BOZEMAN, MT – The Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Evan Weiss as their new executive director.
Current Board President Pat Flowers welcomed Evan: “We are thrilled to have Evan join BSF as our next executive director. He brings a wealth of experience in managing and developing outstanding youth and college ski programs and can truly take our club to the next level.”
Evan is currently the head coach for the Snow Summit Race Team at Big Bear Mountain in California.
A former U.S. Ski Team member, Evan 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.
Rebekah Bunting, vice president of the BSF board, noted, “Evan is a bright, energetic and well-qualified individual. I look forward to seeing him infuse those qualities in BSF as our new Executive Director.”
Evan will finish out his current season in California before moving to Bozeman and starting with BSF in July 2018.
Evan and his wife, Lauren Summers, are looking forward to the transition. Lauren also grew up alpine racing and currently works in clinic trials for cancer research. “We are excited for the move and plan to take full advantage of Bozeman’s beautiful mountains and rivers,” Evan said.
“Bozeman has a great tradition of winter sport with outstanding venues and a community that is engaged in skiing,” Evan noted. “I’m looking forward to helping the BSF programs continue to succeed and to bring new energy into the fundraising and capital projects that will take this team to the next levels.”
Board members Pat Flowers and Rebekah Bunting will continue to serve as interim co-executive directors until July, and Evan will stay in the loop on BSF business during that time. He looks forward to meeting BSF members and can be reached at email@example.com.
Evan succeeds former Executive Director Swithin McGrath, who resigned in December 2017 for personal and family reasons.
Bridger Ski Foundation is a nonprofit ski club providing educational and competitive programs in Nordic, Freestyle, Freeskiing, and Alpine skiing. They also groom an incredible network of Community Nordic Trails in Bozeman. www.bridgerskifoundation.org