Sections 4 Alpine Representative; Vice President; Central Education Foundation Board
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The Snowsports industry is, and has been for a long time, a key part of my life. In high school I began teaching skiing at Paoli Peaks, IN; I immediately joined PSIA/AASI and got my level 1 alpine. Captivated by the snowsports community, I knew this was my niche. Later I became the Group Sales Manager at Paoli, and instructed full time.
Resulting from my involvement in PSIA/AASI, I decided on a career in ski area management. My college years allowed me to explore 70+ resorts and dozens of PSIA events and camps around the country.
After six years at Paoli and completing my business degree, I moved to Crystal Mountain, MI in 2018. It’s fun mentioning I made the connection that led to my Crystal job during a Central event.
Traverse City, MI is now home, and my position at Crystal is Membership Services Manager. I also work for Crystal Community Ski Club as the alpine coordinator. Although I have an office job, I’m on the hill coaching racing or instructing at least 5 days per week. I also serve as the secretary of the Central Education Foundation board, and a member of the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail (MI) board.
As Section 4 Alpine representative for Central, I’m excited to bring the perspective of someone who works full time in the industry, and as someone who’s career and life have been shaped for the better as a direct result of our association.