Julie Nitzsche A3, CS1Administrative VP; Section 6 Alpine Rep PSIA-AASI-CBoston Mills/Brandywine – Akron, Ohio
Home Resort: Afton Alps and Mt. Kato, Minnesota
Role (at resort): Instructor for the public and Trainer for the instructors.
Years Teaching: 13+ years
Second Resort: Ski Away, Minnesota area
NASTAR Handicap (Alpine): No idea. I earned a Platinum medal and laughed a lot. ☺
Your Philosophy as an Education Staff Member: Skiing is fun and liberating.
Why do you do this? Helping people attain their goals, gain confidence and have fun while doing it is a very good thing.
Title of Articles written for The Central Line: A New Event is Coming to Central Division. Senior Specialist Certificate; “Up Your Game” With the Senior Specialist Certificate
Richard Wren A3, CS2President, Section 4 Alpine Rep PSIA-AASI-C
What are three words that describe you?
Passionate, dependable, Ambitious, Determined, Reliable….Okay, maybe that’s more than three.
What is your “day job”?
Director of Guest Services and Summer Operations Manager for Boyne Highlands. In the winter time, in addition to these responsibilities I am also the Children’s Program Director for the Snowsports academy.
What is your favorite “Out West” destination?
My favorite out west location is Big Sky, Montana.
How do you spend the off season?
I’m a fan of H2O. If I’m not on the frozen state skiing you can usually fine me on the bat playing on the liquid version or under it scuba diving.
What is something about you that might surprise people?
Although part of my job is building and overseeing our Zipline Operations, I really am not a fan of heights. I’m not the most comfortable guy on chairlifts.
What is your home school?
Boyne Highlands SnowSports Academy. I am also a year round employee of the resort on the management team. This allows me to keep a year-round eye on the snowsports industry.
What has been your best sliding experience to date?
My best sliding experience to date was the last run at Big Sky after a week-long trip; where the last run was made with all the friends who attended the trip and everyone skiing together. For me it’s all about the friendships and the fun that can be had together on the slopes.