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

Burket Kniveton Coach Snow Safety/ Backcountry

Burket Kniveton

Coach Snow Safety/ Backcountry

Essie Roberts Business Director

Essie Roberts

Business Director

Paul Rappaport RIDGE Ed Professor

Paul Rappaport

RIDGE Ed Professor


Tom Danley Coach Technical Ski/ Mountain Bike

Tom Danley

Coach Technical Ski/ Mountain Bike

Christy Ewing Coach Health/  Wellness 

Christy Ewing

Coach Health/  Wellness 

David Steele Coach Ski

David Steele

Coach Ski

Cat Jenks Coach Ski/Yoga       

Cat Jenks

Coach Ski/Yoga       


Andy Connelly Coach Mtn Bike / Academics

Andy Connelly

Coach Mtn Bike / Academics

Jake Frerk Coach Climb/Ski

Jake Frerk

Coach Climb/Ski

Gaelen Engler Coach Climb/ Snowboard

Gaelen Engler

Coach Climb/ Snowboard

Jared Lynch Coach Skate / Snowboard / Bike

Jared Lynch

Coach Skate / Snowboard / Bike


Emily Lewis Coach Ski

Emily Lewis

Coach Ski

Joel Anderson Coach Snowboard

Joel Anderson

Coach Snowboard

Julie Tickle Coach Mtn Bike / Campus

Julie Tickle

Coach Mtn Bike / Campus

Lauren Melevin Coach Campus

Lauren Melevin

Coach Campus


Andrew Councell Mountain Guide

Andrew Councell

Mountain Guide

Sean Busby   Ambassador Snowboard

Sean Busby  

Ambassador Snowboard

Christina O'Donnell Communications

Christina O'Donnell

Communications

Ben Parsons Ambassador Skimo/Mtn Bike/Alpine

Ben Parsons

Ambassador Skimo/Mtn Bike/Alpine


Kristen Pulsifer Academic Coordinator

Kristen Pulsifer

Academic Coordinator

Benjamin Ward, MD Team Physician

Benjamin Ward, MD

Team Physician