Below is a list are listings of all of the Task Forces and their members.

Education Leadership Council

The Education Leadership Council (ELC) serves PSIA-AASI educational directives and acts as the conduit between all discipline task forces and association leadership to drive consistency in all educational initiatives. The ELC additionally acts as the visionary steering council for future growth and evolution in snowsports education. During the 2016 Leadership summit, the ELC was charged with Strategic Goal Three: Complete the transition in consolidation, consistency and cooperation regarding education and certification. 

Phillip Howell Central
Kathy Brennan Eastern
Stephen Helfenbein Intermountain
Weylin Barrett Northern Intermountain
Jill Imsand Chumbley Northern Rocky Mountain
Rick Lyons Northwest
Dave Gregory Rocky Mountain
Blair McLeod Western
Jeb Boyd Team Head Coach
Michael Rogan Alpine Team Coach
Emily Lovett Cross Country Team Coach
Geoff Krill Adaptive Team Coach
Eric Rolls Snowboard Team Coach
Greg Dixion Telemark Team Coach
Matt Boyd Alpine Assistant & Development Coach
Tony Macri Snowboard Assistant & Development Coach

Adaptive Task Force

The Adaptive Task Force serves PSIA-AASI adaptive alpine and snowboard discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional adaptive certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of adaptive sport education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the adaptive task force reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Geoff Krill Adaptive Task Force Chair
Ann Papenfuss Adaptive Alpine – Central
Kathy Chandler Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Eastern
Jason Malczyk Adaptive Alpine – Intermountain
Johnny Landward Adaptive Snowboard – Intermountain
Chuck Chiu Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northern Intermountain
Chad Biggerstaff Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northern Rocky Mountain
Sara Ramsay Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northwest
Beth Fox Adaptive Alpine – Rocky Mountain
Michael Hunter Adaptive Alpine – Western
Kim Meares Adaptive Snowboard – Western

Alpine Task Force

The Alpine Task Force serves PSIA-AASI alpine discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional alpine certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of alpine sport education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the alpine task force reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Ken Herman Central
Chris Ericson Eastern
Dustin Cooper Intermountain
Ben Roberts Northern Intermountain
Emily Nedved Northern Rocky Mountain
Mike Phillips /
Certification VP Rick Lyons
Northwest
Jonathan Ballou Rocky Mountain
Bryan Schilling Western

Children’s Specialist Task Force

The National Children’s Task Force serves PSIA-AASI children’s specialist discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional children’s specialist certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of children’s specialist education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the NCTF reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Dusty Dyar National Children’s Task Force Chair
Shawn Ryan Central
Sue Kramer Eastern
Mark Nakada Intermountain
Jani Sutherland Northern Intermountain
Chris Blake Northern Rocky Mountain
Tara Seymor Northwest
Stacey Gerrish Rocky Mountain
Dan Ray Western

Cross Country Task Force

The Cross Country Task Force serves PSIA-AASI cross country discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional cross country certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of cross country sport education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the cross country task force reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Thomas Shaw Central
Mickey Stone Eastern
Steve Haims Northern Intermountain
Brenda Winkler Northern Rocky Mountain
Bret Alumbaugh Northwest
Patti Banks Rocky Mountain
Aaron Pearlman Western

Freestyle Specialist Task Force

The Freestyle Specialist Task Force serves PSIA-AASI freestyle discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional freestyle certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of freestyle sport education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the freestyle specialist task force reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Brian Donovan Eastern
Andrew Johnston Intermountain
Jake Bolin Northern Intermountain
Bridger Biggins Northern Rocky Mountain
Kyle Skutch Northwest
Co-Chairs: Tony Macri /
David A. Oliver
Rocky Mountain
Ryan Christoffersen Western

Snowboard Task Force

The Snowboard Task Force serves PSIA-AASI snowboard discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional snowboard certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of snowboard sport education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the snowboard task force reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Eric Rolls Snowboard Task Force Chair
David Seelbinder Central
Brian Donovan Eastern
Evan Toal Intermountain
Jake Bolin Northern Intermountain
Ben Daniel Northern Rocky Mountain
Rick Brown Northwest
Chris Rogers Rocky Mountain
Lea Logal Western

Telemark Task Force

The Telemark Task Force serves PSIA-AASI telemark discipline directives and acts as the conduit between all divisional telemark certification and education groups. It also acts as the visionary steering group for future growth and evolution of telemark sport education. To drive consistency in all educational initiatives, the telemark task force reports to the Education Leadership Council (ELC).

Greg Dixion Telemark Task Force Chair
John Fay Central
Mickey Stone Eastern
Grant Bishop Intermountain
Mary Marshall Northern Rocky Mountain
Jim Shaw Rocky Mountain
Stephen McDonald Western

Women’s Initiative Task Force

The mission of WIT is to invest in women through educational programming, women’s events, financial support and mentoring at the local, divisional and national levels. It also acts as the visionary steering group for creating opportunities for women in leadership in PSIA-AASI.

Jeffra Clough Women’s Initiative Task Force Chair
Karen Haringa Eastern
Leigh Perini Eastern
Kristie Rosenfield Intermountain
Maggie Loring Intermountain
Heidi Ettlinger Western
Carol Levine Western