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Staff

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Sheldon Barlow

Operations Coordinator

Sheldon has been working in the outdoor industry for almost nine years and considers the Wasatch mountain range his home. After getting his B.S. in Recreation Management at Utah State University, he worked for Colorado Discover Ability in Grand Junction where he discovered his passion for Adaptive Recreation Administration. Since then, he has been focusing on working with people of all abilities and ages in various outdoor activities. After spending a year in Colorado and moving back to his home state, Sheldon found Wasatch Adaptive Sports and is stoked to be back. In his free time, Sheldon enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, mountain biking, white water rafting, and adventuring with his dog Banjo.

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Cary Bradley

Special Events Coordinator

CMP, CMM

Cary is passionate about giving and helping individuals be better at what they do. A graduate of the University of Houston; she is originally from the midwest, has lived in seven states, and traveled the world extensively. She is in Utah because she has been chasing snow and loves the accessibility to outdoor recreation. She is a hospitality professional having worked in all facets of the industry and brings to Wasatch Adaptive Sports an event planning background. In her free time, Cary enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening, and the arts.

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Bri Clark

Administrative Assistant

Bri grew up in the Pacific Northwest where her love for getting people outside began. She attended Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation & Outdoor Recreation. While there she helped facilitate Camp TEAM, a weekend retreat for people with disabilities and community members. Bri first came out to Utah in 2019 where she began working for Elements Wilderness Program and fell in love with the state seeing no reason to leave anytime soon. While not at work, you can find Bri spending as much time as possible skiing, climbing, biking, paddleboarding, and running.

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Jared Dangerfield

Program Coordinator

PSIA Adaptive Level 3, EMT, WFR

As a local kid growing up in Utah, Jared tried to spend every bit of free time in the Wasatch and surrounding mountains. Fast forward a couple of decades and not much has changed. Skiing will always be his first love, but as the snow melts each year, he gets more and more excited about the mountain bike season. With all the hobbies and people he likes to do them with here, Jared hasn’t found a good enough reason to leave his home state. It’s with this love of Utah and its outdoor recreation opportunities that Jared is so passionate about adaptive sports. He believes everybody should be able to enjoy the beauty of this place and wants to help people get outside and take it all in.

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Elizabeth (Jahp) Kimball

Executive Director

PSIA Alpine Level 1

Elizabeth joined Wasatch Adaptive Sports in 2014 after nonprofit work in the coastal region of Ecuador landed her in Salt Lake City. She has a BA in communications and a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley where she also played division I lacrosse. Elizabeth is American Avalanche Association level 1 certified. She also has a Nonprofit Academy for Excellence certificate from the University of Utah and is a certified yoga instructor from InBody Academy with an adaptive yoga focus from Mind Body Solutions. Mountain biking, road biking, skiing and yoga are among her passions whether out with a group of students or enjoying free time with her rescue-pup Momo and five siblings.

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Jason Malczyk

Program Coordinator

PSIA-I Adaptive Coordinator, PSIA Adaptive Level 3, Adaptive DECL

Hailing from the the big mountain mecca of Mount Southington, Connecticut, Jason Malczyk grew up in a ski obsessed family. This obsession has lead to sculpting his life around skiing, developing an amazing skill to memorize ski resort maps, and recognizing the possibilities skiing holds for all people. After years of memorizing the best ski movie ever filmed at Snowbird, Better Off Dead, Jason is excited to ski the “K12 from the glacier” and live. He is bringing years of experience and growth from many other great adaptive programs around the country and is excited to land at WAS to continue to be a strong ally for the adaptive community!

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Peter Mandler

Founder

PSIA Alpine Level 3

Peter founded Wasatch Adaptive Sports in 1977,  out of the Snowbird Mountain School, to help fill the need for affordable recreational, educational and social programs for children and adults with special needs. He has seen the program grow from a handful of lessons in the winter to over 4,000 year-round lessons annually. Peter works in all aspects of the program, but his passion is interacting directly with the students. Peter is an Alpine Level 3 certified instructor and the recipient of the 2009 Utah Ski Archives History-Maker Award.

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Eileen May-West

Program Director

PSIA Alpine Level 1, Adaptive Level 2

Eileen’s passion for playing as much as possible, especially in the outdoors, brought her from CT, to Syracuse, NY, to New Hampshire, and finally to Utah. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Syracuse in Sport Management and TV/Radio/Film while playing varsity women’s lacrosse, and a master’s from the University of New Hampshire in Therapeutic Recreation Administration. She is a Licensed Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and finds joy in coaching athletes of all levels. When she’s not working, you can find her with her family out biking, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, running, ballin’, laxing, surfing, or just having fun! Basically, every day has the potential to be the best day ever!

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Stephanie Medlin

Community Relations Specialist

With a background in outdoor recreation, Stephanie received her master’s degree in sport management and a bachelor’s in international studies at Baylor University, sic ’em bears! Before coming to Utah she started a grant-based youth outdoor program, working with low income youth in Waco. She came from Texas to Utah for her husband’s job and the mountains, and loves that adventure is always just minutes away! Some of her passions are running, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking.

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Abbie Rice

Development Director

Abbie became a member of the Wasatch Adaptive Sports team in 2016 and brings a background in nonprofit management and development.  Prior to joining WAS, Abbie worked as a nonprofit capacity building consultant with Draper Consulting Group in Los Angeles.  In addition, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and as a trip leader for Bike & Build.  Abbie studied Sociology/Anthropology and History at Washington & Lee University where she was a member of the swim team. She also holds a Master of Public Administration with a Nonprofit Management focus from the University of Southern California.  In her free time, Abbie enjoys skiing, biking, and adventuring outside.

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Tyndall Bounous

PSIA Alpine Level 1, AVY 1, WFR

I was born and raised in Utah skiing up Little Cottonwood Canyon and exploring Southern Utah. I have a BA in Psychology with an emphasis on positive psychology and utilizing physical activities in the outdoors to increase physical and emotional well-being. In my free time, I love to climb, backcountry ski, backpack, make ceramics, and play guitar.

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Breanna Bozzuto

Bre grew up in Maine and studied Exercise Physiology at the University of New Hampshire. After graduating college in 2017 she moved to Utah and quickly fell in love with the Wasatch. She grew up as a runner, plays ultimate frisbee competitively and is a lover of all things outdoors. Since moving to Utah hiking, trail running, biking, and skiing have become her passion. Bre is excited to share her passions and love for the outdoors with others!

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Ed Chauner

PSIA-I Clinic Leader/Examiner, PSIA Alpine & Telemark Level 3, Snowboard Level 1

Ed has been a ski instructor since 1982 and has worked for Snowbird Ski Patrol and Snow Safety since 2003. Ed has 28 years of road racing experience and 26 years of mountain bike racing experience competing in events such as the World Mountain Bike Championships and the US National Road Race. Aside from being an instructor with Wasatch Adaptive Sports, Ed is a mountain guide for World Wide Trekking in Africa, Nepal, Peru and Argentina and President/Founder of Chauner Promotions, Inc. He also has his certification in Outdoor Emergency Care, Wilderness First Responder and Avalanche level 1.

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Marshall Evans

A native of Utah and practically raised in the Wasatch Mountains, Marshall’s experience as a paraplegic began in March of 2018. His “we can do this” attitude found him entering his first-ever Ragnar race. With the support of Wasatch Adaptive Sports, he lives for sunny mountain-biking days or perfect-powder days in a mono-ski. He appreciates how lucky he is to live where he has access to the best of all outdoor seasons and seeks ways to help others like him find joy in their outdoor journey

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Adam Glos

RN, AAI Level 2, PSIA Adaptive Level 3, PSIA Child Specialist Level 1

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Adam’s passion for skiing and the outdoors led him to Jackson, WY where he began teaching and guiding for Teton Adaptive Sports at Jackson Hole. Since relocating to the Wasatch, Adam works as a Registered Nurse and is excited to continue serving the adaptive community. When it isn’t snowing, Adam enjoys biking, climbing, rafting, and dinosaurs.

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Maddy Grainger

PSIA Alpine Level 1

Born in Portland and growing up in Colorado, Maddy has been an athlete and outdoor person her whole life. Along with skiing, biking, hiking, and camping, Maddy played soccer growing up. Soccer became her key to the world, taking her to college and international travels. Since coming to Utah, skiing has taken over as her favorite outdoor activity. Maddy has taken up telemark skiing and backcountry touring. She previously played soccer for the Real Salt Lake Women’s team, currently works at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute in behavioral therapy, and skis as much as possible.

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Ed Heinrich

PSIA Alpine Level 1, AASI Snowboard Level 1

Ed is a certified ski and snowboard instructor with both Wasatch Adaptive Sports and Snowbird Mountain School. In the summer he is an Ocean Lifeguard in Malibu. He is a retired Captain/Lead Line Check Pilot for Delta Airlines. He was also a pilot in the US Air Force and flew in Vietnam. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician.

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Tom Hofmann

PSIA Nordic Level 1

Tom has over 15 years of outdoor recreation program experience, directing adventure and wilderness trips, guiding, and outdoor recreation instruction. From mountain climbs, white water, boundary water trips, to Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing, he’s a lifelong coach, leader of teams as well as a coaches’ coach. With an extensive background and the ability to meet the needs of diverse groups both young and old, Tom is excited to be part of the WAS team. An avid sailor, biker, and hiker, Tom enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors all over the world with his wife and two sons.

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Cheristy Jones

WFR, AIARE I

Born and raised in Utah, Cheristy grew up exploring the Wasatch. She graduated from Colorado College in 2020 with a B.A. in Environmental Science. She discovered her love for coaching as a member of her college’s varsity lacrosse team. After a short time working as a laboratory technician at Michigan State University, Cheristy returned home to the mountains where she can be found skiing, hiking, climbing, and biking. She is excited to share her passion for the outdoors and be a part of the WAS team!

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Amanda King

Amanda has been involved in adaptive sports since the age of 7, and music since the age of 6. She lives her life now doing the 2 things she loves, music and sports. She played collegiate wheelchair basketball at the University of Illinois for 3 years, served a church service mission, then moved to Utah to finish her degree in music education. She loves to fuse her love of teaching, music, and the adaptive community together.

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Danielle Kuykendall

PSIA Adaptive Level I, PSIA Alpine Level 1

Danielle grew up in Georgia and swam for Florida Atlantic University where she obtained a BA in Art History.  She moved to Utah in 2013 after finishing graduate school at Emory University and quickly found a love for the mountains.  Learning to ski in 2015, she joined WAS as a volunteer in 2016 to share her passion for skiing with others.  Along with instructing for WAS, Danielle is a Registered Nurse at the University of Utah.  Danielle spends her free time skiing, mountain biking, in the pottery studio, and hiking with her dog.

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Connor Lange

WFR

Connor grew up exploring the many frozen lakes of Northern Minnesota. He loves to do anything outside and one of his favorite things in the world is seeing people smile. In his free time you can find him climbing, slacklining, or reading under a tree. With a background in teaching and guiding, he loves working with people and is extremely excited to be a part of Wasatch Adaptive!

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Justin Latimer

A 26 year old, Utah native, Justin learned to ski at Snowbird at the age of 5 and has been hooked on the steeps ever since! Background in Exercise Science, Certified Personal Trainer through National Academy of Sports Medicine in California. Competitor on the North American FreeRide Tour for snowboarding. Justin loves his family, friends, snow sports, skateboarding, traveling, biking, hiking and just spending free time in the mountains with his pup Oaks!

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Justin May-West

PSIA Alpine Level 1, Adaptive Level 1

Justin has been passionate about exploring the outdoors from a young age. More recently, sharing outdoor experiences with individuals with adaptive needs has become a passion. Since 2010, Justin has been involved in adaptive sports from the East coast to Utah, in sports ranging from skiing to wakeboarding to hiking to kayaking. Justin recieved his bachelor of science in industrial design/ product design from Appalachian State in North Carolina. He now builds homes in the Park City area and enjoys spending his time outside exploring with his wife.

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Ryan McCann

Having spent the majority of his life living in Central Maryland, Southwest Virginia, and Washington D.C., Ryan’s passion for the outdoors was fostered by the Appalachian Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. He has an academic and professional background in international relations but has always been inspired by the power of sport. Ryan has coached soccer, cycling, snowboarding, swimming, fishing, and kayaking. When not working with WAS athletes, Ryan can be found training for the next race or planning the next adventure.

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Christine McCormick

PSIA Alpine Level 1, AIARE 1

Christine grew up in small-town Northern Wisconsin and has been skiing her entire life. In high school, she honed her technique through ski racing. She moved to Utah for college in 2012 and studied Psychology, Outdoor Recreation, and Art at Utah State University. She fell in love with big mountain and backcountry skiing, discovered rock climbing and has been able to further her passion for hiking, backpacking, and camping. Since graduating, Christine has enjoyed the seasonal lifestyle by exploring our beautiful world in the summer and finding her way back to the Wasatch every winter. She is excited to be part of the WAS organization.

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Steve Mersereau

PSIA Alpine & Adaptive Level 2

Steve has taught adaptive and alpine skiing for nearly 10 years.  He has over 10 years of experience facilitating outdoor-based experiential corporate leadership development and team-building programs. He lives in Park City and his passions include skiing, biking and running in the Wasatch mountains. In his spare time, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in management and healthcare administration for two on-line universities.

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Cassidy Murphy

AASI Level 1

Cassidy grew up in a small town in Connecticut, lifeguarding during the summer and playing ice hockey during the
winter. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Health and Exercise Science, Go Cuse! She started
working as a PT Aide in outpatient ortho. However, nature was calling and soon thereafter sent her across the country to live in the desert of Moab. Since then, she has taken up climbing and hiking! She is excited to join WAS and share her love of sports and positive thinking with others this coming winter!

Allison Peterson

Allison Peterson

Allison grew up in New Jersey and attended Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO where she obtained an AS in Culinary Arts and a BS in Clinical Dietetics. She learned to ski at the age of two and is a third generation instructor. Allison worked as a ski instructor in addition to volunteering as an adaptive instructor for two years in Colorado. As well, she works as a chef for the US Ski Team and accompanied them to South Korea for the 2018 Olympics. Allison loves to spend her free time outside hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking, and of course eating. She has been skiing Snowbird annually for 15 years and is excited to have finally moved to Utah!

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Catherine Peterson

Born and raised in Utah, Catherine’s earliest memories are filled with hiking the Wasatch mountains and Southern Utah with her family. These experiences started a lifelong passion for recreation and the positive impact it has on relationships and self-empowerment. She recently graduated in Therapeutic Recreation and Management with a minor in nonprofit business and is currently working on getting certified as a CTRS and CNP. She fell in love with the athlete’s culture and community during her internship experience with another adaptive sports program. After that, she couldn’t consider doing anything else.

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Dave Schoeneck

PSIA Alpine Level 1

Dave has been with Wasatch Adaptive Sports since 1978. He works year-round with Wasatch Adaptive Sports. He absolutely loves our program and says he will instruct here until he is a student himself. When he is not skiing with us, Dave sells insurance. He is also a husband and father of three kids.

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Emma Warren

DPT, PYT (Doctor of Physical Therapy, Professional Yoga Therapist)

Emily is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Professional Yoga Therapist trained in integrating trauma-informed yoga into healthcare and wellness. She has nearly 10 years of experience working with the neurologic, traumatic, and orthopedic populations. She is the owner of Mindful Movement Physical Therapy and Yoga, where she offers in-person and virtual physical therapy and wellness services to help her clients reconnect with their bodies, move and breathe better to live their fullest lives–whether in a wheelchair or ambulatory. She is a mom of 2 girls and 2 pups. She enjoys running, cycling, yoga, hiking, gardening, and skiing.

Contact

Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
9385 S, Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, Utah, 84092-9000

Phone: (801) 834-0476

info@wasatchadaptivesports.org

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