2019 Board of Directors Candidate(s)
Alpine – Section 4
Board positions for which only one candidate was timely nominated shall be held by the one nominee.
There was only 1 Nominee for Section 4.
Section 4 Alpine Representative | 3 year term
Home Snowsports Schools:
Grand Traverse Ski Club: Hickory Hill’s in Traverse City
Nubs Nob Snowsports: Nubs Nob
VASA Ski Club: Traverse City Michigan
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest strengths?
Centrals greatest strength are members, member ski schools and Snow sport Area management.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest weaknesses?
Our greatest weakness “ working together “ has improved greatly, however it continues to be a priority as it is in many organizations.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest opportunity?
As we move through the 21st century Central Divisions greatest opportunity lies in our working partnership with Members, Member Schools and Snow sport area management. Centrals involvement with other divisions via National collaboration has provided opportunities to discuss and develop important new programs for our members; examples: Senior Specialist and a future Jr. Instructor Program.
What do you see as Central Division’s greatest challenge?
Maintaining trust by providing useful products and maintaining our current contemporary direction.
Encourage more membership involvement which includes running for a board seat, participating as committee members and voting.
I have been involved in the Section four Snowsports industry since 1974 (35 seasons as a full time occupation).
1974-1977 – National Ski Patrol Mott Mt
1979-2019 – Instructor/coach
Snow sports director @ Sugar Loaf, Timberlee and Hickory Hills,
High School Alpine Head coach @ Suttons Bay, Traverse City Central and Traverse City St Francis and Clare (member
of the Michigan HS ski coaches Association Hall of Fame),
Past President of the Michigan HS Ski Coaches Assoc.,
Jr. Alpine race coach @ Grand Traverse Ski Club (former Head coach),
Holiday Race team (co founder), Nubs Nob race team.
Instructed @ Timberlee, Sugar Loaf, Hickory Hills,
Mt Holiday, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, Crystal Mt
Shanty Creek resort
Level 2 Alpine 1984
Level 3 Alpine. 1985
Alpine Ed Staff 2004-2017
ACE staff – 2008-current (Childrens national task force rep 2013)
Level Three Tele – 2014
Nordic Tele Ed staff – 2014 – current ( Tele national task force 2017)
Level Two XC – 2015
Nordic Administrator – 2015-2017
Central Board of Directors – 2016- current ( Education VP 2017-current, National Education Leadership Council 2018-Current)
Contributing Writer to Central Line and 32 degrees/