Head FIS Coach
My passion is skiing! I am a Jackson Hole native and proud JH Ski & Snowboard Club Alumni. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Denver with three NCAA Championships and Academic All American honors. Those four whirlwind years balancing business school with GS and Slalom titles earned me a ticket to race as a member of the 2012 U.S. Ski Team. After my first World Cup appearance under the lights in Austria, it was on to Team America. Five seasons on the North American Cup, thirty FIS wins, and six years coaching at the JH Ski & Snowboard Club have blown by. I can't believe it. I want to share this passion and experience with you. Developing our local athletes into champions in life and sport is the next page in my book. The future is bright and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Personal Philosophy: The ski lifestyle runs deep in my family’s history and traditions. A love for snow, competition, and the outdoors fuels my passion. Champions in sport and life are grown, with hard work and dedication to personal achievement. My philosophy is to share my unique knowledge and passion for skiing in a way that balances the roles and responsibilities of an educator/coach. My aim is to promote fun, teamwork, commitment, sportsmanship, and competition in a creative and ethical fashion. Developing athletes into champions in life and sport is my mission. Planning, structure and creativity guide my coaching philosophy.
Sport Specific Background, Experience, & Roles:
- University of Denver - Team Captain & Student Athlete
- Team Captain of the most successful NCAA Ski Team. Earned individual NCAA and World University Games Champion Titles.
- U.S. Ski Team - Athlete
- US Alpine Championship Bronze Medalist in Slalom & Giant Slalom. World Cup skiing debut in Schladming Austria.
- Team America Foundation - Athlete
- North American Cup Silver & Bronze medalist. Continuation of World Cup level racing in Kranjska Gora Slovenia as an independent athlete.
- Jackson Hole Ski & Club
- FIS Coach, Strength & Conditioning Director, & Alumni 6 years.
- Crystal Mountain Alpine Club - FIS Coach 4 years.
- Erich Sailer Ski Racing Camps - Coach 9 years.
- Stiegler Ski Racing Camps - Director 4 years.
Education, Professional Degrees, & Certifications:
- University of Denver - B.S., Business Administration
- Management major, Economics minor. Academic All American. 4.0/4.0 GPA During competitive season.
- University of Denver - Pioneer & Managerial Award Recipient
- Recipient of the highest honors from both the University of Denver and the Daniels School of Business Management Department.
- US Ski & Snowboard Association
- Level 200
- Referee Level 2
- Jury Advisor Level 2
- Competition Official
- Alpine Coach