Jeb Boyd

Jeb Boyd
Head Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Loon, New Hampshire

What other occupations are you involved in?

Outdoor adventure.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

Creating an environment where my students can experiment, explore, and play, and then follow this with plenty of time for practice.

What are your specialties as a team member?

I’m a generalist, and I am open to learning new methods. I also share my experiences with other to help make the profession of snowsports instruction more attainable for our membership. Simplifying complex ideas is my specialty.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-certified Alpine Level III, Children’s Specialist 2 credential.

Geoff KrillGeoff Krill
Adaptive Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

What other occupations are you involved in?

Resiliency specialist and motivational/public speaker, chief facilitator of fun at Eastern Adaptive Sports, adaptive examiner for the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division, training manager for the Loon Ski and Snowboard School.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

I always go back to my first time learning to Mono ski after my injury. I was a skier before, and I was not prepared to learn from the beginning all over again. The experience taught me learning is hard, and that without the right direction and input the learner might struggle and fail. My career as an instructor is based on that learning moment. The first turn is the most important turn to make successfully – after that it’s all fun!

What are your specialties as a team member?

My ability to bridge the gap between the adaptive sliding sports. I am passionate about adaptive sports and always willing to contribute and help innovate so the sports can progress.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI Adaptive Level III and Adaptive Snowboard Level I certifications, and Children’s Specialist 1 credential.

Is there anything we missed asking?

Adaptive sports are a defining contributor to my life both personally and professionally. My passion and drive to bring success to others through quality instruction and opportunities is what drives me every day, and will continue to drive me.

Michael Rogan
Alpine Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Heavenly Resort, California and Portillo, Chile

What other occupations are you involved in?

I am a snowmaker in the summertime – I go to South America.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

I once spent time with a survivor of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 that crashed in the Andes – the story inspired the book and film Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors. It was his first time on snow since the crash. It taught me that sometimes skiing is not the important part of a lesson.

What are your specialties as a team member?

General alpine

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI Alpine Level III, Children’s Specialist 2. I have my explosives license in Chile for avalanche mitigation.

Is there anything we missed asking? 

I hope that our members take the opportunity to get to know this team. It is made up of great skiers and riders, teachers, and people.

Matt Boyd

Matt Boyd
Alpine Assistant and Development Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

What other occupations are you involved in?

Waterparks and ziplines.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

It was at a rainy training session at Loon over 20 years ago when I realized that it is not the “progression” that is important – it are the steps you take to help create learning.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Coaching is my specialty. I love helping people find their keys to success.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-certified Alpine Level III with a Children’s Specialist 2 credential. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Red Cross lifeguard instructor, certified pool operator.

Emily Lovett

Emily Lovett
Cross Country Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Lake Catamount Touring Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

What other occupations are you involved in?

Co-director at Steamboat Nordic Camp and West Yellowstone Ski Camp and ski school manager at Lake Catamount Touring Center.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

In a clinic setting, we used the teaching, people, and technical fundamentals as our foundation and then explored participants interests and goals for learning. The format let us all learn from each other and we have so much fun together. I get excited about environments that realize the learning potential of a connected team.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Train the trainer, new trainer development, team building facilitation, certification standards training, indoor presentations, coaching youth program, coaching master programs.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI Cross Country Level III. United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Level 200 Cross Country Coach.

Eric Rolls
Snowboard Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Park City Mountain, Utah

What other occupations are you involved in?

Ski and Snowboard School Training Manager at Park City Resort. PSIA-AASI-I Examiner.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

For me, the most impactful learning experiences have been when I was the teacher, but realized I was also the on learning when I reflected on the experience.

What are your specialties as a team member?

As a coach, my role is to lead the team, help team members develop, and demonstrate skills and behaviors by example.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI Snowboard Level III and Alpine Level I,  Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 2.

Is there anything we missed asking? 

I’ve served on the PSIA-AASI National Team for tree terms (13 years). This will be my first full term as a coach, and I’m excited to learn, grow, and lead the snowboard team.

Tony Macri

Tony Macri
Snowboard Assistant and Development Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Copper Mountain, Colorado

What other occupations are you involved in?

Chef Executive Officer and Owner of Snow Trainers LTD

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

I would say the first-time teaching in China. No one in my group spoke English, so the lesson had to be extra fun and engaging to keep everyone’s attention and for them to understand the exercises.

What are your specialties as a team member?

Snowboard Development Coach, I have been in involved and continue to specialize in Freestyle as the chair of the Freestyle Task Force and Co-Author of the freestyle manual as well as the snowboard certification process.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI certified Snowboard Level III and Alpine Level III with Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1 credentials. Two-Time SBINZ National Team Member (Snowboard Instructor of New Zealand).

Is there anything we missed asking?

I love to meet and engage with people all over the world about how we can continue to grow our sport.

 

Greg Dixon

Gregory Dixon
Telemark Team Coach

Where is your home mountain?

Mt Bachelor, Oregon

What other occupations are you involved in?

Bike guiding and instruction.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.

I’ve learned a ton this year working with some really gifted trainers at Bachelor. Most notably, how to build connections, deliver meaningful – and useful – feedback, and how to serve as a mentor.

What are your specialties in regards to your role as a Team member?

Managing and leading. As the training director for Mt. Bachelor’s Ski and Ride School, I get a lot of practice building our clinic leading staff.

Relevant certifications or accreditations?

PSIA-AASI certified Alpine Level III, Telemark Level III, Cross Country Level I, Snowboard Level I, and Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1. Professional Mountain Bikers Association Certified.