MLT BOARD

John Morris – Chairman; Director of Operations, Snowcreek Resort 

Lodging Representative

John moved to Mammoth Lakes in 1987 after a post-college summer in Yosemite and, as they say, “forgot to leave”. With a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, he began working for Snowcreek Resort in 1988, taking on various positions over the years. Today he oversees vacation rental, golf and property management operations as the director of operations. After 30 years working in hospitality in Mammoth Lakes, John brings a deep understanding of the local tourism industry to his position on the Mammoth Lakes Tourism board of directors.

As a founding member of the organization, John is passionate about making a difference in the community and seeing the town grow through increased tourism. He is most excited about recent successes that will allow Mammoth Lakes Tourism to contribute to larger tourism-focused projects, such as an event venue, a convention center and airport improvements.

In addition to his role with Mammoth Lakes Tourism, John has been active in the community for many years, serving currently as chairman of the Mammoth Lakes Lodging Association and head coach of the Mammoth High School volleyball team. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his wife Lolita and daughter Cassidy as well as staying active with a variety of summer sports, including hiking, golf and wakeboarding. 

Scott McGuire – Vice Chairman; President and Brand Strategist, The Mountain Lab

At Large Representative 

In 1996, Scott came to Mammoth Lakes to work as a ski patroller. After a 5-year stint on the mountain, Scott left town to pursue other career opportunities but always found himself back in Mammoth Lakes when he had time. He moved back full time in 2011. Scott brings a fresh perspective to the Mammoth Lakes Tourism board of directors with his marketing experience in the outdoor industry. His knowledge of consumer and economic trends as they relate to Mammoth Lakes’ visitor demographic and his experience with marketing budget oversight and strategic brand planning are an asset to the organization.

Scott enjoys working with Mammoth Lakes Tourism because he sees the potential for the community to grow substantially over the next decade through the organization’s ability to tap into new visitor markets. In addition his role with Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Scott is involved in the community as a board member for Mammoth Medical Missions, working with training and education for responders. He also volunteers as a firefighter and EMT for the Long Valley Fire Department.

While he originally moved to Mammoth Lakes for the skiing, Scott has cultivated a love of trail running, which he says is now just as important to him as skiing.

Jeremy Goico – Secretary; Owner Black Tie Ski Rentals

Chamber of Commerce Representative

Rhonda Duggan – Treasurer 

At Large Representative     

Matthew Hammer – Owner, Shelter Distilling and Black Velvet Coffee

Retail Representative   

Michael Ledesma – Owner, Gomez’s Restaurant & Tequileria

Restaurant Representative    

Michael and his wife Jeannie purchased a second home in Mammoth Lakes back in 1997. After selling a company, Fitness Products International, LLC (FPI) in Southern CA, they moved up to Mammoth Lakes full time in 2010.

Michael earned his BA in Marketing from Cal State University at Northridge. As a partner at FPI and director of domestic & international sales, Michael grew sales from 850,000 to 22 million with FPI which led to the sale to Amer Sports, holders of winter sports brands such as Salomon, Atomic and Arc’ Teryx. Michael now owns and operates two restaurants in Mammoth Lakes – Gomez’s at the Village and Base Camp Café. Active in the community, Michael has served on the TBID steering committee, Chamber of Commerce Board and currently sits on Measure “S” oversight committee in addition to his MLT board seat.  Activities include snowboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding and coaching kids, Siena and Hayden, in AYSO.  

Eric Clark – Chief Operating Officer of Resorts Services, Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Representative    

Eric Clark is the Chief Operating Officer of Resort Services for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC.

Eric has worked in the ski and ride hospitality industry for twenty-eight years. During his industry tenure, Clark has worked in the Keystone and Breckenridge, CO area for 10 years, Winter Park, CO for 10 years, Park City, UT for 3 years and now Mammoth Lakes, California for nearly 5 years.

Clark is the Chief Operating Officer of Resort Services for Mammoth Resorts. The umbrella of Resort Services includes the Hospitality divisions as well as Food and Beverage, Retail, Staff Accommodations, air service and golf. Eric along with the Resort Services teams continue to strive to elevate both the guests and the employee’s experiences in our wonderful community.

Additionally, Clark manages multiple HOA building and Master associations where he strives to ensure a common vision to enhance the overall resort destination experience between all the constituencies such as the resort owner, local businesses and residential homeowners.

He is a graduate of Colorado College and received his MBA from the University of Denver. No matter the season Eric enjoys spending time outdoors in Mammoth Lakes and he loves the fact that his profession is all about sharing those experiences with others.

Lynda Salcido

Town Council Representative

Jess Karell – Sales and Events Manager, Sierra Nevada Resort 

Lodging 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 2013. 

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