Here are some quick bios about our lead coaches in the Mt. Rose Falcons program:
Chuck is a USSA Nationally Certified Coach (Level 400). He is also one of the Senior Alpine Officials throughout the Far West Region. Currently Chuck is also the Coaches Chair to the Far West Alpine Competition Committee. In addition to his vast accomplishments and US credentials, he holds the title Instructor National de Argentina where he coached for over 13 years. Highlighting his coaching career was a trip to the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT where he served as the Argentina Men’s Olympic Super G/Downhill head coach.
Tara is a true rock star. In addition to being a USSA Level 200 coach, she is also a PSIA examiner. Tara has expertise in building advanced skiing and racing techniques and in motivating athletes. Tara’s experience includes leading the Falcons’ U14 team and being a Far West J1/2 Junior Olympic coach.
Megan donned her first pair of skis at the age of 8, and skiing has been her passion ever since. She took her love for skiing to the next level a decade ago when she began to teach skiing in her senior year of college at a tiny ski area in central Pennsylvania. Since then she has achieved a Level II certification from PSIA and is preparing for her full certification Level III. Megan joined the staff at Mt. Rose in 2013, and she is very happy to have the opportunity to work with young athletes here in Nevada, getting them ready for their first racing experiences in the Tahoe League Race Series.
Cody loves going all over the mountain, “nimbly bimbly through the bumps,” and rocking through terrain features. He teaches the athletes all the skills they need to be awesome skiers in all conditions and at freestyle events throughout the Tahoe region. His addition to the Falcons program helps to make it more complete and well-rounded, and the kids who he works with couldn’t be more excited about it.
Jim joined the Falcons program after working in the ski school. He is a Full Cert PSIA instructor with over 20 years of experience here at Mt. Rose. He is in charge of our Learn To Fly Program and in guiding our youngest skiers to new and exciting levels of skiing.
Kelsey grew up ski racing with the Mt. Rose Falcons and began coaching for the ski team a few years ago. She is enthusiastic about helping our youngest skiers to learn the fundamentals, and they really look up to her. Kelsey says that, “there is nothing I love more than being up at Rose and coaching.”