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.
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.
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.
Liz originally came to SSCV in 2018 from the Orleans Yacht Club (Orleans, MA) where she was the Club Administrator & Bookkeeper for ten years. She is a graduate of Wheaton College (Norton, MA) and has an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts. After UMass, much to her parents’ dismay, she moved to Mount Snow (West Dover, VT), took up snowboarding, and became one of the first female snowboard instructors in their Ski School and in the state. She and her husband are both originally from Cape Cod, but still have many strong ties to CO and the Vail Valley from having lived in Red Cliff (for 10 years) and in Eagle-Vail (for 2).
Liz and her husband returned to the East Coast early in 2020, but has re-joined the full-time Admin staff of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail as of May 2021 in her former position of Bookkeeper and part of SSCV’s three-person Finance Team.
Although she works remotely from Cape Cod, don't be surprised if you see her working in the SSCV offices as she and her husband travel to CO on a regular basis. When not working, she can be found listening to an excessive amount of 80’s & 90’s alternative music, exploring CO, hiking, snowshoeing, learning to ski (yes really!), or spending time with family & friends.
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.
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.