Hi, celebrating 29th year working in the ski industry! I have worked as a Full-Time PSIA Instructor as well as Full-Time NSP Certified Ski Patrol and still do. I also managed a Rental Department for a handful of years with Tech Certifications from Marker, Salomon, Atomic, Tyrolia, and Look. l have sold hardgoods at ski shows and ski sales.
Last season I headed half way across the world to be part of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic International Patrol Team and lived there for two months.
I lived in Utah, but reside on the East Coast. I grew up in the Poconos, where my dad patrolled at Camelback and I was a little racer brat on the weekends. We vacationed up in New Hampshire three of four times a year, summers on the lake and winters skiing.
Other sports include Softball, Ice Hockey and I am a Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt.
I love talking skis and skiing, and proving to the average joe on the lift that 100mm under foot IS an all mountain ski. :) I was an on-snow rep for Marker Dalbello Volkl for years and was able to test tons of skis. I know what I like, but more importantly, why someone else might or might not like it. I'm convinced there is the right ski, boot, or binding for everyone out there, because the goal is to always feel like your gear helps and makes you better. I've been skiing for 41 years now this upcoming season, and it hasn't gotten old yet. Passing that feeling on to someone is amazing.