Rob Arend TM3, CC1, A3Telemark Ed Staff PSIA-AASI-C
Goals: Work clinics and workshops
Ski Area: Trollhaugen Ski Area, WI
Peter Berbee CC3Cross Country Ed Staff PSIA-AASI-C
Continue to work on my skiing. Every year my skiing and teaching improves. Working and attending PSIA education events are a big help tuning my skiing and teaching. Every event I learn something new to take home and apply to my teaching and skiing.
Ski Area: Minocqua Winter Park, WI
Susan Boyle , A2
What are three words that describe you?
Well-travelled, well-read, and well-fed.
What is your “day job”?
I’m a wife and mother always, with a hefty dose of ski instructor thrown in. And of course, I now spend 7 days a week on PSIA-AASI business.
What is your favorite “Out West” destination?
Steamboat – I love the mountain and the town, because I lived there for a while in my younger days (when I danced on the bar at the ClockTower in Blue Scott boots-remember those??)
Other favorites are Mt. Baldy in Sun Valley, and Winter Park/Mary Jane.
How do you spend the off season?
At our cabin on a pristine lake in Northern Minnesota – fishing, waterskiing, entertaining friends. At home in the city I like to cycle, garden, and entertain friends on the deck of our house, which overflows with flowers, food and wine.
What is something about you that might surprise people?
I’ve traveled on 5 continents, spent 71/2 years in Japan, speak and teach Japanese language, and volunteer: as a baby-rocker at a local hospital and at an assisted-living facility taking communion to the elderly living there.
What is your home school?
Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area in Bloomington, MN
What has been your best sliding experience to date?
For skiing: It would probably be carving turns on the face at Telluride. For teaching: a woman absolutely terrified to ski, who sobbed when we rode the chairlift, but who I saw two weeks later skiing with her three children… in the terrain park! I try to get moms out there, to get whole families sharing the thrill.
Bill Brooks A1, USSA L 100, Adaptive 1President of Midwest Adaptive Sports; Adaptive Discipline Rep PSIA-AASI-C
Bill is a founding member and President of Midwest Adaptive Sports (MAS). MAS was founded in 2011 and assumed management of the adaptive ski and snowboard program at Snow Creek Ski and Snowboard Area during the 2011-12 ski season.
MAS is registered in the State of Missouri as a Non-Profit Corporation and as a component fund with the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri (CFNWMO). MAS has nonprofit status under CFNWMO as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. MAS gained chapter status with Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) in 2014 and is currently working towards Paralympic Sports Club status with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Bill has been a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) since the 2003-04 season, the first season he was a ski instructor at Snow Creek. His main areas of focus are adaptive and race instructing/coaching.
He worked for National Sports Center for the Disableed (NSCD) when they managed the adaptive program at Snow Creek and attended numerous training sessions conducted by NSCD. He achieved Alpine Level 1 certification in February 2004 and Adaptive Level 1 certification in Febuary 2013.
Since the 2013-14 ski season, he has been a member of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). In December 2013, he achieved Alpoine Coach – Level 100 status and passed the Alpine Course Setting clinic.