The Adaptive DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Adaptive clinics and assessments that the Division offers.
Kim has worked for Springville City for fifteen years and has been the Canyon Parks Supervisor for the past four years. He raised his family in Mapleton for 30 years and he currently lives in Levan, Utah with his wife Debbie and two grandchildren.
Kim has always had a great love for the outdoors and takes pride in keeping the parks, pavilions and campgrounds as nice as possible for our guests. Kim was previously involved with the city parks and recreation programs and values all the friendships and acquaintances he made.
He graduated from BYU with degrees in Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. He was the program director at the National Ability Center before coming to Springville City, and has taught hundreds of disabled individuals to ski, ride horses, river raft, and generally enjoy sports and the outdoors. Kim has been a professional skier for 38 years and is a former world and national champion ski racer. Kim was also selected as the Outstanding Ski Patroller of the nation in 1983. He has taught skiing all over the United States and in several foreign countries. Kim still teaches part time at Sundance. Kim is also an avid golfer and helped coach the SHS golf team for several years. Between hunting, skiing, working, and his golf habit, he can be found in the outdoors somewhere, about 364 days of the year.
Kim’s love of winter and the snow helped Springville City with creating the Jolley’s Ranch Winter Recreation program in our canyon parks. Creating a place for our residents and guests from around the county to recreate in the winter has been a very successful addition to the services offered in our canyon.
I moved to Utah and began teaching Adaptive Skiing in the winter of 2003. It has been a constant interest of mine to expand my knowledge base and share what I have learned.
Home Resort: National Ability Center Park City, UT
I have enjoyed skiing since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I was lucky enough to ski both the USA and Europe as a child and spent many of my school years busting through bamboo gates. When I moved to Aspen in 1999, I was looking for a way to return some of the wonderful energy many instructors and coaches had shared with me over the years. I was able to connect with the Adaptive Program in Aspen and I haven’t looked back since.
Over the years I have continued to add certification to the list because it allowed me to help more people. At first it was just about my students but as time passed it was just as much about helping my fellow instructor be more in tune with their students and fellow instructors.
I look forward to continuing to share this legacy as long as the snow flies. Hope to See you soon on the slopes near by.
I am a Utah native living in Kamas. I have been teaching since 1992.
I enjoy Adaptive because each student is different.
It’s a fun challenge to provide the proper equipment and progression to get them going
Skiing can make a huge impact on their life.
Home Resort: National Ability Center