Current Board Members Terms
2014 – 2017: Carl Boyer, Mary Flinn Ware, Nancy Kronthaler, Evan Ricks, Joe Waggoner
2015 – 2018: Andy Baker, Mark Battaglia, Kent Lundell, Mark Nakada, Rich McLaughlin
2016 – 2019: Dave Butler, Anita Oliveri, Charles Rodger, Mike Thurgood, Colter Tucker
Originally From: Sanford, Maine
Years Ski Instructing: 21
Favorite Skier: Scott Schmitt
Why do you work in the ski industry? – Introducing people to the mountains, to a sport for the ages.
What else do you do besides skiing? (hobbies, work) – Mountain bike, sea kayaking, hiking.
If you could have lunch with any person in the world who would it be and why? – French President Sarkosy
Home Area: Alta
I am Carl Boyer, and I started skiing at Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico in 1963. My ski teaching career began in 1973 with the University of Utah Ski School, the nations first university level ski instruction methods course, dating to 1949. I became Associate Certified (Level II) in the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association (now PSIA-Intermountain) in 1975, continuing as the Technical Director for the U of U Ski School from fall 1975 through the spring of 1979.
I began teaching skiing full time at Snowbird Mountain Resort in the fall of 1979, where I am currently employed. I achieved Alpine Level III certification in 1985, then Alpine Divisional Education and Certification Leader status in 1991. I also hold Snowboard Level I, Accredited Children’s Educator I, and basic Park & Pipe Accreditation in PSIA/AASI Intermountain.
I have served on the Board of Directors for PSIA/AASI Intermountain since 2002; serving as Member at Large; Communications VP; President; and Administrative VP.
My major at the University of Utah was Geology, and I worked many summer seasons in field geophysics. I currently restore special interest automobiles, specializing in Citroens from the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Alpine L3 / Snowboard L1 / ACE L1 / Park & Pipe Accred
Home Area: Snowbird
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
Teaching at Alta 10 years,
Snowbird 27 years
I grew up in a family business, co-owner of ski accommodations business in Utah for 30 years, developed and ran children’s program “how things grow” for family farm business in New York state for last 10 years during fall season. I have served 2 years on the PSIA board of directors and I am currently the communication V.P. for PSIA Intermountain
Education: Degree in Economics & Marketing, Green Mountain College Vermont and Bradley University, Peoria IL
Home Area: Snowbird
Term 2012 – 2015
City of Origin: Huntsviile Utah
2008-2014 Snowsports Director Powder Mountain
2002-2008 Ski Teacher & Trainer Deer Valley
2000-2002 On snow manager Snowbasin
1999-2005 PSIA-I Certification Chairman
1998-2000 Alpine Manager Canyons
1982-1998 Ski Teacher and Trainer Park City Mountain Resort
1990-2014 PSIA-I DECL
1978-1982 Ski School Director Brian Head, Utah
1976-1978 Ski School Asst. Director Park west Ski area
1973-1976 Ski School Supervisor Park West Ski Area,
1972-1973 Ski Instructor Park West Ski Area
1971-1972 Ski Instructor Sundance,
Year that kent became a DECL: 1990
Position at resort: Snowsports Director
Year Elected to Board (2001 -2010)
Intermountain ASEA representative since: 2011
Divisional Education Clinic Leader
Home Area: Powder Mountain
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
As an Intermountain Snowsports instructor and Board of Directors member
I am committed to:
1. Encourage and increase membership in PSIA/AASI.
2. Provide different training opportunities for members who are seeking certification and those who are long time members just wanting to keep current on training and teaching standards.
3. Get to know the instructors and directors at the member schools that I represent on the Board of Directors.
I also work as a ski/snowboard instructor. I currently have level ll ski, level l board, and
children’s level ll certifications. I have been working in the ski teaching profession at Kelly
Canyon for the past 23 years. This year marks my 20th year as a member of PSIA/AASI? I plan to
continue learning, teaching and honing my personal skills as a skier and snowboarder.
My other employment besides skiing, education and agriculture. I work as a school principal in
Fremont School District #215. I have earned my Education Specialist Degree in Education
Administration. I have a passion for teaching and helping others become great teachers. This not
only applies to my profession as an administrator, but, carries over to making the instructors I
get to work with and train the best at what they do and to love what they do.
I have taught in the middle school teaching Health, P.E., Literature, Earth Science for 16 years. I
have been an Elementary School Principal for the past 4 years at 3 different schools in the
district. I have enjoyed each experience. I also serve as the district test coordinator and Title
Home Area: Kelly Canyon
Term: 2014 – 2017
I have a long history in the Snow Sport industry as an instructor, supervisor, guest services manager, and snow sports school director.
I have served PSIA/AASI-I as the Administrative VP for four years and am currently, serving my second year as the President of PSIA/AASI-Intermountain and I am an active Alpine DECL in the Intermountain Division
I have been a member of PSIA/AASI-Intermountain since 1991. From then to the present, I have worked in the Intermountain Division as the Ski School Director at Snowbird and the Ski School Director at the Canyons. I have worked as an instructor and trainer at Powder Mountain and Park City Mountain Resort where I currently work part time.
Prior to moving to Intermountain Division, my Snow Sports teaching began at Spout Springs-Oregon in 1966. From then until moving to Intermountain Division, I worked as a full time ski instructor/trainer at Spout Springs- Oregon, White Pass-Washington, and Sun Valley- Idaho. I spent ten seasons as the Ski School Director at Bridger Bowl-Montana, one season as the head coach for the BSEF Buddy Werner race program, two seasons as a recreational race coach and trainer for the Bridger Bowl Ski School, and four seasons as the Ski School Director at Breckenridge-Colorado.
In 1973 I served as a Clinic Leader for PSIA-NW and attended the first National Academy at Mount Hood, Oregon. In 1976 I became a Clinic Leader and Examiner for PSIA-NRM and I served in that capacity until moving to Colorado in 1986. I functioned as a Clinic Leader and Examiner for PSIA-RM until moving to Utah where I have been an active DECL for PSIA-I from 1991 until the present. I am a former PSIA-National Team Member and former Certification Chairperson for PSIA-NRM. I was an examiner for the first in the Nation PSIA level 2 and level 3 Snowboarding exams held in Breckenridge and A-Basin. I was a coach for the 1981 Alpha Course in Sweden and have been a coach at eight National Academies.
Home Area: PCMR
Term: 2011 to 2014