2019 Board of Directors Candidate(s)
Alpine – Section 3
Board positions for which only one candidate was timely nominated shall be held by the one nominee.
There was only 1 Nominee for Section 3.
Section 3 Alpine Representative | 3 year term
Home Snowsports School:
Wilmot Mountain Snowsports School
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest strength(s)?
Central Division provides local opportunities for instructors to improve their teaching and skiing skills. Online learning and webinars have proved to be excellent learning tools. Education events are a fun way to meet fellow instructors and share ideas.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest weakness(es)?
Let’s face it: Central Division lacks the terrain and the professional opportunities available in the Western and Eastern resorts. Most of our members are part-time instructors who must earn a living in another type of job. PSIA-C needs to be as efficient as possible in delivering professional development services and networking opportunities.
What do you see as our greatest opportunity(ies)?
People who take snowsports lessons have more fun and are more likely to stay safe. PSIA-C has great potential to play a major role in the development of skiers and snowboarders who take up the sport over the long haul.
What do you see as our greatest threat(s)?
A changing and more unpredictable climate in the United States, coupled with a trend toward involvement in less active leisure time activities, are two threats facing snowsports in general, including the Central Division.
Since my first turns at Boyne Mountain at the age of 4, the sport of skiing has been a lifelong passion. I joined the Wilmot Mountain ski school in 1984 after spending three winters in Vail Colorado. I am Level III Alpine Certified. I have dabbled in Alpine ski racing, participated in PSIA cross country and telemark events and attended 10 National Academies. Thanks to my PSIA certification I had the opportunity to teach skiing at Crested Butte and Winter Park. I have many hobbies and interests that I pursue when I am not skiing. Among them are being outdoors, especially bicycling and open water swimming.
I am an award-winning journalist and marketing-communications professional with a background in video production. Most recently I worked in public relations for a nonprofit museum organization.
My role as a member of the PSIA-C Board of Directors is to make sure the organization continues to serve the interests of all members, helping us be our best as snowsports instructors and ambassadors.