Swithin has been with BSF since 2008. She grew up alpine ski racing in Norwich, VT, before attending MSU, where she was on the Alpine Ski Team from 1979-1983. She met her husband, Ron Matelich, at MSU, who was also on the Alpine Ski Team. She graduated in 1984 with a BS in Social Work and went on to work in admissions at ski racing academies and coached Alpine ski racers in Carbondale and Aspen, CO, from 1985-1989. In 1993, Swithin earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law. She worked as a Law Clerk for a Federal Judge and practiced law (civil litigation) from 1993-2008 in Great Falls and Whitefish, MT. In 2008, her family moved back to Bozeman, where Swithin began working at BSF with the Alpine program. Swithin joined the BSF Board of Directors in 2010 and was a Co-Chair of the BSF Reorganization Committee, which was tasked with restructuring BSF to merge the disciplines and hire executive leadership for the organization. In 2011, she was hired as the Executive Director. In 2014-2015, she co-chaired the USSA Certification Committee with then Board President, Susan Carstensen, together leading the organization to Gold Certification from USSA. Swithin has two children, Nick, a Nordic skier with the BSF PG/Elite Team, and Julia, a former alpine ski racer with BSF and now a Bozeman High Hawks soccer player.