Board of Directors

Nancy Mayrose – Treasurer

Nancy Mayrose and her family migrated from part-time to full-time residents in Incline Village from the Bay Area around 2012 so that her two sons could attend Incline High School. The smaller class size and the outstanding reputation of the high school is what attracted her family to join this community.

Professionally, Nancy serves as Chief of Staff at Vialto Partners, a global firm focusing on taxation of expatriates and immigration matters.  Prior to that she spent the majority of her career at PwC focusing on leadership development and advancement, executive matters including compensation, admission, talent management, and multiple strategic priorities of the firm.     

Nancy has served on several non-profit boards including Incline High School Boosters, Hillsborough Schools Foundation and Make-A-Wish – Orange County.  She has taught financial literacy at Incline High School and has served as a volunteer for the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) in Incline for the past seven years.

She is a CPA and has a B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago and a M.S. in Taxation from the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Sean O’Connell – Chair

Sean O’Connell brings to Incline Education Fund more than 20 years’ experience as a strategic legal executive for leading global tech firms.

Sean worked extensively to establish relationships with enterprise customers in the era of modern cloud computing and has a proven track record of advising and representing global technology companies. He brings a wealth of experience to the IEF board, including executive legal roles at cloud applications giant Workday and business software pioneer PeopleSoft.

During the course of his career, Sean developed a keen understanding of matters surrounding online strategies, security, privacy and ethics – matters he sees being just as important to education as they are to the business world.

Sean received his Law Degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.

Scott Stranzl – Vice Chair

Scott and his family moved to Incline in 2006 from the Bay Area. He provides a broad spectrum of leadership to IEF. Scott began his career at Basin Street Properties over 24 years ago. He started as a project manager, going onto become leasing director, which lead to his current positions of Vice President and now Chief Portfolio Officer. Scott has built long-term relationships with his clients and his community.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Environment from San Diego State University. He is a former member of Leadership Napa and was the recipient of the Forty Under 40 award in the North Bay. 

A strong belief in community involvement and truly committed to his family, Scott contributes time and resources to the Parasol Fund, Lake Tahoe School and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Through the years he has coached youth baseball, basketball and soccer and served on the board of the Novato Little League as well as the Sonoma Education Foundation. As a passionate year-round outdoorsman he can be found mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, sailing and skiing.

Michaela Tonking – Education Funding Advisor

A highly respected school finance analyst, Michaela Tonking rejoined Denver-based public education consulting firm Augenblick, Palaich & Associates in March 2020, having previously worked there from 2016-2018.

At APA, Michaela primarily focuses on reviewing/creating school finance formulas and analyzing educational resources, including supporting resource adequacy studies conducted for 10 different states.

Michaela’s past work includes posts as a research assistant for Rhode Island’s School Funding Formula Working Group, as a school finance expert for Nevada Educate Now and as an auditor for Big Four accounting firm Deloitte.  At Educate Nevada Now she advocated to change Nevada’s labyrinth, antiquated school funding formula and advises school districts and state legislators on the impact of school funding across the state.

Michaela holds a M.S. in urban education policy from Brown University and both M.S. and B.S. degrees in accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ruth Glass – Education Advisor

Ruth Huyler Glass brings to the Incline Education Fund Board of Directors here experience honed durign a career in education that spans five decades. Ruth was the head of school for Lake Tahoe School from 2011 – 2018. Prior to that, Ruth taught and provided leadership at schools across the nation, including schools in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Ohio and Virginia. Ruth co-founded and co-directed the New Teacher Institute at the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, where she worked from 1986 – 2000.

Ruth also currently serves on the Board of Governors and on the human relations and personal development committees at San Francisco-based education consulting nonprofit WestEd. Over the years, Ruth has volunteered her time in similar roles for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and at kindred independent school organizations in California, Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area.

Ruth speaks and presents at workshops for independent schools on a variety of topics including working with difficult parents, creative scheduling, setting standards and tone and becoming an educator.

She holds a M.Ed. from Ashland University in Ohio and a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. Ruth also writes a blog, Glass Full, where she opines on education and other topics.