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Mary Danahey and Sharon Schrage both have extensive volunteer experience and a commitment to Incline Village. While raising their respective families locally, they have each built a strong network of community and school relationships that foster educational support and collaboration in Incline Village.
Mary and Sharon are both former Incline High School (IHS) Booster Board members and were instrumental in launching the Incline High School Technology Initiative in 2014-16. At the time, the school only had 19 outdated and/or broken computers for more than 300 students. They spearheaded a platform for a multi-year raise that brought the 1:1 computer program to IHS – and led to the success of many other IHS Booster programs.
An Incline Village resident for almost 20 years, Mary has held multiple volunteer and board positions at a number of local non-profits, including both Lake Tahoe School and Incline High School. She has been a force in the Incline community as a volunteer for numerous local nonprofits and in 2020, Mary founded InclineServes.org, a grassroots response to the COVID-19 crisis. The undertaking was a collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and local restaurants that provided thousands of meals for those in need while helping those Incline restaurants stay afloat.
Mary began her career in the hospitality industry (catering, restaurants and hotel management) before getting her MBA from San Francisco State University and transitioning to being a small business owner. She holds dual B.S. degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her twin children, now adults, grew up locally and attended Incline schools from K-12. She lives in Incline Village full-time with her husband, Barry and their beloved dog, Theo.
Sharon came to Incline Village in 2010, after having served on executive educational boards in both California and Illinois. Those include the Hubbard Woods PTA, Skokie/Washburne PTO and Winnetka District 35 Referendum Committee.
Before launching IEF, Sharon last served as Administrative Director at Gateway Mountain Center, a Truckee area nonprofit. She holds a B.S. Management with a Marketing Minor and B.A. English with a History Minor from the University of Denver.
Two of her four adult children attended Incline Village schools. Sharon lives in Incline full-time with her husband, Kevin and their dog Charlie as well as their nine-lived cat, Leonard.
“Mary and Sharon have been a force in our community for many years. Their tireless efforts helped transform the high school into a leader in advanced technology education and 21st century learning.”Leslie Hermann, President, Incline Rotary & Former Principal Incline High School