Pat FosterChairman; President, Hot Creek Aviation

At Large Representative    

Eric Clark – Vice Chairman; COO of Resorts Services, Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Representative    

John Mendel – Secretary; Owner, Devils Creek Distillery

Retail Representative   

John Morris – Treasurer; Director of Operations, Snowcreek Resort 

Lodging Representative

Darlene Magner – Regional Manager of Business Development, Natural Retreats

Lodging Representative

Jess KarellTerritory Manager, US Foods

Chamber of Commerce Representative 

Bill Sauser

Town Council Representative

John Urdi – Executive Director, Mammoth Lakes Tourism

John moved to Mammoth Lakes in 2010 to lead Mammoth Lakes Tourism in its early years. His degree from Northeastern University and 31-plus years of experience in hospitality and tourism, including positions with American Skiing Company, Colorado Ski Country USA and resorts across the country, prepared John to lead the Mammoth Lakes Tourism team. He is passionate about tapping into all of the opportunities to grow the Mammoth Lakes tourism industry and bringing visitors to town during historically slower seasons.

Locally, John is involved as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation and the TOT compliance task force. He is also the chairman of the Visit California snow committee and a board member for the US Travel Association and California Travel Association.

Winter sports have always been a draw for John, so he is grateful that Mammoth Lakes offers him and his children Bryn and Jace the chance to ski together and be on the mountain upwards of 100 days a year.

Agendas & Board Minutes 

MLT Bylaws updated December 2019.