People to Know Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Meet Mary Sue Zinsmeister

Carson Tahoe’s New Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President In this Q & A, our newest leadership team member, Mary Sue, shares with us what she believes are some exciting new frontiers in the field of nursing and also what makes her so excited to step into this new leadership role. Q: What lead you to choose a career in nursing? A: I was the child that would bring home hurt animals and help them heal. My older sister inspired me to go into nursing. She was a nurse and first worked in a nursing home caring for our community elders. I also volunteered at the local nursing home and at assisted living facilities. I knew this was my life …


A Toast! Here’s to Susie Messina!

“Toastworthy” doesn’t even begin to describe this kind and incredibly generous and involved  pillar in the Carson Tahoe community, Susie Messina! We caught up with her to get to know her a little better, learn what she enjoys about northern Nevada and how she made her way to our neck of the woods! Name: Susie Messina What brought you to Carson Tahoe area? “I lived in Southern California for most of my life. Somewhere along the way I must have screwed up, as God sent [my husband] Larry and I to Chicago for three very long years as our penance, then rewarded us by sending us here, to what I feel is paradise. Between the two of us we have four …


A Toast! Here’s to: Reno Moms Blog!

Today, we’re catching up with the super cool founders of the new Reno Mom’s Blog! (renomomsblog.com). These two working moms started Reno Mom’s Blog a few months ago and we’re so excited to partner with them and have them on Toast! We thought we’d get to know them a little better and gain a some more insight into the lives of two, busy, working and blogging moms! First, tell us a little bit about yourselves:  Names: Annie McFarland & Jenny Petty Location: Reno, NV Family Life:  Annie is married to Chris and mom to Lillian, 3, and Jenny is married to Travis and mom to Henry, 2, with a baby girl on the way in October. Occupations:  Annie – Brand and Media Licensing …


A Toast! Here’s to: Heidi McFadden!

Talk about a stellar member of our community! Whether she’s donating her time and money to help those battling cancer in the area, or running around town with her two boys,  Heidi McFadden’s commitment to making our community a better place is BEYOND ‘ToastWorthy!” We were able to catch up with her (and her busy schedule) to learn more about this fantastic woman! Cheers! What is your favorite part about living in the Carson Valley? I love the small town feel.  Beautiful scenery, changing weather, summer is my favorite, so many weekend activities and events happening throughout the summer. Tell us about the (many) community activities are you involved in? Some friends and I started a run in Carson City …


A LOVE STORY: AS TOLD BY BILL AND SHELBY FRANKMORE – PART TWO

And we’re back with part two on how one northern Nevada family is making it work… even while working together.   Bill and Shelby had anchored the morning news segment together, meaning they were literally working next to each other for five years. While some may cringe at the idea of working with their spouses everyday in tight quarters, Bill and Shelby loved it.   Shelby: “Before we had kids, we would both get up at 3a.m. drive to work together to get to the station by 4a.m., do the morning segment and the noon segment which left our afternoons wide open! We would go golfing, catch a movie or grab lunch, it was like we were on a date …