Where is your home mountain?
Jackson Hole Resort, Wyoming
What other occupations are you involved in?
Owner/Operator at Fitzgerald’s Bicycles.
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
Learning how to teach. When I first started teaching skiing, I knew how to ski but realized I had no idea how to teach someone else to ski. Developing an understanding of skiing and learning how to share that understanding with others has been an invaluable experience.
What are your specialties as a team member?
Besides being a ski nerd, I grew up ski racing and coached both kids and seniors (75+) for years. I still have a strong passion for racing and love to incorporate ideas from both recreational skiing and racing.
Do you have any relevant certifications or accreditations?
PSIA-certified Alpine Level III with a Children’s Specialist 2 credential. United States Ski and Snowboard (USSA) Level 200.
Is there anything we missed asking?
I grew up skiing ice at Suicide Six in Vermont.
Who is your greatest inspiration as an instructor?
The list is long… My mother taught skiing and eventually ran the ski school at my home mountain in Vermont, Suicide Six. She showed me that skiing can be a job, a passion, and a lifestyle. I also can’t leave out my brother (and teammate) George for always keeping me sharp.
Best part of teaching?
Experiencing the development of skills that make “the” difference in someone’s enjoyment. It gets me every time.
What’s your favorite run at your home mountain?
South side of North Hoback, Jackson Hole.