Alpine Program Director
Years with SVSEF: 3
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Favorite run/trail/backcountry lap: Anywhere in the trees
Ski background: Will raced with the Spokane Ski Racing Association, and later at Schweitzer Mountain. He was named to the U.S. development team in May 2006. Will finished second in the giant slalom at Alyeska at the U.S. Alpine Championships in 2007, was a member of the 2010 Olympic Team with a best place finish of 10th in the super combined, and was part of the U.S. Team for the 2011 World Championships. His best World Cup finish was sixth place in a slalom at Kranjska Gora in March 2012, and he won the combined at the 2013 U.S. Alpine Championships.
Why you coach: I love the sport of ski racing and the growth that it provides the individual.
Hobbies/other interests: Anything to do with lakes, golfing, mountain biking
Certifications: PSIA L3
Alpine Program Coordinator
Years with SVSEF: 2
Hometown: Stowe, VT
College: Colorado College
Favorite run/trail/backcountry lap: Exhibition & Warm Springs
Ski background: Josie started out ripping East Street on Spruce in Stowe, kept with it through high school, went to college out west, started skiing for fun, and finally bought some fat skis!
Why you coach: I attribute my independence and love of the mountains to ski racing. I want the kids I coach to make lifelong friends, appreciate this amazing place and learn to love skiing – just like I did when I was growing up!
Hobbies/other interests: skiing, hiking, baking, my dog Birdie
Certifications: AV1, WFR, CPR
All teams are managed to optimize age appropriate progressions for maximal athletic development. The goal is to create productive and healthy timelines for athletes to ensure best possible outcomes and experiences. These elements come together as an empowering experience that supports SVSEF’s core values: Passion & Perseverance, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Creativity, and Character.