Coach - Snowboard
Joel grew up in Central Idaho, just a short drive from any outdoor adventure you could imagine. He spent the first ten summers of his life on a fire lookout tower, where he learned to love and appreciate the outdoors. Joel now spends his summers fighting fire for the Forest Service and enjoys climbing and hiking in his free time.
Joel fell in love with snowboarding at age 10. Since then, snowboarding has taken him all around the Western US and to national competitions in Colorado, where he competed in slopestyle and boardercross. More recently, snowboarding has taken him on three trips to Japan and up steep, remote mountains in Montana. Joel has been sharing his love of snow sports through instructing for the last 10 years, 8 of those being here in Whitefish. His certifications include AASI Snowboard Level 2, PSIA Alpine Level 1, and Progressive Freestyle Level 2.
· AASI Snowboard Level 2
· PSIA Progressive Freestyle Level 2
· PSIA Alpine Level 1
· NOLS Wilderness First Responder/CPR
· AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course