About  ::  Staff and Board
Alicia Reban, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Alicia Reban, Executive Director

Since 1998, Alicia has been dedicated to preserving the State of Nevada’s open spaces. In 2002, she served on the campaign executive committee for Nevada’s State Question One for Clean Water, Parks and Wildlife, and in 2000 she successfully managed the campaign for Washoe County Question 1 for Parks, Libraries, Trails, and Open Space. Alicia graduated from the University of Texas; and has also completed additional courses in conservation and real estate law.

Kim Pezonella, Finance Manager

I come to NLT with nearly 20 years of experience working in the non-profit world. I last served as Associate Director of Trinity Services, Inc. A self-proclaimed Excel nerd, I love the logic of numbers and math. Then making those numbers make sense to other people. I was born and raised in Southern California but moved to Reno with my husband in 1998 to start a family. Most of the time when not at work I can be found watching my 2 sons play baseball, a lot of it. When not at the field I enjoy camping, hiking, running, snowboarding, and chilling by our backyard firepit listening to country music. 

Graduated with a BA in Sociology from California Lutheran University and a MA in Social Science from Pacific Lutheran University.

Sarah McNeal, Operations and Accreditation Coordinator

Sarah McNeal, Compliance Manager

Sarah is Nevada Land Trust’s Compliance Manager. Sarah joined the group in November 2008 after a 10-year career in Banking and Finance. She is working diligently to help the organization become accredited by the Land Trust Alliance in 2013, as well as managing the record keeping and files that the staff generates. Having had the opportunity to explore many wonderful places, Sarah finds working for NLT a refreshing change from the banking sector, if only for the amazing scenery!  When not knee deep in Land Trust files or laundry, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two beautiful daughters, adventuring outdoors and experiencing nature.

Alex Hoeft, One Truckee River Associate Coordinator

Alex joined Nevada Land Trust as an AmeriCorps intern, managing the communication of the One Truckee River Initiative. She became an official NLT staff member in February 2016 after receiving her Master’s degree in digital new media from the University of Nevada, Reno. Much of Alex’s experience is spread across the communications world, with familiarity in journalism, marketing, design, video, audio, photography, and social media. Alex is a big sports fan (go S.F. Giants!), bigger bookworm, and biggest animal lover.

Alex is from the southern half of Nevada (Las Vegas), and received a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Marsha Cardinal, GIS Specialist

Marsha joined the Nevada Land Trust as the GIS Coordinator, after retiring from 15 years in Washoe County’s GIS program. Previously, she has mapped trees for the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Truckee River water rights for the State of Nevada. As an archeologist for 10 years, she mapped cultural resources for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, as well as numerous other sites throughout the Great Basin. 

She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1988. Born in San Francisco, but transplanted as a young sprout to northern Nevada, she enjoys birding, botanizing & photographing around the Great Basin, as well as gardening in our rigorous climate.




Brian Bonnenfant, Chair
Devere Dressler, Vice Chair
Harry Parsons, Treasurer
Holly Pecetti, Secretary





Candace Evart 

Karen Mullen-Ehly

Tina Nappe

Karen Ross

Reed Simmons

Jane Tors


 Advisory Board


Nazir Ansari
Stephen Ascuaga
Alice Baldrica
Chris Barrett
David Bobzien
Jack Byrom
Jean Carbon
Stacey Crowley

Darrel Cruz
Frankie Sue Del Papa
Craig Etem 

Ginnie Kersey

Jim Greil

John Hester

Steve James

Deborah Lassiter

Debbie Leonard

John McLain

Alan Means
Tina Miller

Willie Molini
David E. Moore
Ron Parsons

Trent Schmidt

Katy Simon Holland

Caryn Swobe
William Thornton
Jack Trainor
Sue Wagner
Bill Watson

Don Wilkerson
Bradley E. Woodring
Gregg Zive