Meet Distinguished Service Honoree Tom Long & New Team Members
In these three new First Chair podcasts, hear how 2021 Distinguished Service Award Honoree Tom Long helped more instructors earn their certification – across disciplines – and meet two new members of the 2021-24 PSIA-AASI National Team.
Tom Long Receives Distinguished Service Award
In this podcast First Chair catches up with Tom Long, who was recently recognized with the Distinguished Service Award, which honors those who’ve made important contributions to the success of PSIA-AASI. Tom is a PSIA-AASI Lifetime Member and New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame inductee, helped PSIA develop the three-tiered certification approach; making attaining a PSIA-AASI certification more accessible to newer instructors and helping more members attain their first level of certification. His inclusive approach to snowsports extended beyond certification levels – he welcomed snowboarding and adaptive disciplines into the association and helped educators in these discipline develop their own set of certification standards. Congrats, Tom!
2021-24 National Team: Meet Christina Bruno
Meet Christina Bruno who talks about her new role as a member of the 2021-24 PSIA-AASI National Team in this podcast. PSIA-AASI hand-selected the 37 team members—8 coaches chosen last season and 29 members selected in April 2021—for their range of skills that allow them to serve as inspirational leaders and build enthusiasm for learning and having fun skiing and riding. Meet PSIA-AASI Adaptive Team member Christina who hails from Steamboat Resort, Colorado. Learn more about Christina.