USSA Level 200 Certified Coach
NASA Assistant Coach 14 years
USSA Junior Olympic Coach
I started skiing in the 8th grade and instantly fell in love with it. The following year I started racing and that got me even more involved in the sport. I remember hiking up the hills at Big M ski area setting bamboo gates and training in them on days that the lifts were not open. After high school I attended Michigan Tech and made the varsity team as a walk on. Once I started dental school at the University of Michigan, most of my skiing was put on hold. I practiced in the thumb area of Michigan for 13 years and then had the opportunity to come back home to Manistee in 1992. I then got more involved in skiing again and once my children started skiing I got involved with the Manistee Ski Club and coaching.
I really enjoy working with the racers and I really respect Coach Dan and how much the athletes develop under his guidance.