David Williams, PhD
David Williams, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Tahoe Semester. David is a historian of philosophy specializing in Classical Greek thought. His areas of special research are Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics and his philosophy of biology. He is married to Michele and they have four adult children. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, dirt biking, backpacking and spending time with his family. He teaches the humanities courses.
Michele Williams is the Administrative Coordinator of the Tahoe Semester. She has a degree in Business Administration. (Bethel University, St. Paul, MN) She has experience working with college programs including coordinating study away programs for international students visiting the United States. Most recently she was employed at a kindergarten through twelve grade charter school working with teachers, administrators and students in various capacities, handling many of the business aspects of the school. Michele is married to David and they have four adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, hiking and spending time with her family.
Nick Guido was born and raised in Southern California in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. He loves all things outdoors but some of his favorites include mountain biking, snowboarding, climbing, summiting peaks, and backpacking. Nick attended college at Azusa Pacific University where he studied Physics and was involved in many on-campus activities, such as being an RA or playing on APU’s rugby team. His two favorite college experiences were taking part in APU’s High Sierra study away program and being a part of the 2019 Ride for Water team. Nick believes that both of these helped shape him into the person he is today. More recently, he spent the Summer of 2020 working at Camp Zephyr as a Lead Counselor for High Camp where he and his co-leader guided groups of Jr. High and High School kids on 4-day backpacking excursions through the backcountry of Lake Tahoe’s surrounding wilderness. Nick is excited to combine his experiences with Residence Life and academics with his experience in the outdoors in order to best serve as a Residence Director in beautiful Lake Tahoe!
Nate Meckes, PhD
Nate Meckes is a recent Reno transplant who spent 6 years teaching at Azusa Pacific in the Kinesiology department. Since moving up to Reno, Nate has taken up mountain biking and snowboarding. He and his family love living in the varied climates of Reno and Nate enjoys spending time up at Lake Tahoe, whether hiking, biking, or swimming in the beautiful waters. Being able to spend time in a beautiful place while discussing topics that can change lives is something that he values. He is looking forward to meeting more of the wonderful students that are going to be at the Tahoe Semester!