you have any questions.  Again, thank you for your commitment to our youth.

Find us

Our main office mailing address is P.O. Box 393, Truckee, CA 96160 . The Western Nevada County Program mailing address is P.O. Box 1362, Grass Valley, CA 95945; and the Western Nevada County physical address is 236 South Church Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Agency Staff

Outreach Manager

Peggy has been on staff since BBBS expanded to the Truckee Tahoe Area in 2007. Youth development has always been her passion and background. She believes investing in our youth is the only way to ensure success for the upcoming generations. She is dedicated to leading an amazing team to serve our community.

Lindy Schasiepen – Events and Donor Development Contractor

Lindy is passionate to serve the agency in coordinating events and donor development. She has be involved with BBBS for over 10 years and her excitement and enthusiasm is contagious. Her attention to detail and love for the community contributes to our agency’s efforts to raise support and have fun doing it!


Board of Directors

Note: We are currently seeking more Truckee-Tahoe local board members to join our agency and help represent the region.



Hon. Julie A McManus (ret.)
Retired Judge of Nevada County Unified Family Court
Retired Presiding Judge of the Nevada County Juvenile Court

Vice President

Marsha Burch
Environmental Attorney




Steve Rosenthal
Owner Tess’ Kitchen Grass Valley


Mike Ferguson
Retired District Attorney

Steve Davis -Clinical Social Worker- Retired                                                                            Nevada Joint Union School District

Pat Tillisch- Retired Manufacturing Executive