USCSA National Office
P.O. Box 180
Cummington, MA 01026
Position: Executive Director
Years with USCSA: Since 1994, coaching, organizing races. Current position since 2002
Home Venue: Current - Berkshire East, Charlemont Ma – Burke Mt. VT., growing up
Hobbies: Gardening, painting, trekking, biking and the most challenging of all…. keeping tabs on my twin
1. Where and why did you first learn to ski/ride?
Mount Tom, Holyoke ma ski area 2 years old. Then Burke Mt. Vermont
2. How long have you been involved with USCSA and how did you first become involved?
I became involved with USCSA when an old friend asked me to fill in as an assistant ski
coach for a college team one weekend. I thought the head coach was very cute!
3. What are your current responsibilities for the organization?
I am responsible for the following: Web site maintenance, registration of USCSA teams
and individuals, reviewing all academic eligibilities, USCSA board of directors meeting
and all minutes, organization and assistance in USCSA National Championship, assistance
with sponsors, communication between conference Coordinators, teams and individuals,
assisting parents and prospective athletes with schools selection…and because I cannot
give it up I am still involved with running the Thompson Division of ECSC!
4. Describe your favorite on-the hill memory.
The first day I skied with my husband ….and ooh – Being the first to jump into a steep,
somewhat scary chute in St. Anton because I did not want to follow anyone’s tracks!
It was fabulous!!
5. Why do you like being involved with USCSA?
USCSA athletes are remarkable! Each year I meet a variety of young adults who prove
the intelligence and talent of their generation. It is corny to say, but true, that I learn a
tremendous amount from these athletes! My involvement is due in part to my addiction
to these members and what I gain as a person from being with them.
6. If you could spend a week skiing at any ski resort in the world where would it be and why?
Any place that meets the following requirements: Lots of snow, sunshine, great terrain,
a wonderful warm condo/house to come back to, no cooking required, fun and more
important it would have to involve my family and dog!
7. What do you think students/athletes can do to help support USCSA's longevity?
Stay involved! Offer your talents and knowledge to support your team and USCSA.