Luciano Reyes

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for three years (one in Chile and two in the U.S.)

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I started skiing at the age of 7 years old.

3. Your certification level?
I received my PSIA Alpine Level 1 Certification.

4. Any specialties?
One of my specialties is Freestyle Skiing.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy playing soccer, tennis and basketball. I play the piano and the guitar. I enjoy travelling.


Igor Goulaevsky

1. How long have you been teaching?
I started teaching in 1984, after 15 years of ski patrolling.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I started skiing at age 21 (when I could finally afford it).

3. Your certification level?
I have received my PSIA Alpine, Level 2 certification.

4. Any specialties?
My specialties are kids, adults, seniors. Plus, I speak fluent in Russian.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy the outdoors - bicycling, hiking, photography. Indoors - reading, writing poetry.


Doug Greendyke

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for 12 years.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I started skiing in 1976 at Tahoe Ski Bowl.

3. Your certification level?
I received my PSIA Alpine, Level 1 certification.

4. Any specialties?
My specialties include carving, powder skiing and the occasional cornice drop.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy snowmobiling, golfing, BBQing and boating.


Charlene Braga

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for 47 years.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I started skiing in 1970.

3. Your certification level?
My certification level: USSA Level 200 Coach.

4. Any specialties?
Racing is my specialty. I raced USSA Masters for 20 years. I have won five USSA Masters National Championships. I have won eight USSA Regional Championships. I have over 350 ski racing awards.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
Skiing is my most favorite activity. However, I do like to mountain bike and kayak in the summer.


Tyler Austin

1. How long have you been teaching?
This will be my third season teaching skiing.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I've been skiing four years and snowboarding for 15.

3. Your certification level?
I am not presently certified.

4. Any specialties?
I do best with the students most teachers would find to be too headstrong or energetic; the hyper kids who have a tendency to act out.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
In my free time I love to bike or kayak.


Lucy Zimmerman

1. How long have you been teaching?
This will be my second winter teaching.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I have skied and snowboarded since 2014.

3. Your certification level?
I have my PSIA Alpine, Level 1 certification.

4. Any specialties?
I can speak Portuguese and Spanish.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy hiking.


Terry Prokes

1. How long have you been teaching?
Have been teaching since 2011, approximately seven years.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I grew up skiing in the Midwest 25 years ago, snowboarding 15 years ago. I also teach wakeboarding and golf.

3. Your certification level?
I have my PSIA Level 1 alpine and snowboard.

4. Any specialties?
I can teach any age group, and I give an accelerated lesson. No pizza or snow angels in my lesson. I was asked once to describe my lessons: "My Kids Ski!" If your children get in my class they will be skiers..100% guaranteed! I'm a little regimental, we have fun, and everyone becomes a skier.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
When not teaching I do charter river cruises, mountain bike, kayaking, and I love sushi!


Chance Utter

1. How long have you been teaching?
This is my third season teaching at Tahoe Donner

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I started skiing when I was 4, and made the smart shift to snowboarding when I was 8

3. Your certification level?
I have my AASI Level 1 Snowboard certification, going for Level 2 this winter.

4. Any specialties?
My specialty is having fun!

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I love rock climbing and playing music.


Fabian Taccone

1. How long have you been teaching?
This will be my second winter teaching.

2. When did you start skiing or boarding?
I started snowboarding when I was 20 years old.

3. Your certification level?
I have my AASI Level 1 Snowboard certification.

4. Any specialties?
I can speak Spanish (native language).

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, watching Netflix, biking, and playing soccer with my friends in spring and summer.