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Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders

Club Leadership 2016-17
Leadership Job Descriptions Below

Board Members and Bios

Karla McKenzie Newan, President

Karla McKenzieI have been an active member of TBSS&B for over 8 years and have served as Social Director, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, Vice President & President. I have had the great opportunity to lead both domestic and international ski trips. I have met many great people and I have made lots of amazing friends! I love to ski and keep active!

My first year as President of TBSS&B was very eventful and brought many positive changes to the club. I am very PROUD to be part of the board and will work to continue the tradition of being one of the strongest ski clubs in the US. I am looking forward to having another AWESOME season in 2016-17! Thank you for allowing me to serve as President one more term.

I can be reached at (727) 244-2036 or email

Michael Pearson, Vice President

Michael PearsonI became a member of the Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders in 2009. In the seven years with the Club, I've traveled with the club on 12 trips. Every trip was spectacular. I love skiing and hanging out with others with similar interests, and found that leading a trip enhances my enjoyment. I have been the assistant leader on three trips and trip leader on three. I first tried skiing on a road-trip with friends during a winter break in college. I was fortunate to have several great ski experiences before joining TBSSB, but my trips with the club have been the best. Apart from skiing, I also love playing beach volleyball, reading novels, and listening to a variety of great music, including rock, jazz, blues, folk, and more. I grew up in Orlando and got my degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida before moving to Tampa over 30 years ago. Come travel with us for your best ski trips ever.

I can be reached at (813) 505-2962 or email

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Nancy DelGatto, Secretary

Nancy DelGatto It is my privilege to be a member of the TBSS&B for the past 11 years. I love snow skiing and thoroughly enjoy being a trip leader. I have skied throughout the US and Canada leading trips to wonderful resorts like Vail, Steamboat, Whistle, Canyons and Lake Tahoe. Skiing with the club is a great way to meet other people and make new friends who enjoy snow skiing. I am looking forward to serving as the club’s treasurer this year. Last year’s training as Assistant Treasurer in both Quick Books and our accounting procedures has given me the skill set I need for this position. I have also served on the Board as Catalog Editor, and Social & Publicity Director. My other hobbies are water skiing, golfing and biking.

I can be reached at (813) 334-6844 or email

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Joe Bayliss, Treasurer

Joe Bayliss I am a native Floridian and lifelong resident of St. Petersburg. I am an owner/partner of a law firm and practice over a large part of the state. I have been a member of the club since 1996. I assisted as a leader for the first time in 1999, to Big Sky. Cheryl Gleaton was the trip leader and I learned more than I can remember from her mentoring me. Since then, I have led many trips for the club, including a very memorable trip to Snowmass with 65 travelers where our outbound flight was canceled the night before we left and our return flight was canceled the day before our return - very unforgettable!! I have served on the board in various capacities. I have served as the Sitzmark Editor, the Catalog Editor and Secretary. I also began a term on the board as the Vice President, but during that term, life reared up and threw a wicked knuckle-ball my way, and I had to step down and take a leave from the club. I am looking forward to again serving on the board.

I can be reached at (727) 480-7311 or email

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Barb Shank, Assistant Treasurer

Barbara Shank I have been a member of TBSSB for over 25yr. I have been on the Board several times in the past. I have been a Leader or Assistant on countless trips over the years, which has given me a chance to meet a lot of GREAT travelers and form some lasting friendships. I appreciate the opportunity to again be on the Board for this Club and help keep TBSSB moving forward.

I can be reached at (727) 596-3247 or email



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Terry Barton, Director of Sitzmark

Terry BartonI’m looking forward to serving my 2nd year on your board. We all have a desire to make TBSSB the best ski club in the country. Through the 8 years and 12 trips, I have discovered we have dedicated leaders and loyal travelers. The people in our club are special and bring an enthusiasm and spirit that gives me pride in saying that I’m a member. We always seem to succeed in the FUN department!!

I believe my organizational skills, negotiating skills, and financial skills can be useful to the club. I bring a strong sense of fairness when dealing with individuals and situations. When making decisions for the club, I promise to always go back to “what is fair and in the best interest of the traveler” and “what is fair and in the best interest of the club”.

Although we seem to fill up most of our trips every season, our biggest challenge is recruiting new members. Our past travelers are the best recruiters. Please reach out to your friends and family and anyone else you feel may be interested in the club. We believe once they have enjoyed the TBSSB trip experience, they will want to keep coming back for more!

Let’s make the 2016/2017 season the best ever!!!

I can be reached at (813)-495-8859 or email

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Marci Foster, Director of Catalog

Marci Foster I have been skiing with Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders since 2008 skiing mountains like Winter Park, Steamboat, Telluride, Mt Bachelor and Mammoth Mtn. The last two years I had so much fun being an Assistant Trip Leader for the Alyeska, AK and the FSC Park City Trip. I will begin leading trips to the mountains this year and am so excited to ski with as many travelers AS I can! This past year I served as the Director of Social/Publicity for 2013 and enjoyed bringing you Social Events for the year. This year I will be the Assistant Treasurer for the club and am excited about my new postion. Traveling with this club, I have met so many amazing people and have made life long friends. What are you waiting for? Come ski with us!

I can be reached at (727) 698-5987 or email

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MaryAnn Olden, Social/Publicity Director

MaryAnn Olden I'm a new member of the TBSSB board and am going to be the Social and Publicity Director for the club. I'm excited about serving all the members and will plan many great events and activities. I've been a member of the club since 1998 when I was a new traveler. Since then I have gone on many trips with the club and started leading trips as an assistant trip leader and then a trip leader. I've been a leader on trips with 100 travelers three years in a row. What a challenge to learn everyone's names but a delight in meeting so many wonderful friends. I have met lifelong friends through our club and enjoyed many activities like Bike and Blading, Bowling, Golfing, and Baseball games besides skiing.

I've lived in Florida for 37 years and own an Interior Design firm, Design Source. I met my fiancée through the club on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe. So you see anything is possible when you have energetic, positive, people who love life and live life to the fullest. That's the description of a TBSSB traveler, and I hope you all can join in the fun.

I can be reached at (727) 424-7735 or email

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Mary Pulaski, Trip Committee Chairman

Mary Pulaski, Trip Committee Chairman I have been leading trips with the club since 1999. I have had many board positions over the years and am excited about this new opportunity of Trip Committee Chairperson. Being a member of the trip committee for more then 7 years I have helped with planning, pricing and ensuring the trip schedule is right for all our travelers. For our 2015-2016 season all trips are scheduled and will be advertised on our website in July.

I can be reached by email

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Peggy Gummoe, FSC Delegate, Past President

Peggy Gummoe, FSC Delegate, Past President I have been a proud and active member of the TBSS&B for over 10 years and have served on the Board for over 6 years in the past, in the positions of Director of Office Administration, Director of Social/Publicity and Vice president. I am honored to currently be serving as President for the 14-15 season and look forward to a very productive year and working with our very dedicated Board Officers and Directors.

In addition to leading ski trips, and serving on the Board, I have also been involved in trip leader trainings, served on the Trip Committee and have volunteered for a variety of other club tasks.

Professionally, I am a licensed psychotherapist, currently in private practice in the north Tampa area. I welcome the opportunity to serve as the club President for the upcoming year. I bring many years of negotiation skills, knowledge of the club policy /procedures, and share a passion for skiing.

I can be reached (813) 892-4465 or email

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Rob Livingston, Webmaster

Rob Livingston, Webmaster I have lived in the bay area for over forty years and have been graphic freelance artist for over thirty years. I first learned web design in 1999 which married nicely with my knowledge of graphic software.

I got my first taste of what it's like to ski with a group when in 2005 I went on a trip with Bill Jackson's to Big Sky. I loved the concept. I had a blast and didn't want it to stop. When Darry Jackson stopped running trips, due to the economy at the time, I looked for another outlet to continue. I found this group.

I became a member of TBSSB in 2009. I have been passionate about being part of the TBSSB team, doing the web and leading trips and making tons of new ski buddies. The web keeps me busy year round so I'm involved all the time and I love it!

Other things I like to do are inline skating, kayaking and volunteer kayak support at triathlons with Bill Jackson's.

I can be reached at (727) 656-0214 or email

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All meetings are Wednesday's at 7:00 PM at the Holiday Inn (Cypress and Westshore)
with Apres' Meeting Activity unless noted


..And This Is What They Do...

Provides leadership to the Club by setting goals and objectives; runs the Board meetings and serves as designated representative of the Club.

Vice President
Chairs the program committee, which is responsible for planning all Club meetings, arranging sponsors and coordinating programs.

Responsible for the maintenance and organization of all Club records, including minutes and correspondence, and inventory of Club stationary, office supplies and forms.

Issues monthly reports to the Board on expenditures and income for each budget category and trip. Is responsible for the training of accounting procedures for all trip leaders and assistants. Conducts reconciliation's with all trip leaders before and after their trips. Oversees Club office and prepares tax returns.

Assistant Treasurer
Works with the treasurer on monthly reports to the Board, trip leader training, reconciliation's, maintenance of Club office and preparation of tax returns.

Catalog Director
Responsible for preparing, printing and distributing the annual catalog of trips and the Club flier "Green Sheets".

Sitzmark Director
Prepares, publishes and distributes the Club's monthly newsletter "The Sitzmark.”

Social/Publicity Director
Promotes the Club and the Club’s ski trips through all possible methods, including print and broadcast media, fliers and speaking engagements. Seeks new ways to advertise the Club to increase Club membership.

Trip Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman
Responsibilities include, establishing the list of trips to be taken by the club, recruiting new trip leaders, training trip leaders, coordination of trips with Travel Agent.

FSC Representative
A little background goes with this one. Our Club is a member of an organization known as the "Florida Ski Council". This is a group made up of Ski Clubs from around the State of Florida. They hold meetings and set up trips that all participating Clubs attend. This greatly enhances our Club's "Buying Power" in the Skiing Industry. There are too many positive reasons that we are members of the FSC, to list them here. So essentially, the FSC Rep. is the liaison between our Club and the FSC. He is our voting delegate at all FSC meetings.