Meet the Team

Collectively characterized by knowledge, ambition and enthusiasm–our management corps is intent upon delivering the highest quality programming possible.

Van Oleson
Van, Richard Dwyer (Mr. Debonair) and his good friend

Van Oleson, Founder & CEO

An executive recognized as an IT leader who has worked as an adviser to industry leading companies.  Upon concluding his applied research as a Ph.D candidate at The Georgia Institute of Technology, Oleson worked his way from an engineer to an executive through work to pioneer and evolve the field of Real-Time Business Event Systems, Real-Time Business Intelligence Systems and Operational Information Systems.

Oleson has dedicated himself to enabling local athletes.  The owner of Tahoe Sports and Entertainment and the founder of Tahoe Youth Sports Alliance, Oleson has overseen consistent growth at Tahoe Arena and has made athletics accessible to our entire community.


Wren Alford,  Manager 

Rich Garcia
Rich Garcia

Richard GarciaIce Rink Manager

Rich Garcia was born in Houston, Texas but raised in Cleveland, Ohio where he grew up playing ice hockey.  Garcia was a three year varsity Letterman at St. Ignatius High School before playing for Cleveland State University (ACHA D-II).

Garcia’s aspires to continue the growth of hockey in California and Nevada where he coaches players of all ages.

Away from the rink Garcia enjoys skiing, boating and traveling.




Crystal Ricotta, Website Administrator