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2021 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. 


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.
Terry McLeod
Terry, from Sandpoint, Idaho, is the former ski school director at Schweitzer Mountain.  Terry attended Walla Walla College earning a degree in Business and Construction Technology. He loves ice cream and his favorite website is bikingnews.com. Terry competes in cycling. He is married with 2 daughters. Terry started working at MHSSC in 1996.
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 is the head U14 coach at Mission Ridge. He enjoys backpacking, fishing, hunting and skiing. He roots for the Washington State University cougars football team.. 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.
Bergen Rust
Bergen is a ski racer from Hood River, Oregon. Her favorite website is instagram and she enjoys eating sushi and bell peppers. She's been working at camp since 2020.
Reece Bell
Reece ski races for Denver University, where she is majoring in Environmental Science. She also coaches at Ski Club Vail. Her favorite website is youtube and her favorite food is sushi. She enjoys reading, hanging w/friends and her cats, hiking and sleeping. She's been working at camp since 2020.
John Rust
John has run race programs at Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Alyeska, AK and McCall, ID.   John Lives in Hood River with his wife Lisa and their two kids.  John has been working at MHSSC since 1994.
Nicole Cordingley
Nicole is a former Collegiate ski racer from Litchfield, NH, racing for Saint Michael's College. She now coaches at Sugar Bowl in California. She has also worked at Race Stock in Waterbury, VT. Expedia.com is her favorite website and favorite food is ice cream. She also enjoys hiking, kite-boarding and biking. Nicole has been working at camp since 2014.
Megan Gardiner
Megan is originally from Lake Placid, New York. She has taught skiing/coached at Whiteface Mountain, Park City, NYSEF and Perisher. Her favorite food is avocado and she enjoys swimming, biking, running, anything outdoors. She roots for the New England Patriots, and she loves dogs.. Megan started working at camp in 2021.
Scott Burger
Scott's hometown is: Avon CO. He has 50 seasons coaching and teaching alpine skiing under his belt. Currently at Beaver Creek Kids Ski School, coaching U8's at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, and the Kids Ski School at Coronet Peak, New Zealand. PSIA Level 3, PSIA KIds L2, and USSA Level 300 coach. Favorite website is CNN. For fun, Scott enjoys riding road bikes, camping, hiking, reading and traveling. Scott started working at camp in 2021.
Matthew Smallhouse
Matthew is a ski racer from Reno, Nevada. His favorite website is fis-ski.com/biographies. Favorite food is fried spinach. He wants to be an astronaut or firefighter when he grows up. Matthew has been working at camp since 2018.

Mark Engel
Mark, from Truckee, CA, is a former U.S. ski team member. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is pizza. Mark enjoys playing music and climbing. He claims that he can play ping pong with either hand. Mark started working at camp in 2021.

Shawna Kennaly
Max Brennan
Max is an alpine/freeski/big mountain skier from Salt Lake City, Utah. He has taught skiing at Alta ski area, Portillo, Chile and is part of the PSIA Intermountain Education staff. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is sushi. Max enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing and music. Max has been working at camp since 2020.
Keenan Seidel
Keenan, from Bend, Oregon, is a U16 Alpine coach for Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation. His favorite food is Mexican and he roots for the Boston Red Sox. Keenan started working at camp in 2021.
Debra Rawuka
Debra has been a ski instructor since 1982, Level 3 Alpine, Level 2 Nordic, currently working at Schweitzer ski resort in Idaho. Her favorite foods are Tacos and anything chocolate. He enjoys biking, reading, gardening, hanging with her dogs. She roots for the Gonzaga basketball team. Debra has been working at camp since 2021.
Jason Hattery
Jason is a high school ski coach originally from Bozeman, Montana. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is Thai. Jason enjoys skiing, hiking, and photography. He roots for the Portland Trail Blazers and San Francisco 49ers. Jason has been working at camp since 2012.
Jeremy Elliot
Jeremy is a coach from Salt Lake City, Utah. He has coached Westminster College, University if Utah, Snowbird, and Cache Valley ski team. His favorite website is Wikipedia, and favorite foods include sushi and pizza. Jeremy enjoys motocross and he roots for the Denver Broncos. Jeremy started working at camp in 2021.
Lindsay Ahmann
Lindsay is from Marysville, Washington. She's a psychology and sports science major at St. Lawrence University and is a full time coach for Mission Ridge ski team. Her favorite food is steak and she roots for the Seattle Seahawks. Lindsay enjoys working out, biking and water sports. She's been working at camp since 2021.
Riley Shepard
Riley is a ski instructor from Park City, Utah. He has taught skiing in Utah, Colorado, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. His favorite website is skiwithriley.com and his favorite food is coffee. Riley loves to travel, eat and ski. He's been working at camp since 2021.
Carol Conron
Carol is a ski/snowboard instructor from Carmel, California. Her favorite website is Brad Leone's "It's Alive" youtube channel and her favorite food is raw oysters.. She enjoys gardening, cooking, fermenting, climbing, wild mushrooming foraging and boogie-ing down! Carol started working at camp in 2021.


MOGUL COACHES

Jack Simon
Jack is from Stratton, Vermont. He's coached moguls at Stratton Mountain and Aspen. His favorite website is shopaew.com and his favorite foods are Cheeseburgers and coke. He enjoys watching professional wrestling and he roots for the New York Yankees. Jack started working at MHSSC in 2020.
Robert Moores
Robert is a freeskier from Burlington, Vermont. His favorite website is twitter and favorite foods include steak, lobster and sushi. He enjoys camping, skiing, hiking, live music and watching movies. He roots for all sports teams Boston. Robert has been working at camp since 2021.
Freddy Mooney

 

FREESKI COACHES

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.
Mike Carmazzi
Mike is from Hinsdale, IL. He's worked as a coach, digger, sales and technician in the ski industry. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is tacos. He enjoys skating, swimming, and spreading peace. He roots for the Chicago Blackhawks. Mike started working at camp in 2019.
Anders Fornelius
Anders is a freeskier from Woodinville, Washington. He has a Bachelors in Communication from the University of Utah. Favorite website is zootspace.com and favorite food is tacos. Anders enjoys surfing, football, weight lifting and gardening. He roots for the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. Anders has been working at camp since 2020.
  Will Wesson
Will is a freeski coach from Victor, New York. He has coached at Windells, Camp Momentum and Camp of Champions. He has a bachelors from University of Vermont in Recreation and Resources Management. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is sweet potato. Will enjoys surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking. Will started working at camp in 2021.


SNOWBOARD COACHES

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.
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.
Gabby Holt
Gabby is musician from Portland, Oregon & Lincoln City, Oregon. Her favotie website is gabbyholt.com and favorite food is Ribeye steak. Gabby enjoys surfing, skating, building fires, guitar and sleeping outside. Gabby has been working at MHSSC since 2021.
Dylan Pickle
Dyl is from Athol, MA. His favorite food is canned beans and he roots for the Boston Red Sox. Dyl enjoys hiking, playing music and fishing. Dyl started working at camp in 2021.
DIGGER  
Makalu Arnold
Makalu is a snowboarder from Salt Lake City. He's in charge of the shaping the mogul jump area as well as videographer for the snowboard and freeski groups. He's been working at camp since 2019.

 

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 Katonah, NY. She attends Princeton University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Her favorite website is outsideonline.com and she enjoys photography and surfing. Lily has been working at camp since 2016.

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.
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. She's currently attending Colorado State University. Sarah has been working at camp since 2019.
Alliy Hansen
Alliy is a freeskier from Akron, Ohio. She skied competively in Winter Park, CO. Attends Westminster College, majoring in Environmental Science. Her favorite website is youtube, favorite food: pineapple & green pepper pizza. Alliy enjoys driving the bus. She's been working at camp since 2019.
Travis Reardon
Travis is a ski racer from Littleton, MA. He's majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Umass Amhurst. His favorite website is youtube and favorite foods include pizza, pasta, and Chipotle. Travis enjoys waterskiing, mountain biking and golf, and he roots for the Boston Bruins, Celtics and New England Patriots. Travis starting working at camp in 2019.
Jack Hebert
Jack is a ski racer from Lake Oswego, Oregon. He's a chemistry major at University of Alabama. His favorite website is popeyes.com and favorite food is tortellini w/pesto alfredo. He enjoys tennis, listening to music, wake surfing and waterskiing on the lake. He roots for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oregon State Beavers. Jack started working at camp in 2020.

 

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.

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.

Cessa DeSario
Cessa is a ski racer from Mammoth Lakes, CA. She has worked at a ski shop and helps with working at disabled Sports at Mammoth. Her favorite websites are instagram and netflix and favorite foods include cucumbers and mangoes. He also enjoys hiking, running, biking and reading and she roots for the New England Patriots. She wants to be a Pediatric Surgeon when she grows up. Cessa has been working at camp since 2019.
Paige Martin
Paige is a ski racer from Cross River, New York. Her favorite website is pinterest and favorite food is sweet potato fries. She enjoys the outdoors, painting and swimming. and she roots for the New York Mets. She wants to be an Environmental Scientist when she grows up. Paige has been working at camp since 2019.
Aidyn Thompson
Aidyn is a ski racer from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Her favorite website is netflix and favorite food is pasta. She roots for the New York Yankees. Aidyn has been working at MHSSC since 2020.
Max Kipiniak
Max is a freeskier from Brooklyn, New York. His favorite website is fullsend.com and favorite foods are Indian and Mexican. He roots for the Brookly Nets and he wants to be a Vet when he grows up. Max has been working at camp since 2019.
Lucien Jolivet
Lucien is a ski racer from New York City. His favorite website is youtube and favorite foods include rice, ramen and many more. He enjoys running, tennis and playing the piano. Lucien has been working at camp since 2020.
Bobby Ushev
Bobby is a ski racer frm Springfield, Virginia. His favorite website is coolmathgames.com and favorite foods include ice cream, shrimp, chocolate and pizza. He enjoys playing video games and mountain biking, and he roots for DC United. Bobby has been working at camp since 2021.
Timo Berg
Timo is a freeskier from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is pizza. Timo enjoys mountain biking and cliff jumping and he roots for the Pittsburg Penguins. He's been working at camp since 2019.
Liam Kelly
Liam is a ski racer from Basye, Virginia. His favorite website is google and favorite food is chipotle. He roots for the Washington Capitals. Liam has been working at camp since 2021.
Ethan Fullman
Ethan is a ski racer from Lake Oswego, Oregon. He's been a ski patroller and his favorite food is burritos. He enjoys skiing, playing guitar and venturing outdoors. He roots for the Portland Trail Blazers. Ethan has been working at camp since 2020.
Max Reade
Max is a freestyle skier from Ashland, Oregon. His favorite website is mthood.com and favorite food is pasta. He likes to cook, play spikeball, soccer, ski and make clothes. Max has been working at camp since 2020.
Charlotte Nelson
Charlotte is a ski racer from Toronto, Canada. Her favorite website is Netflix and favorite food is sushi. She enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain biking. She roots for the Toronto Raptors and when she grows up, she wants to be a Real Estate Agent. Charlotte started working at camp in 2020.
Christina Casey
Christina is a ski racer from Mamaroneck, New York. Her favorite food is raviolli and she roots for the Denver Broncos. She wants to be a Biochemist when she grows up. She loves animals, sports and swimming. Christina started working at camp in 2020.
Hayden Claussen

 

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 Engineering.Reid had worked as a boot fitter and sales associate at Parallel Mountain Sports.   His favorite website is reddit.com and favorite food is French Toast. Reid enjoys rockclimbing and biking and he roots for the SF Giants.  He's been working at camp since 2010.
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.
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.
Griffin Frigaard
Griffin is a snowboarder from Government Camp, Oregon. He rides for Santa Cruz Snowboards. Griffin's favorite website is instagram and favorite food are chicken sandwiches. He roots for the Portland Trail Blazers. Griffin started working at camp in 2021.
Chad Keveny
Chad is a ski racer from Ipswich, MA. His favorite website is youtube and favorite food is Ribeye. Chad enjoys mountain biking, working out and building engines. He roots for the Boston Red Sox. Chad started working at camp in 2019.
Jasmine Arrison
Jasmine is a ski racer from Incline Village, Nevada. She has coached at Diamond Peak. Her favorite website is netflix and favorite foods include cucumbers, jello, and sushi. For fun she likes hanging out with friends, rockclimbing and mountain biking and she roots for the Boston Celtics. Jasmine has been working at camp since 2019
Jenna Boivin
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.
Ben Emerson
Ben is a ski racer from South Salem, New York. He attends University of British Columbia majoring in physics. His favorite website is youtube and favorite foods are eggs and hot sauce. He enjoys surfing, mountain biking and cliff jumping.
Camille Blake
Camille is a snowboard racer from La Crosse, Wisconsin.
After high school, she will be attending Seattle University as a psychology major. Her favorite website is mthood.com and favorite food is mangoes. Camille enjoys joking and snowboarding and she roote for the Chicago Red Stars. Camille started working at camp in 2021.
Emily Vivian
Emily is a skier from Reno, Nevada. She attended UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Aquatic Biology. Her favorite website is atlasobscura.com and favorite food is Truckee Trails Ice Cream from Little Truckee Ice Creamery. She enjoys mountain biking and photography and she roots for the Ohio State Buckeyes. She's been working at camp since 2019.
Theodore Smith
Teddy is a ski racer from Sacramento, California. His favorite website is chess.com and favorite foods are tacos, chicken and rice. He enjoys playing soccer, playing chess and hiking. He roots for the Borussia Dortmund (German soccer team). Teddy started working at camp in 2019.


LODGE EMPLOYEE

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 
Lynn Gibson 1969-2021
Bristol Sorensen 1972-2021

 

 

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