Top Three Ski Resorts in California

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Mammoth Mountain Ski

Thomas Spetter is an award-winning sales executive with over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical products field. In his free time, Thomas Spetter enjoys taking on some of California’s top skiing destinations.

Though there are many acclaimed skiing areas in California, a recent survey tagged Mammoth Mountain Ski, Heavenly Mountain Resort, and Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows as the most popular among skiers.

Based in Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski receives an annual 400 inches of snowfall and offers the highest summit elevation in the entire state at just over 11,000 feet. The resort offers more than 3,500 acres available for skiing and contains modern facilities and a variety of terrain options.

Heavenly Mountain Resort is situated on the shores of Lake Tahoe, providing skiers and snowboarders with gorgeous scenery all day long. The resort gets an average of 360 inches of snowfall spread across 4,800 skiable acres. Additionally, there is a variety of nightlife and entertainment options to keep the party going after the skiing is over.

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows is also located near Lake Tahoe and contains 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts, and 270 trails. Additionally, the area boasts nearly 60 restaurants and galleries, so there is plenty to see and do and eat.


Phantom of the Opera at the 1988 Tony Awards


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Phantom of the Opera

Thomas Spetter, a former manager of public health with Bristol-Myers Squibb, is a fan of musicals and live theater. Thomas “Tom” Spetter is an especially big fan of the musicals A Christmas Carol and Phantom of the Opera.

The Phantom of the Opera made its Broadway debut in 1988 and went on to dominate that year’s Tony Awards. The musical took home a number of the event’s most prestigious honors, including Michael Crawford for best actor in a musical, Harold Prince for best director of a musical, and Judy Kaye as best featured actress in a musical. The production also took home awards in recognition of costume design and lighting design, as well as several additional technical awards.

Perhaps most memorably, The Phantom of the Opera bested the likes of Into the Woods and Sarafina! to earn the distinction of best musical of the year. In total the production took home seven awards from 10 nominations. The Phantom of the Opera has continued to run on Broadway since the 1988 season, logging more than 11,740 performances, more than any other production in the history of Broadway.

The Washington Huskies Finish Strong in 2015 Season

Washington Huskies football team
Washington Huskies football team


Businessman Thomas “Tom” Spetter enjoys sports in his free time, whether observing from the sidelines or participating on the field or court. As an alum and an active member of the University of Washington Alumni Association, Thomas Spetter has a passion for the Huskies.

The Washington Huskies football team ended its 2015 season with a 7-6 record. Head Coach Chris Petersen continues to work to build the football program into something that fans can be proud of. A high point of the 2015 season was when the Huskies secured a win against their chief rivals, the Washington State Cougars, in the annual Apple Cup; this win guaranteed the Huskies a spot in a bowl game for the sixth consecutive season.

The excitement at the 45-10 Apple Cup victory was palpable, and players and fans seized the moment. Defensive lineman and winner of the prestigious Guy Flaherty Award, Taniela Tupou even grabbed a giant purple flag and celebrated the win by running up and down the field. It was a moment every Husky fan will remember for a very long time. The Huskies went on to Dallas, Texas for the 2015 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, where they defeated Southern Miss with a final score of 44-31.

The Light the Night Walk for Leukemia- A Worthwhile Cause

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Light the Night Walk for Leukemia

Thomas “Tom” Spetter is committed to helping organizations that specialize in fighting cancer and other chronic diseases. Since 2001, he has participated in various events that promote awareness, raise money for research and help those in need. Most recently, Thomas Spetter was involved with the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Formed in 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to find a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Because there are no early screening tests available for these types of cancers, research for a cure is absolutely essential. Events like the Light the Night Walk for Leukemia helped the LLS generate the $67.2 million needed last year to fund research projects.

In addition to raising funds for research, the LLS advocates for patients and works tirelessly to help those diagnosed with blood cancers find the treatments they need. The organization provides helpful information, education, financial assistance, and support to cancer patients and their families across the nation.