COACHES AND STAFF

RIDGE Mountain Academy’s coaches and staff are recognized and respected for their expertise--not only in their respective sport disciplines, but also for their ability to cultivate and create strong interpersonal relationships. 

  Billy O'Donnell    Founder & Executive Director

Billy O'Donnell

Founder & Executive Director

  Christina O'Donnell    Founder and Communications Director

Christina O'Donnell

Founder and Communications Director

  Essie Roberts    Business Director

Essie Roberts

Business Director

  Jake Frerk    Program Coordinator and Ski Coach  

Jake Frerk

Program Coordinator and Ski Coach 


  Cat Jenks    Lead Coach  Ski / Yoga       

Cat Jenks

Lead Coach Ski / Yoga       

  Joel Anderson    Coach  Snowboard / Climbing

Joel Anderson

Coach Snowboard / Climbing

  Tom Danley    Coach  Technical Ski/ Mountain Bike

Tom Danley

Coach Technical Ski/ Mountain Bike

  David Steele    Coach  Ski

David Steele

Coach Ski


  Paul Rappaport    RIDGE Ed Professor

Paul Rappaport

RIDGE Ed Professor

  Andy Connelly    Coach  Academics / Ski / Bike

Andy Connelly

Coach Academics / Ski / Bike

  J  ulie Tickle    Coach  Mountain Bike / Campus

Julie Tickle

Coach Mountain Bike / Campus

  Jared Lynch    Coach  Snowboard / Mountain Bike / Skateboard

Jared Lynch

Coach Snowboard / Mountain Bike / Skateboard


  Burket Kniveton    Coach  Snow Safety / Backcountry

Burket Kniveton

Coach Snow Safety / Backcountry

  Emily Lewis    Coach  Ski

Emily Lewis

Coach Ski

  Charlie Duffy    Coach  Ski

Charlie Duffy

Coach Ski

  Tyler Brower    Coach  Photo/Video

Tyler Brower

Coach Photo/Video


  Lindley Lynch    Coach  Campus Life

Lindley Lynch

Coach Campus Life

  Aleta Hannigan    Coach  Health and Wellness

Aleta Hannigan

Coach Health and Wellness

  Sean Busby      Ambassador  Snowboard

Sean Busby  

Ambassador Snowboard

  Gaelen Engler     Coach  Climbing / Snowboard

Gaelen Engler

Coach Climbing / Snowboard


  Bronte Grooms        Health and Wellness Support Coach

Bronte Grooms  

Health and Wellness Support Coach

 
 
 

Community Resources

  Kristen Pulsifer    Academic Coordinator

Kristen Pulsifer

Academic Coordinator

  Benjamin Ward, MD    Team Physician

Benjamin Ward, MD

Team Physician

  Joel Shehan    Physical Therapist

Joel Shehan

Physical Therapist

  Kathy Arendt    Massage Therapist

Kathy Arendt

Massage Therapist