Joan Jones helped Far West become a more professional organization. As a Board member and Treasurer, she provided a large dose of common sense and experience with a passion she has for making the programs the most meaningful possible for the kids. Joan was always a strong proponent of the middle of the pack skier, that we were more than just an organization to produce results. She was idealistic about the impact Far West could have on the development of our teenagers, in building character, overcoming obstacles and pushing themselves to be the best they can be. Joan volunteered her time cheerfully and tirelessly as a Director and a volunteer timer for many other races and events. She has since moved on to ‘the simple life’, helping produce quality wines while running the Town of Truckee. Joan will be missed, especially those August Board meetings at the Winery, sipping Pinot.