Below are listings of all PSIA-AASI operational advisory groups, committees, and task forces along with their members. These committees help the operations team deliver and achieve operational success.

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. 

Dave Schuiling Chair
Phillip Howell Central
Don Haringa Eastern
Colleen Jamieson Intermountain
Ben Roberts Northern Intermountain
Jill Imsand Chumbley Northern Rocky Mountain
Rick Lyons Northwest
Dave Gregory Rocky Mountain
Lynnea Anderson 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 Dixon 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
Ed Meltzer Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Eastern
Christina Bruno Adaptive Snowboard – Intermountain
Jason Malczyk Adaptive Alpine – Intermountain
Chuck Chiu Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northern Intermountain
Chad Biggerstaff Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northern Rocky Mountain
Jeremy Anderson Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northwest
Melody Buell Adaptive Alpine/Snowboard – Northwest
Beth Fox Adaptive Alpine – Rocky Mountain
Haakon Lang-Ree Adaptive Alpine – 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).

Jonathan Ballou Alpine Task Force Chair
Greg Chmielecki Central
Chris Ericson Eastern
Dustin Cooper Intermountain
Taylor Caballero Northern Intermountain
Jim Anderson Northern Rocky Mountain
Mike Phillips Northwest
Gates Lloyd Rocky Mountain
Dan Browning 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 Chair
Shawn Ryan Central
Bonnie Kolber Eastern
Meghan Lovely Intermountain
Jani Sutherland Northern Intermountain
Chris Blake Northern Rocky Mountain
Tarah 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).

Emily Lovett Cross Country Task Force Chair
Zeke Fashingbauer Central
Mickey Stone Eastern
Scott McGee Intermountain
Denise Wade Northern Rocky Mountain
Denes Balazs Northwest
Patti Banks Rocky Mountain
Val Licon Western

Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group

The Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group advises PSIA-AASI operational leadership on equity and inclusion matters. They develop and promote strategies and best practices to educate on the topics of age, ability, disability, ethnic origin and nationality, racial, religious, social, sexual, and gender diversity. This Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group strives to empower the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) community; and other marginalized groups by providing and creating education opportunities for them to engage with peers and advance their snowsports education. Their ultimate goal is to provide the betterment of PSIA-AASI’s culture through all facets of PSIA-AASI’s education efforts, including the Learning Connection model, so that everyone is provided with an inclusive educational and professional experience through snowsports.

Marshall Titus Co-Chair
Sheria Sullivan Co-Chair
Frank Cartwright Eastern
Katie Chong Eastern
Brandon Pearce Eastern
Dylan Thornton Northern Rocky Mountain
Shelby Rogala Northern Rocky Mountain
Jacobi Seacord Intermountain
Kirstie Rosenfield Intermountain
Dino White Western
Jesse Chun Western

Education Foundation Committee

The Education Foundation Advisory Committee develops, updates, and works with staff to implement a fundraising plan for PSIA-AASI’s Education Foundation, including grants, donations, and ideas to strengthen existing and new scholarship programs. This advisory committee also serves as a review and selection team for active funding and scholarship opportunities set up through PSIA-AASI’s Education Foundation and/or creates subcommittees to meet the need for the grant and scholarship distributions. The group also reviews PSIA-AASI Education Foundation financial reports provided by operations staff and suggests possible management of funds to the organization.

Lisa Mattis Committee Chair
Mark Anderson Central
Walt Coiner Northern Intermountain
Alejandro Hernandez Central
Elizabeth Limerick Eastern
John May Northwest
Eric Sheckleton Northern Rocky Mountain
Ed Younglove Northwest
Susan Urbanczyk PSIA-AASI Representative

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).

Tony Macri Chair
Doug Radefeld Central
Brian Donovan Eastern
Andrew Johnston Intermountain
Matt Larson Northern Intermountain
Bridger Biggins Northern Rocky Mountain
Kyle Skutch Northwest
Ben Potts Rocky Mountain
Ryan Christofferson Western
Josh Smith Western

Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship Committee

Founded by former PSIA Alpine Team Member (1992-96) Nancy Oakes Hall, this scholarship enables women in PSIA-AASI to advance their skills and seek leadership roles in the industry. The Nancy Oakes Hall Women’s Scholarship Committee selects scholarship recipients.

Carol Levine Chair
Mermer Blakeslee Eastern
Dee Byrne Western
Heidi Ettlinger Western
Maggie Loring Intermountain
Lezlie Pinske Central
Katrina Brinkerhoff PSIA-AASI Representative

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 Chair
Jeremy Cabalka Central
Brian Donovan Eastern
Nate Chapple Intermountain
Jake Bolin Northern Intermountain
Ben Daniel Northern Rocky Mountain
Kelly Howle Northwest
Chris Rogers Rocky Mountain
Joshua Thompson-Bourrie Western

Snowsports Managers Task Force

This groups provides updates on industry trends, and shares issues, from a snowsports managers perspective. The task force is a conduit for disseminating ideas, plans, projects, so member schools have resources for best practices.  Members of this group collaborate to plan and provide regional meetings and training opportunities for management groups. The task force also helps steer the direction for educational programing.

Maggie Loring Chair
Luke Williams Central
Gail Setlock Eastern
Dan Healy Intermountain
Colleen Morishita Northern Intermountain
Shannon Griffin Northern Rocky Mountain
Brian Allen Northwest
Gates Lloyd Rocky Mountain
Julie Matises Western
Dave Schuiling Office Liaison

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 Dixon Chair
John Fay Central
Mickey Stone Eastern
Grant Bishop Intermountain
Stewart Chumbley Northern Rocky Mountain
Marc Schanfarber Northwest
Jim Shaw Rocky Mountain
Will Ortman Western

Women’s Advisory Group

The mission of the Women’s Advisory Group 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.

Kirstie Rosenfield  Chair
Karen Haringa Eastern
Leigh Pierini Eastern
Maggie Loring Intermountain
Ying Liu Northwest
Carol Levine Western
 Heidi Ettlinger Western
Stephanie Wilkerson Western
Kelly Levitas PSIA-AASI Representative