Charlene Braga

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 1970.

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.


Doug Greendyke

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2005.

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.


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?
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 older children, adults, seniors. Plus, I speak fluent in Russian.

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


Jeannie Hentz

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2003

2. When did you start skiing?
I started skiing when I was 6 years old (a long time ago).

3. Your certification level?
I have received my PSIA Alpine, Level 1 certification and Senior Specialist Level 1 accreditation.

4. Any specialties?
My specialties is to teach older children and adults who are timid or afraid on the slopes.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy enjoy pickleball, yoga, tai chi, and spinning


Jim Hentz

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2003.

2. When did you start skiing?
I have been skiing since 1992.

3. Your certification level?
I have received my PSIA Alpine, Level 2 certification and Senior Specialist Level 2 accreditation.

4. Any specialties?
Teaching students how to ski more efficiently.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy golf and open water swimming.


Kim Larson

1. How long have you been teaching?
I started teaching in 2007.

2. When did you start skiing and snowboarding?
I started skiing when I was 5 years old, I learned how to snowboard as an adult and fell in love!

3. Your certification level?
I received my PSIA Alpine and AASI Snowboard, Level 1 certification and Children Specialist Level 1 accreditation.

4. Any specialties?
I enjoy working with children and adaptive learning.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy mountain biking, scuba diving ( both of which I teach) and off-road triathlon.


Laurie Johnson

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2010

2. When did you start skiing or snowboarding?
I started skiing at age 12 and snowboarded 10 years during the advent of the sport and returned to skiing since 2001.

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

4. Any specialties?
Laurie is patient and caring and has many different teaching techniques and enjoys teaching your warm up lesson for the season, she loves instilling the sport to brand new people! As a mother she understands child development related to skiing. Available for private lessons in any conditions learn to ski your most confident.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
When I am not skiing on snow, I enjoy water skiing and wake boarding, wind surfing and house hunting outside sports.


Madison Craig

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2017.

2. When did you start skiing or snowboarding?
I started skiing when I could walk and switched to snowboarding at age 8.

3. Your certification level?
Currently I do not have any certifications but I am planning on getting my certification as soon as I can.

4. Any specialties?
I enjoy teaching children, from first timers, to children that want to progress down more difficult terrain.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
When I am not snowboarding I enjoy running XC and playing soccer.


Nate Christensen

1. How long have you been teaching?
I started teaching in 2014.

2. When did you start snowboarding?
I started snowboarding when I was 9 years old.

3. Your certification level?
I have received my AASI Snowboard, Level 2 certification and Freestyle Level 1 accreditation.

4. Any specialties?
One of my specialties if freestyle (terrain park).

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I enjoy mountain biking during the off sesaon.


Paola Ivani

1. How long have you been teaching?
I started teaching skiing in 2016. Although, I have been a teacher since 2008.

2. When did you start skiing?
I have been skiing since 2010 at Bariloche, Argentina.

3. Your certification level?
I have not had the chance to take my PSIA Apline, Level 1 yet. That's my goal for this season.

4. Any specialties?
My specialties is beginners and intermediate skiers who need the confidence to reach their full potential! English or Spanish, choose the language!

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I love swimming, tennis, and hiking. I also like to sing and draw when I have the chance.


Sammy Etnyre

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2016.

2. When did you start skiing?
I started skiing when I was 3 years old.

3. Your certification level?
I am not old enough to receive any PSIA certifications, but I am planning on getting my certification as soon as possible.

4. Any specialties?
I'd say that your skiers of all levels respond best to my teaching methods.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
I love to do anything outdoors and I also play softball.


Tyler Corso

1. How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching since 2017.

2. When did you start skiing?
I started skiing at age 7.

3. Your certification level?
Currently I do not have any certifications but I am planning on getting my certification as soon as I am old enough.

4. Any specialties?
I enjoy working with children, and have never skied to children who are wanting to become more comfortable on difficult terrain.

5. Favorite activity, besides skiing?
My favorite activity besides skiing is playing in local bands and acting in musical productions.