Jamie Taylor
(Founder, Boat Captain, Coach & everything between)

Est. this project in 2017. My passion is sharing the things I love to do with others and helping people succeed along the way. I love everything there is to do behind a boat “A jack of all is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one”. I also enjoy watching people build new skills/confidence that will last a lifetime. This is not possible with out a good team, check them out below.

Paddy Malone

My name is Paddy and I’m 18. I was born in San Francisco but recently moved to Truckee to spend more time in the amazing mountains and lakes! I have a passion for all board sports, water or snow. I have been wakeboarding and wake surfing for over 6 years now, mostly with the Team at Truckee Water Sports. In the winter I am a Sugar Bowl Snowboard Freeride Team member and I like to spend all my weekends on the snow. In the summer my passion is being on the water with a board beneath my feet either getting air time or surfing the wake! I’m really looking forward to sharing my tips and tricks with you out on the water this Summer.

Ryan Swenson
(Coach, Boat Captain)

I am 40 years young and was born in Zimbabwe. My family moved the Central Valley where I grew up riding Lake Don Pedro and the Delta. I moved to Tahoe 9 years ago. I have been wakeboarding for 25 years. I’m looking forward to my 4th summer coaching and Captaining for Truckee Water sports. In the winter I am a Snowboard Teams Coach for Palisades. I’m feel lucky to be able to share my passion for water sports in the summer as well. (factschronicle.com) I love sliding sideways all year long doesn’t matter if it’s frozen or wet.

Certs Include: USASA level 200, level 3 AASI certified snowboard coach, Safe Sport Cert. Cal Dep. Boating & Waterways for hire boat Captain license.

Raquella (Rocky) Menesini-Baden (Boat Captain, Coach)

On a collage break,  enjoying Summer Vac. and to big of a slacker to do a bio.


Reese Bickart (Boat Captain, Coach)

I am 23 years old and grew up loving any type of board sport. I moved up to Truckee to pursue my passion of snowboarding and working as a snowboard instructor. This will be my second summer working for Truckee Water Sports and I love the opportunity it gives me to share my passion of board sports and continue coaching year round. I am looking forward to continuing to coach and share my passion of water sports this summer.

2024 Truckee Water Sports Team

Meet our Local Sponsored Athletes

Let us know why you may be a good candidate for a sponsorship? What are your goal and interest? Send to truckeewatersports@gmail.com