Located on Donner Summit, Sugar Bowl Ski Team lays the foundation for passionate skiers to embrace challenge with grit, grace and courage

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-6.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-12.jpg

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.  

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-19.jpg

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. 

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-28.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-13.jpg

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!

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-18.jpg

Nick is entering his 16th season working for the Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy.  He was born and raised in Truckee, and grew up skiing for the Squaw Valley and Truckee High School Ski Teams.  He studied Sociology and Child Development at Chico State while spending his winters coaching at Sugar Bowl.  Nick has over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages, including working in multiple preschools, after-school programs, summer camps, and coaching football for Truckee High.  He has a passion for coaching and believes we can help shape fantastic kids as well as fantastic skiers on the Sugar Bowl Ski Team.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-5.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-3.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-16.jpg

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.

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. 

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-11.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-1.jpg
AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-17.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-8.jpg

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. 

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-2.jpg

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.

J.Rockwood photo.JPG

Jon grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived in the Truckee/Tahoe area since 2003.  He attended The University of Vermont and skied for various freeride teams and stared in a few East Coast ski movies.  He has been the head coach for the Snow Rangers program since its inception in 2009.  You can find him backcountry skiing all over the Tahoe Basin on his days off.  He also enjoys nordic skiing, mountain biking, running, filming, and traveling. 

w.sweetser.JPG

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.

S.Dominick.JPG

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.

Dedicated to the Dedicated.

Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy coaching staff provides a focused and fun training environment that reflects a commitment to long-term athlete development. Drawing on their domestic and international experiences, coaches design yearly training progressions that challenge the technical and tactical skills of each individual athlete.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-6.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-12.jpg

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.  

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-19.jpg

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. 

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-28.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-13.jpg

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!

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-18.jpg

Nick is entering his 16th season working for the Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy.  He was born and raised in Truckee, and grew up skiing for the Squaw Valley and Truckee High School Ski Teams.  He studied Sociology and Child Development at Chico State while spending his winters coaching at Sugar Bowl.  Nick has over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages, including working in multiple preschools, after-school programs, summer camps, and coaching football for Truckee High.  He has a passion for coaching and believes we can help shape fantastic kids as well as fantastic skiers on the Sugar Bowl Ski Team.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-5.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-3.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-16.jpg

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.

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. 

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-11.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-1.jpg
AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-17.jpg

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.

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-8.jpg

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. 

AGiordano_2017_staffheadshots-2.jpg

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.

J.Rockwood photo.JPG

Jon grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived in the Truckee/Tahoe area since 2003.  He attended The University of Vermont and skied for various freeride teams and stared in a few East Coast ski movies.  He has been the head coach for the Snow Rangers program since its inception in 2009.  You can find him backcountry skiing all over the Tahoe Basin on his days off.  He also enjoys nordic skiing, mountain biking, running, filming, and traveling. 

w.sweetser.JPG

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.

S.Dominick.JPG

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.