Andy Wirth Squaw Valley CEO Turned Page To An Eventful February

Since the Reno-Gazette Journal article published December 4, 2015 entitled “Squaw-Alpine Boss Looks to Turn Page on “Divisive” Fight”, February was event filled at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The legal battle with Olympic Valley Group ended with the announcement that the petition was withdrawn after the California Local Agency Formation Commission concluded that incorporating Olympic Valley was not financially viable, but there are still natural challenges that are being addressed by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, namely climate change. However, February seems to be the month to celebrate heroes and the community.

To start the month off, on President’s Day, Cape Productions increased their hours of operation to five days a week, from Thursday to Monday and will continue to operate the rest of the ski season. There drone video filming operations only operated during Dawn Patrol sessions which offered the guests the opportunity to enjoy mornings on the mountains before the day officially began. Visitors can be filmed by a drone and handheld camera for $99 on Knob Hill run. The video package will include 2 runs and a professionally edited highlight video to be published on a secure personal webpage to share with friends and family.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows hosted the 7th annual Kid-O-Rama February 13 through 20, a week long family friendly tradition that includes Big Truck Day, Light Up Night, Kids S’mores Apres Party and Belgium Mountain Adventure Scavenger Hunt. There will also be Valentine’s Day events including Farm to Table Dinner and Movie Series that featured a four course meal prepared by Squaw Valley chefs in a partnership with the Tahoe Food Hub and local farmers. Cinderella showed on the big screen at 5 pm and Silver Linings Playbook at 8 pm. The Wildflour Valentine’s Poetry contest and Cookie Decorating was held February 13 and 14. The Wildflour Poetry Contest has been held in Olympic House since 1983 and Wildflour personalized and decorated heart shaped chocolate cookies for $12. The KT Base Bar Deck had live music by Coburn Station from 1 to 4 pm and there was a kids deck party and cookie happy hour at Alpine Meadows from 1 to 3 pm. February 20 offer the first annual Oakley Grom Jam for kids 11 and under. The mini terrain park competition was free and held at the Belmont Terrain Park. Every competitor received a prize and there were special prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Family fun and Valentine’s Day were the center of these festivities.

February 24 to the 27 were celebration days for Achieve Tahoe, a non-profit that provides specialized ski and snowboard instructions for physically, emotionally and intellectually challenged individual. The Ability Celebration Snow Sports Camp For Injured Veterans was a four day event hosted at Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Northstar resorts and culminated with the 22nd Annual Ability Bash Fundraiser. CEO Andy Wirth acted as Master of Ceremonies Saturday at the Alpine Meadow Lodge. This year 20 veterans participated in specialized instructions including adaptive skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. These free instructions provided private lessons designed to support the veterans physical therapy, build their confidence, support their emotional well-being and help with re-integrating into their communities. Spouses, family and friends also participate in activities, provided support and offered encouragement. Andy Wirth express gratitude for Achieve Tahoe, its board, leadership team and volunteers as a non-profit based on their mountains and its value to the company, industry and community. During the month of February, it seems like the page has been turned and the book closed. Visit the Squaw Alpine events page for future events.

Online Reputation Management Company Status Labs Help Clients Clean Up Their Online Image

Companies many spend years developing a strong image or brand. Similar to in the real world, a business’s reputation can make or finish a business. Defamatory online remarks, negative comments, or poor reviews can totally damage a company’s reputation and their bottom line. Anyone can post anonymous slanderous remarks on the internet about any company, even their competition. These comments often reach a very large audience. The negative remarks and reviews typically rank very high on search engine results, so these negative remarks are usually the first thing that potential customers see when they “Google” a company.

Darius Fisher

Darius Fisher is the guy that high profile CEO’s and companies call at that panicky moment when they realize that inaccurate, negative internet search results are damaging their business, and they want to polish up their on-line reputation in order to restore the company’s image.

Darius Fisher is an expert at cleaning up and fixing digital reputations. As the President of Status Labs, an Online Reputation Management Company, Fisher and his team make a living out of helping companies and prominent individuals handle online crises and fix their online reputations. Fisher helps companies protect their reputation from defamatory content, anonymous business competitors, and negative bloggers. Reputation management is a very important aspect of today’s business environment as it defends against defamation, provides marketing stability, and helps ensure that a company is represented truthfully in the online world.

Fisher was recently recognized by PRWeek as one of its Innovation 50 for his leadership in the areas of digital communications and public relations. Since founding the Dallas-based startup only four years ago, Fisher has succeeded in increasing the staff to 30, and opening additional offices in New York and Sao Paulo. Over 1500 clients in more than 30 countries trust Fisher and Status Labs to clean up their image, submerge poor reviews, and improve the company or individual’s online presence. Previous to online reputation management, Fisher worked as a political consultant. He was also a copywriter for a period of time. Fisher graduated from Vanderbilt University with honors.

Doctor Jennifer Walden: a Well-rounded Woman

Doctor Jennifer Walden is a lot more than a plastic surgeon. It is just one part of her multi-faceted life. She is a great plastic surgeon, is family-oriented, is well-trained in her field, and she also donates her time to charitable organizations.

Doctor Jennifer Walden is a plastic surgeon that is board certified. The American Board of Plastic Surgery certified her and she also completed a fellowship in cosmetic surgery. As well as a wonderful doctor, she is very dedicated to her family. Not too long ago, she moved her busy cosmetic surgery practice from New York to Austin, Texas so her twin boys can be brought up around their family. While she was attending college and learning on-the-job in New York, she also made the best of her education and on-the-job-training with the goal of learning everything possible so she could take the best possible care of her future patients.

While attending college and participating in job training in New York, Doctor Walden was an attending in Plastic Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital and was also academically appointed as Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at New York University Langone Center. Her education began in her hometown of Austin, Texas. She obtained her undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin and she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After that, she continued her education at University of Texas Medical Branch and got a Medical Doctorate and also graduated with the highest honors, was named Salutatorian, and was also elected president of the Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. While she was attending the University of Texas Medical Branch, she also did an externship at the prestigious Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami. After her residency was complete, she moved from Texas to New York so she could pursue her special interest in aesthetic surgery after she was chosen for the well-sought after world-renowned fellowship at the aforementioned Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. During her fellowship, Doctor Walden benefited a lot from the expertise and knowledge of a lot of internationally known leaders in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery and acquired state-of-the-art Program Director of the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship until she moved back to Austin. Doctor Walden also uses her medical expertise to do charitable work.

Like a lot of people in the medical field that enjoy giving to others, Doctor Walden takes time out of her busy schedule to help people that are under-served and are in need. She finds these experiences to be very rewarding. She has gone on medical mission trips as a volunteer doctor with charities like Austin Smiles. On these trips, she provides cleft lip and palate surgery to babies that were born with congenital difference. She is also a big supporter of the Junior League of Austin’s Food in Tummies (FIT) program which gives weekend meals to students that are part of the free or reduced lunch program at school. She was on the Executive Leadership Team of the Go Red for Women campaign in Austin to spread knowledge about heart disease in women. Also, when she lived in New York, she served on the board of directors of Weston United Community Renewal, a Harlem based nonprofit that provides housing for the homeless and mentally ill of New York City and help them get back on their feet. With a great education, a lot of training, a deep love and devotion to her family, and a great love for giving back to others, Doctor Walden is a well-rounded whose dreams and goals expand a lot further than the walls of her medical practice.