"Womens programs are awesome in that they enable people like myself to empower other women--empowering women to recognize they are capable of far more than they ever realized or give themselves credit for. It is a time to explore perceived limits and to expand capabilities, which allows them to return to their regular lives with a renewed sense of strength and competency. Skiing is a true metaphor for life. For a number of women the experience they have in womens programs is not too different than what they might experience going through an Outward Bound course."
Teaching Resume: Starting teaching in 1981 at Keystone PSIA Level 3 1982 Transferred to Vail/BC in 1988 Vails Demonstration Team 1992-93 Active in developing, coordinating Vails womens program Her Turn for 10 years. Ski Tester for Skiing Magazine from 1986 through 1995, SKI Magazine 2002 through present, SKI Magazine Boot Tester in 2002 Co-authored Vail/BC teaching Handbook sold nationally SKI Magazine Top 100 Instructor in 2003 Adaptive instructor - Besides all the memorable moments I have teaching womens group, teaching adaptive students has truly been life changing. Working with these two groups is similar in many ways, therefore the effects on them and myself are similar, sometimes profound. PSIA-RM BoD member, executive officer 2003 to present
Of the slope I have been involved in cycling for years but have become more seriously involved in the last 5 years. Ive been involved with a group called Border-to-Border USA, cyclists responding to pediatric HIV/AIDS. With this group along with raising funds, making a difference in childrens lives affected by HIV/AIDS Ive had the opportunity to pedal across some incredible terrain. I have raced in the Race Across America on a 4-person Womens team, Border-to-Border Divas. In the last two years, the Divas have successfully crossed the country in 7 days and have raised $50,000.00 for pediatric HIV/AIDS research. Im proudest of being able to give back and make a difference.