MLR is governed by a board of nine volunteer directors, including one appointee from Town Council and one from the board of Mammoth Lakes Tourism. Terms expire every two years, with four terms expiring in even years and three in odd years. The two appointed positions do not expire while the appointee has status with the appointing organization.

Tom Johnson

Board President
Committees: Communications, Development

Tom has been a passionate Mammoth recreator since 1998 and moved his family to Mammoth permanently in 2012. He is an avid skier, snowboarder, mountain biker, hiker and golfer. He has developed a unique skill set over the course of his career, spending 6 years running a chain of coffee shops, 5 years teaching literature at UCLA and LMU, 6 years as a General Contractor building homes in L.A., and 7 years as a marketing executive. Tom currently serves as Director of Marketing at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

David Page

Board Secretary
Committees: Communications, Performing Arts Ad Hoc, Aquatic Center Ad Hoc, Mammoth Trails

David is a national award-winning journalist and finalist for a 2015 National Magazine Award. Based in Mammoth Lakes, he has written for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, Ski, Skiing, Powder, The New York Times, Outside, and many other publications, and is the author of the Lowell Thomas Award-winning Explorer’s Guide to Yosemite & the Southern Sierra Nevada (Countryman Press). He is a co-founder and former C.O.O. of Mammoth Medical Missions.

Committees: Communications, Development, Allocations

Rachael is a Southern California native that first starting visiting Mammoth in 1980. Since then she has been a frequent visitor and in 2010 fulfilled her life long dream of purchasing a home in Mammoth. Rachael is a fitness enthusiast that loves all outdoor activities including downhill and cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and boating. Rachael has two boys that love to ski, fish and mountain bike. Rachael is a CPA that brings extensive accounting and finance experience to the MLR Board. After graduating from SDSU, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate where she was CFO for 14 years. In 2013 Rachael started AccessCFO’s that provides fractional CFO and outsourced accounting services to growing businesses. Rachael is passionate about Mammoth’s future and is excited to serve on the MLR Board and support it’s dedication in preserving and enriching the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Shields Richardson

Board Director - MLR Board Town Council Appointee

Shields has been a resident of Mammoth Lakes for 17 years and learned to ski here in 1964. He is the owner of the Side Door restaurant, an owner/broker at Mammoth Village Properties (real estate sales) and the owner of Mammoth Airport Center (a 30,000 sq. ft. mixed use industrial building). Shields has been married to his wife Kathy for 42 years and has three grown children; two who live and work in Mammoth, and two grandchildren. Shields is passionate about our community. He serves as an Executive Committee/Board Member for Mammoth Lakes Foundation, Board Member for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra as well as past Commissioner for Tourism and Recreation. Before living in Mammoth Shields was also a member of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee/Technical Organizer for the Modern Pentathlon. Richardson began his career at Price Waterhouse & Co. after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Finance and Accounting. With an extensive background in advertising, sales and finance, he founded Digital Outdoor, developing creative outlets for outdoor and transit advertising.

Scott McGuire

Board Director - Mammoth Lakes Tourism Appointee

Scott first moved to Mammoth Lakes in 1996. After leaving (and returning) a few times for career opportunities, he returned full time in 2011 and open The Mountain Lab, a Brand Strategy and Product Innovation consulting firm focused on the Outdoor Industry. Skiing, trail running and recreating with his three young children keep him outside whenever possible. He also serves on the board of Mammoth Medical Missions, is a volunteer firefighter in Long Valley and speaks globally on trends in the outdoor recreation space.

Heather Schaubmayer

Board Director
Committees: Mammoth Trails, MLR & Recreation Commission Ad Hoc

Catherine Taft

Board Director
Catherine Taft is a writer, critic, and curator based in Los Angeles. Catherine is currently Deputy Director and Curator of the Hollywood-based, non-profit art space LAXART. Prior to this role, she served as Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and held various curatorial positions at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Catherine is a frequent contributor to publications including Artforum, Modern Painters, ArtReview, and Kaleidoscope. She has written major catalog essays on artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Carroll Dunham, and Matthew Barney, among many others. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Catherine has long been passionate about the advancement of arts and culture in mountain communities. She has been a devoted, repeat visitor to Mammoth Lakes since moving to California in 2002 and loves hiking, snowboarding, camping, and fishing in the Eastern Sierras.

Open Seat

Arts and Culture Community
MLR is looking to fill a Board Director seat with a connection to the arts and culture community in Mammoth Lakes. If you are interested or know a person who would be an excellent candidate, please email

Open Seat

Underserviced Community
MLR is looking to fill a Board Director seat with a connection to the underserviced community in Mammoth Lakes. If you are interested or know a person who would be an excellent candidate, please email