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Jason Anthony

Freeski Rookie Team Coach
Jason Anthony

Freeski Rookie Team Coach

Jason Anthony grew up skiing at Blue Knob, PA where he was a Jr. Ski Patrol and PSIA ski instructor during his youth. In 1993 Jason moved west to Summit County, CO and started competing on USSA Rocky Mt Freestyle mogul circuit. In 1997 Jason started competing professionally as a big mountain athlete and competed on the Freeskiing World Tour since it’s conception in 1998. After a couple of years on tour he was sidelined due to a knee injury and switched to the judging side of the sport of freestyle and freeskiing. Over next few years Jason was a licensed USSA freestyle judge, IFSA big mountain judge, and USTSA head freeride judge.

In 2008 Jason moved back to Summit County from a five year powder skiing sabbatical in Jackson Hole, WY. During his time in JH he landed the cover shot of the 2005 January Issue of POWDER Magazine iconic Photo Annual, as well as skiing for local film crew Storm Show Studios. Jason started coaching for Team Summit as a mogul coach upon his return to Summit. In 2010 Jason started the big mountain program for Team Summit with five athletes and grew the program into one of the premier big mountain programs in the world. Jason’s top level big mountain coaching put numerous athletes on the podium, as well as overall champions on the Junior Freeskiing Tour, Subaru North American Tour, and World Freeskiing Tour during the next five years. In 2017 Jason jumped over the pass to land a coaching position with SSCV full time program. To ensure adequate time to teach his 3 year old daughter to shred, Jason now works part-time coaching as one of our Saturday Rookie Freeski coaches.

Christa Baddick

Cycling Coach
Christa Baddick

Cycling Coach

Rob Bak

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach
Rob Bak

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach

Rob went skiing only one time in his life growing up in Michigan. He later saw people snowboarding which was enough to get him hooked! He never skied again. Later that winter he was so anxious to give snowboarding a try that he screwed an old pair of hiking boots onto a skateboard deck. When he moved to Vail in 1996 he told his friends to “look for me in the magazines” And that is exactly what he did.

10 years ago Rob began coaching part time for SSCV, he took a few years off to continue pursuing his professional snowboarding career and dive into his company, Colorado Skateboards. He jumped back into coaching a few years ago and has since earned his Level 100 and 200 coaching certifications. Rob’s passion for snowboarding drives his skateboard business and ability to inspire young athletes.

Rob looks forward to the season, “I want to accomplish helping the kids to understand what it means to always do their best and try their hardest, but never ever be ‘better’ than someone else. I look forward to developing snowboarding skills that last a lifetime.” he believes wholeheartedly that his experiences in the skateboarding, snowboarding, and Vail community has helped him build the necessary skills to be a successful, impactful coach that will continue to positively influence his athletes.

Brian Baker

Cycling Coach
Brian Baker

Cycling Coach

Brandy Barna

Alpine Private Coach
Brandy Barna

Alpine Private Coach

Brandy Barna was born and raised on skis. Her passion for skiing began when her parents signed her up for the day care provided by the Northstar Race Team, from then on she could be found all over the Northstar ski resort. She grew up ruling the mountain powder skiing with her friends, and went on to race for the Sugar Bowl Ski Team led by legendary coaches Hermann Collner and Fritz Vallant.

Brandy studied Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, and earned a Masters degree in Science in Athletic Training from Northern Arizona University. She holds a level 200 Alpine Coach & Referee, BOC, she is certified athletic trainer, and a Colorado licensed athletic trainer. Brandy is Competent in implementing injury prevention programs, injury evaluations/management, treatment and rehabilitation protocols to patients of all ages with diverse medical injuries and medical conditions.

Brandy is looking forward to “instilling a lifetime of love and passion for the sport of alpine skiing.” She is excited to work closely with the SSCV athletes and teach them to find a balance between hard work, discipline, and fun as they continue their individual ski racing journeys.

Ronnie Barr

Snowboard Park & Pipe Head Coach
Ronnie Barr

Snowboard Park & Pipe Head Coach

Ronnie Barr is excited to begin his third season with SSCV as the head coach of the Park and Pipe Program. Ronnie grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ where he played golf for Ridge High School. Classes at Colorado Mountain College brought Ronnie west, where he chose to focus his career on snowboard education.

Ronnie’s sixteen years of coaching bring a unique depth of experience to SSCV. Ronnie began as a snowboard instructor at Breckenridge where he ultimately served as a head coach, lead trainer, supervisor, and training coordinator, also spending time on the terrain park crew. Other past experiences include, USASA private coaching and 5 years of program development at Woodward Copper. Ronnie spent four years with AASI-PSIA as a Rocky Mountain Division Trainer and examiner and was part of the Rocky Mountain Snowboard Team from 2015-2019. Ronnie’s other credentials include: USSA/USASA level 200 certifications and AASI (level 3 certification, Freestyle level 3, Children’s Specialist trainer/examiner, and Snowboard trainer/examiner.)

Ronnie looks forward to the growth he anticipates in SSCV’s young snowboarders as SSCV continues to improve our facilities and strive to be the best Snowboard program in the world. Ronnie draws from the experiences of riding and competing with some of the best snowboarders in the world in his work with young snowboarders. He looks forward to the opportunities to help SSCV athletes develop their own path through snowboarding and life

Maddi Beck

Athletic Development Coach & Alpine U16 Women’s Core Coach
Maddi Beck

Athletic Development Coach & Alpine U16 Women’s Core Coach

Growing up in St. Louis, Maddi learned to ski at the local resort in 5th grade. She immediately fell in love with skiing and begged her parents winter after winter to take her to the "real" mountains. Being in sports year round, Maddi chose to follow her love of soccer which led her to playing in college and then semi-professional in St. Louis.

Maddi graduated from Lindenwood University with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. After college, she knew she wanted to work with athletes and was given the opportunity to intern with the US Ski and Snowboard Team in Park City. Loving the environment of working with snowsports, she took a job with SSCV as a Strength & Conditioning Coach in August 2019.

After being in Human Performance for a year, she knew she wanted to be involved even more. She is excited to work on the hill and see the athletes in the sport they love. She is excited to give back to young athletes and help them discover their passion and potential. By taking this position, she will learn even more about the needs of the sport to help program the strength and conditioning programs.

Tom Becker

Alpine U12 Coach
Tom Becker

Alpine U12 Coach

Tom Becker started ski racing with the Brattleboro Outing Club in Maple Valley, Vermont. This was just a weekend program so eventually he wanted more and went to Carrabasset Valley Academy in Maine in 7th grade. His peers at CVA were Bode Miller and USST Coach Forest Carey.

Becker didn’t complete CVA and instead chose to pursue other interests. Following high school he joined the Navy Seabees with the intention of helping people around the world. He was in the Navy for 4 years.

Due to a chance encounter in the parking lot of Howelsen Hill during a cross country road trip, Tom started coaching at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club where he was on staff for 10 years. He coached with a private race team on and off for several years after that, splitting time between travel with that group and running a very extensive farming operation in Missouri. Eventually his farming took over much of his time.

Becker is entering his second year with the SSCV U14 team and is an integral part of the team. We look forward to another amazing season with Tom!

Martin Bell

Alpine U14 Coach
Martin Bell

Alpine U14 Coach

Martin join SSCV in Fall 2015. Martin grew up ski-racing in Scotland, where he chased the legendary Haggis beasties around the Highlands. He then went to school in Austria, graduating from Schigymnasium Stams. Between 1981 and 1995 he competed for the British Ski Team on the World Cup, mainly in speed events, achieving seven top-10 placings. He represented Britain at 4 Winter Olympics and 5 World Championships.

He then competed for two seasons on the Jeep King of the Mountain Downhill Series, winning the team event, with Steven Lee, in 1997. He also competed in the “24 Hours of Aspen”, and the World Grass Skiing Championships.

Martin has commentated on ski-racing for the UK’s Channel Four and the BBC, including during the 1999 World Championships in Vail. He is the Equipment Editor for Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Magazine.

Recently, Martin coached for the Big Sky Ski Team in Montana, and in the summer at Mt Hood for the Cascade Winter Sports Club. He also ran race camps at artificial ski slopes in the UK for 25 years. In the Alps, Martin has run ski clinics at Tignes, Grindelwald, Kitzbühel, Saalbach, Hintertux, Davos and Zermatt.

Martin’s brother Graham was also a World Cup downhiller, and now commentates on ski-racing for the BBC. Martin is a USSA Level 300 coach, graduating first in his class in 2012. He is very excited to be working with SSCV!

When not skiing, Martin enjoys playing soccer, and hiking.

Branden Berg

Pro Shop Technician
Branden Berg

Pro Shop Technician

Amie Bervy

Spin Instructor
Amie Bervy

Spin Instructor

Carli Bogard

Age Class Prep & Future Stars Coach
Carli Bogard

Age Class Prep & Future Stars Coach

Since the age of 2, Carli has found that skiing sparks passion in her life. At Colorado State University, she was on the club ski team while also studying Health and Exercise Science. She has years of experience working with soccer athletes and training at a boxing gym. At CSU she traveled with the Alpine Team - her role was to strength train them off the hill. She has a coaching license from USSA and is currently studying to take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.

This year, she is hoping to learn more about ski racing while working with each athlete. Carli knows what it is like to fail and get back up to keep going - much like any athlete. So she is excited to instill a growth mindset in each of her athletes on and off the mountain.

Brett Borgard

Alpine U14 Coach
Brett Borgard

Alpine U14 Coach

Brett was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri and grew up skiing at Hidden Valley Ski Resort just outside of the city of St Louis in St. Louis County. He attended the University of Wyoming and raced for the UW Ski Team racing in FIS, NCAA and NCSA races. After his college racing he returned to St. Louis and continued racing in USSA Central Region.

In 1991 he started the Hidden Valley Ski Team-St Louis at the Hidden Valley Ski Resort. Over the years Brett has trained hundreds of kids and many Junior Olympians, FIS, College and Nor Am ski racers. HVST is still going strong with over 70 racers after 20 years.

In 2011 Brett took a U14 coaching job with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail and In 2012 was promoted to Men’s U14 Head Coach. He now Heads the U12 Team where he oversees over 40 athletes and 6 staff. His U12 Team won the Team Overall Award at the Divisional Championships for the past 2 consecutive years under his leadership, and Brett looks forward to meeting that standard again this year.

He also enjoys working at different Summer Camps in the off season. When Brett is not on the hill he enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, golf and many other outdoor sports with his trusty dog Sparky.

Brittany Bruhn

Snowboard Mini Shred Coach
Brittany Bruhn

Snowboard Mini Shred Coach

Brittany grew up in Brighton, Michigan where her family owned Mt. Brighton before Vail bought it in 2012. She has been on a snowboard since she was 3 years old and loved the sport since day one. She started instructing at Mt. Brighton when she was a junior in high school and she is still instructing and coaching years later! The last 8 years she has been living the dream in Vail, Colorado, “everyday I am so thankful for this life and my job which helps people learn this awesome sport!” Brittany is looking forward to being a part of the SSCV community!

Ava Cavataio

Future Stars Junior Coach
Ava Cavataio

Future Stars Junior Coach

Ava grew up in Vail and has been enrolled in various ski programs with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. She attended Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy and raced in the full-time program for several years before she transitioned on the high school ski racing team at Vail Mountain School. Ava’s excited to be back for her second season coaching Future Stars. She currently lives in Edwards, CO, and enjoys playing golf when she’s not on the ski mountian.

Adam Chadbourne

Alpine Women's Head U16 Coach and Alpine U16 Women’s Performance Coach
Adam Chadbourne

Alpine Women's Head U16 Coach and Alpine U16 Women’s Performance Coach

Adam is excited to step into his new role coaching the U16 Women’s Performance group at Ski Club Vail. Throughout his career, he has found his greatest satisfaction in the shared experience of empowerment through testing one’s limits and reshaping perceived boundaries.

Adam has worked with a majority of the most successful US ski racers to compete on the world stage since 2005. In those 15 years, athletes whom Adam has directly coached have amassed:
• 172 World Cup Podiums
• 16 World Championship Medals
• 7 Olympic Medals
• 16 World Cup Discipline and WC overall globes

Prior to coming to Ski Club Vail in the fall of 2019, Chadbourne excelled in a variety of coaching and leadership roles in the sport, including:
• Head Men’s Europa Cup SL/GS Coach and Head Men’s NorAm/Junior Coach for the US Ski Team
• Alpine Program Director at Burke Mountain Academy (named Alpine Club of the Year in 2007 under Adam’s leadership)
• Snowsports Director at Waterville Valley Academy and the WVBBTS
• Alpine Director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (named Alpine Club of the Year twice under Adam’s leadership, in both 2017 and 2018)

Across these roles, Adam has the unique distinction to have directly coached seven different juniors who were named Ski Racing Media’s “Junior of the Year” (awarded separately to men and women) a total of 15 times since 2002. Adam has enjoyed personal recognition as US Skiing’s ‘Domestic Coach of the Year,’ and separately as ‘Coach of the Year’ by the Vermont Alpine Racing Association. Still, he counts his collection of thank-you notes a more prized measure of his professional self.
Adam is married to Alison Megroz Chadbourne and is the proud father of two girls, Emma (12) and Anya (11). Adam and Alison are graduates of Bates College, in Maine, where they first met at a ski team practice in the mid-nineties.

Alissa Consenstein

Alpine U14 Coach
Alissa Consenstein

Alpine U14 Coach

Alissa Consenstein brings a lifetime of skiing, ski racing experience, and coaching to her role at SSCV. Though her initial draw to skiing was for the hot coco, she quickly progressed and sought out more challenging environments, attending Vermont’s Green Mountain Valley School and Maine’s Colby College.

After graduating from College, Alissa gained valuable experience working for the USSA Eastern Office managing FIS competitions, entries, and sponsors. Following her work with USSA, Alissa spent three years at Stratton Mountain School building a healthy relationship between the club and academy, thus facilitating the transition from youth programs to performance pathways. After SMS, Alissa spent four years at GMVS to coaching U16 girls and running conditioning for U14-FIS women. Since arriving at Vail, Alissa has worked as the Youth Program Director and U10 coach, and this year will work with the U12 program.

Alissa is certified in Functional Movement Screening and holds a level 100 USSA certificate. In coaching, Alissa looks forward to having fun and “hopes to foster a love, understanding and appreciation for the sport and the phenomenal mountain this kids have in their backyard.” Alissa is most proud when her former athletes who have or are racing for D1 Schools or World Cup reach out to share the impact she had on their personal and ski racing journey. “It stokes my passion to hear their feedback and keeps me going on my mission to instill confidence and a strong sense of self in every athlete.”

Quintin Cook

Cycling Coach
Quintin Cook

Cycling Coach

Nick Courtens

Freeski Rookie Team Coach
Nick Courtens

Freeski Rookie Team Coach

Born on a farm in Hudson, New York, Nick started skiing at the age of 3 at Hunter Mountain. Nick started racing at the age of 10 at Catamount and Jiminy Peak where he then took up park skiing in his early teens. He then joined the Mount Snow Academy Freeski program where he competed in Park & Pipe for 3 years. After high school, Nick took a year before school to travel and compete around the east coast. After graduating with a Horticulture degree from Temple University in PA, Nick moved to Vail in April 2010 for a job as head gardener at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Nick started coaching the following season as a freeski coach for the rookie team. He now coaches the Big Mountain team on the weekends and plans on competing in the Freeride World Qualifier events.

Ava Crowley

Future Stars Junior Coach
Ava Crowley

Future Stars Junior Coach

Ava Crowley grew up skiing in the midwest. She has been Alpine racing for the past 10 years, she raced for SSCV for two of those years and now she races for Vail Mountain School’s High School team. Along with skiing, she can also be found on the volleyball court and on the greens of the golf course. She is looking forward to ripping down the mountain with all her athletes and watching them grow into better skiers throughout the year!

Brian Culp

Age Class Prep Coach
Brian Culp

Age Class Prep Coach

Betsy Cuthbertson

Accountant
Betsy Cuthbertson

Accountant

Betsy joined the front office aiding with bookkeeping in 2012. She is a University of West Virginia graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management Information Systems. She has a son Paul who races competitively for SSCV.

John Dowling

Mogul Program Director
John Dowling

Mogul Program Director

John joined SSCV in 2012 and we are very excited to have him. He hails from Cape Elizabeth, Maine and has so much experience to offer our club and athletes. He graduated Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Science in Latin and has been affiliated with and coached at the Carrabassett Valley Academy, Team Summit, the Canadian National Freestyle Team and Team Breckenridge.

Between his eight years at Team Breckenridge and five at Team Summit, John has coached 16 members of the U.S. Ski Team. He has also coached Olympians, world champions, national champions, World Cup event winner and World Cup overall winners. And these are only a few on John’s many accomplishments.

Here at SSCV John’s goal for his athletes is to promote measurable performance based improvements at all levels, to improve measurable results and to advance athletes to U.S. Development Programs.

Lara Dowling

Mogul Development Coach
Lara Dowling

Mogul Development Coach

Lara came to SSCV in 2011. She hails from New York City. Previously Lara coached for Buddy Werner League and in out Future Stars program. She is also Level 100 Moguls certified. Currently with Development Moguls, Lara coaches 8-11 year olds and is excited to grow her athletes love for the sport.

Lara graduated from University of Arizona in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts and from Full Sail University in 2011 with a MS in Educational Technology.

Ian Dunlop

Alpine Men's U16 Head Coach
Ian Dunlop

Alpine Men's U16 Head Coach

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ian Dunlop’s passion for ski racing began at a little ski area called Heiliger Huegel. A competitive, multi-sport athlete in his youth, Ian ultimately decided to pursue ski racing full time in Colorado during high school. After high school, he was four-year-letterman at the University of Denver, helping the team to a National Championship in 2005, while obtaining his BA in Psychology.

Ian started his coaching career as the Post Graduate coach at the Winter Park Competition Center immediately following college, and he eventually worked his way into the position of Alpine Director. From 2007-2013, a number of athletes from the Winter Park program continued on to NCAA ski teams nationwide, including multiple NCAA All-Americans. The program also placed many U16s into the national spotlight, at one point having three National Training Group athletes at the U16 level.  Most recently, Ian has worked with U.S. Ski & Snowboard as the Rocky Central Regional Development Coach, overseeing the region’s development of U16 and older athletes.

Ian, his wife Emily, and their three kids, Ainsley, Ewan, and Lachlan are thrilled to join the Ski Club Vail community.

Alice Duran

Alpine U12 Coach
Alice Duran

Alpine U12 Coach

Alice Duran was born in New Castle, Colorado and learned to ski at age 2 at Sunlight Mountain located near Glenwood Springs with her father and older sister Kendra. Some of her earliest memories of skiing include the feeling of awe that can only be found on the vast slopes of a ski mountain, where freedom exists through speed and exploration of the mountain.

Alice was a US Ski Team athlete for 13 years (2008-2021) and competed on the FIS World Cup circuit in both Downhill and Super- G from 2009 - 2020. As a two-time Olympian (2010 and 2018) Alice placed fifth in Downhill in the 2018 Olympics. She was a World Championships team member in 2013 and 2015, a World Cup winner and podium finisher and a three time US National Champion in Super G in 2015 and 2020 and Downhill in 2017.

When not training and racing herself, Alice shared her passion with the next generation of ski racers, coaching at Keely’s Camp for Girls and the American Downhill Speed Camp. In parallel with her stellar ski racing career, Duran made the time to earn her Level 3 PSIA Instructor license and pursue her higher education goals, currently working to complete her coursework for a Bachelor's Degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from DeVry University.

Alice is looking forward to sharing the insights and knowledge she has gained from her 10+years of racing on the World Cup with a younger generation of athletes. She hopes to continue fostering the love of this incredible sport with each athlete she has the opportunity to coach.

SSCV is excited to welcome Alice to the SSCV community as a U12 coach. On days when Alice is not coaching U12 athletes we expect her to have a tremendous impact across the entire alpine program, passing along her extensive knowledge and passion for developing strong speed skills across all ages.

Pat Duran

Alpine U16 Men’s Coach
Pat Duran

Alpine U16 Men’s Coach

Sylvan Ellefson

Nordic Future Stars Director
Sylvan Ellefson

Nordic Future Stars Director

Sylvan Ellefson was born and raised in Vail, CO. While going through the Alpine Pipeline at SSCV, Sylvan found an unknown love and passion for nordic skiing. Sylvan was an athlete during nordic’s inaugural season with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in 2004-2005 under the command of Dan Weiland and Karl Hochtl. Sylvan continued his career into college notching many podiums and becoming an All-American under head coach Becky Woods. Sylvan became the first Bates skier to win an Eastern Carnival Race and also received Bates Athlete-of-the-Year Award 2 times. After college, Sylvan helped start an elite nordic racing program under the wing of SSCV and under continued command of Dan Weiland. During his 4 years of professional racing Sylvan was on the SuperTour Podium 19x. He was also started in 25 World Cups and was the National Champion in the 30k Skate leading up to the Sochi Olympics in 2014. He now focuses his love of teaching and coaching towards the 40 kids that participate in Nordic Future Stars every year.

Shawn Ellenbaum

Nordic Coach
Shawn Ellenbaum

Nordic Coach

Ryan Enfield

Snowboard Coach
Ryan Enfield

Snowboard Coach

Ryan started skiing before he can remember. At the age of 11, he attempted snowboarding - after a few years of frustrated learning, he now enjoys both disciplines! A talented student, Ryan graduated high school with a year of college already completed. He graduated from Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA after studying psychology, health science, and coaching.

At this point, Ryan is close to 30 seasons of coaching. He had 12 years of full-time year-round snowboarding before he moved to Vail. He “has a silly number of credentials.” With his plethora of experience, he is looking forward to sharing knowledge with his athletes, so they may make good choices when they’re on the mountain weather or not when he is there. He is excited to work with his well-rounded squad of snowboarders in all weather conditions throughout the season! He feels extremely fortunate to have found something he enjoys doing everyday with the awesome kids he gets to work with.

Willis Engelhart

Freeski Park & Pipe Head Coach
Willis Engelhart

Freeski Park & Pipe Head Coach

Engelhart, a Minnesota native, most recently served as Head Coach for Team Breckenridge’s park and pipe program — a position he held for four years. A former competitor in slopestyle and big air, Engelhart began teaching skiing at the age of 14 and has been coaching for 11 years. 

Engelhart is an accomplished ski coach with experience developing athletes and advancing them to an elite level. He’s worked with several international competitors, such as Yuna Koga and Rai Kasamura (Japan), Thibualt Mangnin (Switzerland), and Max Mcdonald (New Zealand). Domestically, he’s coached 15 athletes to national championship titles, including many who have gone on to compete at the Dew Tour, World Cup and X Games, and he has twice served as Project Gold Camp Coach with U.S. Ski Team. 

Engelhart holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is educated in budget management and accounting, useful in planning transportation and competitions. Those administrative skills are coupled with a strong ability to communicate needed goals to develop tricks and prepare athletes mentally for high-level competition.

Miles Gentry

Cycling Coach
Miles Gentry

Cycling Coach

Miles arrived in Vail in 2013 from Yadkinville, North Carolina. He graduated in 2011 from Appalachian State with a degree in Exercise Science Strength & Conditioning. Miles has experience as a Strength & Conditioning Intern from Wake Forest University. Miles started his career with SSCV as a Strength & Conditioning Intern. After a year of training, Miles became the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Currently Miles is a Cycling Coach at SSCV. Over the years, Miles has specialized in endurance-based sports. Miles is a Certified USA Cycling Level 2 Coach, CSCS, NICA Level 3 coach, Training Peaks Certified Level 2 & USA weight lifting coach.

Nate Goldberg

Nordic Coach
Nate Goldberg

Nordic Coach

Joe Golting

Alpine U10 Coach
Joe Golting

Alpine U10 Coach

Joe is a Colorado native who spent his childhood between Denver and Vail. He is an alumni of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail who spent his last Post Graduate year with SSCV in the winter of 1998. He is also a graduate of Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy when it was in its fledgling years. A serious racer for SSCV, Joe competed in Junior Olympics, Rocky Mountain FIS series, and United States Nationals. After Joe completed his racing at SCCV, he matriculated at Middlebury College in Vermont where he raced for the college under coaches, Mark Smith and Forest Carey. After spending 4 long cold winters in Vermont, Joe decided to thaw out on the beaches of Maui and Santa Barbara, California. However, Colorado and especially the mountains have always been a loud resonance in Joe’s soul and he could not stay away any longer. In 2009, he moved back to Colorado and found his way to Vail where he spent 3 years ski patrolling for the prestigious Vail Ski Patrol. Now 10 years later, Joe has come full circle and decided to share his passion for the mountains and skiing down them with the future generation of Olympic champions and leaders in various communities. A student of both the technical side of skiing and also the mental and competitive side of the sport. He is eager to teach his skills and passion and instill the love of the sport and the mountains to foster the next generation of life long skiers.

Sophia Grewal

Nordic Prep & Jr. Prep Coach
Sophia Grewal

Nordic Prep & Jr. Prep Coach

As many who grew up in the mountains, Sophia began both Nordic and Alpine skiing right about when she learned how to walk. She was drawn to Nordic skiing and started racing in Steamboat Springs, then moved to Vail for the SSCV Nordic program in 2014. Sophia is a Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy alumna, class of 2019, and had the privilege of being a Nordic athlete there for 5 years. She is now in school at the University of Vermont pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Sophia started coaching future stars part time her Senior year of high school and fell in love with coaching and seeing how much fun the kids have both racing and training. She is USSA certified as a Nordic coach - but this will be her first year coaching the Prep/Jr. Prep team as well as Future Stars. She is looking forward to coaching and learning alongside her athletes this season!

Stephen Gunther

Pro Shop Technician
Stephen Gunther

Pro Shop Technician

Will Hadden

Alpine Men's FIS Coach
Will Hadden

Alpine Men's FIS Coach

Will Hadden is excited to begin his 4th year with SSCV in the role of Men’s FIS coach. Will grew up in Manchester, VT and grew up skiing at Bromley Mountain before attending Stratton Mountain School and skiing for Williams College. While at Williams, Will studied English and Economics. Will coached FIS men at Stratton Mountain School for three years prior to coming to Vail and is excited to move back into a FIS role at SSCV, as he will continue to work with the athletes he coached as U16s. Will holds a USSA level 300 coaching license.

John Hale

Executive Director and Trustee
John Hale

Executive Director and Trustee

John Hale is the Executive Director of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV). John, a former Head Coach for the U.S. Ski Team and Executive Director of Loveland Ski Club, brought his extensive skiing and athletics experience to SSCV as the COO beginning in 2017 and assumed his role of Executive Director of SSCV on May 1, 2021.

During the last four years at SSCV, John orchestrated an extensive overhaul of the youth alpine coaching staff, assembling the most experienced U14 and younger coaching team in the nation.
He also had oversight of a multi-million dollar clubhouse construction project, completing a 30-year vision at no cost to the club. Additionally, John worked tirelessly with Vail Resorts to create an SSCV on-hill operations team to improve early-season venue preparation, including snowmaking, grooming, support staff, and the addition of a state of the art grooming machine. He has also had guidance and organizational responsibility for the management team as well as the leadership team which he continues to spearhead.

With the onset of COVID-19, John was responsible for establishing the operational plans, both on and off snow, for all aspects of SSCV operations and keeping these plans current in this ever changing landscape. This includes the Club’s ongoing communications with applicable health care providers and regulatory agencies along with SSCV families and academic partners.

During his tenure at Loveland Ski Club (LSC), John was the architect of a highly successful overhaul of the program and founded the Alpine Race Academy. In his seven years at LSC, he significantly improved the club’s financial health and the program’s quality while developing a highly beneficial partnership with Loveland Ski Area.

From 2002 to 2010, before his work at Loveland, John was head women’s coach for the Europa Cup and Development. During this time, John also worked with the Women’s World Cup SL/GS team before accepting a position with the U.S. Olympic Committee. While at the Olympic Committee, John worked in the Sports Science Division and attended the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Before the U.S. Ski Team, John was the Head Women’s Coach at Burke Mountain Academy, a coach for the Canadian National Team, and spent his summers on snow in Perisher, Australia, and Mt. Hood, Oregon.

John graduated with honors and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Johnson State College (JSC) in northern Vermont. He was drawn to JSC by the ski program and was a member of the alpine ski team and cross-country running team, while simultaneously obtaining full certifications in ski coaching and ski instruction. John holds a Level 500 certification with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

John, his wife Jennifer, and their two daughters, Logan and Taylor, when not skiing, can be found playing golf, mountain biking, and enjoying all that the outdoors of Colorado and the Vail Valley has to offer.

Ian Hanbury

Alpine U16 Women's Performance Coach
Ian Hanbury

Alpine U16 Women's Performance Coach

Hannah Hardenberg

Cycling Coach
Hannah Hardenberg

Cycling Coach

Jay Henry

Cycling Coach
Jay Henry

Cycling Coach

Erin Hood

Nordic Future Stars Coach
Erin Hood

Nordic Future Stars Coach

Scott Houser

Alpine U16 Men's Coach
Scott Houser

Alpine U16 Men's Coach

Tiffany Hoversten

Chief Business Officer
Tiffany Hoversten

Chief Business Officer

Tiffany is an alumna of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and was a member of the United States Ski Team from 1996-2001. She retired from competition due to multiple knee injuries and went on to graduate from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She began working for SSCV in 2005.

Chris Hughes

Mogul Program Human Performance Director & RMF Mogul Coach
Chris Hughes

Mogul Program Human Performance Director & RMF Mogul Coach

Chris began skiing at 8 years old and was an alpine racer and played lacrosse for his high school, Henderson High. When he moved to Breckenridge during the ‘88/‘89 winter he became involved in the mogul program. He has spent time with USA Powerlifting competing in six national championships and setting the American Master’s records for seven years in snatch, clean and jerk, and total for USA Weightlifting.

Chris comes to us with years of experience from Team Sumit as the Devo Mogul Coach (2014-2018), and U15 Head Mogul Coach and Human Performance Director (2018-2021). He is looking forward to being involved with the most successful moguls program in the United States, both on and off snow. He feels it is a wonderful opportunity to help athletes strive towards their goals in this great sport by guiding them in their skiing skills as well as their strength and conditioning.

Chris also has certifications as a USSA Mogul Coach Level 200, USSA Aerials Coach Level 100, and USA Weightlifting Level 2.

PJ Jenick

Alpine Race Coordinator
PJ Jenick

Alpine Race Coordinator

PJ joined SSCV in 1998. He hails from Amsterdam, New York. PJ was a NCAA skier at Western State College and a USSA Citizen Champion. He coached at both Saranac High School in upstate New York as well as Middle Park High School in Colorado. PJ is a USSA Level 4 certified Technical Delegate and Chief of Race and sits at the Vice President on the RMSRO Board.

PJ graduated from Western State College in 1969 with a BA in Physical Education and when PJ isn’t running our races, you can find him cruising on his BMW motorcycle.

Andrew Jensen

Alpine U16 Men's Coach
Andrew Jensen

Alpine U16 Men's Coach

Andrew was born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. He grew up racing for the Franconia Ski Club in Franconia, NH. In his early years, he was fortunate to be coached by Bode Miller’s Uncle Mike Kenney who instilled him with the lifelong passion for ski racing.
Andrew graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. After completing college, he spent several years working at Putnam Investments, but decided to hang up his tie and pursue his passion for skiing and coaching. Before coming to SSCV, Andrew coached the Cannon Mountain Development Team and was the Assistant Head Coach for the Vail Development Team.
With his free time, Andrew enjoys thrill seeking, exploring the world, and going fast!

Peter Kan

Nordic Future Stars Coach
Peter Kan

Nordic Future Stars Coach

Danny Kass

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach
Danny Kass

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach

Danny Kass is the SSCV Snowboard Style and Superpipe Coach. Originally from Vernon, NJ, Danny’s path to snowboard competition originated from skateboarding. Danny began his amateur career at age 12 and went on to complete for the US in Halfpipe in the 2002 and 2006 Olympics and in 5 US Open Championships. Danny has a level 100 USASA coaching certification and has served as athlete representative for snowboarding on the USOC. Drawing on his competitive experiences, Danny is excited to help train the future generations of Olympians and help ready young athletes for large competition with a focus on mental conditioning. A graduate of Mammoth Lakes High school in 2002, Danny is currently in college studying for AA and AS degree in Radiologic Technology.

Andrew Keating

Alpine FIS Women's Head Coach
Andrew Keating

Alpine FIS Women's Head Coach

John Kemp

Alpine Women's FIS Coach
John Kemp

Alpine Women's FIS Coach

Jack Kirby

Alpine U14 Coach
Jack Kirby

Alpine U14 Coach

Jack learned how to ski from his dad, with his earliest memories of the sport ripping around Aspen Mountain with him. Kirby skied for Green Mountain Valley School (Waitsfeild, VT), and subsequently graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Economics. In his four years of coaching he has worked with high-level skiers which has given him a broad perspective that will help younger athletes.

Jack holds a USSS Level 100 Certification and over the past two years has coached two athletes who will be part of the University of Vermont Ski Team. Jack looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for the sport with younger athletes, while helping them improve and reach their goals.

Dylan Kobriger

Head Mini-Shred Coach
Dylan Kobriger

Head Mini-Shred Coach

At Alpine Valley in Wisconsin, Dylan grew up skiing with his family, although he was quickly drawn to snowboarding. The first snowboard lesson he ever took was horrible! The instructor was checked out and gave little instruction - naturally, young Dylan also checked out of that season very quickly even though he loved the sport. This experience has built Dylan’s coaching to a high level. The memory of that first lesson sticks with him, inspiring him to always keep it fun, build relationships, and stay engaged with each athlete.

About 10 years ago he started working with youth mentorship programs and coaching, which has led him to many freestyle-focused camps at Liberty Snowflex Center in Virginia, Mammoth, California and Park City, Utah. Dylan has earned an AASI Level 2, AASI Freestyle Specialist and Children’s Specialist, PSIA Level 1, and USASA Level 100.

His vision is to see coaching conversations progress from “getting back up when we fall on snow” to “getting back up when life knocks us down.” We are in the business of developing leaders, so I want to see coaching that excels past pushing these kids to be the best athletes they can be, to becoming the best people they can be. So that when they leave our program, they aren’t just an elite level athlete, but an excelling member of society that is a positive force of leadership in their local community.

Brad Kreuz

Mogul Development Head Coach
Brad Kreuz

Mogul Development Head Coach

Miha Kurner

Alpine Men's FIS Coach
Miha Kurner

Alpine Men's FIS Coach

Miha grew up in Radovljica, Slovenia where his parents introduced him to skiing at a young age. The thrill of skiing straight down the hill while looking backwards led to a lifetime commitment to skiing and ski racing. Miha joined a local club at the age of 7 and hasn’t missed a season since. He continued to ski and graduated high school in Radovljica and went on to study Sports Science at the University of Ljubljana.

Miha draws from his World Cup experience, including two top 30 results, and his Sports Science degree from University of Ljubljana in his day to day coaching. Miha’s first coaching experience came from racing on a private team where the athletes in the group coached each other. Since retiring from ski racing, Miha has collected valuable credentials including: Bachelor of Sports Training, Alpine Skiing Coach Pro License (highest), Ski Instructor level 3 (highest), Strength and Conditioning coach level 2.

Miha is excited to meet new people in his coaching role. He looks forward to inspiring athletes to chase their dreams and showing them the path to reach the top of the podium. When away from the athletes, he enjoys playing tennis, basketball and soccer.

John Kust

Mogul Development Coach
John Kust

Mogul Development Coach

John Kust joined SSCV in 2012. He hails from Excelsior, Minnesota. Previously John has been affiliated with the University of Colorado Freestyle team as a coach. Currently John coaches 8-12 year olds and is excited to teach them not only to be the best skiers they can be but also to ensure they are having a blast in the bumps.

Danielle Landrie

Alpine U12 Coach
Danielle Landrie

Alpine U12 Coach

Lauren Lange

Strength & Conditioning Chef
Lauren Lange

Strength & Conditioning Chef

Chef Lauren’s Philosophy:
I love cooking and love people. I want to provide my clients of all ages the best food possible. I want to provide special diet needs for those who need or desire. I intend to create dining that people want with nutrition that people need.

Chef graduated from Minneapolis Culinary School in 1982 while working at Jerry’s Deli. Her first restaurant job was at the Decathlon Club, a private athletic club. She was the Head Chef at Boulder River Ranch, where she met her husband. She was the Executive Chef Food and Beverage Manager at Pacos River Ranch, where she met Aldo and Sara Radamus. In addition she worked at the Banquet Chef at Grouse Mountain Grill in Beaver Creek, Head Chef at Trappers Cabin in Beaver Creek and has been a Private Chef here in the Vail Valley but also in Martha Vineyard and South Dakota Hunting Camp.

Chris Laske

Freeski & Snowboard Program Director
Chris Laske

Freeski & Snowboard Program Director

Added to the Snowboard coaching staff in 2015, Chris Laske hails from Brighton, Michigan, where he has spent winters as a professional Snowboard Coach and owns and operates a successful wakeboard school in the summers. He is also an experienced trampoline coach and world champion professional wakeboarder himself. Chris is most noted for working with pro rider Kyle Mack, who won the gold medal in slopestyle at the Burton US Open at Vail this past season.

Writing of his motivations as a coach Chris states: “Nothing feels better than to watch a student achieve their goals and progress to the next level.”

Aaron Levenson

Freeride Coach
Aaron Levenson

Freeride Coach

Ian Lochhead

Alpine FIS Men's Head Coach
Ian Lochhead

Alpine FIS Men's Head Coach

Ian is looking forward to his 3rd season of coaching with SSCV. A Colorado native, Ian grew up skiing in his driveway from the age of 2, solidifying a love of the sport from the beginning. Ian attended Glenwood Springs High School and skied for the University of Denver. After college
Ian coached FIS and U12s at SSCV before spending six years with the US Ski Team’s Europa Cup and World Cup teams. Ian holds a USSA level 300 coaching certification and is a PSIA level 3 instructor. In his role as Head Men’s FIS coach, Ian is excited to share his past experiences in many levels of alpine ski racing and hopes to provide insight towards what it takes to compete at the highest level. “I look forward to working with the athletes I coach to help them achieve their goals and follow their passions.”

Matt Luczkow

Head Rookie Team Development Coach and Head Freeride Coach
Matt Luczkow

Head Rookie Team Development Coach and Head Freeride Coach

Matt Luczkow grew up in Eagle, CO. He started skiing with SSCV at an early age and raced until the age of 14. In high school he began to pursue park/pipe and big mountain skiing, competing in all disciplines. After competing, Matt skied professionally, being featured in films by Warren Miller and appeared in every major ski magazine. Matt started coaching the big mountain program part time in 2017 and found it very fun and rewarding. Starting as head coach in 2019, Matt wants to help all the young Vail skiers realize their full athletic potential, and to develop in them a love for mountains, skiing, and nature.

Olivia Lyda

Advancement Associate and Lead Academic Coach
Olivia Lyda

Advancement Associate and Lead Academic Coach

Olivia Lyda, Advancement Associate and Lead Academic Coach, is responsible for the management of three Academic Coaches as well as management of the day-to-day operations of the academic coach functions within Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy along with aiding in marketing, communication, and other advancement endeavors alongside the Director of Advancement.

Olivia’s communication skills, both written and oral, have been carefully and thoroughly harnessed through her studies and leadership role as the Assistant Director to Programming at TEDxCU, where she edited manuscripts and coached local speakers. Her internship at Girl Gone Global Communication gave her insight and knowledge into multiple marketing and communication software, along with effective graphic design used to promote and sell a brand.

She has vast experience with writing through tutoring at the university’s writing center and as an editorial intern at Spoke + Blossom and Yoga + Life Magazine.

Olivia also has much experience with children from babysitting, camp counseling, and providing swim lessons at Shady Side Academy Day Camp during her high school and college years.

Olivia is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Communications, journalism, and writing.

Matt Marks

Freeski Park & Pipe Coach
Matt Marks

Freeski Park & Pipe Coach

Phillipe Marquis

Mogul Head FIS Coach
Phillipe Marquis

Mogul Head FIS Coach

I started skiing at age 2 in Stoneham, Quebec. It didn't take time before I felt in love with speed, bumps and jumps. Therefore, I signed up for the local freestyle club at age 7 and never looked back.

I graduated from high school and cegep in Quebec City, while being a competitive mogul skier and soccer player. I was also involved in many other sports such as football and hockey. I am still studying online and in the verge of completing an Business Administration degree from Université du Québec.

I've competed in over 100 international events in mogul skiing. I've also participated at 2 Olympics and 9 World Championships. I've also coached athletes from all around the world in Quebec, Whistler and Sweden. I am an active member of the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission and sit on multiple committees. I have also multiple certifications specific to my sport from the Coaching Association of Canada. I'm an avid public speaker and have many brand ambassador roles.

I am extremely enthusiasm to join SSCV for the 2019-2020 season as I transitionned into a new role. SSCV is synonyme of character, courage and commitment. 3 words that reasonate highly with my values and my entire career on the Canadian Freestyle ski team. Colorado have always been one of my favorite places in the States and I know Vail has one of the strongest ski & snowboard program from coast to coast. With my knowledge and experience, I believe I can help SSCV, specially the freestyle program, to reach new highs and I'm very excited to get started with young athletes with whom I share a common passion!

Simon Marsh

Alpine U10/U12 Coach
Simon Marsh

Alpine U10/U12 Coach

Simon arrived at SSCV in 1997. He hails from Altamont, NY and has coached with many different programs within SSCV as well as with Team Gilboa, Perisher, Australia and Club Catolica in Santiago Chile. Simon has coached J5 and FIS Level athletes and is a Level 300 USSA certified coach. He is affiliated with the USSA, PSIA, APSI and RMSRO. Simon’s goals for his athletes this season are to help them develop a strong foundation of skiing skills through training and free skiing to be successful in not only races but more importantly for a long future career in skiing.

Simon graduated from the University of Colorado in 1991 with a BA in Political Science and International Affairs. At CU he participated on the Track and Field and Cross Country teams. When Simon isn’t coaching, he loves to road and mountain bike, travel, surf, read and spend time with his family.

John Martin

Cycling Coach
John Martin

Cycling Coach

Anna Martin

Cycling Coach
Anna Martin

Cycling Coach

Scott McCormick

Mogul Bumps & Jumps Coach
Scott McCormick

Mogul Bumps & Jumps Coach

Parker McDonald

Prep/Jr. Prep Head Coach & Cycling Coach
Parker McDonald

Prep/Jr. Prep Head Coach & Cycling Coach

Parker McDonald, Nordic Head Prep Team Coach, is a SSCV alumni and VSSA graduate. Moving to Colorado at a young age, Parker remembers skiing since his arrival. He was officially hooked by the team and coaches at SSCV/VSSA as a 7th grade student and has never looked back. Parker attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he studied sociology and skied for the Bobcat Nordic Team throughout his college years. As Parker begins his third year with SSCV, he is “looking to create team culture and experiences that athletes will carry with them the remainder of their lives. Nordic skiing is a very hard sport, finding enjoyment at a young age is a crucial part in the development of these athletes. I hope to keep practices fun and entertaining while always working hard. I am most looking forward to getting lost in the woods on adventure skis and playing sharks and minnows once the snow starts to fall.” Parker holds a USSA level 100 coaching certificate.

Leyte McNealus

Advancement Associate & RSES/SSCV Cooperative Program Coordinator
Leyte McNealus

Advancement Associate & RSES/SSCV Cooperative Program Coordinator

Leyte grew up ski racing for the Bromley Outing Club and playing sports in Vermont's Green Mountains. Choosing to focus on soccer for college, she attended Sweet Briar College graduating in 2018 with a B.A. in History. During her time at Sweet Briar, she also held positions on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Government Association, and Student Admissions Ambassadors - helping to bring in new students and assist current student-athletes. Following graduation, she moved into coaching U14 alpine athletes at the Bromley Outing Club and athletes on the Burr & Burton Academy Varsity Alpine team. While at the Bromley Outing Club she dipped her toes into advancement helping with their annual campaign.

Moving on to test out the corporate world as a Benefits Assistant at a DC based international law firm, she missed working in a youth sports focused role and dreamed of being in the mountains. Returning to Vermont in December of 2020, she reconnected with coaching at the Bromley Outing Club in addition to working in the development offices of two local non-profit organizations. In her time in the development office at Vermont Academy, she worked to promote young alumni donors and wrote several alumni profiles - published via email and online. With Merck Forest & Farmland Center she helped to coordinate their Maple Season social media and the beginning stages of their summer Sap House Series. Currently, she volunteers as a Fund Agent for Sweet Briar College, helping to promote giving and stewardship among her class. She is excited to be joining SSCV in the Advancement Department!

Taryn Miletti

Club Manager
Taryn Miletti

Club Manager

Taryn was born in Lakewood, New York and started skiing at the age of three. She grew up skiing a small mountain, Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, New York while playing school sports and waterskiing in the summer. She was a competitive athlete from the time she was 10 years old through her sophomore year of college. In 2008, Taryn graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in Biology. After college, she briefly moved to New York City and then wisely relocated to Vail in 2012.

Since moving to the Vail Valley, Taryn has worked in hospitality management as the general manager of the Fitz bar and restaurant, as well as the beverage director at Manor Vail Lodge. She also moonlighted as a part-time freeski coach for SSCV, working most recently within the big mountain program as Rookie Team coordinator. In her free time, Taryn loves to ski in the winter and whitewater raft and mountain bike in the summer. She loves to travel and spend time with family.

In her role as SSCV Club Manager, Taryn will assume portions of the former Member Services position. She will serve as the first point of contact for general club inquires, but she will also have broader responsibilities with regard to events and club management.

Lawrence Moss

Future Stars Coach; Cycling Coach
Lawrence Moss

Future Stars Coach; Cycling Coach

Lawrence Moss comes from Buffalo, New York where he learned to ski in 4th grade, then quickly joined a racing team the following year. He has loved alpine skiing ever since. Lawrence graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Environmental Science and Minor in Business Administration. He was also a member of the cycling and alpine club teams. After graduating, he worked primarily in Information Technology for the hospitality industry. He has a plethora of experience working with employees and teaching them how to use different software applications.

Lawrence has an incredible work ethic. While undergoing rigorous treatment to cure an unexpected, life-threatening illness, Lawrence was accepted into the Circle of Excellence by the Faessler Family and acknowledged as employee of the month. He exemplifies someone who is willing to face a challenge and overcome it stronger than ever. This challenge has contributed to his growth and perspective on life as he continues to work hard and spend time with his two sons. He is looking forward to being the #1 Future Stars Coach of the season.

Mike Muschello

Academic Coach
Mike Muschello

Academic Coach

Mike was born and raised in Staten Island, New York and spent the winters of his childhood skiing in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. He studied Economics at Boston University where he competed on their racing team in the USCSA. Some of his most memorable experiences at BU come from his time working as a Student Advisor for Boston University Orientation in the summer of 2017 when he was responsible for guiding a group of 15-20 incoming first-year students each week through their first college orientation.

Mike worked as an Academic Coach at SSCV primarily for upper school math during the 2019-2020 school year before moving back to New York to work as an Economist for the past year. After realizing that education is his passion, and the desire to spend his life in beautiful Eagle County, Mike is excited to rejoin SSCV as an Academic Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.

Mark Nesline

Cycling Coach
Mark Nesline

Cycling Coach

Mark Nesline is a ten-year veteran of the Vail Cycling coaching team. Mark grew up in Towson/Annapolis, Maryland and has fond memories of visiting the rockies for snowboarding trips in high school. A graduate of Elon University, where Mark played rugby, Mark moved west following college where he bought a mountain bike and fell in love. “I remember the first day I showed up to coach with VSSA. I was so slow and out of shape that all the kids beat me to the top of meadow mountain.” Mark has coached mountain biking with the Vail team since!

Mark has additional coaching experience with Vail MTB Camps. He is a certified NICA skills trainer with the Colorado HS MTB League, level 1 coach with USA cycling, and AASI certified snowboard instructor- Level 2, Children’s Lv.2, and Freestyle Lv1. Mark appreciated the skills learned from snowboard instruction and how they translate to cycling coaching.

Mark has extensive experience in racing himself and draws on these experiences to become a better coach. “I want to share my love and passion of cycling with as many kids as possible. Bikes have changed my life. I want to show kids that bikes are more than just racing, intervals and working hard and consistently at something. I want to show them the adventure, fun, community and so many things that bikes give to us. FUN! FUN! FUN! I truly care about the athlete’s success in sport, but more importantly I want them to leave the program with skills to be kind, compassionate, and hard-working young men and women.”

Brian Ogawa

Future Stars Coach
Brian Ogawa

Future Stars Coach

Brian spent his youth skiing and racing in Mammoth Lakes CA, before skiing on the Ski Team at the University of CO Boulder. After college, Brian coached for 1 year at CU, before returning to California to attend music school at the Musicians Institute. After graduation he worked as a sales rep for Volkl Skis, Blizzard/Dynafit, and Kneissl/Dachstein, over a 15 year period during the winters, while touring with various bands during the summers. In 2009 he moved back to Colorado and the Vail Valley with his wife and 4-year old son. He coached his son in the Buddy Werner program for 5 years and then 1 year as a substitute coach as SSCV. His son is currently a 2nd year U16 at SSCV. Brian is also a Hudson Institute of Coaching certified Executive Coach and works as an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant with many Fortune 500 Companies including, PwC, Pfizer, Mastercard, Daiichi Sankyo. Brian holds a USSA level 200 coaching certificate and is excited to work with and inspire a new group of young skiers.

Chris Ogilvie

Operations Manager
Chris Ogilvie

Operations Manager

Chris Ogilvie, “Ogie,” known among staff, friends and athletes, came to Ski and Snowboard Club Vail from Vermont 3 years ago after working at the Bromley Outing Club (BOC). He held a variety of roles: coaching, venue management, event management and marketing. Chris attended Springfield College in Springfield, MA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, and continued racing. As a USCSA athlete, he served as an athlete-representative on the Board of Directors for 5 years, representing some 5,000 athletes.

Since Chris’ arrival at SSCV, he coached in the U16 program for the past 3 years and, assisted in a variety of club operations projects. Chris enjoys being involved in World Cup events both here at home at the Birds of Prey and others, such as the 2015 FIS World Championships and the 2017 World Cup Finals in Aspen.

Chris is extremely excited to work with management to help build upon an already successful organization. Getting involved within current club projects: the new clubhouse and Gold Peak Expansion, as well as, future projects both at Vail and at VSSA in Minturn. He hopes one day the club can host national events, both at the FIS and USSA level that have equal caliber to those on the World Cup.

During his free-time, Chris enjoys participating in alpine touring and freeskiing on the mountain during the winter months. During the summer, you can find Chris on his mountain bike or out on a trail hiking. Travel is very important to Chris and he will take camping trips with his friends in remote places near national parks and forests throughout the summer. Chris’ door will always be open to staff, athletes, families and friends. Please feel free to stop on by and say hello.

Louis Otto

Alpine U10/U12 Coach
Louis Otto

Alpine U10/U12 Coach

Louis Otto comes to Ski Club Vail with decades of leadership experience as a coach and director in the sport of alpine ski racing. Over the course of his career Lou has played a key role in developing numerous World Cup, Olympic, and National Team athletes. While coaching in Washington, Louis was named Coach of the Year by the Pacific Northwest division of US Skiing in both 1999 and 2008; one of only two coaches to earn the honor twice in its history.

A level 400 nationally certified coach, experience has taught Lou that distilling ski racing to its most core principles and always working through that lens is the most efficient and effective way to instill long term growth and skill development in athletes. Beyond the accomplishments and accolades he has earned, Lou is a humble, kind, individual who loves working with children in sport. He is honored and excited to work at Ski Club Vail.

Eric Pepper

Nordic Head Coach
Eric Pepper

Nordic Head Coach

Eric brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. He has coached Junior athletes to the highest level of competition - Junior Nationals, Scando Cup, US Nationals as well as all regional and national events in between. Eric will begin his full-time coaching duties beginning August 1st. In the meantime he will be joining us for various camps - Bend, Park City, Steamboat, Sun Valley, and Lake Placid. We are looking forward to getting Eric into the mix, he will be a great asset to our program.

Quote from Eric - “The SSCV Nordic program has a lot of momentum behind it right now and I’m excited to be a part of it. The support and facilities look fantastic and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Lisa Perricone

Alpine Women's FIS Coach
Lisa Perricone

Alpine Women's FIS Coach

Pam Peterson

Future Stars Head Coach
Pam Peterson

Future Stars Head Coach

Pam joined SSCV in 2013. She comes to us from Weston, Massachusetts. Previously Pam has worked for Vail Ski & Snowboard School as a trainer and instructor. She is PSIA Level III certified as well as USSA Level 100. Pam has experience coaching high school lacrosse and field hockey and is excited to coach on skis. Pam’s goals for her athletes are to improve their skills while having fun, making great friends and enjoying all that the mountains have to offer.

Pam graduated from Springfield College with a BS in Health and Fitness. When she isn’t coaching she enjoys biking, photography, camping, and spending time with her kids and family.

Crawford Pierce

Alpine U16 Women’s Core Coach
Crawford Pierce

Alpine U16 Women’s Core Coach

Max Pulsifer

Freeski Park & Pipe Coach
Max Pulsifer

Freeski Park & Pipe Coach

When Max was just 2 years old, his parents strapped him in a backpack and took him to the snow-covered mountains - he loved it. Shortly after, he retired from the backpack days and found his love for skiing among his high school extracurriculars, football and lacrosse. Max attended the University of Maine at Farmington where he studied Elementary Education.

After graduation, he was able to combine his passion for teaching and coaching. He has been ski coaching here in Colorado for 4 seasons after he taught Middle School in Maine. Max has an Elementary Education K-8 teaching certificate as well as a PSIA Alpine 1, PSIA Freestyle 1, and USASA Level 200 ski certifications. He is looking forward to bringing positivity to both athletes and co-workers to push his peers to their full potential on and off the mountain.

Sara Radamus

Alpine Private Coach
Sara Radamus

Alpine Private Coach

Sara has a long history with SSCV beginning in 1982 when she was the Women’s Nor Am Coach working with the club’s top women racers. From 1983-86 she was the Head J2 Coach for both men and women before leaving for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club where she held the same position until 1991. From 1991-94 Sara was the Head Women’s Coach at SSWSC where she also served as the Director of Recruiting for the newly implemented Ski Racing Program at the Lowell Whiteman School. From 1994- 2009 Sara worked with a number of athletes as a private coach in Vail and Park City. Last year, she returned to the SSCV Alpine staff full time as Assistant J3 coach. For the last 25 years, Sara has also been the Director and Head Coach of Sports Club International, Inc., conducting summer training camps in New Zealand, Sunday River, Whistler, Saas Fe, Mt. Hood, Valle Nevado, Pitztal, Copper Mountain and Vail/Beaver Creek.

As a student/athlete, Sara was in the first graduating class of Stratton Mountain School and went on to compete for Middlebury College where she graduated with a B.S. in Art History. She was a four-time All American and Middlebury College’s Athlete of the Year in 3 of those years. She was also recognized as Ski Racing’s Collegiate Skier of the Year in 1979. From 1980-82 she raced on the Women’s Professional Ski Racing Tour. Today, Sara continues to serve Middlebury as an alumni interviewer for prospective students from the area.

Sara holds the highest level of coaches’ certification from USSA as an International Level 4 Coach. She has also served as an examiner for Levels 1-3 at the National Coaches’ Academy. Sara has participated as an US Ski Team Associate Coach at numerous World Cup, Europa Cup, World Junior Championships, Topolino and Whistler Cup projects, as well as, at all levels of National competitions.

Jake Raether

Academic Coach
Jake Raether

Academic Coach

Hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Jake first learned how to ski at age two on the frozen hills of Minnesota, a place where temperature rather than snow cover determined if it was a day to hit the slopes or not. Growing up, Jake was fortunate to spend many winter vacations in the Colorado Rockies and fell in love with the beautiful terrain, plentiful snowfall, and endless freedom the many resorts that dot the range offer. Most importantly, he loved the fact that an actual chair lift offered a ride to the top of the run instead of a tow rope.

A graduate of Minnetonka High School, Jake first attended Central Michigan University on an athletic scholarship to play baseball. Jake spent three years on the diamond earning multiple all-conference academic achievement awards before hanging up the cleats. After that, Jake returned home to Minnesota where he attended The University of St. Thomas and earned his degree in Biology, having taken several math classes along with other science classes, including chemistry and physics, during his college years. He is passionate about life sciences and environmental conservation, with a particular affinity for marine biology and studying the life that inhabits our oceans. Jakes has enjoyed his volunteer time tutoring youngsters as part of a special education program at Connections that Count. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Outside of academia, Jake enjoys spending time fishing, trying his hand at being a chef, and playing guitar. More so, he is always impatiently waiting for the temperature to drop below freezing and the mountains to become a winter playground.

Chris Robinson

Age Class Prep Coach, Pro Shop Technician, Operations
Chris Robinson

Age Class Prep Coach, Pro Shop Technician, Operations

Chris Robinson was born and raised in Vail, and has been involved with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail since 1987. He graduated from Vail Mountain School then attended Roanoke College where he studied marketing and communications and played soccer. Chris has been Coaching part time since 2003, but he finally decided to take it on as a full time position.

Chris hopes to share his love for the outdoors and skiing with all athletes he has the opportunity to work with. As a proud father, he has a greater understanding for the patience it takes to connect with his athletes. He also knows that his athletes will be brutally honest with him when they are not having fun - he is looking forward to making sure the energy and positivity is always high on the mountain!

Bryan Rooney

Chief Operating Officer
Bryan Rooney

Chief Operating Officer

Bryan assumed his role of Chief Operating Officer in May 2021, having re-joined SSCV as Director of Operations in May 2020. Bryan’s love for the sport was nurtured at an early age by his parents. Growing up near a tiny ski area that served as the winter hub of his small community, Bryan spent countless hours on those trails developing his lifelong passion for snowsports. While skiing was complemented by football and soccer during his earlier years, ski racing quickly became the sole focus as he became a teenager. After graduating high school, Bryan attended Saint Anselm College, in Manchester, NH, on a partial athletic/academic scholarship.

Bryan has been dedicated to the ski industry for well over twenty years. After starting his coaching career in the Pacific Northwest, he was recruited to coach at SSCV in the late nineties. Bryan has worked with athletes of all ages, holds a Level 300 coaching certification and a number of race official certifications. Bryan has been Chief of Course for NorAm's, Australian National Championships and World Alpine Championship medal events. He has also spent a significant amount of time in resort administration, sports marketing and event production before his recent return to SSCV.

Bryan aims to solidify SSCV as the leading youth development organization in the community and the premier snowsports club in the world. “I am excited to work with all of our stakeholders to drive SSCV to new heights in the years to come.” Bryan has been lucky enough to work with great people and organizations across the country and around the world. While there are a number of professional accomplishments that he is proud of, they pale in comparison to the personal accomplishment of building a strong family here in the Eagle River Valley, along with his wife, children and their dog Riva.

Kevin Roop

Cycling Coach
Kevin Roop

Cycling Coach

Kevin Roop has always had a passion for riding bikes. He has been working in ski schools and in the coaching industry for over 25 years. He is very excited to cultivate a team where his passion for biking is contagious to the new generation of athletes.

He is looking forward to helping others meet their goals, and most recently helped a gentleman ski the best he has in his life after recovering from being on a ventilator after having COVID-19. He is an all-around expert in the coaching field whether it be biking or skiing. Kevin is a PSIA fully certified instructor and a divisional clinic leader.

Ben Roy

Alpine Men's FIS Coach
Ben Roy

Alpine Men's FIS Coach

Ben joined SSCV in Fall of 2015. He grew up skiing and racing in Maine out of Sugarloaf. An alumni of the Sugarloaf/CVA race program he went on to race four years at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, competing in USCSA. Last season, Ben worked for the Vail/Beaver Creek race crew. This season, Ben hopes to share his passion for skiing and racing with his athletes in order to create an atmosphere of hard work, competition, and above all fun!

In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking, mountain biking, golf, and playing music.

Ryan Sappenfield

Alpine U14/U16 Part-Time Lead Coach
Ryan Sappenfield

Alpine U14/U16 Part-Time Lead Coach

Born and raised in Minnesota, Ryan spent his youth competing in the USSA Central Region before moving to Boulder, CO to attend the University of Colorado. During his time there, Ryan competed in the USSA Rocky Mountain Region in addition to competing in FISU and NorAm races before transitioning into coaching.

Ryan comes to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail excited by the prospect of supporting skill development and technical progression at both the U14 and U16 levels. Fresh off the snow with the Eldora Mountain Ski Club where he served as the YSL Program Director and Head Coach, Ryan has over 30 years of experience with alpine ski racing at every level. His extensive background as both a competitor and a coach to high school, collegiate, YSL, USSA Age Class, and FIS athletes has given him a unique perspective on the learning styles, goals, and needs for athletes at varying ages and stages of development.

His goal for the season is to foster a lifelong love of skiing for all the athletes under his tutelage and witness the rewards that come from smart, focused training.

Dolly Schaub

Alpine U14/U16 Part-Time Coach
Dolly Schaub

Alpine U14/U16 Part-Time Coach

Dolly's passion for skiing began at age 2 when she learned to ski. Her love of ski racing developed when she started attending Carrabassett Valley Academy in 1984. In 1989, Dolly moved to Colorado and attended Colorado College. She graduated with a BA in Asian Studies with an emphasis on Japan. After graduating from CC, Dolly moved to Crested Butte where she began her career in the ski industry. Dolly spent 15 years instructing and supervising at the Crested Butte Ski School where she completed her Level 3 PSIA cert. She coached for 2 years for Crested Butte Academy, working primarily with the FIS/NorAm athletes. She also was Head Coach for the Crested Butte Ski Club for 3 years. During this time, Dolly completed her Level 300 Coaching certification.
In 2013, Dolly moved to the Eagle Valley. Dolly began coaching for SSCV in 2017 when her 8 year old twins joined the club as Future Stars athletes. Dolly is excited to be coaching the part-time U14/U16 team again this year. Working with this age group is really exciting because we are building on fundamentals, enhancing our love of the sport and really delving into tactics and mental focus. We get a great mix of free skiing, having fun with friends and honing our skills in the gates.

Sharon Schmidt

Director of Advancement
Sharon Schmidt

Director of Advancement

Sharon joined SSCV in 2013. In her role as Director of Advancement, Sharon is responsible for overseeing all SSCV development initiatives (including the Annual Campaign, Academic Fund in support of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy students, off-snow special events and sponsorships), full-time admissions, communications, alumni relations and academics (the Academic Coach program which supports Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy athletes and the SSCV/Red Sandstone Elementary School Cooperative Arrangement which supports full-time four day a week athletes attending RSES).

Sharon brings with her an in-depth knowledge of one of SSCV’s academic partners, Vail Mountain School, where she was the Director of Development for three years. Sharon is also no stranger to ski and snowboard club and academy life. For 6+ years she served as Director of Development and Communications, along with performing a variety of other tasks, at Waterville Valley Academy and the BBTS Snowsports Club in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Prior to that, Sharon made use of her business skills and law degree from Cornell Law School as an attorney at a large Boston law firm followed by in-house corporate roles in the real estate development and high tech industries.

Sharon is the parent of an SSCV and NCAA Division 1 ski racer alumnus.

Whitney Schuck

Future Stars Coach
Whitney Schuck

Future Stars Coach

Whitney has a childhood filled with memories surrounded by weekend trips up to the mountains to ski with her grandpa and tear up the mountain as a family. While in college, she stayed in Colorado studying Innovation and Business Administration at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. She was the president of the tennis club and coached volleyball.

One of Whitney’s greatest accomplishments is receiving her PSIA Level 1 certification and the confidence that she will have the skills and knowledge to positively impact kids' lives. This is her 4th season working in the snow sports industry, however she has coached volleyball for many years. She loves skiing with kids every weekend, however, having the opportunity to see them grow as individuals is even better. She is looking forward to sharing the joy, happiness, and freedom that skiing provides while helping them reach their potential.

Joe Sheldon

Academic Coach
Joe Sheldon

Academic Coach

Born in Miami, but raised in the Vail Valley, Joe has always been split between the states of Florida and Colorado. After graduating from Eagle Valley High School, Joe went on to study at the University of Florida. But in the end, he decided the mountains called a little louder. Joe loves to hike, climb, snowboard and really just enjoys the beauty of the outdoors.

At the University of Florida, Joe earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. As a Freshman, Joe placed 3rd at UFs Annual Public Speaking Convention. His favorite courses were Business Finance and Business writing. While studying at UF, Joe also worked as a Study Expert for a local tutoring company. He specialized in the Micro and Macro economic courses offered at UF.

After graduating from UF, Joe joined the Teach For America corps. He spent 2 years teaching Mathematics at Colorado High School Charter in Denver. He developed a curriculum and taught Algebra, Trigonometry and Personal Finance in his time as a teacher at CHSC. He also took on leadership positions, such as coaching the Women's Basketball Team.

Joe is excited about his return to the Vail Valley and helping our athletes achieve success in the classroom and in athletics.

Alex Shorter

Alpine Children's Program Director
Alex Shorter

Alpine Children's Program Director

Alex Shorter is a career alpine ski racing coach with over a decade and a half of leadership experience at nearly every level of the sport. Most recently, Alex served as head U10 coach and alpine "link" coach for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. In these roles, Alex was responsible for all elements of programming for 120 U10 athletes, while concurrently providing technical leadership for the entire U10-U16 coaching staffs.

Before moving to Colorado, Alex served in multiple leadership roles at the Mission Ridge Ski Team and Academy. She was Youth Director for seven years and Head J3 (U16) Coach for five years before that. In 2015 Alex was recognized as the Coach of the Year by the Pacific Northwest division of the USSA; only the 3rd woman ever to earn that distinction.

Alex and her husband Ryan own PV Alpine Race Camps, operating summer and fall camps for 17 years running. In her diverse background, Alex has coached athletes who have gone on to win Divisional, Regional, and National Championships, NCAA titles, and who have scored on the World Cup.

Alex is excited to apply her experience, knowledge, and diverse skill set to her new role at Ski Club Vail. She is committed to creating a culture where athletes develop superior technical skills that will serve them for as long as they remain in the sport. She sees her role as pivotally crucial to all that will come before these athletes in the future. Alex is excited to help her athletes find their potential through positive culture, a shared responsibility to be one's best every day, and ultimately empowerment in whatever they undertake in ski racing and beyond.

Sage Smith

Cycling Coach
Sage Smith

Cycling Coach

Sage Smith is a local artist/athlete/agrarian who continues to grow up in Eagle, Colorado. He is a lifelong cyclist who also enjoys Nordic skiing, swimming, and disc golf. Between 2010-2011 he managed and participated in a nationally successful club Nordic team at Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado. He majored in ecology and geology, with an emphasis on the Western Slope. Sage has been a naturalist, educator, and STEM instructor with Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon and taught K-8 gifted and talented in Garfield Re-2 School District. Sage is grateful to coach mountain biking, where he may inspire youth to appreciate health, mechanics, and individual ability in the setting of the southwest United States.

Lenka Sterling

Nordic Female Head Coach
Lenka Sterling

Nordic Female Head Coach

Lenka Sterling is in her second season as a Women’s Nordic Coach at SSCV. Originally from Harracho, Czech Republic, and coming from a Nordic skiing family, Lenka began her Nordic skiing career as a child on the back of her parents. Her early passion and training through her youth programming and Czech Republic sports driven high school brought her to CU Boulder, where Lenka skied on the Buff’s Nordic team. Beyond her college racing career, Lenka brings much experience to the Nordic program. Lenka coached previously for SSCV and has also worked with the Boulder Nordic Junior Racing Program, Auburn Ski Club, and Sugar Bowl Academy. Lenka draws on her experience becoming a mom in her coaching role, saying “having kids definitely changed my approach to coaching. Going through two pregnancies and seeing how your body has to adjust, not only makes you more humble and appreciative for the things you can (or could) do, but it also makes you no longer take everything for granted. I think it is thanks to having kids, that I am much more patient and understanding coach, and that might be a better accomplishment than all the great races I have ever won.” As she embarks upon year two at SSCV, Lenka hopes to continue to inspire athletes through her love of Nordic skiing, making them into lifelong advocates for the sport and Nordic skiing culture. She is looking forward to getting to know the team even more and helping each athlete reach their goals.

Charley Stocker

Alpine U14 Coach
Charley Stocker

Alpine U14 Coach

Charley grew up in Bozeman, MT and began skiing at Bridger Bowl Ski Area. While attending Montana State University he began teaching skiing and shortly thereafter began his coaching career with the Bridger Ski Foundation. Across the years he has held numerous positions within the ski industry. In late 2008, he and his family relocated to the south coast of England. Not eager to leave the mountains, he set out to establishing a winter base in 2009, while pursuing his European qualifications in order to be able to work freely and independently while there. Subsequently, he was based in Europe with his wife and 3 daughters. He spent several years between 2009 and 2017 coaching with the British Ski Academy based in Les Houches, France and later in Aosta, Italy. During his time there he coached a range of age groups on a full time basis training and racing at venues across Europe. He has also spent several southern hemisphere winters coaching in New Zealand.
Although based overseas with his family for more than 10 years prior to 2018, he did live and work in Vail from 2002-2008 when he worked as a Product Manager and Training Manager for the Vail Snowsports school. He holds several qualifications including
• USSA Level 200 certification
• BASI Level 4 (including ‘Eurotest’)
• European Mountain Safety Level 4
• PSIA Level 3
• He is also a retired PSIA.

Charley lives with his wife Noni and their three teenage daughters. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys being on two wheels-- road bike, mountain bike, or track bike if there happens to be a velodrome handy.

Having the privilege of working with a group of motivated young skiers never ceases to be exciting. “I aim to work with the whole team to create the best environment possible in order to allow each young athlete to fully enjoy their training, move their skiing forward, and get the very best from his or herself.”

Dan Stripp

Alpine Private Coach
Dan Stripp

Alpine Private Coach

Dan (Stripper) was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1980-87 having competed in World Cup from 1984-87.

He began his coaching career in Lake Placid at NYSEF (New York Ski Education Foundation) where he was the Head J3 Coach and the Head Women’s Coach.

From 1998-2000 Dan was a Coach with the U.S. Ski Team working with the Women’s World Cup SL/GS Team. Beginning in 2001 and through the 2005 season, he was the Head Coach of Team Koznick on the World Cup.

Since his employment at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Dan has led the Women’s Team to become the strongest women’s team in the Rocky Mt. Division, having won the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup series for several years. He has sent four athletes to the USST in as many years.

He has led numerous Divisional, Regional and NDS camps and projects and sits on the RMD Ability Class Subcommittee, providing leadership and direction in many aspects of the sport.

Dan has two children; Jessica and Tyler.

Kevin Sundheim

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach
Kevin Sundheim

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach

My First memory of skiing I was around 5 years old. Sliding down a very small hill side at McIntyre Ski area in Manchester, NH. I tried my hardest to make a pizza with my skis as my baby sitter held me up. The next time I was at a Ski area I was 10 and my brother and we took our first snowboard lesson together. I then joined our schools ski club and was hooked on sliding slide ways after that.

I attend Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH for high school. I then went on to receive a Bachelors Degree of Science in Adventure Education at Plymouth State University. I Spend all of my free time in both high school and college in the winters either working as a snowboard instructor or riding Loon Mountain Park

I first started instructing in 2004 at a small mountain in NH called Pats Peak. Sense then I have instructed at many resorts and volunteered at adaptive ski schools both in NH and Colorado. Before coming to SSCV I worked at Woodward Copper for many years where I received my AASI Level III, PISA Level I and AASI FreeStyle II. Sense joining SSCV I have received my USASA level I and FIS License.

I hope to spread and share my joy for snowboarding while encourage the growth of courage and confidence in our athletes here at SSCV. I look forward to growing my self and furthering my careers an a freestyle snowboard coach here as SSCV.

Paul Suomi

Equipment Manager
Paul Suomi

Equipment Manager

Paul is excited to provide the highest level of service to SSCV’s athletes through education, expertise, innovation and integrity. Paul’s experience in the ski industry extends beyond his involvement with The Compound Ski Shop. Over 1​7​ years his experience includes consulting work with Cold River Manufacturing, 4Frnt Skis Sales/Tech Rep, time spent working at Footloose Sports in Mammoth, California in support of his work as a master bootfitter, and a degree in Ski Area Business Management from Northern Michigan University. Paul has been working with Wintersteiger stone grinders and edging machines throughout his career and brings that knowledge with him to the SSCV Minturn Tune Shop.

Emily Terrell

Marketing, Special Events and Sponsor Relations Manager
Emily Terrell

Marketing, Special Events and Sponsor Relations Manager

Emily graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with degrees in both Sport Management and Marketing in 2014. Three days post graduation she moved to Summit County, Colorado working for the Town of Frisco's Recreation Department. After working for Frisco, Emily began her 7 year career working for Woodward Copper. With Woodward she had part in overseeing the coaching staff, the facilities, special events, and of course their summer camp programming.

Emily grew up saving any money she could, in order to fund trips to Colorado throughout highschool and college. Now, after living here, she can't get enough of camping, hiking, snowboarding and occasionally skiing! She is prone to jumping in any alpine lake she can find, especially during lunch breaks. Emily is so excited to be a part of the SSCV team, and finds passion in the knowledge and experience that the club provides for its incredible athletes.

Dan Timm

Nordic Future Stars Coach
Dan Timm

Nordic Future Stars Coach

Dan joined SSCV in 2012. He hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is excited to coach another season in Vail. Most importantly Dan is excited to teach his athletes the foundations of skating and classic skiing and most importantly have fun with them. Dan is certified by the AFAA and ACE as a PT. Additionally he is a member of IHRSA.

He graduated from Regis College in 1987 with a degree in Media Law and Coaching. When Dan is on the Nordic trails, he participates in triathlons enjoys spending time with his family and staying fit.

Brad Wall

Alpine Program Director
Brad Wall

Alpine Program Director

Brad Wall comes to SSCV from Burke Mountain Academy, where he spent the past four years as Athletic Director. During Brad’s time at Burke, he led an overhaul of their alpine program which culminated in the academy’s recognition by U.S. Ski and Snowboard as the Alpine Club of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

Brad graduated from Dartmouth College and was a member of the Australian Ski Team from 1997-2006. He represented Australia in two Olympic Winter Games and three FIS World Championships. During his time at Dartmouth, he won an individual NCAA slalom title and was runner up in the giant slalom in the same year.

Following his athletic career, Brad returned to his alma mater of Burke Mountain Academy, where he coached FIS boys from 2006-2009. He then headed back to Australia and assumed the role of Alpine Director for Ski and Snowboard Australia, which he held for seven years. He was the Alpine Performance Manager for the Australian Olympic Committee at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi during that time. Brad also led the Australian Team for three FIS World Ski Championships campaigns.

Brad is grateful for an opportunity to be part of the SSCV community and join SSCV’s experienced coaching team. He is looking forward to working with athletes and their families to help athletes achieve their best with a training environment he believes second to none.

Brad, his wife Amy, and their three children are thrilled to be relocating to the Vail Valley exploring all that SSCV and the greater community have to offer.

Andy Weber

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach
Andy Weber

Snowboard Park & Pipe Coach

Andy Weber went snowboarding for the first time on Sugar Mountain, North Carolina with a group of his middle school peers. After a rough first ride, he tried again years later and filled his favorite high school memories snowboarding with his buddies. He grew up riding in the sun by day and under the lights by night.

Andy graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2015, where he received a degree in Kinesiology. Following graduation he moved to Copper Mountain, where he worked as a Woodward Coach. His journey to Colorado led him to Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in March of 2019. Even though being a snowboard coach is not the job from his childhood dreams, he believes he has his dream job. He shares the sport that he loves with some of the “raddest” Kids he has ever met.

His goal has always been to mold athletes into great snowboarders, but use the sport to cultivate a program that molds his kids into greater people. Andy holds a AASI Level 1 certification and a USASA Level 200 certification.

Dan Weiland

Nordic & Cycling Program Director
Dan Weiland

Nordic & Cycling Program Director

Born in Denver, Dan was transplanted to Vail where he has lived ever since. He attended Red Sandstone Elementary, Minturn Middle and graduated from Battle Mountain.

He began alpine skiing at the age of 4 and Nordic skiing around age 12. He spent most of his high school days competing in soccer, track and cross country skiing. He received all state ski honors all four years of high school. Was a Junior National Champion in 1991 (Anchorage), and an All-American in ‘91, ‘92 and ‘93. Senior year Dan was selected for all state soccer honors. He attended the University of Colorado and skied for them for 5 months. After college Dan returned to Vail and once again began racing, this time in off-road triathlons and adventure racing. Currently Dan races for Nike ACG as a professional adventure racer.

Soon after Dan’s return to Vail he began coaching. He was named Head Nordic Coach of VMS in 1998 and has coached there since. Coaching is a true passion of Dan’s; he enjoys teaching kids the valuable lessons that he has learned throughout his years of coaching and competing. Dan’s goal is to prepare young athletes for the next level of competition whether that is the National Team, Division 1 NCAA or beyond.

Dan has enjoyed his time with the club program (RMD) and seeing his kids excel to a level that has never been seen in this valley. The future for Nordic skiing is very bright in this community and it is great to have SSCV to nurture our goals.

Hunter Whiting

Freeski Rookie Team Coach
Hunter Whiting

Freeski Rookie Team Coach

Hunter found his passion for skiing in the Alps when his family was living in Europe. He began ski racing at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire, and later transitioned to Freestyle and Freeride reams at Gould Academy in Maine.

Hunter is actively pursuing his Alpine Cert 2 and FS-3, and has been working on his individual skills simultaneously. He recently received an achievement award from the Colorado National Guard for excellence as a military trainer. Hunter is looking forward to sharing his wide breadth of knowledge with his athletes.

He is excited to continue watching his teams’ skills, knowledge, passion, and comfort zone grow throughout the season. He places an emphasis on identifying his athlete’s personal comfort level, and specifically tailoring his coaching to the individual in order to help them optimize their maximum potential. Hunter will be working on improving dynamics both individually and as a team, and they become more efficient and technical in all their skill sets.

Eva Wolfe

Age Class Prep Junior Coach
Eva Wolfe

Age Class Prep Junior Coach

Eva has been skiing with her family since she was 4. She has participated in BEAVO and ski school programs and joined Ski & Snowboard Club Vail as an athlete two years ago. She is eager to get her second season of coaching under her belt. Eva loves working with kids and will have the opportunity to grow and learn alongside her athletes. When she is not skiing, she is a dedicated student as a junior at East High School and talented lacrosse player.

Rob Worrell

Alpine U14 Head Coach
Rob Worrell

Alpine U14 Head Coach

After a season in Europe where he coached the British Ski Academy, Rob Worrell has returned to SSCV to oversee the club’s full-time Age Class programs, including U14 and U12 alpine. The veteran coach will have specific coaching responsibilities within the U14 program and will work closely with the U12 staff in formulating a comprehensive approach to youth development.

Worrell was formerly Alpine Program Director for Team Summit, a U.S. Ski Team regional coach, and Alpine Head Coach at Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. He previously held the roles of Men's Alpine Director and U16 Head Coach at SSCV. For his efforts, Worrell was named USSA Alpine Coach of the Year in 2016.

Anje Worrell

SSCV Part-Time Programs Head Coach
Anje Worrell

SSCV Part-Time Programs Head Coach

Anje is returning to SSCV after working as the Rocky/Central Youth Coach and Coordinator for the U.S. Ski Team. In this role, she was integral in developing and leading camps and events for the region and division, as well as national projects for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard development program. These projects helped set the foundation of fundamentals that has propelled the Rocky/Central region as a leading force across the country.

Anje grew up skiing and racing thru college in the Western Region. Passionate for skiing, mountains, and the outdoors, she started her coaching career working at the Bridger Ski Foundation in Montana as Youth Director, and realized her love for teaching athletes. In 1995, she moved to Colorado to coach at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club as a FIS coach. Since then, she has coached the last 25+ years athletes of all ages and levels of racing, from FIS Nor-Am athletes to youth athletes at several programs in Colorado, including Team Summit, personal coach to Alice McKennis, Crested Butte Academy, and again at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, as the clubs first female Alpine Competitive Director, before moving to the Vail valley in 2011.

Anje has coached at numerous U.S. Ski Team projects throughout the years, led U.S. Ski and Snowboard coach’s clinics, Skills Quest clinics, and has served several terms on committees for the Rocky/Central region, and RMD division. She hopes to instill a life long LOVE of the sport to each of the athletes she coaches, as well as helping them achieve their goals. Anje is excited to be moving into a position at SSCV to spend more time at home with her husband Rob, and two sons, Zane and Cody.

Kelia Zigich

Alpine Women's FIS Coach
Kelia Zigich

Alpine Women's FIS Coach

This is Kelia's 6th season at SSCV and has been involved in ski racing for three decades. Kelia grew up in Golden and raced out of Winter Park, Loveland, and the USCSA Team at CU Boulder. After college, she spent three years coaching age class and college athletes at Eldora before moving to Vail. She inspires the pursuit of skiing as a life-long sport and is excited to help athletes fulfill their full potential as racers as well as strong & confident young adults.

Kelia graduated from the University of Colorado in 2013 with a degree in French and Evolutionary Biology. She also attended Denver Integrative Massage School in 2016.