Kathy Neiley

Lollipopper Head Coach

Kathy grew up in Jackson and raced with the JHSC from 1974-1978. Kathy was a multi-sport athlete, playing volleyball and running track. Kathy competed for the Intermountain Division at Junior Nationals all four years. Kathy was named to the 1st US Junior Development team in 1978 and raced for Middlebury College, where they won the D1 National Championship in 1979. Kathy then taught school and coached multiple sports (lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, track) for several years in NY and WY, then left the field of education and joined a private finance firm in Denver for 8 years. Kathy left the business world to stay home and run a small horse ranch north of Denver while raising three daughters. Kathy continued to coach volleyball and equestrian sports with Boulder Valley Pony Club while her kids were young. After her girls were done with college, Kathy moved back to Jackson to continue her love affair with the Tetons and be closer to her family, who now live in Cody and Montana. Kathy started a small business in Jackson - WyoWhy - where she creates products using upcycled materials and employ seamstresses who live in remote communities of Wyoming. Kathy recently bought a house Victor and is now teaching skiing at Targhee full-time - Alpine, Nordic, and Telemark. Kathy still loves to run distance and compete in half-marathons with her daughters every year.

Credentials/Certifications

PSIA Level 1 Cross Country

PSIA Level 1 Alpine

PSIA Children's Specialist Level 1

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Certification

Junior National

Collegiate

National

 

Education

BA Middlebury College, English and Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, CWC

 

Personal Philosophy

Nature is Necessary. Kindness Matters.

Discipline: 
Nordic
Position: 
Head Coach