Michelle Parker kicks off speaker series

Michelle Parker | Aaron Blatt

Alpenglow Sports’ 18th Annual Winter Speaker Series kicks off with local freeskier Michelle Parker on Nov. 30 with her show “A Change in Perspective.” The show, which documents her father’s battle with dementia and Parkinson’s, chronicles Parker’s effort to balance a life of caregiving and professional skiing.

The series continues with questing brothers Jim and John Morrison on Jan. 4, freeskier Elyse Saugstad on Jan. 17, snowboarder Jess Kimura on Feb. 15 and mountaineer Dave Nettles on March 7.

The series is held at Olympic Village Event Center in Olympic Valley. Doors open at 6 p.m. and talks start at 7 p.m. Each speaker is paired with a local nonprofit. To date, the series has raised more than $1.3 million dollars for Tahoe Sierra organizations. This year, the series will also live-stream the November and January shows at The Village Lodge Mammoth. Tahoe Guide is a sponsor of the series. | alpenglowsports.com