Bridger Ski Foundation has created a new board of young professionals, called the BSF Ambassador Board. Among them, you'll find BSF alumni, former collegiate skiers, recreational skiers, community members and former coaches. This energetic group will be on the front lines, friend- and fun-raising for BSF, serving on existing committees, and volunteering.
Caroline Price, past president of the BSF Board of a Directors, created the new group. She said, "I was inspired by the success of the Next Gen Board at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust, proving that the young professionals in Bozeman are interested in giving their time and talent to non-profits in town. We had an enthusiastic response from those who we reached out to, many saying they were looking for a way to be involved with the Bridger Ski Foundation."
BSF looks forward to a vibrant new season with this nine-member Ambassador Board.
Growing up in the Rockies, Brett’s passion for skiing included racing, freestyle, and freeskiing. He has resided in Bozeman for over a decade with his wife, Stephanie, and their two young daughters, Wren and Cassie. Brett is excited they will have the chance to develop confidence and skills in BSF’s incredible youth programs. When not out playing in the mountains with his family or biking long gravel roads, Brett works with mission driven entrepreneurs and socially responsible businesses to help support local communities and the environment.
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.
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.
Hannah Greene has lived around Montana for the last 15 years. She grew up in Vermont and moved here to attend Montana State University in 2007. She spent the last four years in Billings finishing her Nursing degree and playing on the Rimrocks and in the Beartooths. She currently works at Bozeman Deaconess as an RN in the Emergency Department. When not at work, Hannah enjoys skiing at Bridger Bowl and recently started to get into skate skiing. In the summers she mountain bikes and like to trail run. When not playing outside she loves to knit and read. She is excited to get to know everyone and raise some money for our trails!
Lizzie Gill is a Bozeman native, who recently moved back to the Gallatin Valley. She spent her collegiate years at the University of New Hampshire on the UNH Ski Team while getting her double BSc. in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and International Affairs. She specializes in squash diversity research in Latin and South America and returned to Bozeman in 2020 after serving two years in the Peace Corps as an Agricultural Extension Volunteer in Paraguay. Currently, she is the MT Local Foods Specialist at the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) where she works to increase local food procurement for institutions in Montana. After growing up ripping around the Bozeman trails with the BSF Nordic team, she is psyched to be a part of the BSF Ambassadors Board.
Matt Johnson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and started skiing at the age of 0. He grew up racing with a strong club program that allowed him the opportunity to compete at the national level in high school as well a student athlete at Middlebury. He has coached and directed a number of junior programs in Vermont, Utah, Alaska and most recently at the collegiate level as head coach at MSU for 5 years. He has called Bozeman home for the last six years, and while last year he decided to pursue a career outside ski coaching he’s excited to continue to give back to the greater Bozeman ski community as a BSF Ambassadors Board Member.
Max spent his youth ski racing on the hills of the East Coast, and has been involved in different coaching capacities since leaving racing behind in college. Since college he has been involved with programs such as Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Sports Club International and coaching privately himself. Outside of work at Profitable Ideas Exchange, he is a passionate skier and biker and is floored by the amount of youth enthusiasm for both sports in the valley. He is very excited for the growth and development of the BSF programs and happy to be a contributing member of this community!
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 still holds. 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 area with his amazing partner, Emily.
Walker is the President and Creative Director of Milhoan Design in Bozeman, Montana. Over the last two decades, Walker has worn many hats. He has worked as a cowpuncher in West Texas, a helicopter ski guide in Alaska, a software designer, a researcher in West Africa, and a ranch manager in Montana. When not building brands or sketching fresh designs, Walker can be found schussing after his three kids at Bridger Bowl or trying to become a better fly fishing angler than his wife.