Minden Office Staff
Minden’s Administrative staff is here to answer your general questions, sign you up for new services, manage the Town rentals, get you on the residential dumpster list, or just guide you in the right direction if you’re lost. We’ll take all your complaints, compliments, suggestions, stories, and smiles. We brew a fresh pot of locally-roasted Alpen Sierra Coffee every morning, so come on in and see us! We’re more than happy to help you whenever we can.
Jenifer Davidson —Town Manager
Jenifer Davidson is a 18+ year resident of Douglas County. She is a graduate of Douglas High School and went on to attend Boise State University on an academic scholarship where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law, Philosophy and Administration. Jenifer has worked in both the public and private sectors over the course of her career. While in college she interned at the US Attorney’s office, and earned her real estate license in 2006. Most recently Jenifer honed her management skills at China Spring Youth Camp, where she assisted with the administration of a multi-million dollar budget and 30 plus full time employees.
A majority of Jenifer’s extensive family count themselves among the lucky citizens who in most instances came upon Douglas County generations ago and never left. Growing up here, Jenifer learned the importance of hard work, a kind smile and an honest, firm handshake. She and her husband Ryan were married in the spring of 2012 and had their reception in the CVIC Hall. Jenifer is thankful for the opportunity to work for and give back to the community that has given her so much.
Ted Thran — Accountant
Ted Thran was born and raised in the Carson Valley. Born January 5, 1963, Ted recognized his first claim to fame being the first baby born at Carson Tahoe Hospital. Ted graduated from Douglas High School in 1981 as Valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Nevada – Reno graduating in 1986 with Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration as an accounting major.
Upon graduation he went to work for Freeman and Williams CPA’s. During his time at Freeman and Williams, he prepared tax returns, was audit supervisor and performed rate studies for refuse companies locally and in the Bay area.
In May of 1999, after 13 years with Freeman and Williams CPA’s, Ted went to work for the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer as their Accountant. Ted was appointed Clerk-Treasurer on August 31, 2008, where he was in office until August 31, 2014. After 6 years as Clerk- Treasurer, he decided it was time for a change and went to work for the Town of Minden as their Accountant.
Currently, Ted is on the Board of Directors for Family Support Council returning for the second time. He was on the Board prior, serving from 1993 to 2002. Ted is on the Board of Directors for the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as an Ambassador for the Chamber. Other groups, Ted has served with are the Carson Valley Kiwanis and was the founding Board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Carson Valley.In his free time, Ted enjoys coaching softball having coached JV softball at DHS and the Carson Valley Hurricanes and Hot Shots. He also likes to hike, mountain bike and run.
Trish Koepnick — Administrative Services Manager
Trish has been with the Town of Minden since June of 1990. In her twenty years of service, she has worked in just about all aspects of the Town’s operations. She is never without a smile, and is always eager to help with questions or giggles. Soft ginger cookies are her favorite!
Rachel Hamer — Secretary
Although she is new to the Town of Minden, Rachel Hamer moved to Carson Valley in 2004 from Denali National Park, Alaska. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and two children. She will never refuse sweets and she loves Rice Krispie Treats.
Kathy Hawkins — Office Assistant
Kathy Hawkins has worked as an Office Assistant for the Town of Minden since December 2015. She is happy to be part of the team and her favorites are butter cookies.
Whitney Lehr — Office Assistant
Whitney started working for the Town of Minden in 2015. Yay!