Where is your home mountain?
Mount Snow, Vermont
Describe a teaching or learning experience that sticks out in your mind.
At National Academy in Big Sky, Montana, my group rode to a new area of the mountain and the terrain looked more extreme than it really was. The group had been building off each other’s energy for the previous few days – and when they saw the new terrain that looked intimidating, they worked together to support each other and successfully descend it after initially thinking it wasn’t possible. It was a testament to how much the AASI community supports each other.
What are your specialties as a team member?
Do you have any relevant certifications?
AASI-certified Snowboard Level III with Children’s Specialist 2 and Freestyle Specialist 1 credentials.
Who is your greatest inspiration as an instructor?
Jordan Goode. Her students always come back begging for more, stoked on life, and hoping they just made a new best friend. Every student feels like a rock star when they are with her.
Best part of teaching?
Any time you can get a student to say, “Oh my god, it can be that simple?! I can do that!”
What’s your favorite run at your home mountain?
Nitro or Jaws, depends on what the snow is like!