Elizabeth Koutrelakos

Mini Mountaineers Coach

Elizabeth grew up in central Maryland, a stone's throw away from Whitetail Mountain Resort, and switched from skiing to snowboarding in middle school (it was a lifestyle decision).  After spending some years competing for the University of Colorado Snowboard Team, Elizabeth discovered her love for walking uphill while sessioning the park and pipe. From there, a powderful winter pushed her to obtain her first splitboard when she became tired of postholing.  

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009, Elizabeth moved to Jackson and led the Youth Conservation Program until 2016, teaching high school students the ins and outs of building trails in Grand Teton National Park.  When the snow covered the paths, she taught local kids skiing and snowboarding for Teton Adaptive Sports. Sharing the inherent healing qualities of nature is one of Elizabeth’s greatest passions. She currently owns a mental health counseling and health and wellness business focusing on adventure-based therapy, somatic psychotherapy, and community wellness.

 

Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology

  • Masters Degree in Social Work 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker for State of Wyoming

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach in collaboration with the National Board of Medical Examiners

  • NOLS Wilderness First Responder

  • Avalanche Pro 1

  • AASI Level I Snowboard Instructor

  • PSIA Level 1 Adaptive Alpine

 

Personal Philosophy or Statement:

We are never ready for change. We evolve as it occurs.

Discipline: 
Backcountry
Position: 
Coach