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Street Address:  2339 Birdie Drive, Bozeman, MT 59715.

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1243, Bozeman MT 59771

Telephone:  406.587.2445

Email: admin@bridgerskifoundation.org 

OFFICE HOURS

Please call ahead to see if someone will be in the office. (Staff often have off-site engagements.)

Sept-May:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday

June - Aug: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tues, Wed, Thurs.

NOTE: the office will be closed July 3-7, 2023.

Staff Directory

Board of Directors

Natalie Flowers
Board President
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Natalie Flowers is a Montana native and grew up here in Bozeman. After moving from Missoula to Bozeman in second grade, Natalie joined Bridger Ski Foundation and was immediately hooked on Nordic ski racing. Natalie continued ski racing in college and graduated from Dartmouth college in 2014. She spent an additional three years in Boston before moving back to a place where outdoor adventures abound. In her free time, she enjoys exploring with her Irish doodle, Wilder, or taste testing at Wild Crumb. Her passion for the outdoors translates to her work at Black Diamond.
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Jordan Helvie
Board Vice President
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Jordan joined the BSF Board in 2020 and serves on the Alpine Committee. He is an attorney with the law firm of Kasting, Kauffman & Mersen, P.C., where he practices primarily in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation. A native of Boise, Idaho, Jordan grew up racing for the Bogus Basin Ski Race Association. Jordan attended college at Willamette University where he played on the men’s tennis team, and immediately thereafter earned his law degree from the University of Denver. When not working, Jordan can be found ski touring, fly fishing, mountain biking, reading, and backpacking.
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Caroline Roy
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Caroline Roy grew up skiing on the icy slopes in Maine. After ski racing through high school at Carrabassett Valley Academy, she attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she skied on the alpine team for two years and earned a BS in Environmental Studies. Upon moving to Bozeman in 2003, Caroline discovered her passion for Western mountains and all they had to offer. In her work life, Caroline is the Branch Manager and Loan Officer for GoPrime Mortgage, a local real estate lender in Bozeman. She and her husband, Jasper Buchbauer, have three boys who are currently enjoying both Alpine and Nordic programs with BSF. As a family they share a love for all things outdoors including skiing, biking, rafting, gold mining and fishing. Caroline hopes to bring her enthusiasm and love of sport to the Board to help grow an already amazing organization here in the Gallatin Valley. She joined the BSF Board of Directions in 2022.
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Chris Sledz
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Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Chris learned to ski with his family at Wilmot Mountain. Skiing, like riding a bike, offered a sense of freedom that he has always sought out–whether living on the west or east coast for his 20+ year career in sales and business development. But living for the weekend wasn’t enough, and Chris moved to Bozeman in 2019, setting a personal record of skiing 70 days in his first season here. He now works as onX’s VP of Business Development and is excited to bring his professional experience to BSF, helping the organization continue to achieve its mission and grow within our community.
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Eric Goldwarg
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Eric Goldwarg grew up in Montreal, Canada, where he discovered at a young age that he preferred being outside on the Nordic trails than in a damp hockey rink. Eric ski raced at the high school and club levels in Quebec. He then attended Middlebury College where he was a four-year member of the Nordic team. After college, Eric coached the Ford Sayre Ski Club in Hanover, NH, and earned a JD from Vermont Law School. Eric is now an attorney at Angel, Coil & Bartlett in Bozeman. He has three young children who love BSF’s Alpine and Nordic programs. Eric is excited to give back to the sport that has given him so much.
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Erik Renna
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Erik grew up alpine ski racing in New Hampshire and Maine and moved to Bozeman in 1996 to attend Montana State University. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Erik has been working in the engineering consulting and mechanical contracting industries. Erik and his wife, Erin, have 10-year-old twin boys, Owen and Henry, who participate in BSF’s Alpine and Nordic programs. Erik enjoys recreating with his family during his free time. Besides skiing, he loves to mountain bike, fish, hike, raft, camp and hunt with his family. He joined the BSF Board of Directors in 2022.
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Erin Gaasch
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Erin Gaasch moved to Bozeman in 1997 and has called Bozeman home ever since. After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Environmental Science, Erin later earned her real estate license in 2006 and continues to advise her clients across the Gallatin Valley. When not working, Erin spends the winter months on snow however she can, whether touring Hyalite, skate skiing at Crosscut, or finding powder stashes on the ridge at Bridger Bowl. Much of the time you will find her with her husband Derek and her three children Signe, Inga, and Anders -- all of whom share her passion for skiing and the magic of winter and have benefitted from BSF programs, trails, and events. Erin shares BSF's commitment to promoting and supporting a love of skiing and the outdoors and is excited to have the opportunity to serve the community as a board member.
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Tyler Maxwell
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Tyler was born and raised in Bozeman, and naturally grew up enjoying outdoor activities and extensive travel with his family. Throughout his youth Tyler alpine ski raced for BSF and professionally kayaked around the world. After high school he continued ski racing for College of Idaho. After 3 years racing in Idaho, Tyler moved back to Bozeman to finish college at Montana State University, earning a degree in graphic design. After a year of traveling, he stepped back into BSF as a ski coach. Through the next 10 years Tyler coached all levels of athletes and eventually retired from coaching to start a creative design company. Tyler currently works in conjunction with Mammoth Marketing as the creative director. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys kayaking, skiing, fly fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting and just being outside.
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Ben Stanley
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Ben Stanley moved to Bozeman in 1992. Bridger Bowl, mountains and rivers were a major attraction for him when he decided to put roots down here. He has skied since he could walk and was an Alpine racer in high school and at MSU. Ben is an avid hunter and fisherman, and he also enjoys skiing, mountain biking, kayaking and rafting. He believes in the BSF programs and thinks more kids should be involved in outdoor sports, especially with our long winters here in Montana. Ben has worked for the past 30 years as a carpenter, general contractor, real estate agent, developer and real estate investor. He volunteered with Big Sky Youth Empowerment as a mentor and board member for two terms. With his daughter participating in BSF programs, he has seen firsthand the beauty of young children developing into technical skiers and progressing to competitive ski racing and how it builds confidence in young ones.
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Chris Darnell
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Chris grew up in coastal Virginia and then spent almost two decades in Charleston, located on the coast of South Carolina. While he really enjoyed the beach and sailing and surfing, he secretly wanted to ski. He was privileged to ski a lot as a child, and his passion for the sport remained constant. So, a little more than 5 years ago, he moved to Bozeman, and now skis at every opportunity, as does his wife, Kelly, and two children. When not outside playing, Chris can be found working in health care and supporting various local non-profit organizations, like BSF.
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Geoff Stephenson
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Geoff moved to Bozeman from Western Wyoming in 2008 and is currently working as the VP of Sales for Henry Company. Geoff grew up in Jackson Hole where he participated in the Jackson Hole Ski Club’s alpine program. He was a member of the US Ski Team from 1997-2003, specializing in the speed events. After ski racing he attended the University of Wyoming and received a degree in Marketing. Geoff currently has 3 children who are actively, or soon to be, participating in the BSF programs. In addition to his passion for skiing he enjoys many of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer. In the summer you can often find Geoff and his son Jack on one of the many rivers around Bozeman.
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Hunter Lacey
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Hunter grew up in Bozeman and attended Montana State University for Restaurant Management and then New England Culinary Institute for Culinary Arts. He returned to Bozeman after culinary school and started a catering business called Custom Dining in 1998 and then Bar 3 Bar-B-Q and Brewing in 2001. He and his wife Bobbie are raising two children. Their oldest child, Oliver, is on the BSF Freestyle team and their daughter, Bergen, is currently transitioning from the Bridger ski programs into BSF. Hunter is on the Freestyle Committee and skied alongside current BSF coaches Mike Papke and Tony Gilpin from the late 80’s to mid 90’s. Hunter also helped administer Montana Mogul and Allstars Ski camps in the Bearthooth mountains for 10 years. Hunter remains active in skiing and ice hockey in the winter and enjoys numerous outdoor activities that Montana has to offer in the summer.
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Spencer Lawley
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Ambassador Board

Anjie Martins
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Anjie is a native Montanan, born and raised in Livingston. She graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a minor in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She currently works for Dakota Business Lending, where she helps small businesses pursuing financing options. In her spare time she loves to spend her days on the trails. She enjoys hiking, running, downhill and cross-country skiing and mountain biking. She is often accompanied by her husband, Mike and her great dane, Gally. She believes strongly in giving back to the nonprofits and the community that she loves so much and is so excited to be a part of the BSF Ambassador Board.
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Becca Cristando
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Becca Cristando is a north Idaho native where she was a competitive alpine ski racer for Schweitzer Alpine Racing School. Becca came to Bozeman for the skiing and college. Graduated with degree in education and a passion for getting kids outdoors and giving them new experiences! She has taught skiing, coached U10-U14s and was the head coach for the YSL program for SARS. Now she is mom to two year old twin boys and excited to be a part of the BSF community. Thankful for all ski racing taught her, excited to be giving back!
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Emily Danza
Ambassador Board
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Emily was born and raised in Italy under the Matterhorn in a little town named Cervinia. She graduated from MSU in 2014 with a degree in physiological psychology while skiing for the Bobcat Ski team. She also received a Master’s degree from the University of Denver in Sports and Performance Psychology. Prior to heading out for her Masters Degree, Emily coached the U16 and FIS team at Bridger Ski Foundation for 5 years, bringing the athletes to Italy three years in a row for summer camps. During her time in Denver, she coached the Under 14 and FIS programs at Eldora Mountain Ski Club in Boulder, Colorado. Even though she enjoyed her time in Colorado, Montana held a tight string to her heart and she returned to Bozeman in 2019 to join the Bobcat Alpine Ski team coaching staff. Emily, is also a Mental Health Therapist at Lotus Counseling of MT, where she splits her time between being a coach with the Bobcats and providing counseling for individuals to become the best version of their selves. She is a member of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and is a certified USSSA Level 200- Alpine Ski Coach and speaks fluently English, Italian and French.
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Hannah Downey
Ambassador Board
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Hannah Downey is a true believer that skiing is for everyone and is proud to be a member of the BSF Ambassadors Board. Growing up as a midwestern slalom racer, Hannah moved to Bozeman in 2011 to be closer to the mountains (with some college on the side). When not skiing, she's mountain biking, hiking, snowmobiling, or exploring the West with her husband, Russell, and golden retriever, Bode. Hannah is the policy director at PERC, a coach with Bozeman Youth Cycling, and a volunteer with Eagle Mount and the Thrive CAP mentor program.
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Jack Hays
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Jack is from Arvada, Colorado, he grew up Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Biking and Skiing all over the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In his free time, you can find Jack playing golf, playing baseball, watching any college sport that's on T.V., going to a Rockies game or reading a book in his hammock. Jack loves, having fun in the outdoors, keeping everyone positive and seeing the bright side of things and you can almost always find a smile on his face. Jack is so excited for his first year on the Ambassador Board board and his second year as alpine coach!
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Marika Nawrocki
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Marika grew up competitively alpine ski racing in New England before making the move to Bozeman to be closer to the mountains and attend college. She graduated from MSU in 2021 with degrees in both Civil Engineering and Snow Mechanics. Post-college, she works as a Water Resources Engineer for RESPEC working on flood studies, river bank stabilization, and floodplain mapping projects. Outside of work, Marika loves to ski (nordic and alpine), run, hike, fly fish, and bike. She started coaching for BSF's Intro Nordic Program in 2022. Marika is grateful to the Bozeman community for providing her many opportunities to grow and enjoy the outdoors and is excited for the opportunity to contribute more through the Ambassador Board!
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Samantha Lee
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Sam grew up skiing in Tahoe and has been passionate about the sport ever since she can remember. She is a true believer that skiing should be accessible to everyone and is excited to be a part of the BSF Ambassador Board. Sam loves the access to the outdoors found in Montana. In the summer, she trail runs, mountain bikes, fly fishes, and works in her small (but mighty) garden. In the winter, she trades running shoes for ski boots, spending her time on the downhill slopes and cross-country trails. When she isn’t hitting the trails, she works as a Project Manager for Highline Partners building high-end residential homes and volunteers as a CASA / GAL for Gallatin County.
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Stephanie Irwin Kircher
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Stephanie was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta Canada and grew up alpine ski racing for the Banff Alpine Racers. For many years, she traveled, and ski raced around the world, with the Alberta Ski Team and the Canadian National Development Team. She competed at all levels including National Championships, NorAm Cup, Europa Cup, and a World Cup. Stephanie graduated from MSU in 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design while racing for the Bobcat Ski Team. She then received a master’s degree in architecture from MSU while coaching the U12 and U14 alpine teams at Bridger Ski Foundation. While living on the West Coast for a brief period, Stephanie also coached for CMAC (Crystal Mountain Alpine Club) and worked professionally in the field of architecture. Currently, Stephanie teaches at Montana State University as an instructor in the School of Architecture. Much like when she was coaching, Stephanie loves to help the students grow and realize their potential. She is excited to be a part of the BSF community, which reminds her of the local skiing community that she grew up in. And is happy to be giving back to the sport which was so influential in her life.
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Taylor Heinecke
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Born and raised in Montana, Taylor's sense of place fuels his passion for the great outdoors. From skiing in the winter to backpacking in the summer, Taylor thrives in the wild expanses of Montana. Through his explorations, he strives to connect with others and build community a in Bozeman, MT that will support and preserve our natural treasures for future generations to cherish.
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Tim Baucom
Ambassador Board
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After graduating from The University of New Hampshire in 2009, Tim moved to Bozeman where he spent 5 years as a Comp Team coach for BSF. After one season with the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, he began working with the US Ski Team as a World Cup Service Technician, a position he held for 8 seasons. In addition, Tim works for Vermont Plank Flooring, selling custom wood floors. His spare time is consumed with skiing, biking, playing music, hunting and fishing, and enjoying this beautiful valley.
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Office Staff

Evan Weiss
Executive Director
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Evan joined BSF as the executive director in July 2018. Previously, he was the head coach for the Snow Summit Race Team at Big Bear Mountain in California. A former U.S. Ski Team member, he has more than a decade of experience in athletic program management and brings a diverse skillset to the table, from managing financial operations to raising money and developing programs. Evan skied on the U.S. Alpine Ski Team from 1999 to 2006 and was a three-time NCAA All American at Dartmouth College. As the head alpine coach at Western State College and then University of Nevada, Reno, he led recruiting efforts and managed student athletes. During a five-year tenure as the program director and head coach at Alpental Snoqualmie Ski Education Foundation in Washington, he managed a successful youth alpine program, boosting membership and athlete retention and developing a scholarship program.
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Finance & Accounting
CFO & Accounting Team
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LISA ELLISON: CFO Lisa is a graduate of Colorado State University, with a BS in Business Administration with a Finance and Real Estate emphasis. Lisa brings nearly 15 years of nonprofit accounting experience, working with the Yellowstone Association and moving on to BSF in 2014. Lisa grew up in Colorado and resides in Bozeman with her husband, menagerie of foster/foreign exchange children and three dogs. LILY HOFFMAN, ACCOUNTING TEAM: Lily is also a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Teaching and English. Lily resides in Fort Collins, CO and frequently makes trips up to Bozeman to put her hands on a variety of projects. Lily lives with her husband and her 4 year old son, three dogs, and a really annoying bird that will outlive all of us. As a team they bring a sense of humor to the organization while keeping everyone on the straight and narrow.
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Laura Huggins
Director of Development
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Laura is excited to serve as director of development and help inspire people to support Bridger Ski Foundation’s unique contributions to the community. Most recently, Laura worked as Director of Corporate Partnerships at American Prairie Reserve where she oversaw relationships with partners ranging from National Geographic to Stio. She has spent twenty years working in the environmental arena—from writing about global issues at a think tank at Stanford University to working with Montana non-profits on both local and national issues. She has published several books, including "Environmental Entrepreneurship: Markets Meet the Environment in Unexpected Places." Laura grew up spending every weekend trying to keep up with her brothers at Powder Mountain and now enjoys spending as much time as possible trying to keep up with her kids at Bridger Bowl!
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Jenny White
Communications & Marketing Director
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Jenny has been the Marketing and Communications Director at BSF since November 2014. She also works as a freelance writer and editor. Jenny grew up in Vermont, was a collegiate runner at St. Lawrence University, and earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana. Before turning to freelancing, she spent a decade as a magazine editor. She loves BSF and the challenge of communicating all the amazing things that happen within this nonprofit. In her spare time, Jenny runs, skis, bikes, and plays in the mountains.
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Sally Rohrer
Development and Operations Manager
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Sally grew up in Milwaukee, WI skiing with a non-profit ski club similar to BSF. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate and master’s degrees. While in Madison, Sally worked in the political field, including working towards expanded voting rights, serving as an Alder on the Madison Common Council, and organizing for various candidates. She moved to Montana to be a ski instructor at Big Sky Resort and finds joy in cultivating a lifelong love for skiing among her students. Sally is excited to combine her passion for skiing and community engagement as part of the BSF team.
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Alpine Staff

Kenny Wilson
Alpine Co-Director & Comp Team Head Coach
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Kenny grew up skiing for Squaw Valley Ski Team and raced on the FIS circuit around the US, Europe and New Zealand. He then continued on racing Division 1 for Colby-Sawyer College for all 4 years. He graduated in 2017 with a BA in environmental studies and a business minor. He moved out to Montana and joined the coaching staff at BSF in 2018. Outside of skiing you will probably find Kenny up in the mountains on some adventure. Certifications: Coaching Level 100 *All BSF coaches are also required to have First Aid/CPR, a background check, Safesport training, and pass the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coaching Fundamentals Course.
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LaRue Seitz-Dettori
Alpine Co-Director & U14 Head Coach
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LaRue was born and raised in Montana, calling Livingston her hometown. She grew up skiing at Bridger and raced for four years at The College of Idaho. After graduating in 2009 with a degree in Biology and Education, she moved back to Livingston. When LaRue returned to Montana, she started coaching for BSF. When she isn’t coaching, she is busy raising her two kids, Erik and Eleanor. In the summers you will find them rafting the Yellowstone River, camping and enjoying all that Montana has to offer. In addition to spending time on the Yellowstone for fun, LaRue and her husband Matt operate Sleeping Giant Tours, scenic rafting trips. Certifications: Coaching Level 200 *All BSF coaches are also required to have First Aid/CPR, a background check, Safesport training, and pass the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coaching Fundamentals Course.
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Kamie Cochran
Intro Director for Alpine & Freestyle
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Roger Bay
Alpine Education Coach
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Roger has been coaching since 1983, and more than half of those years have been with BSF. For a third of his coaching career, he coached the U.S. Ski Team. Roger started racing late (age 14), when he moved to Utah. He raced through high school, for two years afterwards, and then moved to Bozeman to race for the Bobcats. He started coaching BSF then, interspersed with winters elsewhere, including four years with the Park City Ski Team in Utah, one year in Minneapolis with Team Gilboa, and many winters in Europe coaching with the U.S. Ski Team. His coaching philosophy: Help make better people through the sport of Alpine Ski racing. Certifications: Coaching Level 500 (U.S. Ski & Snowboard) *All BSF coaches are also required to have First Aid/CPR, a background check, Safesport training, and pass the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coaching Fundamentals Course.
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Jackson Brown
Alpine Devo Coach
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Jackson grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, where he raced for Team Afton before moving to Montana for College. While attending MSU he was the student assistant for the Bobcat alpine team under Kevin Francis. Jackson got a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in coaching and finished a master's degree in Exercise physiology and sports nutrition this past spring. Jackson's thesis work was with U.S. Ski & Snowboard looking at alpine coaching education across the US. When Jackson isn't on the snow collecting data or just soul shredding he enjoys lifting weights and riding his bikes. Jackson began teaching skiing in high school and has been coaching and instructing ever since. He joined the BSF staff in 2022. He has his Level 100 as well as his PSIA level 2.
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Spencer Wilson
U10 & U12 Development Coach
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Spencer grew up in the small town of Florence, Montana, just south of Missoula. His love for skiing began at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, but his racing career began with the Missoula Ski Education Foundation at Snowbowl. An ACL tear his senior year was bittersweet, ending his race season but opening the door to a coaching career. He says he could not have been happier to have his introduction to coaching through the MSEF program. Outside of ski racing, Spencer loves to go touring, climbing, hunting, and just get outside.
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Alexi Panos
Assistant U14 Coach
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Alexi is from Hayden, Idaho. He grew up skiing for Schweitzer Alpine Racing School (SARS) in PNSA and raced on the FIS circuit until he was 19 years old. He graduated high school from the Winter Sports School in Park City, Utah in 2017. Now, Alexi studies Chemical Engineering at Montana State University. He was awarded the Presidential Scholarship for the MSU Honors College. He hopes to complete an MD-PhD program in Biomedical Engineering and specialize in orthopedics. He also works in a biochemistry lab as an undergraduate researcher. In his spare time, Alexi enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, playing guitar and spending time with friends and family. Alexi joined the BSF coaching staff in 2021.
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Bruno Amon-Franceschi
Alpine Devo Coach
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Bruno grew up racing for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, competing in FIS events in the US and New Zealand. He is originally from Los Angeles where he attended high school and juggled a full time race schedule. Missing most school days during the racing season has given Bruno a unique perspective on the dedication and commitment ski racing takes balancing academics as a full time student athlete. Bruno is currently studying economics at MSU and enjoys running, cycling and climbing in his free time. Bruno joined the BSF staff as an assistant coach in the 2021-22 season.
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Taylor Heinecke
Alpine Intro Coach
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Taylor grew up skiing Big Mountain, currently known as Whitefish, in Northwestern Montana. Despite a short tenure of competitive skiing in high school, Taylor has over a decade of coaching experience and another decade of winter sport related employment. Now a father of two and CEO of a Bozeman startup, Taylor enjoys preaching the gospel of Bridger Bowl to new athletes to the sport. He joined the BSF coaching staff in 2013.
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Jordyn Meyer
Intro Coach
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Jordyn grew up skiing for the Silver Run ski team in Red Lodge, Montana, racing for 5-6 years and having been an avid skier on the mountain for nearly 15 years. In high school, Jordyn stopped racing and just free-skied. Jordyn currently attends Montana State University-Bozeman, majoring in Microbiology with the medical laboratory track and should graduate in the Fall of 2023. During the summer you can find Jordyn working as a server at a local restaurant, or hiking, running, working out, hanging out with friends, and golfing! Jordyn began coaching with BSF in 2022.
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Nicholas Williams
Alpine Coach
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Nick grew up skiing in the Vail Valley for Ski Club Vail. He raced for SCV for three years and competed in their freestyle program for two years. He also competed in the Battle Mountain Nordic program for three years in high school. Nick currently attends Montana State University and is one year away from graduating with a degree in business management. When Nick isn't working or studying he can be found search for powder at Bridger Bowl and all over Montana. During the summer you can find Nick working at Bodhi Farms, running, and climbing mountains. He joined Bridger Ski Foundation in 2022 as an alpine coach.
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Weston Littman Roeder
U10/U12 Devo Coach
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Weston grew up in Montana, and learned to ski race at Big Sky before his family moved to Missoula, where he continued to ski race at Snowbowl for MSEF. He also competed in big mountain/freeride events during his senior year of high school. He loves skiing because it's a great way for him to express himself, as well as throw himself down the mountain in an exciting manner. He has skied for as long as he can remember, and he can't wait to continue to pass his knowledge to athletes entering the program at BSF. Weston joined the coaching staff during the 2020-21 season.
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Carter Dorsett
Alpine Intro Coach
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Carter learned to ski at Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. After moving to Maine in 6th grade, he raced for his middle and high school ski teams and coached at Saddleback Ski Area in Rangeley. Carter attended Hamilton College from 2012-2017 and competed on the Hamilton USCSA team for all four years, including as a captain his senior year. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and a minor in Education, Carter taught middle school math and history in New York City. He also coached the Scarsdale High School ski team in Westchester County during that time. Carter moved to Bozeman in 2021 with his partner to work and study at Montana State University - and to ski, of course! Carter loves to be on snow more than anything and is excited to share his passion for winter in the mountains with the Bridger Ski Foundation community.
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Freestyle/freeskiing Staff

Mike Papke
Freestyle Program Director
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Mike started out as a competitor in BSF. He skied his way up to the US Junior National teams, Nor-am Teams, as well as the US National Team. Mike has over 29 years of experience in the sport of Freestyle Skiing.Mike also sits as the Moguls Committee chair of the Freestyle sport committee with USSA. Mike has been the Head coach of the mogul program since 1994 and has coached every ability from beginning to National Champions and Olympians. Mike is a certified level 3 aerial coach through USSA as well as a level 2 mogul proctor. *All BSF coaches are also required to have First Aid/CPR, a background check, Safesport training, and pass the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coaching Fundamentals Course.
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Cody Ling
Freeskiing Program Director
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Cody grew up skiing in Minnesota. He alpine raced until he was 12 years old before switching to freestyle skiing. After joining Nybora, a local freestyle ski team where he grew up, he began competing in USSA events around the country. Eventually, Cody became pro at the age of 17 and competed in national slopestyle events at Dew Tour and U.S. Grand Prix. He also filmed a ski segment for the movie "Pretty Good" with Rage Films. After battling injuries year after year, he decided to stop competing and pursue a teaching degree at Montana State University. During his first two seasons with BSF, he taught third grade in the valley while coaching the freeskiing program at BSF. In 2022, he moved into a full-time position with BSF as the Freeskiing Program Director. His focus is on building lasting relationships within the team while helping them grow and achieve goals as an athlete. In the summers he spends the majority of his time on our local rivers chasing trout with a fly rod.
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Bailey Servais
Freeride Big Mountain Head Coach
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Bailey grew up ski racing in Minnesota and moved to Bozeman to attend school at MSU in 2017. She coached alpine with BSF since 2018, then did part alpine and part freeride in 2022, until switching to only freeride in the 2022-2023 season. She started competing in freeride in 2020 and has never looked back. When she's not skiing, you can find her climbing, kayaking, or thinking about skiing.
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Orion Helms
Devo Coach
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Orion grew up in Telluride, Colorado, and has been a part of freestyle for several decades. Orion skied on the U.S. national team and skied in several World Cup mogul events. He has been coaching with BSF Freestyle since 2014. Orion brings with him a wealth of knowledge about skiing, and fosters a fun, encouraging environment that allows our development athletes to explore and shred the mountain with confidence.
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Simon Lynes
Freeride Coach
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Simon Lynes is a freeride ski coach who grew up skiing Berkshire East in Western Massachusetts. He attended Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine, was a part of their backcountry team, and trained at Sugarloaf Mountain. He moved to Montana after a 10+ year period living and working in Jackson Hole as a freeride coach for the Evolution Team. During that time, he coached two students to the Freeride Junior World Championship, several students to the North American Junior Championship, and multiple students to professional skier status. He is sponsored by Salomon, Karbon, and TGR Optics. When he's not skiing, he enjoys painting, hiking, and eating burritos. Taylor joined the BSF coaching staff in 2022.
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River Goucher
Freeride Coach
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River grew up in Park City, Utah. She ski raced for 7 years for the Park City Ski Team doing alpine. After ski racing she switched to Big Mountain and competed for 3 years in the Junior IFSA competitions. River is currently a senior at Montana State University studying human geography. During the summer you can find river rafting in Dinosaur National Monument as a guide. She joined the Freeride program in the 2022-23 ski season as an Assistant Coach.
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Leroy Roberts
Snowboard Coach
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Leroy spent most of his life around Bloomington, Indiana pursuing action sports in any way possible. He had the opportunity to spend three years in high school pursuing full-time snowsports instructing in southern Indiana at Paoli Peaks. Due to his love for competing, Leroy also competed in skateboarding during the summer. He shares a passion for safety and big air, with a wide background in students. Leroy is looking forward to working with Bridger Ski Foundation and great students and is here to cater to their full potential with as much fun as possible. Leroy joined Bridger Ski Foundation in 2021.
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Karson Lucas
Intro Coach
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Karson grew up in the front range of Colorado and has been skiing from the age of 3. He aced in high school for Jefferson County High School Team and joined Montana State's Alpine Racing Club while attending MSU. Karson graduated MSU in 2010 with a BS in Horticulture focused in Landscape Design and moved back to Colorado to work fulltime as ski instructor with Vail Resorts at Keystone. Karson continued part time teaching for 4 years while working as a landscape designer in the summer and driving snow plows in the winter. For the last three years Karson has worked as a Ski and Snowboard Instructor for Snobahn, an indoor ski, ride, and freestyle training facility in Colorado. There he taught all levels and ages of skiers and snowboarders, getting the opportunity to ski 4-7 days per week all year long. At the same time he also coached on mountain for Loveland Ski Club's Development Team. When Karson is not skiing he enjoys mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, bouldering, fishing, playing disc-golf, and just generally being outside. He joined the BSF coaching staff in 2022.
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nordic Staff

Andrew Morehouse
Nordic Program Director & Head Coach
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Andrew Morehouse, BSF's Nordic Program Director, worked as a service technician for the U.S. Ski Team from 2015-2019, while calling Bozeman home. In addition to providing race service for World Cup and Olympic races, he’s assisted the head coach and head of service in planning and organizing travel logistics for the national team. In the summers, Andrew served as the paddling program manager for the Montana Wilderness School. Andrew was the PG and Elite Nordic Coach for BSF from 2012 to 2014, and he also spent two seasons as the assistant Nordic coach at St. Lawrence University, while earning his Masters of Education. He returned to BSF in 2019 as the Nordic Program Director and Head Coach.
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Andrew Newell
Nordic Pro Team Coach
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Andy Newell is a 4x Olympian and 16-year member of the US Ski Team. His passion for ski training and racing has brought him to the start line of over 200 World Cup races and to several World Cup Podiums. Newell believes in being a student of the sport and continuing to learn the latest in training theory while keeping things simple, fun, and straight forward. Considered one of the best technical skiers in the World he enjoys teaching technique to skiers of all ages. Newell has an experienced background in ski training, race preparation, strength and conditioning for skiing, mental training, and team building. In addition to coaching for BSF, he runs Nordic Team Solutions.
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Heidi Makoutz
Nordic Adult Programs Coordinator & Lead Masters Coach
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Heidi grew up skiing in the Buffalo/Rochester area of New York state where she helped start her high school Nordic team. She skied and ran for Saint Lawrence University, and then taught health science and coached XC and track at the high school level for 5 years. She moved to Montana in 2008 and has enjoyed putting her ski knowledge and Masters of Education to use coaching a variety of age groups - from intro to adults. Her passion is for helping others enjoy the sport, make progress, and build community! Heidi also volunteers on the organizing committee for our local races. She is currently level 200 certified with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
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Gabby Hennes
Adult Nordic Coach
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Gabby grew up in central Minnesota, and started Nordic skiing on her high school team. She raced all through high school, and decided to take a step back from competing when she moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University in 2018. Gabby started working for BSF during the winter of 2018 as an Intro Coach, and later transitioned to the head Intro Coach position. She graduated from MSU in 2021 with a degree in Global and Multicultural Studies with a minor in Sustainability Studies. She now works with the Adult Program year round and loves the challenges that come with coaching the "big kids." When she's not coaching, you can find Gabby riding her bikes and getting outside.
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Jack Christianson
Nordic Intro Coordinator
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Jack Christianson was born and raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. He began skiing as a freshman in high school and spent the next eight years of his life training, racing, and traveling anywhere that boasted cold winters and corduroy. Jack graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 2020, where he served as captain of the college’s NCAA Nordic Program for three seasons while completing bachelors degrees in English and Educational Studies. Jack landed in Bozeman in the autumn of ‘21 and coached two seasons with BSF’s Intro and Adult Nordic skiing programs as well as working with environmental education programs at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center before taking on the Nordic Intro Coordinator position. When not on the skinny skis, Jack can be found reading, writing, or exploring beautiful corners of the American West–most often all at the same time.
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Lily Johnston
Comp Team Head Coach
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Lily grew up in Maine where she developed an early love of the outdoors - canoeing, gardening, and skiing in the woods and fields around her house. She began ski racing in middle school and went on to compete for Freeport High School and then the Bowdoin Ski Team. While at college Lily served as an outing club leader and spent summers guiding youth canoe trips in Canada. After graduating with a degree in Earth Science and Oceanography, Lily moved out to Montana in the summer of 2020. She immediately fell in love with the mountains, trails, and community in Bozeman. Over the past four years Lily has filled multiple coaching roles within BSF, starting as a devo prep coach and eventually working devo, devo pro and comp. Through her time with the program, she has gained insight into technique development for athletes of all ages and seen the positive impacts BSF has on youth, families and the greater community. Lily is delighted to be stepping into the role of head comp coach. She comes to the position with an education-centered philosophy around ski racing, taking an individual approach to supporting athlete growth on and off the snow. Her favorite motto is “happy people ski fast,” which acknowledges that while our goal is skiing fast, we cannot get there without a deep love of the process. Lily is looking forward to more days on the roads, trails, and snow around Bozeman with the comp team!
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Molly Bowman
Nordic Support
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Molly Bowman grew-up cross-country skiing from an early age on the trails in the Wood River Valley (ID) where she raced all through middle school and high school. She attended Montana State University and then worked with the USFWS as a fishery biologist for almost 20 years. When her kids were old enough to ski with BSF, Molly started coaching for BSF's Intro Program in the winters and has been with this program for about 5 years now. After leaving her professional job as a fishery biologist, Molly became director of Bozeman Youth Cycling (and the Bozeman NICA Team) and now spends many hours each summer mountain bike coaching the youth of the Gallatin Valley. You can find Molly out on the trails, during any season, with her kids, husband Eric and dog Lucca.
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SJ McCandless
Nordic Devo Head Coach
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SJ grew up in Jackson, Wyoming, and graduated from MSU with an organismal biology degree. They started working with young Nordic skiers through BSF's Intro program during college, and after retiring from skiing for MSU, continued coaching in the Gallatin Valley. SJ helped establish Big Sky’s Nordic development team in 2021, and coached Crosscut's biathlon youth program in 2022/2023. SJ enjoys long walks on the beach and firmly believes jean shorts are the perfect short for any occasion. In the off seasons, you can find them dominating the pickle ball courts.
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Aubrey LeClair
Comp Team Coach
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Aubrey grew up Nordic skiing at a young age in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended West Anchorage High School where she was part of the cross-country running and Nordic skiing teams. Aubrey joined the APU (Alaska Pacific University) junior training program her freshman year of high school and quickly developed a love for Nordic training and racing. She became a member of the MSU Nordic Team in the fall of 2019, and graduated with a BS in Food and Nutrition - Dietetics in 2023. You can find Aubrey running in the mountains or drinking a chai and crocheting on the back porch.
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Gray Wasson
Comp Team Coach
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Gray grew up in Dillon, Colorado. He started training and ski racing in high school with Summit Nordic Ski Club, initiating a lifelong love for the sport. After graduating, he moved to Bozeman to pursue a BS in Statistics from Montana State University while racing with BSF’s PG team. He transitioned to coaching for the BSF Nordic Comp team in 2023. Outside of skiing you can find Gray on the pickleball courts or at Bridger Creek shooting 40 over par.
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Georgia Morgan
Devo Progressive Coach
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Georgia grew up Nordic skiing in Park City, Utah. She has coached with BSF since winter 2022-23. Georgia loves coaching because she can share the sport that she loves with the next generation. She is currently studying economics at MSU.
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Gus Chisholm
Devo Coach
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Gus is a Bozeman native and a BSF Nordic Team Alumni. He was excited that he was able to join the coaching staff last winter and be able to give back to the program that gave him so much growing up. Gus is currently a student at MSU studying Finance and Accounting. Coaching has been an unexpected delight for Gus and he is stoked to be able to share his ski experiences with the next generation of BSFer’s.
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Kyle Hase
Devo Progressive Coach
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Kyle grew up in Park City, Utah and has been skiing since he was 12 years old and raced throughout high school. Kyle loves skiing because it helps you create connections with friends that will last the rest of your life. Currently, he is a student at MSU studying Economics and Environmental Sustainability. Kyle is excited to coach because watching the kids progress throughout the season is one of the most enjoyable things that a coach gets to witness.
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Grooming Staff

Dan Cantrell
Trails Manager
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Dan grew up at the Catamount Family XC ski center in northwestern Vermont. With a lighted night loop just off of the back porch, "My brother and I would come home from school, ski until dinner, then head back out under the lights. The landowners really helped define my understanding of community by opening their fences, encouraging responsible public access and outdoor recreation, while fostering preservation of their land." Dan raced Nordic skiing at the junior national and collegiate levels, and later worked in the ski and snowboard industry, helping to organize the Yellowstone Ski Festival and SuperTours in West Yellowstone. He came to Montana not long after a post-college stint touring the west with Burton Snowboards. He lives in Bozeman with his wife, Annie, and their two daughters. When the snow isn't flying, he owns and operates a small residential building company.
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Kyle Marvinney
Trails Committee
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Kyle grew up skiing in the woods of central Maine and graduated from St. Lawrence University. He started coaching and grooming in Driggs, Idaho, in 2012, and in 2014 he moved to Bozeman, where coaching and grooming with BSF. In 2016, Kyle took over as the Trails Manager for BSF. He now serves as the assistant trails and grooming manager for Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, and continues to "consult" with BSF on trail management and also serves on the BSF Trails Committee.
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Chris Harris
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Chris grew up in Missoula, MT, where he gained a passion for exploring our public lands. In his off time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Montana in Forestry and Conservation. Since then, he's worked several natural resource jobs from tree planting to wildland firefighting. Now in the summer he works for a tree care company here in Bozeman.
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Eric Trinward
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Marcus Engler
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Pat Cross
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Ben Listowich
Groomer
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Ben is originally from Kingfield, Maine and raced alpine through highs chool in FIS and USSA. He has experience grooming at Sugarloaf in ME and at Mt. Hutt in New Zealand. Ben moved to Bozeman in 2012 to get an engineering degree at MSU and now works as a PM for a Utility Powerline Contractor. Ben enjoys long romantic snowcat drives at sunset.
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Matthew Piper
Groomer
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Matthew grew up racing on skinny skis in northern Vermont from a young age. He attended Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks and continued to race while earning his degree. Since graduating, he has traveled around the country, working for several land management agencies and coaching nordic skiing in the off-season. You can find Matt mountain biking or skiing in the Bridgers in his free time.
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Other

Willson More
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Snow Phone
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Bridger Bowl
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Crosscut Mountain Sports Center
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406-586-9690
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BSF Office
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851 Bridger Drive, Suite 4, Bozeman, MT 59715
PO Box 1243, Bozeman, MT 59771
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