Where is your home mountain?
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
What other occupations are you involved in?
Waterparks and ziplines.
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
It was at a rainy training session at Loon over 20 years ago when I realized that it is not the “progression” that is important – it is the steps you take to help create learning.
What are your specialties as a team member?
Coaching is my specialty. I love helping people find their keys to success.
Do you have any relevant certifications or accreditations?
PSIA-certified Alpine Level III with a Children’s Specialist 2 credential. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Red Cross lifeguard instructor, certified pool operator.
Who is your greatest inspiration as an instructor?
Instructors from small ski areas always provide inspiration. I grew up at a 300 vertical foot hill and love visiting these smaller areas. Instructors at places like these exude such amazing passion, creativity, and love for our sport!
Best part of teaching?
Making the recipe up as you go along. In the kitchen, I don’t have this skill, but on snow, I love the challenge of adapting, adjusting, and developing the right combination of activities, thoughts, and practice time to help create a positive learning environment.
What’s your favorite run at your home mountain?