I started cross country skiing as a fifth grader just outside Syracuse, New York. I graduated from Cortland State in 1990 with a Bachelor’s in Physical Education, and moved to Pocatello, Idaho in 1992. I began my ski teaching career with the Pocatello Parks and Recreation Program, and have taught cross country, telemark, and alpine skiing at the Mink Creek Nordic Center, Pebble Creek, Grand Targhee, and Jackson Hole. I have also coached junior cross country ski racing, and worked in ski retail. My other pursuits include almost anything outdoors and active, along with reading/writing, music, and spending time with family/friends.