Area Reps

The PSIA-E/AASI Area Representative Program, started during the 1998-99 season under the leadership of Joan Heaton, is designed to improve the lines of communication between the membership and the PSIA-E/AASI office in Albany. PSIA-E/AASI Area Representatives, appointed by the Snow Sports School Director, will receive most of the same mailings that the Snow Sports School Directors receives. This contact will enable each Area Rep to assist the Director in disseminating information coming from the PSIA-E/AASI office to the instructors in each school. Area Reps will field and also gather questions about PSIA from their staff members and can relay them on to the appropriate Chairpersons/ Coordinators for responses. Each mountain’s Area Rep will be in touch with the program’s Coordinator, Joan Heaton, and/or s/he can network with his/her regional Education/Certification Committee Representative and/or his/her Regional Director and/or Representative. In turn, these Regional leaders will network with chairpersons and/or coordinators in order to get the information given them to the appropriate leaders.

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In Summary: The role of an Area Representative is to disseminate information from the PSIA-E/AASI office in a timely, prominent, and accurate way to fellow snow sports instructors. The Area Rep will also field and gather questions about PSIA-E/AASI from their staff members and relay that information to the appropriate Chairpersons/ Coordinators for responses. During, or at the end of each season, Area Representatives will be able to submit questions, ideas, suggestions, and recommendations received from fellow instructors to the Coordinator, who, in turn, will present a Summary of that information to the organization’s leaders.


  • A source of up-to-date information about PSIA-E/AASI activities.
  • A conduit for relaying questions, concerns, ideas, and suggestions to the Coordinator.


  • The best resource for communicating or interpreting PSIA-E/AASI policies, procedures, or very specific event information. (E.g. Master Teacher Program). Call or e-mail the PSIA-E/AASI office for such information!
  • Decision-makers. Area reps cannot make decisions in lieu of the Snow Sports School Director or the PSIA-E/AASI office.

Find out who your PSIA-E/AASI Area Representative is in your school. If your school has not yet enrolled, see your Director and ask about the program. Offer to BE the Area Rep!


Region Snowsports School Area Rep
Region 1 Attitash Snowsports School Gunard Bergman
Region 1 Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School Richard Doiron
Region 1 Camden Snow Bowl Snowsports School Jeff Dec
Region 1 Cannon Mountain Snowsports School Scott Gaskell
Region 1 Crotched Mountain Learning Center Paul Berntsen
Region 1 Dartmouth PE Snowsports School John Brady
Region 1 Dartmouth Skiway Snowsports School Mark Lindberg
Region 1 Gunstock Learning Center Fred Funk
Region 1 King Pine Snowsports School Kimberly Shulver
Region 1 Loon Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Sandra Woehr
Region 1 Lost Valley Snowsports Center Amy Marron
Region 1 Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Michael Marchetti
Region 1 McIntyre Snowsports School Lorraine Briand
Region 1 Mount Abram Snowsports School Mario Furtado
Region 1 Mount Sunapee Learning Center Stephen McGrath
Region 1 Nashoba Valley Snowsports School Laura Bourne
Region 1 New England Disabled Sports at Loon Edward Meltzer
Region 1 New England Handicapped Sports Susan Mills
Region 1 Pats Peak Snowsports School Patrick Doherty
Region 1 Ragged Mountain Learning Center Tom Wolklin
Region 1 Saddleback Ski & Ride School James Drummey
Region 1 Shawnee Peak (ME) School Lauren O’Reilly
Region 1 Sugarloaf Ski & Snowboard School Alessandra Spaulding
Region 1 Sunday River Ski & Snowboard School Genie Jennings
Region 1 Waterville Valley Snowsports School Michael Furgal
Region 1 Wildcat Tracks Training Center Richard Russo
Region 2 Bolton Valley Ski & Snowboard School Mark Goodman
Region 2 Burke Mountain Snow Sports School Dale Newton
Region 2 Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain Nancy Haggerty
Region 2 Jay Peak Snowsports School Mark Draper
Region 2 Killington Snowsports School Brad Poppleton
Region 2 Mad River Glen Ski School Robert Spofford
Region 2 Magic Mountain Learning Center Ferdinand La Motte
Region 2 Middlebury College Snow Bowl School Ross Gregory
Region 2 Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School George Wilson
Region 2 Okemo Ski & Ride School Terry Carey
Region 2 Pico Snowsports School Michael Roussel
Region 2 Smugglers Notch Snow Sport University Sherman White
Region 2 Stratton Mountain Sports School Marcel Gisquet
Region 2 Sugarbush Ski & Ride School Milo Fischer
Region 2 Suicide 6 Ski School Gina Lancaster
Region 2 Vermont Adaptive at Pico Thomas Alcorn
Region 2 Vermont Adaptive at Sugarbush Olivia Joseph
Region 3 Blue Hills Learning Center Michael Harrington
Region 3 Bousquet Snowsports Learning Center Patricia Merz
Region 3 Butternut Snowsports School Darcy Victory
Region 3 Jiminy Peak Snowsports School Gary Rivers
Region 3 Mohawk Mountain Discovery Center Herbert Wollowick
Region 3 Mount Southington Snowsports School David Beckwith
Region 3 Otis Ridge Ski & Snowboard School Robert Crowle
Region 3 Ski Bradford Snowsports School Sandra Pomer
Region 3 Ski Sundown Learning Center Jarrod Moss
Region 3 Ski Ward Snow School Alexander Halachis
Region 3 Wachusett Mountain Snowsports School Jeff Korajczyk
Region 3 Yawgoo Valley Snowsports School Patty Harrington
Region 4 Bear Creek (PA) Snowsports School Martina Buckley
Region 4 Big Boulder Learning Center William DeFalco
Region 4 Blue Knob Snowsports School Mark Taylor
Region 4 Blue Mountain (PA) Learning Center Jane Moyer
Region 4 Camelback Snowsports School Robert Delia
Region 4 Campgaw Snowsports School Melissa Vogel
Region 4 Eagle Rock Snowsports School Karen Blackway
Region 4 Elk Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Keith Miller
Region 4 Flying Dutchmen Ski & Snowboard School Todd Good
Region 4 Hidden Valley (PA) Snowsports School John Grabowski
Region 4 Jack Frost Snowsport Learning Center Bruno Zbinden
Region 4 Liberty Mountain Snowsports School Scott Snyder
Region 4 Montage Mountain Snowsports School Brian Jones
Region 4 Mountain Creek Ski & Snowboard School Michael Holt
Region 4 Roundtop Snowsports Learning Center Allen Shaver
Region 4 Seven Springs Snowsports School David Terney
Region 4 Shawnee (PA) Ski & Snowboard School William Gardziel
Region 4 Ski Big Bear Snowsports School John Gardas
Region 4 Spring Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Jeff Kulhawy
Region 4 The Hideout Ski/Snowboard School Robert Duffey
Region 4 Tussey Mountain Snowsports School Rowland Powell
Region 4 Whitetail – Schools at Whitetail Lloyd Muller
Region 5 Bristol Mountain Snowsports School Leroy Dame
Region 5 Buffalo Ski Club Snow Sports School Tom Liptak
Region 5 Greek Peak Snowsports School Roger Zilliox
Region 5 Holiday Valley Ski & Snowboard School David Eley
Region 5 HoliMont Snowsports Jane Robinson-Till
Region 5 Hunt Hollow Snowsports School Thomas Miller
Region 5 Kissing Bridge Snowsports School Denis Donnelly
Region 5 Labrador Ski & Snowboard School Donald Peters
Region 5 Peek ‘n Peak Snowsports School Ryan Moyer
Region 5 Song Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Kathy Dilmore
Region 5 Swain Snowsports Academy Catherine Cleveland
Region 5 Toggenburg Winter Sports Center James Morris
Region 6 Adaptive Sports Foundation Matthew Walkuski
Region 6 Alpine Winter Sports School Joseph D’Acunto
Region 6 Belleayre Mountain Snowsports Christopher Ericson
Region 6 Catamount Learning Center Jay De Marcken
Region 6 Double H Ranch Adaptive Learning Center James Hayes
Region 6 Gore Mountain Snowsports School Dave Semo
Region 6 Hunter Mountain Learning Center Katherine Giannini
Region 6 Maximum Tours Ski School Robin Calitri
Region 6 Mount Peter Mountain School Bobbi Stubeck
Region 6 Mountain Trails XC Ski School Karlis Kopans
Region 6 OC Ski Club Cynthia Ward
Region 6 Plattekill Mountain Snowsports School Jeffrey Crane
Region 6 Snow Ridge Snowsports School Brian Schwartz
Region 6 Thunder Ridge Snowsports School Jeffrey Black
Region 6 West Mountain Snowsport School Jaime Murphy
Region 6 West Point Snow Sports School Madelene Knaggs
Region 6 Whiteface Mountain Snowsports School Michele Deeney
Region 6 Willard Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Timothy Carey
Region 6 Windham Mountain Snowsports School Andy Bertisch
Region 6 Woods Valley Snowsports School Dan Maneen
Region 7 Beech Mountain Ski & Ride School Mike Murdock
Region 7 Bryce Resort Learning Center Horst Locher
Region 7 Canaan Valley Snowsports School John Wik
Region 7 Cataloochee Ski & Snowboard School Brenda Mulcahy
Region 7 French-Swiss Ski College at Appalachian James Cottrell
Region 7 Gatlinburg Snowsports Center Sandra Bohling
Region 7 Massanutten Snowsports School Jeffrey McWilliams
Region 7 National Ski Patrol – Southern Division Briggs Allen
Region 7 Ski Club of Washington DC Ski School Michele Cavallaro
Region 7 Snowshoe Ski & Snowboard School Caroline Conner
Region 7 Sugar Mountain Ski School Michael Simmons
Region 7 TASC Ski and Snowboard School David Lindahl
Region 7 Timberline (WV) Ski & Snowboard School Annie Snyder
Region 7 Wintergreen Snowsports School Gifford Childs
Region 7 Winterplace Ski & Snowboard School Tom Parker
Region 7 Wisp Ski & Ride School Thomas Sheaffer

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact the main office at (518) 452-6095, or e-mail us at


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