Area Reps

The PSIA-AASI Eastern Division 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-AASI Eastern Division office in Albany. PSIA-AASI Eastern Division 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-AASI Eastern Division 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.

Click here for more information on PSIA-AASI Eastern Division Regions.

In Summary: The role of an Area Representative is to disseminate information from the PSIA-AASI Eastern Division office in a timely, prominent, and accurate way to fellow snow sports instructors. The Area Rep will also field and gather questions about PSIA-AASI Eastern Division 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-AASI Eastern Division activities.
  • A conduit for relaying questions, concerns, ideas, and suggestions to the Coordinator.


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

Find out who your PSIA-AASI Eastern Division 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 Brian Bennett
Region 1 Cannon Mountain Snowsports School Charles Roy
Region 1 Cardigan Mountain Ski School Theodore Stever
Region 1 Crotched Mountain Learning Center Paul Berntsen
Region 1 Dartmouth PE Snowsports School John Brady
Region 1 Dartmouth Skiway Snowsports School Mike Blatt
Region 1 Gunstock Ski & Ride School Shawn Smith
Region 1 King Pine Snowsports School Kimberly Shulver
Region 1 Loon Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Sandra WoehrBlouin
Region 1 Lost Valley Ski and Snowboard School Michael Cyr
Region 1 Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Mike Blatt
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 New England Disabled Sports at Loon Cullen Robinson
Region 1 New England Healing Sports Association Henley Sinner
Region 1 Pats Peak Snowsports School Patrick Doherty
Region 1 Ragged Mountain Learning Center Linda Nekoroski
Region 1 Saddleback (ME) Snowsports School Bill Richards
Region 1 Shawnee Peak (ME) Snowsports School Ron Laprise
Region 1 Sugarloaf Ski & Snowboard School Andrea Ammendolia
Region 1 Sunday River Ski & Snowboard School Laura Begin
Region 1 Waterville Valley Snowsports School Stephanie Zimmers
Region 2 Bolton Valley Ski & Snowboard School Michael Feulner
Region 2 Bromley Mountain Snowsports School Denise Hobson
Region 2 Burke Mountain Snow Sports School Dale Newton
Region 2 Jay Peak Snowsports School Scott Winick
Region 2 Killington Snowsports School Brad Poppleton
Region 2 Mad River Glen Ski School Robert Spofford
Region 2 Magic Mountain Learning Center
Region 2 Middlebury College Snow Bowl School Ross Gregory
Region 2 Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School Ralf Riehl
Region 2 Okemo Ski & Ride School Terry Carey
Region 2 Pico Snowsports School Peter Mastrangelo
Region 2 Smugglers Notch Snow Sport University Sherman White
Region 2 Stowe Ski & Snowboard School Nathan Gardner
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 Bolton Valley Carrie Kane
Region 2 Vermont Adaptive at Pico Thomas Alcorn
Region 3 Berkshire East Ski & Snowboard School Robert Schreder
Region 3 Blue Hills Learning Center Daniel Colchamiro
Region 3 Bousquet Ski & Snowboard School Steve Lynch
Region 3 Catamount Snowsports School Jay De Marcken
Region 3 Jiminy Peak Snowsports School James Slavin
Region 3 Mohawk Mountain Discovery Center Herbert Wollowick
Region 3 Mount Southington Snowsports School Greg Mirando
Region 3 Nashoba Valley Snowsports School Laura Bourne
Region 3 Otis Ridge Ski & Snowboard School Robert Crowle, Sr.
Region 3 Powder Ridge (CT) Ski & Snowboard School Alexandra Wallace
Region 3 Ski Bradford Snowsports School Melissa Alaimo
Region 3 Ski Sundown Learning Center Frederick Fritz
Region 3 Ski Ward Snow School Alexander Halachis
Region 3 Wachusett Mountain Snowsports School Zach Cournoyer
Region 3 Yawgoo Valley Snowsports School Lauren Tomasian
Region 4 Bear Creek (PA) Snowsports School Patrick Newill
Region 4 Blue Knob Snowsports School Mark Taylor
Region 4 Blue Mountain (PA) Learning Center Jane Moyer
Region 4 Camelback Snowsports School Scott Schuler
Region 4 Campgaw Snowsports School Kenwyn Saunders
Region 4 Elk Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Keith Miller
Region 4 Flying Dutchmen Ski & Snowboard School Mort Smedley
Region 4 Hidden Valley (PA) Snowsports School John Grabowski
Region 4 Laurel Mountain (PA) Snowsports School Kurt Byrnes
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 National Winter Activity Center Peter Suzuki
Region 4 Roundtop Learning Center  
Region 4 Seven Springs Ski & Snowboard School Ian Davis
Region 4 Shawnee (PA) Ski & Snowboard School Walter Lee
Region 4 Ski Big Bear Snowsports School John Gardas
Region 4 Spring Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Jeff Kulhawy
Region 4 Tussey Mountain Snowsports School Rowland Powell
Region 4 Whitetail – Schools at Whitetail Patrick McCord
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 School Garner Tarbell
Region 5 Hunt Hollow Snowsports School Kristine Sullivan
Region 5 Kissing Bridge Snowsports School Denis Donnelly
Region 5 Peek ‘n Peak Snowsports School Nick Dedad
Region 5 Song Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Alan Kinney
Region 5 Swain Mountain Ski & Snowboard Academy Catherine Cleveland
Region 6 Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) at Windham Christopher Brower
Region 6 Alpine Winter Sports School Joseph D’Acunto
Region 6 Belleayre Mountain Snowsports Josh Brown
Region 6 Double H Ranch Adaptive Learning Center James Hayes, IV
Region 6 Gore Mountain Snowsports School Dave Semo
Region 6 Hunter Mountain Snowsports Katherine Giannini
Region 6 Maple Ski Ridge Snowsports School Erik Posner
Region 6 Maximum Snow Sports School Glen Grondahl
Region 6 Mount Peter Mountain School Bradley Robinson
Region 6 Mountain Trains Cross Country Karlis V. Kopans
Region 6 Oak Mountain Snowsports School Thomas Preston
Region 6 OC Snowsports School Cynthia Ward
Region 6 Plattekill Mountain Snowsports School Taras Ferencevych
Region 6 Royal Mountain Snowsports School
Region 6 Snow Ridge Snowsports School Katherine Szalach
Region 6 Thunder Ridge Snowsports School Robert Brainard
Region 6 Titus Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Katrina Villeneuve
Region 6 West Mountain Snowsport School Gregory Hammond
Region 6 West Point Snow Sports School Madelene Knaggs
Region 6 Whiteface Mountain Snowsports School Bill Fisher
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 Monica Williams
Region 7 Cataloochee Ski & Snowboard School Michelle Shuford
Region 7 Massanutten Snowsports School Jeffrey McWilliams
Region 7 National Ski Patrol – Southern Division Briggs Allen
Region 7 Ober Gatlinburg Snowsports School Sandra Bohling
Region 7 Ski Club of Washington DC Ski School Michele Cavallaro
Region 7 Snowshoe Ski & Snowboard School
Region 7 Sugar Mountain Ski & Snowboard School Chris Evans
Region 7 TASC Ski & Snowboard School David Lindahl
Region 7 Timberline Ski & Snowboard School Liz Moore
Region 7 Wintergreen Snowsports School Michael Bailey
Region 7 Winterplace Ski & Snowboard School Tina Skaggs
Region 7 Wisp Ski & Ride School Thomas Sheaffer

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