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David Lawrence, Nordic Coach

Email: david@xcskiacademy.com

Where is your home mountain?
Lookout Pass, ID

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Rossignol, Hestra, Bolle

What other occupations are you involved in?
Owner of a Whitewater Rafting Company, Team Building, XC Ski Academy Blog

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
Leading 30 XC skiers across a parking lot in the rain through a classic ski drill. They loved it and I loved them for doing it!

Telemark:

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Grant Bishop

Email: grantbishop@hotmail.com
Phone: (123) 456-7890

What is your home mountain"
Snow King (Jackson WY)

Who are your official PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers?
Hestra , 22 Designs

What other occupations are you involved in? 
Raft Guide

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
One of my most memorable learning experiences was watching a blind skier (Paul) ski everything but Corbett's Couloir in Jackson Hole. Paul would make it down anything anywhere. Many times I would close my eyes and see if I could make it down the same things Paul did. He was unbelievable to watch!

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Gregory Dixon 

Email: dixongregory@hotmail.com

What is your home mountain?
Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers? 
Blizzard, Hestra, 22 Designs, Scott, Leki 

What other occupations are you involved in?
Professional Mt Bike Guide and Instructor. SUP Instructor. 

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
One of my most memorable teaching experiences was from the year I taught at Jackson Hole. I was new to the staff, yet somehow was able to secure a spot teaching for the coveted Steep and Deep Camps. On the first day of my first camp we had a great powder day and I was very anxious to hit the good steep terrain while it was conditions were still fresh. Without spending the proper time to move my group through the appropriate steep progressions, we worked our way to the double diamond Alta Chutes under the Sublet Chair. Alta 3 no problem. Alta 2, we got through it. Alta 0 not so lucky. With a narrow goat trail to get in, my last guest hit a rock and tumbled the entire length of the chute and over the smaller 12 foot cliff, and luckily into a pile of soft snow. We were lucky with the outcome, but had actually put ourselves in some dangerous situations. This was a great lesson to me to make sure that the proper time is spent working on the entire skill set that is needed for more extreme skiing. Picking lines, self arrests, airing out. The lure of fresh powder got the better of me and my group. Lessons were learned by all of us that day. 

Cross Country:

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Emily Lovett 

Email: emilylovett44@gmail.com

Where is your home mountain?
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers? 
Patagonia, Rossignol, Bolle, Hestra

What other occupations are you involved in?
Trip developer and outdoor guide.

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
A teaching / learning experience this is always a gift is when one of my clients teaches me. As professionals we learn from our clients every day. But it's those special moments when a client explains to me a ski related concept how they see it, feel it, embrace it. Same outcome, just different way to get there. Love it!

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Gregory Rhodes 

Email: gregrhodes@gmail.com
Phone: (123) 456-7890

Where is you home mountain?
Aspen , Snowmass

Who are your PSIA-AASI Official Suppliers? 
Rossignol, POC, Hestra

What other occupations are you involved in?
Exercise Physiologist

Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
Helping skiers achieve their goals of completing a ski marathon and taking them first time on skis to crossing a finish line of a 55km race in one season.