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.
Mark NakadaCS Discipline Manager, Board Member at Large
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.
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