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2019 Staff

 

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. 
Schuyler Sanders, Office Manager
Schuyler is a ski racer from Belvedere Island, Georgia. His favorite website is gizmag.com and favorite food is moose tracks ice cream. He enjoys playing lacross and climbing. He roots for the Duke Blue Devils. Schuyler has been working at camp since 2019.
Kara Black, Office Manager
Kara is a snowboarder from Knoxville, TN. She's been a terrain park supervisor, retail manager and lifty and Brighton Utah. Her favorite website is Spotify. She enjoys skateboarding, backpacking and walking her pup. Kara has been working at camp since 2019.

 

ALPINE RACE COACHES

Mike Syrovatka 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.
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.
Bob Robicsek
Bob lives in Atkinson, NH. He is the head U19/U16 Coach and Assistant Program Director at Crotched Mountain Race Team, NH.  He enjoys sushi and bbq anything.  He roots for the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and the Red Sox. . Bob enjoys surfing and road cycling.   He's been with MHSSC since 2001. 
Carson Ruud
Carson is an alpine coach from Wenatchee, Washington where he coaches the Mission Ridge Ski Team. He enjoys hiking and horseback riding. He's a PSIA Level 3 Instructor coach and USSA leel 200 coach. Carson has been working at camp since 2019.
Jake Benda
Jake is a college student from Sandy, UT. His favorite website is skracing.com and favorite food is tacos. Jake also enjoys waterskiing, fishing and roote for the Detroit Lions. Jake has been with MHSSC since 2015.
Simon Marsh
Simon us a U10/U12 Alpine coach at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. He was also coach at Vail High School and coach/instructor at Perisher Australia and University La Catola, Chile. His favorite website is Sprongo.com and favorite food is Mexican. Simon also enjoys biking, tennis, and surfing and he roots for the Boston Red Sox. Simon starting coaching at MHSSC in 2015.
Andrea Dahl
Andrea is a ski instructor/coach at Park City Mountain and alpine staff with PSIA-C. She graduated from the U of Minnesota with a kinesiology degree. She roots for the Minnesota Wild and her favorite food is any juice creation from Robin. Andrea has been with camp since 2014.
Terry McLeod
Terry, from Sandpoint, Idaho, is the ski school director at Schweitzer Mountain.  Terry attended Walla Walla College earning a degree in Business and Construction Technology. Terry competes in cycling. He is married with 2 daughters. He helped design and build out camp challenge course. Terry started working at MHSSC in 1997.
Will Gregorak
Will is from Longmont, Colorado. He was a U.S. ski team athlete, NSCD coach, University of Utah club team coach. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food Flank Steak. He enjoys climbing, golf, and volleyball. He roots for the Denver Broncos. Will started working at camp in 2018.
Catherine "Cat" Harnden
Catherine is a former racer and current freeskier from Castleton, Ontario Canada. She has coached at Gould Academy and has ben a product gear reviewer for New York Times and Wind Cutter. Her favorite website is pinkbike.com. Favorite foods include bacon, chocolate chip pancakes, and Clif bars. She enjoys mountain biking, skiing powder and painting, and she roots for the Toronto Maple-Leafs. She's been working at camp since 2019.
Carl Noble
Carl is from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he coaches for Rowmark Ski Academy. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is anything you can make into a burrito. He enjoys dirt-biking, eating and being outside. He roots for the U.S. ski team and the Chicago Bears. Carl has been working at camp since 2019.


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

Jonah Elston
Jonah lives in Bend, Oregon. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is cereal. Jonah wants to be a pilot when he grows up. He's been working at camp since 2015.
Oscar Weary
Oscar lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. His favorite website is newschoolers and favorite food is Thai food. He roots for the Portland Trail Blazers and wants to be a chef when he grows up. Oscar started working at camp in 2017.


SNOWBOARD COACHES

Peter "Danger" Cimmino
Peter is a snowboarder from Middlebury, C. He's now living in Salt Lake City, UT, having graduated from the University of Utah where he studied Parks Recreation /Tourism and Commercial Recreation. He has worked with the Terrain park staff at Brighton Ski Resort, Dinosaurs Will Die Snowboards Tech Rep, and has been a Transworld Snowboard Magazine gear tester and reviewer. . His favorite website is vimeo.com/Segcos, favorite food Bacon jalapeno Mac and Cheese, and he also enjoys filming, photography, swimming, camping, anything outdoors. He roots for the New York Giants, Toledo Mud Hens, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Vancouver Canucks. Peter starting working at camp in 2015.
Michael Jennings
Michael studied Political Science/Economics at Columbia University.  He's an AASI Level III and USASA Level II certifiedHe'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.
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.
DIGGERS They keep our terrain park in awesome condition!
Jack Reid
Jack is a snowboarder from Morganton, NC. He likes to eat tacos. When he grows us, he wants to be an "expert", and he is a world renowned ladiesman. Jack has been working at camp since 2011.
John Garoutte
John is a snowboarder from Charlestown, New Hampshire. He's worked at Darkside Snowboards for 3 years. His favorite food is blueberry pancakes and he enjoys painting, skating and reading books. He roots for Shawn White. John started working at camp in 2017.
Savannah Shinske
Savannah is a snowborder from Highland, Michigan. Her favorite website is videograss.com and favorite food is pizza. She roots for the Detroit Lions. Savannah has been working at camp since 2018.
Sierra Forchheimer
Sierra is a snowboarder from Vero Beach, Florida. She enjoys taco night, and snowboarding with friends. When she grows up, she wants to own lots of dogs. Sierra has been working at camp since 2019.
Aaron Kiser
Aaron is a snowboarder from Gibsonburg, Ohio. His favorite website is thereelest.com. He enjoys bacon and hot cheetos. He roots for the Cleveland Indians. Aaron started working at camp in 2016.
Makalu Arnold
Makalu is a snowboarder from Salt Lake City. He's been working at camp since 2019.
Casey Mitchell
Casey is a snowboarder. His favorite website is lemonparty.org and favorite food is lemons. Casey started working at camp in 2014.

 

COUNSELOR STAFF

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.
Lily Rezai
Lily is a ski racer from Somers, NY. She enjoys running and she roots for the Arsenal football club. She wants to be an engineer when she grows up. Lily has been working at camp since 2016.
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Isaac Foster
Isaac is a ski racer from Northampton, Massachusetts. He currently attends Northfield Mount Hermon. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is ramen. Isaac enjoys surfing, fishing, mountain biking and trampolining. He roots for all the New England sports teams. Isaac started working at camp in 2016.
Jonathan Rosenstrach
Jonathan is a ski racer from Newton, Massachusetts. His favorite food is pizza and he enjoys mountain biking and hiking. He roots for the Boston Bruins. Jonathan as been working at camp since 2017.
Jordan Misaros
Jordan is a ski racer from Redford, Michigan. She's currently studying in Psych and Political Science at Central Michigan University. Her favorite website is The Onion and favorite food is Mac & Cheese.. She enjoys reading. Jordan has been working at camp since 2015.
Richard Casey
Richard is a ski racer from Mamoroneck, New York. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is pasta. He enjoys hiking and he roots for the U.S. Ski Team. Richard started working at camp in 2015.
Alliy Hansen
Alliy is a freeskier from Akron, Ohio. She skied competively in Winter Park, CO. Attends Westminster College. She has been a freeski instructor at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp. Her favorite website is Amazon.com. Favorite food, Veggie Lo Mein. Alliy enjoys playing tennis and being in the outdoors. She roots for the Cleveland Indians and she knows how to juggle (sometimes). She's been working at camp since 2019.

 

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (CIT's)

Merumo Ishimaru
Merumo is a ski racer from Ketchum Idaho. Her favorite website is youtube and favorite food is Sushi. She loves to ski and workout. She has a Japanese accent. Merumo has been working at camp since 2016.
Yannik Berg
Yannik is a freeskier from Philadelphia, PA. His favorite food is pizza. Yannik started working at camp in 2019.
Trent Hoffmeister
Trent is a snowboarder from Concord, California. His favorite website is salmonarms.com and favorite food is sushi. Trent started working at camp in 2018.
Callie Anderson
Callie is a ski racer from Gig Harbor, Washington. Her favorite website is coolmathgames.com and favorite food are sloppy joes. She enjoys playing soccer and she roots for the Washington State Cougars. She's been working at camp since 2019.
Nick Baker
Nick is a ski racer from Rowe, Massachusetts. His favorite website is youtube and favorite foods include pizza, tacos and steak. He roots for the Boston Red Sox and he wants to be a banker when he grows up. Nick has been been working at camp since 2018.

Quincy Claesgans
Quincy is a freeskier from from Seattle, Washington. His favorite website is youtube and favorite foods include quesidillas, sushi and bacon. He enjoys trampoline, waterskiing, slackline and swimming at the beach. He roots for the Seattle Mariners. Quincy started working at camp in 2018.

Sarah Meyer
Sarah is a snowboarder from Madison, Wisconsin. Her favorite website is Spotify and favorite food is ice cream. She enjoys skateboarding, hiking and biking. She roots for the Milwaukee Brewers. Sarah has been working at camp since 2019.
Arina Khotimsky
Arina is a ski racer from Westborough, MA. She's majoring in bioengineering at MIT. Her favorite website is youtube and favorite foods include sushi, ice cream and pasta. She enjoys camping, paddleboarding, chilling with friends and baking. She roots for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She's been working at camp since 2019.
Travis Reardon
Travis is a ski racer from Littleton, MA. His favorite website is sidelineswap.com and favorite food is Italian. He enjoys playing laross and mountain biking. He roots for the Patriots, Bruins, and Red Sox. He wants to be a Biomedical engineer when he grows up. Travis has been working at camp since 2019.
Chad Keveny
Chad is a ski racer from Ipswich, MA. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is pasta. He enjoys riding dirtbikes, build motors, and working out. He roots for the Boston Red Sox and wants to be a Mechanical Engineer when he grows up. Chad has been working at camp since 2019.
Jenna Bolvin
Jenna is a ski racer from Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Her favorite website is Netflix and favorite food is pasta. She enjoys Kite-surfing and sailing. She roots for the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. Jenna has been working at camp since 2019.

 

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, and juicing.  Robin was a camper at MHSSC in 1982 and has been working with us since 1986. 

 

KITCHEN STAFF

Reid Lambres
Reid is a ski racer from Rescue, CA. He attends University of Nevada Reno studying Environmental Science. .Reid has worked as a boot fitter.   His favorite website is Pinkbike and favorite food is French Toast. Reid enjoys rockclimbing and mountain-biking and he roots for the SF Giants.  He's been working at camp since 2010.
Patrick Foster
Patrick is a freeskier from Seattle, Washington.  He's majoring in Meteorology at the University of Washington. His favorite website is newschoolers.com and his favorite food is burritos.  He roots for the Seattle Seahawks and he also enjoys mountain biking and climbing.   Patrick has been working at camp since 2011. 
Emma Shapera
Emma is a snowboarder from Sleepy Hollow, NY. Her favorite website is netflix and she enjoys playing ice hockey, reading and photography. She roots for the Pittsburgh Penguins and she speaks Spanish. Emma starting working at camp in 2016.
Chadwick McLaughlin
Chadwick is a ski racer from Millbrook, New York. His favorite website is soundcloud and favorite food is lobster. He enjoys skateboarding. Chad started working at camp in 2018.
John Lloyd
John is a ski racer from Scarsdale, New York. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is apples. He roots for the Bolton Wanders F.C.. John started working at camp in 2016.
Gunnar Barnwell
Gunnar is a ski racer from Zephyr Cove, Nevada. His favorite website is ESPN and favorite foods include ice cream and steak. He enjoys slackline, playing football, playing baseball and biking. He roots for the Boston Red Sox. Gunnar has been working at camp since 2018.
Luke Allen
Luke is a ski racer from South Lake Tahoe, California. His favorite website is totallyepicapparel.com. Favorite foods avacado and covered onions. He enjoys rollerblading and rock climbing. He roots for the LA Dodgers. He's been working at camp since 2018.
Matthew Smallhouse
Matthew is a ski racer from Reno, Nevada. His favorite website is fis-ski.com/biographies. Favorite food is fried spinach. He was to be an astronaut or firefighter when he grows up. Matthew has been working at camp since 2018.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Bill Toney 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 EMPLOYEE

Robert Johnson 2014 Robert Johnson
Robert is our camp handyman/maintenance man/artist.  He studied graphic arts/drafting at Mid Valley Vocational and Pikes 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
Timmy Johnson 1992-2015 

 

 

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