The Children’s DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Children’s Specialist clinics and certificate programs that the Division offers.
Members of this team have have been selected from the Division Children’s Specialist Trainers; for more information on this process, take a look at the CS Trainer certificate program.
Indiana born and raised a Hoosier
Attended Indiana University
Began teaching first Cert GLM in 1978
Started with the CS team in 2010
Manager at PCMR ski & sb school
3rd term on BOD, first elected in 2003
Home Area: Park City
Term: 2011 to 2014 – Intermountain VP of Communications
Terrie has taught skiing since her college days. She has been the Supervisor of Snowbasin’s 6 and under children’s program for the past 18 years. She has her Alpine Level 3, Children’s Specialist 2 Children’s DEL and Adaptive 1 certifications.
Terrie is also responsible for selecting and training new apprentice ski instructors at Snowbasin . She is noted for her patience and nuturing the love of skiing in her students. Her emphasis will always be on safety, fun and learning for each child.
Terrie grew up in Wisconsin and has taught skiing also in the Eastern and Central divisions.
Home Resort: Snowbasin
USSA National level coach, ACE Trainer
Alpine L3 / ACE L3
1984 – 1986 Solitude Ski Resort Instructor,
1986 – 1996 Snowbird Ski Resort Instructor, Children’s On Snow Supervisor and Devo Coach for Snowbird Race Team,
1996 – 1998 Deer Valley Children’s On Snow Supervisor,
1998 – 2003 United States Ski and Snowboard Coaches Education Program Manager,
2003 – Present Deer Valley Ski School Recruiting/Adult Programs Manager.
Professional Achievements in Snowsports
PSIA Junior Education Team member and coach
1992 – 1996, Intermountain Division Examiner and Clinic Leader
1991 – 2004 – Behavior Science and Health from University of Utah
Home Area: Deer Valley
Term: 2013 – 2016
Catherine McEnroe has taught skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon, at Alta and Snowbird, for over 20 years. She has been a DCL a Children’s Education Specialist for 10 of those years. Sharing in ‘ah-ha’ moments and the joys of skiing in the GREAT outdoors are some of her motivators.
“I have had the great fortune of excellent instructors in my life. I enjoy giving a nod to them when I get to pass on some great knowledge.” C.M.
Mr. Nakada is still trying to extend the boundaries imposed by single-track careers. An avid skier, business executive, musician, and scuba diver, Mr. Nakada has more than 25 years experience in increasingly responsible positions in the hospitality, travel, service, and entertainment industries.
Presently, Mr. Nakada is a consultant specializing in business and marketing solutions for start-up and growth companies, and Children’s Program Manager for the Professional Ski Instructors of America – Intermountain Division.
In terms of his skiing career, Mr. Nakada has his Level 3 – Alpine certification, Level 3 – ACE/CS certificates, and “Accredited Trainer” accreditation from the Professional Ski Instructors of America. He has taught for over thirty years at the Deer Valley Resort (UT), Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort (UT), and several California resorts.
Mr. Nakada has his MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has his Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor certifications from the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI).
Mr. Nakada is a member of The Presidents Council at the University of Illinois, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In addition, he has served as Head Judge and Chief of Results for the World Alpine Ski School Championships and Head Judge for the U.S. National “Powder 8” Championships.
Home Mtn: Deer Valley
Originally from Stockbridge Ma, ex-racer out of Western Mass. Go SOX!
Years teaching 17
Favorite skier Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn
Why? I love to ski big mountains!
Hike, golf, bike, cook, violinist. Play in the mountains
Home Resort: Deer Valley