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Jon Graham

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 36 years old, from Concord, NH
  • Certification(s): HTA
  • About Jon: Concord, NH
  • I grew up skiing the icy slopes of New Hampshire and Vermont, but recently moved out to Tahoe. What I love most about teaching with Snow Schoolers is not just helping people learn the fundamentals of...

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Adam Garon

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 30 years old, from Incline Village
  • Certification(s): PSIA AND AASI level 1 both
  • About Adam: Incline Village
  • From the white mountains of New England, I have enjoyed winter snow play since my early youth. Be it hiking in the mountains, biking, skiing, or snowboarding, mountain activities have always called to

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Brian Bensch

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 29 years old, from San Francisco, CA
  • Certification(s): HTA Level 1
  • About Brian: San Francisco, CA
  • I grew up in Santa Clara, CA and began skiing at Bear Valley at the age of 4. He spent his high school days in Tahoe, and worked as a ski instructor for 4 years in college at Dartmouth, before moving...

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Keith Becker

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 24 years old, from Minden, NV
  • Certification(s): PSIA 1
  • About Keith: Minden, NV
  • I grew up in rural Nevada, at the base of the Sierras, I have over 20 years of ski experience exclusively in Tahoe. I also have 5 years of Ski instructor experience from ages 4 to adults and holds a...

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noah curhan

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 23 years old, from marin
  • Certification(s): SSIA Level 1
  • About noah: marin
  • I grew up skiing on the freestyle team at Squaw Valley competing in mogul competitions. Additionally, I have experience working in child care. I worked at the day care at the Bay Club Marin and as a...

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Steven Taitel

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 53 years old, from Reno NV
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1, HTA Level 1
  • About Steven: Reno NV
  • I am originally from Parsippany NJ, where I started skiing when I was 3. Skiing has always been my favorite thing in the world to do! So much so I was a stow away in my fathers car when I was 5. This...

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Josh Nicholson

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 20 years old, from Truckee
  • Certification(s): CSIA Level 2, Section 8 Snowsport Leadership Training (Instructor & Mountain Skills Course), IAG Avalanche Skills Level 1
  • About Josh: Truckee
  • Skiing was the first thing I ever felt Passionate about. Never have I felt such a sense of freedom and exploration than when Ive been clicked into my skis, heading in the direction I choose, confident

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Britney Charme

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 29 years old, from Boise, Idaho
  • Certification(s): HTA Level 1
  • About Britney: Boise, Idaho
  • Seven years ago I moved to Donner Summit and fell in love with skiing the Tahoe region of California. I don't know if its the terrain, the infamous Sierra snowpack or the gorgeous bluebird powder days,

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Mason Littlejohn

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 23 years old, from Atlanta, Ga
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Mason: Atlanta, Ga
  • I've been skiing for 10 years and instructing for 3. I love the mountain and teaching people to ski.

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Steve Church

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 38 years old, from Homewood, Ca
  • Certification(s): aasi cert
  • About Steve: Homewood, Ca
  • I have 30 years snowboarding experience and 20 years teaching experience. When I'm not teaching snowsports I am a computer programmer. In my free time I play guitar and other musical instruments.

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Sam Wesely

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 20 years old, from Tahoe City, CA
  • Certification(s): HTA Level 1
  • About Sam: Tahoe City, CA
  • I grew up in Georgia and learned to ski and snowboard on the east coast hills of West Virginia. Super excited to be here sharing my passion for the mountains.

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Alora Bourne

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 21 years old, from Northern Tahoe, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Alora: Northern Tahoe, CA
  • I am a Senior at the University of Nevada, Reno studying Wildlife Ecology. I have been teaching snowboarding for 3 years and riding since I was a little kid. I love teaching people of all ages and...

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Danielle Hankinson

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 48 years old, from Kings Beach
  • Certification(s): APSI level 4
  • About Danielle: Kings Beach
  • Danielle is able to adapt her teaching style to suit your needs. She has over 30 winters experience teaching all over the world. Danielle excels at pinpointing what you need to enhance or change to...

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Stephan Gregory

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 32 years old, from Brookfield, WI
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Stephan: Brookfield, WI
  • I grew up skiing. Skiing is one of my greatest passions. Sharing my passion in life is what I love to do. Seeing someone's eyes light up because they have an 'aha' moment after what I taught to them...

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Renee Brown

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 31 years old, from Tahoe City, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA level 1
  • About Renee: Tahoe City, CA
  • I grew up skiing most weekends in the Tahoe area. I enjoy many outdoor sports and left my desk job to pursue my passion of skiing. I have been a ski instructor for 4 years in Utah and California.

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Javier Soto

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  • Snowboard Instructor & Ski Instructor
  • 31 years old, from Tahoe city
  • Certification(s): ENISSHAG LEVEL 1// MEMBER OF ISIA
  • About Javier: Tahoe city
  • Hello Here Javier from Chile, I teach snowboard for ten years in the Andes mountain range. This year I will be at Homewood to share my experience with everyone who wants to start or improve their

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Whitney DeLuca

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 34 years old, from Hidden Valley Four Seasons Ski Resort
  • Certification(s): PSIA
  • About Whitney : Hidden Valley Four Seasons Ski Resort
  • I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. I began skiing at the age of 2 at Hidden Valley Ski Resort. I spent my high school and college days teaching ski school. Excited to share my passion with others.

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Tiffany Nicholson

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 39 years old, from Truckee, CA
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1
  • About Tiffany: Truckee, CA
  • A lifelong lover of all things snow-play; I leaped into the ski and snowboard industry 14 years ago. I love to teach people the ski & snowboarding skills that in time, can give them almost unlimited...

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Eric Swartz

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 44 years old, from South lake tahoe
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 2 Snowboard Instructor
  • About Eric: South lake tahoe
  • I started skiing in Michigan at age 10 and got on my first snowboard in 1989 at Boyne Mountain. I came to Tahoe in 1995 to snowboard/ski for a month and ended up sticking around. Started teaching at

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William Malone

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 20 years old, from Reno, NV
  • Certification(s): WFR, CPR AED
  • About William: Reno, NV
  • I grew up skiing at Squaw Valley starting in their ski school and then eventually transitioning into their race program. I stopped ski racing at the age of 18 but still continue to ski regularly and...

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Rachel Baez

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 34 years old, from Reno, NV
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1; Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
  • About Rachel: Reno, NV
  • I’m a Reno local, with five years experience teaching skiing to kids (four at Squaw Valley, and one at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana). I excel at connecting with the little ones and at making...

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Diana Hitchen

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 28 years old, from Berkeley
  • Certification(s): none
  • About Diana: Berkeley
  • I am a part time hydrologist, part time skier. I grew up in Berkeley, moved to Tahoe after college, and now call the Sierra my home. I really enjoy sharing skiing with new people and seeing them...

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Olya Andronova

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 33 years old, from Russia
  • Certification(s): Level 1
  • About Olya: Russia
  • I am a passionate skier and I love sharing my enthusiasm for the sport to the customers. I have over 10 years of teaching experience. My teaching experience has taken me to various resorts in...

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Bryce Badger

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  • Snowboard Instructor & Ski Instructor
  • 33 years old, from Escondido, CA
  • Certification(s): Lvl 1 snowboarding certification
  • About Bryce: Escondido, CA
  • San Diego native, mammoth local since 2006. I'm passionate about snow sports and teaching others how to enjoy the mountains and helping them become confident in their skills.

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Christian N

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 36 years old, from Truckee, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 2, with both the children's accreditation level 2 & the freestyle accreditation level 2
  • About Christian: Truckee, CA
  • Christian grew up skiing in the Northwest, skiing bumps and jumping off anything I could find. My ski instruction experience includes 6 years at Steven's Pass Ski School, 3 years at Mammoth Mountain...

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Justin Ockinga

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 30 years old, from Tahoma, CA
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1
  • About Justin: Tahoma, CA
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Carlos Romero

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 35 years old, from San Francisco, CA
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 2
  • About Carlos: San Francisco, CA
  • My passion for the outdoors started at a young age surfing, snowboarding and mountainbiking seeking to experience natural terrain and a flow state. After coaching and training snowboards for over 5...

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Julie Claspill

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 30 years old, from San Jose
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1
  • About Julie: San Jose
  • I am a well rounded employee, I love a challenge. I enjoy working with people and problem solving. It is important to maintain a positive work environment I always try to uplift my co-workers and...

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