Members of our board of directors have a long history of involvement in the ski sport and ski industry in the State of Maine, while actively preserving archives along the way.
Glenn Parkinson, Interim President, Freeport: Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum Historian, board member of the International Skiing History Association and US National Ski Hall of Fame, past board member of the New England Ski Museum, author of the Maine ski history book, "First Tracks".
Wende Gray, Treasurer, Bethel: BA Wellesley College, owner Gray Marketing, a marketing and public relations consultancy specializing in recreation and tourism based businesses; marketing manager at Sugarloaf/USA 1972-78; general manager The Camden Snow Bowl 1978-80; Marketing Director Sunday River Ski Resort 80-89; Executive Director the Maine Nordic Ski Council 1990-2004.
Russ Murley, Secretary, West Bethel: Russ Murley’s childhood passion for weather led him to Lyndon State College, where he received a degree in meteorology. With a radio and television career spanning over 30 years, Russ can be heard daily on radio stations from Newfoundland to Alaska – and right here in his back yard of Northern New England. In his spare time, Russ is an avid golfer, musician and skier. Russ’s ski trips have brought him to Chili, New Zealand and British Columbia. You’ll find him skiing right here at home in Maine most of the time!
Captain Kip Files, Carrabassett Valley: Graduate of Maine Central Institute and University of Maine, Orono. He holds an active United States Coast Guard Masters License for power or sail upon all oceans. He grew up in Bangor Maine where his passion for skiing started in 1961. He moved to Carrabassett Valley in 1975. He was the owner and Master of the Maine Windjammer "Victory Chimes" for 30 years. Former board member of Ocean Classroom, former board member of Tall Ships America (America sail Training Association). Former executive staff member at Mystic Seaport, Mystic Conn. He works winters with WSKI TV at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. Loves history...
Laurie Fitch, Greenwood: BS in Business Administration, USM. Laurie has worked in the Investment Division at Unum Group since 1992, currently in the role of Sr. Investment Analyst. She is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America with Level II Alpine and Level I Telemark certifications. A lifelong skier, Laurie started skiing at Mt. Abram at age five. She began teaching skiing in 1981 and has taught at both Sunday River and Mt. Abram (and still does!). She presently serves as President of the Mt. Abram Ski Club, an independent 501(c)(3) organization providing training, education and scholarships for youth in Western Maine. She also enjoys cycling, golf, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor adventures in Maine.
David Irons, Westbrook: Began radio and television broadcasting in 1959; ski writer for Portland and Lewiston newspapers since 1970s; past senior editor of Ski Industry Letter; contributor to Ski, Skiing and Snow Country magazines; certified ski patrolman with National Ski Patrol and Professional Ski Patrol Association; past president of Eastern Ski Writers Association and North American Snowsports Journalists Association. Chairman of the Maine Ski Hall of Fame committee.
Jon Morrill, Portland: Graduated from the University of Maine. He has worked for the Carroll Reed Ski Shops as Buyer and Vice-President and he was Director of Retail for Keenan Auction Company. At American Skiing Company - he was the Director of Retail. He is currently the Vice-President of Kittery Trading Post. He has served on the board of Carrabassett Valley Academy and is now a board member of the National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association. Jon and his wife have two sons. He is a long time skier and ski racer and is the proud owner of a Sugarloaf gondola car.
Dave Ridley, Camden: a lifelong skier, coach and educator. B.S.Ed. University of Maine Farmington. Biology teacher in Camden for 32 years. Nordic ski coach at Camden Hills Regional High School for 28 years. Current member of the Capital Campaign Committee for the Ragged Mountain Area Redevelopment Foundation. PSIA certified in alpine and teaches skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl.
Frank Rogers, Kingfield: Born and grew up in Aroostook, Patter, Caribou and Houlton. Ran the Red Stallion Inn in Carrabassett Valley for a number of years and had operations in the food business in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Bath and Waterville Valley, N.H..
Matt Sabasteanski, Raymond: From Standish attended Bonney Eagle High School and studied at Unity College. Started XC skiing around 1984 but not seriously until I met my wife, a biathlete, in 1991. In the VTARNG i worked in support of Biathlon at the National Guard Sports office, involved with every major Biathlon Event in the U.S., became an International Biathlon Referee in 2000, and an International Biathlon union technical delegate in 2007. Was the Cross Country and Biathlon Olympic venue manager for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee from 2000 to 2002 and during the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Served as Biathlon Jury member for the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, and the Chief of Competition for the 2011 World Cup in Presque Isle. Currently the Outdoor Recreation Director at Pineland Farms Inc., and involved in the oversight of the Fort kent Outdoor Center and Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle since 2014.
Dan Warner, Came out of Rumford as a ski jumper, cross country racer and alpine skier and has devoted much of his life to ski jumping both at his home Chisholm Ski Club and as an official at the highest levels from Lake Placid to Norway, Finland and Japan. He was a member of teams that won both State and New England titles. Warner also skier on Eastern Junior Teams as was a Master Jumper. His officiating credits include everything from high school to World Cups in both XC and Jumping.
Donald Fowler, Clerk, Carrabassett Valley: Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School; attorney at law with an office in Kingfield; former trustee of Stanley Museum, Kingfield; author of various articles on Sugarloaf skiing history.
Theresa Shanahan, Executive Director, Kingfield: Endicott College; From Away - although living in Kingfield for the past 29 years. Owner/Manager River Port Inn, Former chef/cook at area restaurants, private clubs and CVA, board member of the former Sugarloaf Area Chamber of Commerce, Kingfield PTA and CVA Parents Assn.