Parent and Athlete Education Series

Fall 2023

Effectively Communicating with Your Athlete with Sports Psychologist Dr. Pamela Lemons

November 1, 2023 at Snow King Lodge Room @6:30pm

Dr. Pamela Lemons is a multi-talented individual with a diverse professional and educational background. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music, a Master's degree in Counseling, a Ph.D. in Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport, and a Certificate in Life Coaching. She has pursued a career as both a clarinet player and Conductor, showcasing her talents as a musician and leader in the field of music. During her career in Sports, Dr. Lemons has worked extensively with Olympic athletes, many Medal winners, World Champions, and Professional and Amateur athletes alike. In her speaking and consulting career, she teaches all of her audiences the same blueprint for developing the mindset of a champion. She has taken those skills to soldiers throughout her husband's career adn presently as part of the Holistic Health and Fitness team. Dr. Lemons has consulted with a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, professional and sales associations, as well as higher educational institutions. Her expertise extends to areas in leadership development, motivation, and performance enhancement. Her mottos is: "Learning and having fun are not mutually exclusive." The book she is writing is entitled, "Fun" which stands for Forget Unnecessary Nonsense! Dr. Lemons is a versatile professional with a strong background in music, counseling , sports psychology, and life coaching. She has leveraged her skills to work with high performing individuals in various fields, and her passion for teaching and motivational speaking is evident in all that she has chosen to do!


Dr. Pamela Lemons
Dr. Pamela Lemons

What's Next: Concussions and Follow-up with Hayden Hilke

November 16, 2023 @ 6:30pm at Snow King Lodge Room

Hayden Hilke graduated from Furman University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology. She then moved to Jackson, Wyoming for two years prior to returning to South Carolina, where she earned her MSR, PT degree in 2003 from the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2009 from AT Still University in Arizona. After working in various patient settings in and out of Jackson, she opened Peak Physical Therapy, an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic, in Wilson, WY. Due to her own personal experience with a back injury, and seeing a lack of resources and accessibility in Jackson, she started Watershed Jackson, a non-profit that benefits athletes with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Through both her business and her non-profit, Hayden has helped educate the Jackson community on traumatic brain management, and worked to foster a more accessible local environment. She currently balances her work between Jackson and Wilson, WY, and traveling with the US Snowboard Half-pipe Team.

Hayden Hilke_Concussion and TBI Specialist
Hayden Hilke







Quality Parenting for Recreation to Elite Athletes with Dr. Travis Dorsch

December 6, 2023 @ 6:30pm in Snow King Lodge Room

Dr. Travis Dorsch is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Families in Sport Lab at Utah State University. Dr. Dorsch’s research targets the persons (i.e., parents, siblings, peers, and coaches) and contexts (i.e., organizations, communities, and societies) that have the potential to influence or be influenced by athletes’ behaviors, attitudes, experiences, and outcomes in youth sport. His research has been funded by multiple national organizations, including the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NCAA, and the Aspen Institute. Dr. Dorsch has authored more than 65 articles, book chapters, and technical reports and has contributed to more than 110 presentations for local, state, regional, national, and international audiences. His research findings have been highlighted in outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and TIME Magazine and are used by sport governing bodies within the U.S. Olympic movement, recreational and elite youth sport organizations, and sport coaches and parents to construct more developmentally appropriate sport contexts and to evaluate the role of youth sport in contemporary society. Dr. Dorsch is a former member of the national science board for the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition, a research fellow for the U.S. Center for Metal Health & Sport, and a member of the steering committee for the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation’s “Sport 2030” initiative. He was also named the 2021 Early Career Distinguished Scholar by the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity.

Travis Dorsch
Dr. Travis Dorsch















Pathways to College Skiing: NCAA and USCSA with Jesse McTigue M.S.Ed.

October 10, 2023 @ 6:30pm via Zoom (link HERE)

Jesse James McTigue is an independent college counselor and freelance writer based in Telluride, CO. She grew up ski racing, attended Burke Mountain Academy, and then captained the Dartmouth NCAA women's alpine team. She cut her teeth as an educator teaching in ski academies and independent schools in CO, VT, and CA before earning her master's in school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and working as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and College Counseling at the Telluride Mountain School. After eighteen years of working in schools, she began an independent college counseling practice. She loves working with all students but has a special place for competitive skiers as she was one and is the mother of two. She recently published two articles in Ski Racing Media about college skiing: So, You Want to Ski in the NCAA? and A Guide to USCSA Skiing: Keeping Athletes in the Game. 

Jesse McTigue M.S.Ed.


03/01/2023 - 10:30am
JHSC Core Values: Celebrating Sportsmanship, Honoring Competition
01/30/2023 - 4:27pm
January was a BUSY month for JHSC, with 19 days of hosted events, from FIS, IFSA, and USASA junior events to the first race of the Marg Cup Series fundraiser.
12/29/2022 - 12:21pm
January is the Month of TEAMWORK