Find us

Our main office mailing address is P.O. Box 393, Truckee, CA 96160 physical address 11695 Donner Pass Rd Truckee CA 96161 inside the Truckee Family Resource Center. 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

Peggy Martin – Executive Director

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.

Elizabeth Peterson – Program Director and Quality Assurance
Grass Valley/Nevada City Office

Elizabeth was born and raised in Grass Valley. She has always had a passion for helping others and improving their lives in whatever way that she can. With this passion she graduated from U.C. Davis with a degree in both Psychology and Education. Along with her degree, dedication and love for her hometown, Elizabeth is excited to be a part of this organization and become more active in the community.

Cinnamon Danielson – Site Based Program Director

Cinnamon is passionate about having a positive impact on her community by meeting the needs of others. She has a particular passion for helping children meet their full potential, so her role as the Site Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters gives her the perfect platform to live out her passion. This year she has made 50 new Pal matches in our region.

Brenda Mejia Garcia – Bilingual and Program Coordinator
Tahoe/Truckee Office

Brenda was born and raised in Truckee, California. She is proud to be a first-generation college student who graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelors of arts in Sociology. While at Sonoma State she used her spare time to volunteer with non-profits such as Petaluma Health Center and Free the Girls. She is very excited to learn and grow through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program in Truckee/North Tahoe.

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