Staff

Ursula Riina, Accounting and Payroll Manager

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.


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Tracy Keller, Head, Ski Team & Academy

Tracy grew up ski racing in Vermont prior to attending Dartmouth College where she was a member and captain of the alpine ski team. After receiving a B.A. in Government and Political Theory from Dartmouth, Tracy moved westward to Sugar Bowl Academy where she began teaching and coaching. Tracy received M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno during her career at Sugar Bowl Academy. Her Dartmouth education, Masters' degree, and experience as a teacher and administrator have given her a strong foundation to lead the Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy to the next level.

 


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Lisa Omar, Director of Outreach

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 Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy is seeing the love of skiing instilled in the kids every day.