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JB Behar

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 25 years old, from South Lake Tahoe
  • Certification(s): PSIA L1 Ski, SS1 Ski, SS1 Snowboard
  • About JB: South Lake Tahoe
  • I grew up skiing and switched to snowboarding when I was nine. After 14 years of snowboarding, I began skiing again and now greatly enjoy pursuing and teaching both. I love helping others improve...

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Elise Bankosh

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 22 years old, from San Jose
  • Certification(s): SSIA Level 1 Certification
  • About Elise: San Jose
  • Hello my name is Elise and I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I grew up skiing at Bear Valley Ski Resort and remember loving just being out in the snow every winter. In high school I...

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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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Peter McDowell

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 22 years old, from Nevada City, Ca.
  • Certification(s): Snowschoolers Level 1, First Aid, CPR
  • About Peter: Nevada City, Ca.
  • My name is Peter McDowell and I was born and raised in Nevada City California, just an hour away from Tahoe. I began skiing with my family when I was 3 years old and have continued with renewed...

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Mason Littlejohn

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 24 years old, from Atlanta, Ga
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Mason: Atlanta, Ga
  • I've been skiing for over 10 years and instructing for 4. I love the mountain and teaching people to ski.

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Casten Ernberg

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 21 years old, from Westport, CT
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1, SS1
  • About Casten: Westport, CT
  • Casten has been skiing since he was 2 years old in the Alps of Switzerland. He is a University of Miami student taking the semester off in order to inspire new skiiers to keep progessing. He is very...

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Samuel Crabtree

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 24 years old, from The Hague, Netherlands
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1
  • About Samuel: The Hague, Netherlands
  • I would love to teach you how to snowboard! Come on down to Snow Schoolers and meet our...

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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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Jack Antezana

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  • Ski Instructor & Snowboard Instructor
  • 34 years old, from San Diego / Chile
  • Certification(s): AASI ( L3, resort trainer) PSIA L1 , AAA L1, first aid, cpr, aed
  • About Jack: San Diego / Chile
  • I love surfing, snowboarding and skiing and fortunately I have been able to make a life out of teaching what I love.

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Lauren Zickenberg

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 26 years old, from Discovery Bay, CA
  • Certification(s): AASI Level 1
  • About Lauren: Discovery Bay, CA
  • I grew up in Discovery Bay, CA and had a cabin in South Lake Tahoe growing up. I began skiing at the age of 4 and snowboarding at the age of 15 at the local Tahoe resorts. I was also the events...

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Rainey Wilson

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 19 years old, from Sun Valley, ID
  • Certification(s): TBD
  • About Rainey: Sun Valley, ID
  • I’m from Sun Valley, Idaho. I grew up skiing since I was 2 and competed for 10 years. Goofy and fun times ahead. I’m excited to teach y’all how to ski and I know you’ll rock at it!

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Clay Johnson

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 21 years old, from Philadelphia, PA
  • Certification(s): PSIA L1
  • About Clay: Philadelphia, PA
  • Hello! I'm a fun and encouraging ski and surf instructor. I'm a current college student studying Finance at UMiami. I'm here in Tahoe to share my winter passion. If y'all want a super safe and highly...

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Bryce Badger

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  • Snowboard Instructor & Ski Instructor
  • 34 years old, from Escondido, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1 certification
  • About Bryce: Escondido, CA
  • San Diego native, but Eastern Sierra local since 2006. I have the most fun when I’m in the snow and especially when I can share that enjoyment with others. My goal is for my students to have the best...

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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 & Ski Instructor
  • 23 years old, from Northern Tahoe, CA
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Alora: Northern Tahoe, CA
  • I am a recent graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Wildlife Ecology. I have been instructing since 2014 and skiing/snowboarding since I was a little kid. I love teaching...

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William Malone

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 20 years old, from Reno, NV
  • Certification(s): PSIA L1, 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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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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Robert Lee

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 20 years old, from Folsom Ca
  • Certification(s): Level 1 snowboard
  • About Robert: Folsom Ca
  • I've been coming up to the mountains and snowboarding for as long as I can remember. I love sharing that passion with others!

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Maxwell Fogarty

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 26 years old, from Berkeley
  • Certification(s): None yet
  • About Maxwell: Berkeley
  • Winter is my favorite season and I love to share it with others!

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Zach Broach

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  • Ski Instructor
  • 25 years old, from West Virginia
  • Certification(s): PSIA Level 1
  • About Zach: West Virginia
  • TBD

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Josue Sandoval

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  • Snowboard Instructor
  • 35 years old, from Los Angeles
  • Certification(s): Level 1 snowboarding
  • About Josue: Los Angeles
  • I love to snowboard and the adventures that comes with it.

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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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