Camp Staff

2013 MHSSC Staff

 

 

 

CAMP OWNER/DIRECTOR

Mike Annett, Camp Director
Mike brought a dozen racers from the east coast to Mt Hood in the fall of 1978 for some early season training on the newly built Palmer chairlift.  He quickly discovered the incredible opportunity the area offered for summer training, and the rest is history.   When Mike isn’t busy running the camp, he enjoys tennis, windsurfing, and playing bridge. 
Lynne Annett, Co-Director
Lynne has been there every step of the way alongside Mike running this camp since 1979, while raising 2 daughters.  She attended Suny Cortland where she majored in Elementary Education.  Lynne retired from teaching elementary school in the Hood River school district.  She also was the Mighty-Mite Director at Squaw Valley. Lynne enjoys tennis, gardening, family and traveling and her favorite website is Websudoku.com. 

SKI RACE COACHES

Mike Syrovatka
Currently coaching at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mike also coached Gould Academy as well as the Canadian National team (NorAm, Europa Cup, World Cup levels), 1995-2002. He also was head coach at Bromont Ski Academy in Quebec. Mike brings with him 30 years of experience and success at every level.  He’s  been with MHSSC since 2002.
Craig Bowden
Craig, from Salt Lake City is the FIS/U16 Women’s alpine coach at Ski Club Vail. He’s also coached at Rowmark Academy and Park City Ski Team.  Craig’s favorite website is SkiRacing.com and favorite food is BBQ  Craig has been with MHSSC since 1992.
Jacquelyn Reis
Jacquelyn, from Bethel, Maine attends the University of Maine at Farmington.  She was a former racer out of Gould Academy.  She has coached at Sunday River and Shawnee Peak.  Her favorite website is youtube and favorite food is brownies.  Jacquelyn wants to be a teacher when she grows up.  She is a second generation employee of MHSSC as her dad has coached here for many years.
Bob Robicsek
Bob, from Northbrook, IL., is the Head Coach at Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.  He enjoys sushi and Thai food.  He roots for the New England Patriots. When he’s not coaching, he’s an architect. Bob is married and has two boys (Karl & Erick) that both ski race.   He’s been involved at MHSSC since 2001. 
Mike Bansmer
Mike is a ski racer from Ashland, Oregon.  He races for University of New Mexico. His favorite food is Thai and he roots for the Seattle Seahawks.  When he’s not skiing, Mike also enjoys mountain biking.  He’s been working at MHSSC since 2012.
Roger Bay
Roger, from Bozeman, Montana coaches at Bridger Ski Foundation.  He has also coached the Park City ski team, Gilboa, and the U.S. ski team.  This past year he was assistant coach for Kristina Koznick.   Roger attended Montana State University.  He enjoys surfing, mountain biking, windsurfing, hunting and hockey.  Roger has been at MHSSC since 2006.
Mike ”Axel” Foley
Mike is a level 3 certified ski instructor and Director of the Mountain Sports Center at Snowy Range in Centennial, Wyoming.  Mike enjoys cajun food, pasta and a good steak.  He roots for the Boston Bruins and he enjoys to golf.  Mike has been working at camp since 2010.
Scotty Veenis
Scotty races for the University of Utah. He is the 2006 NCAA Giant Slalom Champion. He placed 11th in the giant slalom and 12th in the slalom at the 2005 U.S. Nationals.  Recipient of the Skier of the Year award from the Park City ski team in ’05.  He’s been with MHSSC since 2000.
Sean Mailey
Sean teaches social studies at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon.  He is the head coach for the Aloha/Southridge ski team as well as the assistant coach of the golf team.   Sean is married to Amanda Mailey and they have a son named Jackson.  Sean has been part of MHSSC since 2005.
Ryan Boroughs
Ryan has coached at Mt Hood Meadows, Flagstaff Alpine ski team and the Park City Farm Team.  He’s currently studying Business.  When Ryan isn’t skiing, he enjoys climbing, hiking, paddling, mountain biking and walking the dog.  Ryan has been with MHSSC since 2010.
Willy Johnson
Willy, from Portland, Oregon, was a camper here in the late 80′s.  He currently coaches at Mt Hood Meadows, and formerly coached at Bogus Basin and McCall, Idaho.  Willy majored in Political Science at College of Idaho.  He enjoys his mother’s cooking, and he roots for the Chicago Cubs.  He also enjoys disc golfing.  Willy has been working at camp since 2008.
Jaime DuPratt
Jaime is a ski racer for the University of Utah, where she is majoring in Political Science and is captain of the ski team.  Her favorite food is chocolate M&M’s and favorite website is Pinterest.  Jaime also enjoys biking, rock climbing and water-skiing.   Jaime has been with MHSSC since 2009.
Sophie Ostroski
Sophie is from North Conway, New Hampshire.  She enjoys outdoor activities, biking, running, adventures.  She roots for the Boston Bruins.  Sophie has been working at MHSSC since 2013.
Dave “OJ” Ojala
Dave is long-time ski race coach, currently living in Hood River, Oregon.   

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MOGUL COACH

Darren Owen, Head Mogul Coach
Darren, from Salt Lake City, UT is our head mogul coach.  He has a BS in Social Science.  When he’s not skiing powder, Darren enjoys riding his bike.  He roots for the Utah Jazz and when he grows up, he wants to be a film director. Darren also designs the camp t-shirt each year.  He’s been with MHSSC since 1997.

FREESKI COACHES

Nolan Willard
Nolan, originally from Buckland, Massachusetts, currently spends his winters at Mammoth Mountain in California.  Nolan enjoys playing ping pong, skateboarding and jumping on the trampoline.  His favorite food is Grilled Cheese, favorite website youtube.com and his favorite movie is Wedding Crashers. Some say he’s the coolest person alive.  He’s been with MHSSC since 2004. 
Maks Gorham
Maks is a skier from Stowe, Vermont.  His favorite place he’s traveled to is Zermatt, Switzerland.  His favorite food is Fettuccine Alfredo, favorite website is CNN.com and he roots for the New England Patriots.  Maks has been working at camp since 2008.
Kieran McVeigh
Kieran is a skier from Middlesex, Vermont.  His favorite foods include PB&J, and Breakfast sandwiches and his favorite website is newschoolers.com.  He roots for the Boston Red Sox and wants to be a psychologist when he grows up.  Kieran has been with MHSSC since 2009.
Scott Donohue
Scott is from Redding, CT.   His favorite food is chicken and he enjoys exploring for fun.  He roots for the 49ers and he doesn’t like spiders.  When he grows up, he wants to be “Happy”. Scott has been working at camp since 2013.

FREERIDE SNOWBOARD COACHES

Rick Millett
Rick, from North Augusta, Maine, teaches snowboarding at Timberline Lodge.  He also spent time coaching at Breckenridge, CO, Big Sky Montana, and Northstar in Lake Tahoe.  Rick enjoys racing street bikes, playing frisbee golf, and his favorite food is Mac & Cheese with Hot Dogs. Rick has been working at camp since 2006.
Ben Beavon
Ben is a AASI Level 3 freestyle certified instructor, originally from Bozeman, Montana.  He’s coaching a high school snowboard team, has worked on the park crew and he’s a shop employee and NW Sales Rep and team manager for Crack Grease Snowboard Wax.  Ben likes taco stands and his favorite website is google.  He’s been working at camp since 2010.
Michael Jennings
Michael studied Political Science/Economics at Columbia University.  He’s an AASI Level III and USASA Level II certified.  He’s been head coach/terrain park manager at Camelback.  Michael’s favorite food is authentic Mexican and his favorite website is Timberline Web Cam Page.  Michael has been working at MHSSC since. 2011. 
DIGGERS They keep our terrain park in awesome condition!
Jeff DeForge
Jeff, our head digger, is from Adamant, Vermont.  He was part of the park staff at Sugarbush.  His favorite foods include pizza, ice cream and maple syrup.  Jeff roots fore the Boston Bruins.  He’s been working at MHSSC since 2011.
Charlie Mayforth
Charlie is a snowboarder from Montpelier, Vermont. He’s attending Savannah College of Art & Design.  His favorite foods include waffles, turnips, ranch, but ketchup and mayo is good too. He roots for the Boston Celtics.  He’s been working at camp since 2011.
Jake Rose
Jake is a snowboarder from Wasilla, Alaska. He worked on the park staff at Mt Spokane. His favorite food is leftovers, and his favorite website is NOAA.gov.  He lives in his van.  Jake has been working at camp since 2012.
Thomas Graham III
Thomas is a snowboarder from Maggie Valley, NC.  He attends Western Carolina University and has worked on the park staff at Cataloochee ski area. His favorite website is yobeat.com and favorite foods are pizza, pasta, and shrimp.  He roots for the Pacers, Colts, and Braves.  Thomas has been working at MHSSC since 2010.
Jack Reid
Jack is a snowboarder from Morganton, NC.  He attends the Forman School.  Jack’s favorite website is mthood.com and favorite foods include pizza and tacos.  Jack claims to hold the world record for most doughnuts eaten in 1 minute.  Jack has been working at camp since 2011.  

SNOWBOARD RACE COACHES

AJ Crocker
Michael Jennings
Michael studied Political Science/Economics at Columbia University.  He’s an AASI Level III and USASA Level II certified.  He’s been head coach/terrain park manager at Camelback.  Michael’s favorite food is authentic Mexican and his favorite website is Timberline Web Cam Page.  Michael has been working at MHSSC since. 2011.

SMITH ROCKS STAFF

John Rust
John of Hood River, Oregon, has an impressive climbing  resume.  He’s guided Lhotse (the world’s 4th highest peak), Mt. McKinley, Aconcagua, and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica to name a few.  He also has a 2004 ascent of The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite California.    He’s been with MHSSC since 1996.
Nathan Reuter
Nathan is a snowboarder from Plymouth, CA.  His favorite place he’s travelled to is Utah, favorite food is Sushi and favorite website youtube.com.  He roots for the New England Patriots and he wants to be a chef when he grows up.  Nathan has been working at camp since 2008.

COUNSELOR STAFF

Jackie Guy
Jackie is a ski racer from Andover, MA. Jackie is studying nursing @ Saint Anselm College.   Her favorite website is Hulu.com and she enjoys rockclimbing.  Her favorite sports team is the Boston Red Sox. Jackie has been working at MHSSC since 2008.
Joe Sulpizio
Joe is a ski racer from Bethlehem, PA. He is attending Syracuse University College of Law and races for the Syracuse Ski Team. He graduated from DeSales University with a BA in Law & Society. Joe is also a member of the Blue Mountain Race Team, likes to play tennis, and roots for all the Philly sports teams. Joe has been working at camp since 2006.
Chase Kerzel
Chase is a ski racer from Westwood, Massachusetts. He attends Davis and Elkins College where he is majoring in Political Science/Computer Science. His favorite website is newegg.com and he enjoys fly-fishing.  He roots for the Boston Bruins and Chase wants to be a U.S. Senator when he grows up. He’s been working at camp since 2011
Sasha Karapetrova
Sasha is a skier from Chicago, Illinois.  She is attending Pomona College. Her favorite website is brobomb.com and her favorite food is Gino’s Chinese Chicken. She also enjoys soccer and she roots for the Chicago Bulls and Chelsea Football Club.   Sasha has been with MHSSC since 2010.
Rebecca Zell
Rebecca is a ski racer from Mamaroneck, New York. She is majoring in Mechanical Engineering @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Her favorite food is steak and favorite website is Fark.com  She roots for the New York Yankees & Giants and she wants to be an Engineer when she grows up.  Rebecca starting working at MHSSC in 2009.
Noelle Gillis
Noelle is a ski racer from Branford, Connecticut. She is majoring in Biochemistry at the University of Vermont.  She enjoys Italian food, roots for the New England Patriots, and her favorite website is pinterest.com.  Noelle enjoys swimming and hiking too.  She’s been working at mhssc since 2009.
Matt Chirico
Matt is a ski racer from Dover, MA.  His favorite website is steepandcheap.com and he roots for the Boston Red Sox.  Matt was a camper for 4 years before he started working for us in 2010.
Erica Carras
Erica is a freeskier from Port Washington, NY.  She attends Rhode Island school of design.  He favorite food is sushi and she enjoys surfing and drawing.  She roots for the NY Mets and when she grows up, Erica wants to be a ski designer & ski graphic designer.  Erica has been working at camp since 2011.
William Zell
William is a ski racer from Mamaroneck, NY.  His favorite website is fark.com and favorite food is Gyros and other greek food.  When he’s not skiing, William enjoys playing the bass guitar.  William has been working at MHSSC since 2010.
Simon Leach
Simon is a freeskier from Eugene, OR. He’s currently attending Central Oregon Community College.  His favorite food is Mexican.  Simon enjoys mountain biking, ultimate frisbee, slackline and swimming.  He wants to be a physical therapist when he grows up.  Simon has been working at camp since 2012.
Patrick Foster
Patrick is a freeskier from Olympia, Washington.  Patrick’s favorite website is newschoolers.com and his favorite food is chicken burger.  He roots for the Seattle Sounders and he also enjoys mountain biking.  When he grows up, Patrick wants to be an engineer.  Patrick has been working at camp since 2011. 
Courtney Troxell
Courtney is a ski racer from Salt Lake City, Utah.  She’s majoring in Child Development and Psychology and Colby-Sawyer College.  Her favorite website is Pinterest and favorite food is steak.  She also enjoys wakeboarding and running.  Courtney started working at camp in 2013.
Erin Barry
Erin is a ski racer from Pittsfield, MA.  She is an Art major at Skidmore College.  Her favorite food is Thai.  When she’s not skiing, Erin enjoys swimming, hiking, and drawing.  Erin has been working at camp since 2013.
Connor Krell
Connor is a ski racer from Lanesboro, MA.  He’s majoring in Operations & Information Management at Umass Amberst.  He’s also president of the UMass ski team. Connor’s favorite website is Reddit.com and favorite food is Pork Fried Rice. Connor roots for all the Boston/New England sports teams.  He’s been working at camp since 2013.

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING

Lauren Stobierski
Lauren is a ski racer from Deerfield, MA, where she attends Deerfield Academy.  Her favorite website is tumblr.com and favorite food is crepes. She enjoys playing ping pong and she roots for the Boston Red Sox. She is a twin. Lauren has been working at camp since 2012
Julia Weisberger
Julia is a snowboarder from Mamaroneck, NY.  Her favorite websites are facebook and stumbleupon.com and her favorite food is candy.  She also enjoys rollerblading and she roots for the New York Rangers and the Pittsburg Steelers.  Julia started working at camp in 2012.
Lily Wolfe
Lily is a ski racer from Davis, CA. Her favorite food is ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and favorite website is Pinterest.  She roots for the San Franciso Giants, and she enjoys “adventuring”.  She started working at camp in 2013.
Nolan Trouve
Nolan is a snowboarder from Washington DC.  His favorite website is theclymb.com and favorite food is Japanese.  He roots for the French national soccer team.  Nolan has been working at camp since 2013.
Paul Richter
Paul is a ski racer/freeskier from Beaverton, Oregon.  His favorite website is mthood.com and favorite food is Parmesan Goldfish.  He also likes cats.  Paul has been working at camp since 2013.
Clayton Wade
Clayton is a freeskier from Wasilla, Alaska. His favorite food is Thai Curry and favorite website is StumbleUpon.com.  He also enjoys dirt biking and he roots for the Raiders.  Clayton has been working at MHSSC since 2013.
Leo Povolotskiy
Leo is a ski racer from West Chester, PA.  His favorite food is Chinese Food and favorite website is youtube.com. Leo roots for the Philadelphia Eagles.  Leo has been working at camp since 2013.
Jake Nolan
Jake is a freeskier from Shoreham, New York. His favorite website is yobeat.com and favorite food is fried chicken.  He roots for the New York Jets and he wants to be a lumberjack when he grows up.  Jake as been working at camp since 2013.
Erika Brattstrom
Erika is a ski racer from Mount Olive, New Jersey.  Her favorite food is Penne Vodka.  Erika enjoys swimming, mountain biking and rock climbing.  When she grows up, she hopes to be a Physician’s Assistant.   Erika’s been working at camp since 2013.  
Aaron Waters
Aaron is a freeskier from Crystal Lake, IL.  He attends the University of Colorado-Boulder. His favorite website is Reddit.com and favorite food is pizza.  Aaron also enjoys rockclimbing and he roots for the Chicago Bulls.  Aaron starting working at camp in 2013.
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VIDEOGRAPHERS

Robin Cressy
Robin, from Portland, OR, is our head Videographer.  His favorite website is youtube and he roots for the Portland Trail Blazers.   He enjoys playing basketball, jogging, and shopping on Ebay.  Robin was a camper at MHSSC in 1982 and has been working with us since 1986.
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Jeff Holce
Jeff is a snowboarder from Portland, Oregon.  He attends New Hampton School and West Minster University.   His favorite website is yobeat.com and he enjoys playing beach volleyball.  Jeff has been working at camp since 2010.
Andrew Nagel
Andrew is a snowboarder from Portland, Oregon.  He is studying communications at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT.  He enjoys Thai food and his favorite website is YOBEAT.  Andrew has been with MHSSC since 2009.

KITCHEN STAFF

Prescott McLaughlin
Prescott is a ski racer from Millbrook, New York.  He will attend Dartmouth.  He roots for the NY Yankees, enjoys “cobra dogs”, and his favorite website is ESPN.com.  Prescott has been working at camp since 2009.
Nathan Reuter
Nathan is a snowboarder from Plymouth, CA.  His favorite place he’s travelled to is Utah, favorite food is Sushi and favorite website youtube.com.  He roots for the New England Patriots and he wants to be a chef when he grows up.  Nathan has been working at camp since 2008.
Kieran McVeigh
Kieran is a skier from Middlesex, Vermont.  His favorite foods include PB&J, and Breakfast sandwiches and his favorite website is newschoolers.com.  He roots for the Boston Red Sox and wants to be a psychologist when he grows up.  Kieran has been with MHSSC since 2009.
Reid Lambres
Reid is a ski racer from Cameron Park, CA. He’s a senior at Ponderosa High School.  His favorite website is skiracing.com and favorite food is bacon. Reid enjoys rockclimbing and biking.  He’s been working at camp since 2010.
Chris O’Brien
Chris is a skier from Philadelphia, PA.  He’s majoring in Business Management at Temple University.  His favorite food is steak and he enjoys mountain biking and video games.  He’s been working at MHSSC since 2013.
Isabel Goni-McAteer
Isabel is a ski racer from Corvallis, Oregon. She attends Colorado School of Mines, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  Her favorite foods include venison, mashed potatoes, and roasted red peppers.  Isabel also enjoys hiking, biking and unicycling.  She’s been working at camp since 2013.
Jack Sklar
Jack is a snowboarder from Brooklyn, NY.  He’s going into his senior year at an art school for visual arts.  His favorite website is Google and favorite food is lasagna.  He also enjoys climbing.  Jack has been working at camp since 2013.
Luke Gatti
Luke is a ski eracer from Bayville, NY.  Luke’s favorite website is mthood.com and favorite foods include sick-nic burgers and Calamari. He roots for the New York Mets and also enjoys playing guitar, drums and playing sports with friends. Luke started working at camp in 2013.
Max Finn
Max is a freeskier from Syracuse, NY.  Max works as a ski instructor at Toggenburg.  His favorite website is newschoolers.com and favorite food is Mac & Cheese. Max has been working at camp since 2013.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Bill Toney
Bill is a ski racer from Reno, Nevada.  He studied Architecture at University of Utah.  His favorite website is ExpeditionPortal.com and  he enjoys eating Mexican food.  Bill also enjoys road-biking and waterpolo.  He’s also a wildland firefighter.  Bill has been working at camp since 2007.

LODGE EMPLOYEES

Robert Johnson
Robert is our camp handyman/maintenance man.  He studied graphic arts/drafting at Mid Valley Vocational and Piles Peak Community College. His favorite website is Amazon.com and when he’s not working, he enjoys doing art projects, fishing and panning for gold. He roots for the Chicago Bears/Cubs/White Sox/Bulls/Blackhawks.  Robert has been working at MHSSC since 2006. 

In Memory of

Mark Stegall  1963-2011
Mark, originally from Dallas, Texas, is the Snowboard Program Director/Head Coach, Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club.   He is the current and 5-time USASA Legends Overall National Champion and Slopestyle Champion. Mark is a national level certified coach with USASA.  He is a former Pro Jet Ski Racer, Motocross racer, expert surfer, wakeboarder, BMX racer, and he can ski too.   Mark has been with MHSSC since 1998.
Spencer Nelson   1990-2010
Spencer is racing for the University of Colorado ski team, where he is majoring in Finance and Marketing.  He has also interned for Atomic Skis.  Spencer’s favorite website is CUBuffs.com and he roots for the Colorado Rockies.  He also enjoys mountain biking, rockclimbing and weightlifting.  Spencer started working at camp in 2010.
Jeff Tait  1980-2013