Geoff Krill

Geoff Krill
Adaptive Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

What other occupations are you involved in?

Resiliency specialist and motivational/public speaker, chief facilitator of fun at Eastern Adaptive Sports, adaptive examiner for the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division, training manager for the Loon Ski and Snowboard School.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

I always go back to my first time learning to Mono ski after my injury. I was a skier before, and I was not prepared to learn from the beginning all over again. The experience taught me learning is hard, and that without the right direction and input the learner might struggle and fail. My career as an instructor is based on that learning moment. The first turn is the most important turn to make successfully – after that it’s all fun!

What are your specialties as a team member?

My ability to bridge the gap between the adaptive sliding sports. I am passionate about adaptive sports and always willing to contribute and help innovate so the sports can progress.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI Adaptive Level III and Adaptive Snowboard Level I certifications, and Children’s Specialist 1 credential.

Is there anything we missed asking?

Adaptive sports are a defining contributor to my life both personally and professionally. My passion and drive to bring success to others through quality instruction and opportunities is what drives me every day, and will continue to drive me.

Christina Bruno

Christina Bruno

Where is your home mountain?

Steamboat Resort, Colorado

What other occupations are you involved in?

Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Adaptive Snowboard Examiner

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

During an Adaptive Snowboard Level I exam I reconnected with a former student who is now an instructor. Introducing them to snowboarding left a positive impact on their life by helping them overcome challenges, and now they teach adaptive snowboarding so they can further share the love and healing abilities of our sport.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Adaptive ski and snowboard instruction across all disciplines. I’m a competitive freeride snowboarder, who loves coaching, and teaching children. I enjoy split boarding, mountaineering, and exploring the backcountry.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI-certified Adaptive Snowboard Level III, Snowboard Level II, Adaptive Level I, Alpine Level I, and Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1 credentials. New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA) Adaptive Examiner and Coaches Accreditation. Avalanche Level 2. Wilderness First Responder.

Anything we missed asking? 

From the PyeongChang, South Korea Paralympics to running a snowsports school in New Zealand, teaching snowsports has taken me all over the world.

Learn more about Christina.

Mike Ma

Mike Ma

Where is your home mountain?

Mount Snow, Vermont

What other occupations are you involved in?

I love startups. I currently am the managing director of FinTech for Nex Cubed, an early-stage investor and accelerator. I’ve been a senior executive at Bank of America and Vanguard, and the chief marketing officer of venture-backed startups, and I even founded a couple of my own companies.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

My first Ski Spectacular was a life-changing experience. It is an intense, week-long immersion into the adaptive world that combines teaching amazing athletes alongside the best adaptive instructors in the country. I highly recommend this event for any instructor.

What are your specialties as a team member?

I hope to build more bridges between the adaptive and able-bodied snowsports worlds. As someone who started in the latter, embracing the idea “every lesson is adaptive” concept has made me a better instructor, trainer, and all-around human being.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI Adaptive Snowboard Level III and Snowboard Level III, and Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1.

Learn more about Mike.