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