The Nordic DECL (Division Education and Clinic Leader) team is a group of highly trained instructors who are responsible for running the various Telemark and Cross Country clinics and assessments that the Division offers.
I grew up on the coast of NC, so I have always had an affinity for playing in water, frozen or otherwise. I did not grow up skiing and only took my first turns as a 17 yr old. My friends, or so I thought, took me to the top of the beginner lift having just put on skis for the first time. Luckily, no carnage ensued. I did not ski again until my mid-twenties while taking a semester off from school. Needless to say, I’ve been hooked ever since.
During my 20 year journey to gaining a graduate degree in Exercise Science I continued to explore a passion for skiing and teaching. Training for certification greatly enhanced my skills as a TA and RA in graduate school and vice versa. Most of my ski teaching career took place in Vermont and NC until moving to Utah in 2001. I relocated here with the intent of gaining my PhD in Exercise Science yet the strong pull of the mountains was too much to resist. I’m currently the Sr. Manager of the Adult Programs at Canyons Resort in Park City Utah.
I’m incredibly proud to be a new member of the Nordic Track DECL team. I have a lot to learn from those team members both in skiing skills and clinic presentation. I continue to search for answers to life’s most pertinent questions. Like how can I ski more and work less. J
I enjoy most anything involving being outside with any type of human powered cycling, skiing and hiking being on the top of the list. I’m really a five year old with a fascination for everything and understanding how stuff works including the human body during exercise. Hence, my geeky side involves exercise physiology and biomechanics, data science and analysis, keeping my old Subaru running and hobby robotics. Skynet is coming so I’m trying to be prepared. J
I will leave you with a quote that inspired me to never stop seeking knowledge and remain a lifelong learner.
“You understand something you are inclined to resist, ONLY if you can fool it’s proponents into thinking you get it.”
Home Resort: Canyons