Ed Younglove, Chairman of the Board

Email: edy@yclaw.com

What inspired you to become an instructor?
Wanting to share my love of skiing and the mountains.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Get a good mentor to help with your professional development.

What's your favorite member benefit?
The education materials and clinics.

Areas you have taught at:
Crystal Mountain, WA and throughout the northwest as an education staff member.

Neil Bussiere, Secretary and Western Division Board Representative

Email: neil.e.bussiere@sbcglobal.net

What inspired you to become an instructor?
The desire to improve as a skier and to meet people.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Keep striving to improve your teaching and always maintain a positive outlook.

What's your favorite member benefit?
Clinics and social functions

Areas you have taught at:
Mt. High Resort, Wrightwood, CA

Doug Carter, Secretary and Western Division Board Representative

Email: doug@carter.law

What inspired you to become an instructor?
PSIA-AASI clinics

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Attend as many clinics as you can. Then train!

What's your favorite member benefit?
Pro discounts

Areas you have taught at:
Snow Creek, MO; Vail, CO

Walt Coiner, Treasurer and Northern Intermountain Division Board Representative

Email: wcoiner@sunvalley.com

What inspired you to become an instructor?
Instructing is a great way to share one's passion for the sport.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Have fun challenging yourself.

What's your favorite member benefit?
Fraternity

Areas you have taught at:
Sun Valley, ID

Steve Kling, Eastern Board Representative

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Bill King, President’s Council Chair (Ex-Officio)

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Eliza Kuntz, Vice Chair and Northern Rocky Mountain Division Board Representative

Email: ekuntz@redlodgemountain.com

What inspired you to become an instructor?
I grew up skiing a very small area and by high school was becoming bored on the short runs. I figured teaching looked fun and would provide structure to my days at the hill.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Learn from others and don't be afraid to try something different.

What's your favorite member benefit?
The friends I have made within the organization!

Areas you have taught at:
Camden Snow Bowl, ME; Greek Peak, NY; Red Lodge Mountain, MT

Kent Lundell, Intermountain Division Board Representative

Email: mklundell@aol.com

What inspired you to become an instructor?
I loved watching all the great instructors ski. I wanted to be on of them.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Get a mentor -- you will need one along your way to becoming a great instructor.

What's your favorite member benefit?
I love the Accessories Catalog and the Pro Offers.

Areas you have taught at:
Almost every area in Utah. I know most every run in the state and where the best snow is.

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John May, Northwest Division Board Representative

Email: john@creekstonedesigns.com

What inspired you to become an instructor?
To improve my skiing.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
Remind your trainers that inspiration beats technical perfection.

What's your favorite member benefit?
Patagonia Pro Offer and training opportunities at clinics.

Areas you have taught at:
Mt. Hood Meadows, OR; Mt. Hood Timberline, OR; Vail, CO; Beaver Creek, CO; Crystal Mountain, WA

Joel Munn, Rocky Mountain Board Representative

Email: joelmunn@wildblue.net

What inspired you to become an instructor? 
I thought the Austians who came to Whiteface Mt., NY in the early '60s were the coolest guys in the world. I wanted to be just like them.

What's the best piece of advice you could offer a new instructor?
This job isn't about you. It's about what you can do for someone else and help them be successful at a sport that is totally fun and can change their lives. 

Areas you have taught at:
Mt. Whitney, NY; Bristol Mountain, NY; Killington, VT; Bear Mountain, CA; Vail, CO; Breckenridge, CO; Arapahoe Basin, CO; Copper Mountain, CO; The Canyons, UT; Guthega, Australia; Mt. Hutt, New Zealand 

Warren Souther, Alaska Division Board Representative

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