Located at Lake Tahoe, California, Sugar Bowl Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory high school for competitive skiers. It's a world-class ski academy for Alpine, Nordic and Freeride athletes.

We're dedicated to the dedicated.

Our faculty, coaches and staff are arguably some of the finest in the country. We're committed to retaining and attracting the highest caliber people since we know that a ski academy is only as good as its people.

Coaches

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Raised in the Sierra's, Brandy returns to Truckee after her successful pursuit of a degree in Athletic Training in Arizona. Prior to that, Brandy coached at the U14 and U16 levels with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail helping SSCV win USSA Alpine Club of the Year in 2014 and 2015. She started her career working with and coaching athletes right here on Donner Summit as a coach at SBSTA. 

Her role of High Performance Coordinator will help us maximize our partnership with USSA as a designated USSA High Performance Center. She will be essential as we bolster our athletic program across all of our performance modules including: athlete performance, strength and conditioning, nutrition, mental training and medical. She will work as a point of contact between USSA and the staff who lead each of those modules at SBSTA. 

As a former ski racer herself, Brandy raced at the Nor-Am level and travelled extensively in Europe with Fritz Vallant and Wolfgang Frandl, both well-known for their coaching exploits in Austria as World Cup coaches with the OSV. As both an athlete and a coach, Brandy brings unique experience to her multiple roles, but it's her ability to combine a fierce pursuit of excellence with a fun and easy-going nature that makes her a perfect fit for our community.

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Born and raised in California, Martin grew up skiing at Royal Gorge. After a successful collegiate career at Bates College, he entered the coaching world on the Eastern college circuit. In 2011, Martin returned to California as an assistant coach at Sugar Bowl Academy. He has helped develop athletes at all ages and helped coach Far West Junior National Teams, US Ski Team Camps, and lead race trips to Europe. Martin is an avid traveler, runner, and enjoys riding the lifts as well as Nordic skiing in the winter.

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Craig started skiing for the Sugar Bowl Ski Team when he was six.  He skied for Sugar Bowl till the age of 13 when he moved to Canada for high school. After returning to Tahoe to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, he returned to Sugar Bowl to start his coaching career.  He has moved from mighty mites through the age groups where he has found a home as the U14 Head Coach.  As well as his coaching duties, Craig is heavily involved with Residential Life as the Head Residential Life Staff.  He spends his summers ski coaching and rowing a raft on the Rogue River in Oregon.

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Devin grew up in the great state of Maine in a small town just north of Portland. His youth skiing days took place at beautiful Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire and continued at Sugarloaf during his four years at the University of Maine, Farmington. At UMF, Devin participated in both baseball and alpine skiing. During his four years at UMF, Devin also worked for Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley Academy as a J3 and J2 coach. In 2008, Devin graduated with a degree in Community Health, a minor in coaching and a certificate in the Ski Industries Program before moving westward to Sugar Bowl Academy. In just under a decade at SBA, Devin has had many roles in the community. He first coached the J3 program for 3 years, then he moved up and spent the past 6 years as the U19/21 Men’s assistant. Along with his coaching roles, he served as a dorm parent, taught two classes (Nutrition & History of Baseball), been involved in the conditioning program, and had many roles in the school play. He also thoroughly enjoys baseball, mountain biking and hanging out on the docks of Donner Lake.

 

Sarah joined the Sugar Bowl Academy community from Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of Utah Ski Team. She earned a B.S. in Kinesiology with the Athletic Training option from California State University, Fresno in 2007 and an M.S. in Sport Psychology from the University of Utah in 2009. She has been nationally certified as an athletic trainer since 2007. Sarah enjoys working with children and adults of all ages to prevent, treat and rehabilitate sports related injuries.

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Eric Harlow, former USSA Eastern Region Development Director, joins the Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy (SBSTA) in a new role as the Director of Alpine Programs. Harlow joins SBSTA with an extensive background in alpine ski racing having worked for several programs around the country. Harlow grew up in New Hampshire playing baseball, golfing, and skiing before focusing full-time on ski racing at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Recently married, he and his wife Catherine are looking forward to getting acquainted with the Lake Tahoe area.

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Scott joined us in 2016, coming to SBA from Ski Club Vail where his U14 and U16 athletes were consistently among the strongest groups in the country.  A New England native, he grew up skiing at Sugarloaf. He is a graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy, and of St. Lawrence University where he competed on their NCAA ski team. Prior to SLU, he skied two PG years, one with an independent team, and one with the Jackson Hole Ski Club.

Scott began coaching while in college, spending the summer season at Mt. Hood. He majored in Psychology, and minored in Exercise and Sports science at SLU, which benefits his athletes in terms of both the mental and physical aspects of the sport.  He is also very fortunate to have been mentored by long list of exceptional coaches, both as an athlete and a coach.  They include some of best, from youth coaches to those who have coached on the World Cup. He is a USSA level 200 coach.

He has experience world wide, and has been selected to coach in a variety of international, national and regional USSA projects.  Scott also served as an equipment coach for the U16 athletes at SSCV, coordinating the appropriate selection and setup of all their equipment.

When not working with SBA and our athletes,  you can find Scott biking (mountain or road), getting out on the lake, hiking, and of course skiing. 

Brett grew up outside of Seattle in a town now named Sammamish. He spent his weekends as a child skiing at Alpental in Washington state. Brett comes to us most recently from Sun Valley, Idaho where he has been coaching athletes of all ages for the past 10 seasons. He has spent the last three years working closely with the Western Region as a NorAm and RTG camp/project coach. Whenever Brett’s not coaching you can find him exploring bike trails across the Western US. 

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Growing up in the midwest you learn to embrace harsh winters. Most in Minnesota find an ice rink, I found Buck Hill Ski Area. The desire to go fast soon turned into a career in ski racing. From 2009-2013 I raced as a member of the United States Ski Team. Through my career I became fascinated by human physiology and human development through physical training. I quickly made a career for myself in fitness industry. In the process of becoming a fitness professional I still had a competitive desire and soon made a name for myself competing in CrossFit. I love what I do, I practice what I preach.

Athlete: Top 100 World Rank Alpine Ski Racing from 2012-2013/ US Ski Team Member 2010-2013 & CrossFit Games Athlete 2016.

Corrective Exercise Specialist: Specialist for Finish Line Wellness, identifying faulty movement mechanics in the human physiology and correcting them through proper neurologic muscular activation exercise programmed uniquely for each patient.

Personal Trainer: Focus on athletic development for youth, high school, collegiate, and semi professional athletes. In addition program development and group fitness coaching through CrossFit.

Coach: Ski racing- Using my past experience to generate stronger, more skilled, and mentally prepared individuals.

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Trevor began skiing at the age of eight at Mount Ashland and never looked back. Following over ten years competing through MARA, Trevor went on to study at Southern Oregon University where he continued his racing career. Highlights include individual wins, a top 10 in state combined and qualifying for Nationals. Prior to coming to Sugar Bowl, Trevor managed the terrain park at Mount Ashland and then Sugar Bowl. Trevor is also a former competitor of the Freeskiing World Tour.

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Gladys is originally from Duluth, MN and started her skiing career at Spirit Mountain before heading out to Colorado and joining the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club in high school. She then went to the University of New Mexico and was a part of the Lobo NCAA ski team, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. After college Gladys moved back to Colorado before heading out west to Sugar Bowl! She spends her summers skiing in Whistler and surfing in Mexico. Gladys enjoys running, loves lifetime movies, but above all lives for boating on the lake. Her most favorite moments in life are when SBA athletes are charging hard and ripping turns and the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Gladys hopes to instill the love and passion of skiing that she has within the SBA athletes and is excited to be a part of such an incredible community.

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Sarah is a native of Cody, Wyoming, where she grew up hiking, riding horses and alpine skiing in the rugged Absoroka Mountains. She was a standout track athlete in high school and continued to shine at Bates College, where she set five school records on her way to three NCAA All-American performances. After Bates, she turned her attention to nordic skiing and rapidly worked her way to multiple top 10 finishes at USSA Cross-Country National Championships. Her ski career took her across North America and Europe before she focused on art work and mindfulness while living in northern Maine.

Her coaching experience includes stints as the nordic assistant coach at Bowdoin College, the founding coach at the University of Maine at Presque Isle Ski Team, and U14 Coach at the Jackson Hole Ski Club. Sarah is a registered yoga and yoga nidra instructor and specializes in mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

When she's not at SBA, she's probably at the lakeside or on Donner Summit with her daughter Aesklyn and husband Will Sweetser.

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Will is a native of Auburn, Maine, and most recently spent 15 years at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Caribou, Maine as the Community Development Director, Head Cross-Country Coach and Director of Competition. Prior to that he served as the head coach for the Gap Year Program at Mountain Lakes Nordic. He has also coached at Carrabassett Valley Academy, Bates College, Jackson Hole Ski Club and the Auburn Middle School. He has worked as trip leader for the NENSA Junior National Team on three occasions, served as wax technician for both the US Ski Team and the US Biathlon Team, and personally coached five athletes to Olympic Winter Games teams. 

Will graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in English and Creative Writing and is a past Maine State Arts Fellow in Fiction. He spends most of his time off campus with his daughter Aesklyn, his wife Sarah Dominick, and their two springer spaniels, Castor and Pollux. He hopes to find enough time each week to write again.

Faculty

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Born and raised in New Hampshire, Nate grew up skiing, and exploring the outdoors of the Northeast. At Union College, he received a BS in physics, and minor in astrophysics. For the past two years, he has taught physics at The Churchill School in New York. Nate has spent most of his summers in the woods of New Hampshire, at the Y’s Camp Takodah, where he has served as an instructor for outdoor education programs, worked with leaders in training, and helped develop the new North Camp program. He is excited to be working at SBA, where he can share his love of science of skiing with like-minded people.

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Genny is a graduate of Middlebury College, where she indulged her passion for literature and earned her BA in English. From there she moved west, first to acquire a MA in secondary education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and then to pursue her career in the Vail Valley. She enjoyed 12 years of teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies for Eagle County Schools before relocating with her family to the Tahoe region. Most recently, she served as a middle school Humanities teacher and crew leader at the Tahoe Expedition Academy here in Truckee. Between parenting her two children and continuing her own education, she devotes her time to telemark skiing, road and mountain biking, and reading as much as is humanly possible.

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Alexis Cooper currently teaches our 6th and 7th grade winter term student-athletes. Alexis graduated from Chico State University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, and continued on with an intensive teacher training program to receive her credential. She received her certification for Differentiation and Gifted and Talented Education from California State Fullerton. She has been teaching various grade levels from kindergarten through 8th grade since 1990. Alexis has two children who have grown up skiing at Sugar Bowl and now attend the Academy. When Alexis is not teaching, you may find her out on the ski hill, on her horse or surfing

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Seth came to Sugar Bowl after years of developing his love for mentorship and teaching. He attended UC Santa Cruz to earn his Bachelors in Economics and Masters in Math Education. During his time there he also attended Feather River College to develop skills in outdoor leadership. After graduation, he took a year off to be a ski bum and cook in Alta, UT and gained a love of skiing. Then he became a teacher and coach at New River Academy, a high school that travels around the world with a focus on cultural immersion and whitewater kayaking. With years of mentoring and leadership in the classroom, on rivers, in other countries, Seth arrived to Sugar Bowl Academy with a set of skills tailor made for the community here on Donner Summit. He still loves kayaking, skiing, math, and mentorship and puts this passion into everyday at SBA. 

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Andy holds a BS in Biology from SUNY Buffalo and an MS in Zoology from Washington State University where he studied evolutionary dynamics in salamander populations. Arriving to SBA in 2006, Andy teaches Biology, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science and Digital Photography. He asks students to “think like a scientist” by developing their confidence and independence. His focus in the classroom is to develop big picture scientific thinking through questioning, experimentation and inquiry. In addition to classroom teaching, Andy chairs the science department, is a member of the Residential Life staff, a co-chair of the XeD committee and SBA’s resident photographer. Andy also serves as the Board President of Headwaters Science Institute: a non-profit devoted to providing excellent science instruction to students and teachers. Andy lives in Truckee with his wife Kristen, daughter Izzy, and their three dogs. He loves backpacking, skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking, high alpine lakes and is a passionate outdoor photographer. Andy's photography can be viewed at http://andygiordano.photoshelter.com.

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As a Truckee-native, Jenny has an innate love for the outdoors, whether it be rock climbing, skiing, long-distance running or backpacking with her husband and three young children. She and her family have traveled all over the world and lived in Europe for the last number of years. With a B.A. in math and a Ph.D. in physics, she has always gravitated toward math and science disciplines. She has performed experiments at national and international labs and undertaken a wide range of real-world research including in the exploration for extrasolar planets, biological neural-network modeling, laser-plasma physics, and in the treatment of cancer patients in radiation oncology. Jenny has also been a competitive nordic skier and coach. She competed in the western collegiate circuit, NCAA Nationals, several US Nationals and was an undefeated CA state champion. Her history of academic and athletic pursuits have led to a passion in creating pathways for competitive athletes to pursue academically challenging careers in math and science as well as fostering the creativity needed to appreciate the beauty and importance of science. Jenny feels fortunate to be able to share her unique experiences and excite dedicated student-athletes.

Josie grew up in Menlo Park, California where she attended a French-American school for 10 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. At Whitman, she participated in student government and was a Division III athlete and captain of the swim team. Upon graduation, Josie was named to Whitman's Order of Waiilatpu, an honor recognizing students for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service to the community. During the last two years, Josie managed the Whitman swim team's social media accounts and was a Social Media Intern for Swimming World Magazine, where she covered the Olympic Trials for swimming. In her free time, Josie likes to swim, volunteer, ice skate, and nordic ski.

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Sam holds a BA in both Spanish and International Studies from Colby College. He has an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Sam has been instructing Spanish since 2009. His most recent teaching experience was at Squaw Valley Academy where he also coached the soccer team, started the Outdoor Club and managed the iPad technology program. Before that, Sam attended graduate school while working for the Natural Resources Defense Council's Latin America Project, advocating for environmental protections in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. Sam started his educational career at Gould Academy, in Bethel, Maine, where he taught Spanish for four years. Sam loves skiing, hiking, and exploring the Tahoe area with his wife and dog.

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Andy was a member of the New Teachers Collaborative, a teacher licensure program based in Boston, MA, and has taught in high schools in Massachusetts, Colorado and California since 2004. In addition to teaching at SBA, Andy has worked for Rustic Pathways, a high school student travel company, on their India program traveling with American students to New Delhi. He also serves as an AP Human Geography exam reader for The College Board's Advanced Placement program. He earned a B.A. in Geography/Social Science from St. Bonaventure University and a M.S. in Geography from the University of Oregon. Andy’s lifelong passion for independent travel brings stories to his classroom, directs his experiential education interests, and is the springboard for his family’s adventures away from campus. Andy treasures the healthy lifestyle that living in the mountains provides and outside of teaching will spend as much time on a bike or skis as possible.

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Joanne shares her passion for literature and inquiry in her American Literature classroom, through the Senior Project program, and in crafting SBA's theatre productions. Joanne earned a M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, a M.A. in Teaching from the State University of New York, and a B.A. in English from St. Bonaventure University. She has previously worked as a licensed secondary English teacher in New York, Massachusetts, and Colorado. When not teaching, Joanne can be found running, Nordic and alpine skiing, scuba diving, and traveling with her family in their camper van.

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Karen grew up in upstate NY and attended college in Rochester where she earned her BA in Psychology as a Division 3 athlete. Seeking more sun, she moved south to attend North Carolina State University where she earned her Masters degree in School Counseling and became an avid Wolfpack and ACC fan. She has been a school counselor in a large public school, a co-director of college counseling in a highly academic private school and is thrilled to have landed at SBA where she can focus on college counseling for competitive skiers. This is her 17th year in education, she has spoken at national conferences and is an application reader for the University of California college system. Karen also leads the search for prospective students as the Director of Admissions. When not spreading college knowledge or looking for the ideal student for SBA, she can be found paddle boarding, hiking, running with Ranger her Aussie, and waiting for the next El Nino to hit the slopes.

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I received a Bachelor Degree in Education from the Adventist University of Chile with a specialization in Spanish and Physical Education.  In 1998 I received my second Bachelor Degree in Public Relations from Santo Tomas University.  My career began in 1991 teaching in a Semi-Private School in Santiago, Chile.  In 2002, I moved to the USA to improve my English.  I finished the English Second Language Program at Sierra College (Rocklin).  For many years I was a private teacher.  I enjoy working with young people and helping them to reach for their dreams through their education.  My husband and I enjoy being outdoors with our four legged children.  I spend my free time biking, running, riding my big boys (horses) and gardening.  I love to ski, read, write and dance.

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Ambrose has been teaching English at Sugar Bowl Academy since 2006 and coaching with the Nordic team since its inception in 2009. His current classes include AP English Language and Composition (for seniors), World Literature (for seniors), and Foundational Literature (for freshmen). On the athletic side, he has coached for the Far West Nordic division at the past three Junior Nationals competitions, as well as at the Soldier Hollow Super JNQ series, and for SBA at the Western Club Championships in Sun Valley and at Sugar Bowl. Ambrose and his wife have two children, Griffin and Marian, and live on Donner Summit in a home that they spent three years and countless hours to complete. He holds a B.S. in Biology and English (2001) from Davidson College. In addition to Nordic skiing, he enjoys trail running, backpacking, and whitewater kayaking. He has also been editor-in-chief of the American Whitewater Journal since 2002.

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Ryan originally hails from Middlebury, Vermont, and grew up in the ski world. He is a graduate of Colby College and the University of Denver Graduate School of Education. Ryan was an Honorable Mention All-American while he was at Colby. In the past 18 years, Ryan has worked at four different independent day and boarding schools on both the east coast and in the west. Over the course of his educational tenure, Ryan has served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, college counselor, admissions officer, Upper School Director, and Head of School. Skiing and living in mountain communities have been present throughout Ryan's life. Telemark skiing, mountaineering, mountain biking, and camping are some of Ryan's favorite hobbies. Ryan and his family (son and daughter) are thrilled to call Truckee their home.  

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Teresa joined SBSTA during the memorable winter of 2016/2017. She currently supports our organization as the Accounting Assistant in the business office. Her education is in Business at California State University, Sacramento and Accounting at Sierra College. She considers herself a lifelong student and is currently working towards her degrees at CSU. Her professional experience includes the Resort at Squaw Creek and bookkeeping for several local businesses. Her passion is working for a nonprofit (she has worked for Project MANA) and continues to work with the Truckee Downtown Merchant Association through Truckee Thursdays. Teresa and her husband look forward to watching their son, Dominic, continue to be a part of the Sugar Bowl Ski Team!

 

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Lisa joins Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy after taking time off to stay home with her children, two of which are on the ski team. Lisa graduated from Radford University with a degree in Business and worked in the banking industry for many years. She moved out west in the late 1990's with the goal to introduce her children to the love of skiing. One of her favorite aspects of working for the organization is seeing the love of skiing instilled in the kids every day. 

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Starting her twelfth year at Sugar Bowl Academy as the Dean of Student-Athlete Life, Kristen has worn many hats at SBA including math and science teacher, chef, and residential staff member. Kristen grew up in California and Washington State before receiving a B.S. and M.S. in Microbiology from Washington State University. She strives to guide and facilitate a balanced experience for student-athletes though co-curricular programing and a support structure designed around the unique environment of SBA.  Kristen lives in Truckee and enjoys spending time outside and cooking with her husband Andy, their daughter Izzy, and their three dogs.

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John Horsch is a native of Chicago, where he developed a passion for competitive sailing. He has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the captain of the Sailing Team. After college, he pursued an Olympic campaign in the Soling class, and was named to the US Sailing Team in 1998. John's work experience includes positions with several education technology companies and a position with Artemis Racing, the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup. John's extensive volunteer experience includes positions on the boards of Aim High, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional, and SBSTA.

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Joanne shares her passion for literature and inquiry in her American Literature classroom, through the Senior Project program, and in crafting SBA's theatre productions. Joanne earned a M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English, a M.A. in Teaching from the State University of New York, and a B.A. in English from St. Bonaventure University. She has previously worked as a licensed secondary English teacher in New York, Massachusetts, and Colorado. When not teaching, Joanne can be found running, Nordic and alpine skiing, scuba diving, and traveling with her family in their camper van.

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Ursula returned full circle to the Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy in 2015. Her career path started with five years in the hospitality industry at the Four Season Hotels in Newport Beach and New York City.  She returned to school at the University of Nevada, Reno for a Journalism degree with an emphasis on advertising and marketing. She previously worked for the Sugar Bowl Ski Team from 2003-2007 assisting with strategic planning and managing the business office.  She continued to hone her skills as Director of Administration for an estate management company in the North Tahoe area, and oversaw the accounting, human resources and customer service channels.  

After eight years she crossed paths with the Sugar Bowl Academy administrative team and rejoined the SBSTA community in her current role. Watching the little 2007 Mighty Mites graduate as Seniors was the highlight of her first year back.  She is grateful to bring her expertise back to the team and watch the next generation of skiers at SBSTA!

Ursula and her family have lived in Truckee, CA since 1996.  She moved here to snowboard and stayed to raise a family in this amazing community.  Always trying to find a way to get into the Bikram yoga studio, she is also an avid movie-goer and stays busy with various community organizations including Board of Directors of the Friends of the Truckee Library.

Tim Schrader recently moved to Soda Springs with his wife and two daughters from Roseville, CA after his oldest daughter was accepted to Sugar Bowl Academy.  He has owned his own construction company for the past 13 years.  Although he enjoyed having his own business, it was a welcome opportunity to become part of the Sugar Bowl community.  When Tim is not fixing something at the academy you will find him skiing, fishing, hiking, boating or off-road racing. 

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Talina Sky originally hails from Boulder, Colorado. After high school, she managed a resort kitchen and art gallery in Costa Rica. She moved to Alaska in 2007; first to Juneau, then Anchorage. Talina has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked in the field for the past 10 years. She is currently finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies, with a focus in Administration. She loves snowboarding, trail running, Latin dance, and cooking. They spent most of 2016 in San Diego before finally moving “home” to North Lake Tahoe.

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A long time resident of Donner Summit, Scott has tremendous experience in the restaurant, catering and private chef industries. He has worked for local haunts including Ice Lakes Lodge, Dragonfly and Red Truck. A proponent of using fresh, local, sustainable, seasonal foods, Scott creates healthy and tasty meals for students, athletes, faculty and staff. After earning his BA from the University of California, Davis, Scott moved to San Francisco, traveled the world and now resides in Soda Springs, CA, enjoying all of the outdoor activities the Sierras have to offer.