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PO Box 1047 San Luis Obispo,  CA  93406
HomeBoard of Directors 2020/2021


Stacey King

Stacey is a native of San Luis Obispo and put on her first set of snow skis when she was 14. This does not mean she skis black diamond runs although she is very proud of the fact that she skied down the Face at China Peak.  Well, kind of, she slid sideways on the top half then skied the rest of the way down.  Most likely she will never do that run again. 

She joined the club about 8 years ago and really enjoys the friendships she's made with other members.  Her favorite activities with the club are going on the ski trips with her brother Mike and his wife Janelle, and playing poker with other club members. Stacey is super excited about being on the board, bringing fresh ideas and creating new fun activities for the club. She's all about getting things dun.  Yes, that's D.U.N., done!

Karen Dillis

So, you want to know a little bit about me? I was born a Yellow Rose of Texas to a Navy pilot and a southern bell. We were stationed in Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, England, Seaside & Lemoore Cali before finally landing in SLO in 1979. I’m a SLO High Tiger, a Cuesta Cougar and a Cal Poly Mustang, I’ve watched drive in movies from the pyramid, I remember cruising Higuera on Thursday nights, and I’ve been stuck at Big Falls overnight…resulting in a bad case of poison oak…I’m a local gal! While homeschooling my two beautiful girls for 10 years we incorporated training puppies for Guide Dogs of America. I’ve also volunteered for The Literacy Counsel and Friends of the Library over the years. Yes, I love skiing but I have lots of other interests too… gardening, computer techy stuff, wood working, collecting friends and costuming… there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything! I’m so excited to have found my way to SLO Skiers 4 years ago; what a fantastic group of people you all are! I have enjoyed serving as the Newsletter Officer these past 3 years and this year am looking forward to being a Director as well as serving as Vice President. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to practice my leadership skills on you.

Side note: YouTube is my close friend and private tutor.

Kelly Fisher

Brigadier General (Re<red) Kelly A. Fisher culminated her 39.5 years of service from the California Army Na<onal Guard in April 2020. She recently onboarded with United States Army War College as a highly qualified expert and two star senior mentor for the Army Senior Execu<ve Program. Kelly also volunteers her <me as a lead strategist for San Luis Obispo Climate Coali<on’s Microcommunity Collabora<ve which is focused on promo<ng community equity, resiliency and climate protec<on. Kelly also serves as a board member to United Na<ons Associa<on - Santa Barbara/Tri-County Chapter, where she is a representa<ve to The United States Woman’s Caucus at United Na<ons (UN). Kelly is a strong advocates for UN Sustainable Development goals centered on gender equality and climate ac<on. Prior to her re<rement in she served as the Deputy Commander to United States Army War College for Reserve Affairs and as special advisor to the Chief of the Na<onal Guard Bureau for the assessment of the Na<onal Guard Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Preven<on Programs.

Amalia Plemons

Amalia Templeton Plemons is in her 3rd year as club Secretary.  She grew up on the beach in Southern California.  Amalia has her Masters in Counseling and Guidance and is credentialed in Special Education and English.  She has taught at the college and middle school level, but most of her career has been as a School Counselor.

She retired 4 years ago and volunteers as a Commissioner for the Juvenile Justice Commission, and helps clothe kids for the Assistance League.  She also belongs to several other organizations. Her favorite place to ski in California is Mammoth and Tahoe.  When she’s not skiing, you will find her hiking, camping, biking, SUPing and other water sports, reading, going to movies and socializing with friends. Her favorite part of SLO Skiers is the social aspect and is looking forward to meeting new people.

Barbara Collins

I have enjoyed being a member of the San Luis Obispo Ski Club since 2008. Skiing has been an activity that I have reveled in since I was a teenager. It was a winter sport that started in the mountains in the northeast of the United States. My family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1988 and spent many a winter enjoying the California Mountains. My husband, Paul, and I have enjoyed the friends that we have made through the years in the club. We enjoy the planned activities of hikes, bicycle rides, deep sea fishing and wine downs at members’ homes. I served as President of the Ski Club from 2016-2017 and hope to keep the members engaged in the activities in the coming year.

Jennifer Novick

I was born and raised on the beaches of Santa Barbara where I attended Santa Barbara City College and raced sailboats.  It is on the ocean that I met my husband, Rich, while racing – he was the pirate! I started my career in Santa Barbara as a legal secretary, and had my first daughter, Kendall.  Shortly before the birth of my second daughter, Kerri, we moved to Los Osos and fell in love with the Central Coast.  I worked in Los Osos for a law firm for 17 years and in 2011, was hired as a Judicial Secretary at the San Luis Obispo Superior Court.  When our daughters were 4 and 6 years old, we introduced them to China Peak (Sierra Summit) and that became our way of life. Every winter holiday weekend for the next 15 years was spent at Sierra Summit.  During that time, we were introduced to SLO Skiers where we immediately took advantage of the wonderful ski vacations that SLO Skiers had to offer, visiting destinations we otherwise would never have enjoyed, and making special friends along the way. I have been a ski trip co-captain for the past four years and was the Vice President in 2018.  In my spare time, I enjoy walking on the beach looking for sea glass, gardening, and chalk painting furniture. I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors this year and making life-long friends.

Dave Swartz

I'm a Colorado native, born in Denver. We moved when I was 2, so I haven't lived there in many years. It always feels like home when I'm in Colorado. I was a faux Army brat, my Dad was Civil Service, working for the Dept of the Army. We lived in Tennessee, Georgia & Pennsylvania before moving to California when I was in 7th grade. I graduated from UCSB with a BA in Economics. My skiing 'career' began during my Freshman year in college. After graduation I didn't ski for 5 or 6 years before I returned to the sport. A few years later I began a string of years where I skied 30+ days a season which wasn't enough. That turned into skiing 60+ days a season for close to 20 years. This season, with the COVID closures, is the first time I've been under 30 ski days in overs 30 years. I began attending SLO Skiers meetings in the mid 1980s & was regularly on weekend trips by 1987. For many years I volunteered with the Outdoor Club at Cal Poly & lead ski trips for them for about 10 years starting in 1985.

I was SLO Skiers Trip Director for 6 years & President for 2 years during the 2000s.

In 2012 I became the President & Festival Director of BMSCC, the non-profit that runs the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival.

With the cancellation of the festival this year, due to the virus, I have the time to join the team with SLO Skiers.

I'm very happy to return to the Board & assist in any way I can.

PO Box 1047 San Luis Obispo,  CA   USA