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Stephanie Nistler


Executive Director, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT)

Stephanie Nistler is the Executive Director for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT). She was hired as the first employee in 2004 and has since grown the organization into the driving force for animal welfare in the Tahoe Region. HSTT has been voted by their community as Truckee/Tahoe’s Best Non-Profit Organization for 15 of the past 16 years.

In 2013, HSTT along with their partner, the Town of Truckee, occupied a new state-of-the-art facility in Truckee providing animal sheltering services to Truckee, Eastern Placer County, and Sierra County. Additionally, HSTT provides vital programs and services to Eastern Nevada County, Incline Village, and South Lake Tahoe from Glenbrook to Myers.

Steph has been working in animal welfare since 1996. She has held many positions including Volunteer & Education Director, Special Events Director, and Development Director for organizations such as No More Homeless Pets in Utah, Best Friends Animal Society, and The Humane Society of Utah. She currently serves on the CalAnimals Executive Committee as the board treasurer.

Steph has been a proud member of the Truckee Rotary club for 12 years and is an avid ultra-marathon runner who is zeroing in on her goal of running 100 marathons/ultra-marathons by age 45.


Steph received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in 1998. She and her husband, Justin, are the proud parents of four HSTT alumni; Rosebud, Ellie, Wyatt & Catfish Jones.