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As one of our original team members, Michelle has been representing the Auburn Alehouse since the brewpub doors opened in 2007. She’s left her footprints across the globe, leaving the beer talk aside while she traveled to Costa Rica, Panama, Thailand and more. After getting her fix of sunshine, it was time to move up the hill to Truckee, CA where she married her best friend, Roy Tuscany. Michelle is our Account Specialist for the Tahoe region so if you find yourself in the area, lookout for her and her skateboarding bulldog, Karl.
Originally from Vermont and after graduating from University of Vermont with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Roy headed out West to pursue the dream of being a professional free-skier. In 2006, Roy suffered a life-altering injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down and that was the catalyst to the establishment of High Fives. Roy turned the financial and community support of his own recovery into a “pay-it-forward” adventure with the creation of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation.
“On April 29, 2006 I suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while training in Mammoth Mountain, CA, rendering my lower body paralyzed immediately after the accident. After having high hopes of becoming a world-class professional skier, I then had to relearn everything in my life from the ground up. A truly life-altering experience, I eventually began making great progress. With the help of strong personalities, positivity, and high fives all around me, I stepped into skis and loaded the lift at Sugar Bowl for the first time in March of 2008. The encouragement and positivity I received during my recovery inspired me to start a foundation to help others with similar experiences.” – Roy Tuscany
About High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based, national 501.c.3 non-profit organization supporting the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. The Foundation has helped 91 athletes from 20 states since its inception in 2009. For more information, please visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.
About CR Johnson Healing Center
Located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, #108 in Truckee, CA, the CR Johnson Healing Center is a 2,400 square foot training facility providing resources for athletes in recovery from life-altering and sport related injuries. Resources include: physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, active release techniques, restorative stretching, personal training and more. For more information, please visit www.crjohnson.org.
Brian & Lisa Ford and the Alehouse staf
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