U10 Head Coach
Matthew grew up in the shadow of Sugarloaf mountain in Wyman, Maine; where he participated in the Sugarloaf/Carrabassett Valley Academy weekend alpine program, beginning as a U10. As a student at Stratton middle school, he enjoyed snow days at the local resort and found a love for skiing in all conditions on a cold, often icy, north-facing mountain. Later, as a student at Carrabassett Valley Academy, he competed in USSA and FIS level racing before graduating to attend the University of Maine. As a student-athlete, he raced all four years on the USCSA circuit while pursuing a B.S. in Business Finance, and a minor in French Language studies. As a senior at the University of Maine in 2017; he became enthralled by stories of Jackson Hole’s legendary 700-inch winter, and decided to move west to see what all the buzz was about. Four years later, Matthew continues to call Jackson Wyoming his home and looks forward every year to heavy snowfall and great memories with the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club.
Sport Specific Background, Experience, and Roles:
Alpine ski coach: 2017-Present, Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club
Racing experience: USCSA Athlete x4yr, FIS/USCSA Athlete
Off snow occupation: Carpenter
Education, Professional Degrees, and Certifications:
B.S. Business Finance, University of Maine
B.A. Minor, French Language Studies, University of Maine
Wilderness First Aid: 2018
AIRE Level 1: 2018
USSA Level 100: 2018
USSA Level 200: 2019
Personal Philosophy or Statement:
Don’t just teach them to ski, teach them to fly.