Junior Nordic Coach
Charlotte first clipped into Nordic skis at age five. At age six, she began training and racing with Vermont and New Hampshire’s Ford Sayre Nordic Program, the region’s major feeder into the Eastern Cup races. She continued with the team into high school when Charlotte’s competitive focus shifted to track and cross country running. Throughout this time, and into college, most winter evenings would find her on BCXC skis exploring the snow-covered landscapes by headlamp. The BCXC skis accompanied her to the Front and Sawatch Ranges of Colorado, the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Baxter State Park in Maine, and the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
Migrating westward to study Environmental Science at Colorado College, Charlotte continued to pursue human-powered endeavors and took a semester off to hike the Appalachian Trail. Since graduating, Charlotte has worked seasonally as an environmental educator and completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. While working in Vermont and New Hampshire in the winter of 2018/2019, she rediscovered her love of skate and classic skiing. When she moved to Jackson last fall, she brought along her Nordic ski quiver and spent the snowy months exploring the valley’s numerous local trails. Charlotte considers herself a product of the Ford Sayre Program philosophy that while not everyone will rise to championship levels, everyone should develop a lifelong love of skiing and the outdoors.
Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Wilderness First Responder
Personal Philosophy or Statement:
I am passionate about cultivating intrinsic motivation in achieving one’s goals, building community, discovering new ways to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of landscapes, and spending as much time as possible outside!
“We can choose. If all the world is a commodity, how poor we grow. When all the world is a gift in motion, how wealthy we become.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer