Members of our board of directors have a long history of involvement in the ski sport and ski industry in the State of Maine.
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".
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.
Tom Goodspeed, Bowdoinham: Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, BS in Marketing. Born in Maine with several years spent living in IN, NC, UT and MA before returning to Maine. His previous career as a District Sales Manager had him travel to all corners of ME, NH, VT and Upstate NY. Tom is a lifelong skier who learned to ski at Mt. Abram and Pleasant Mtn. and was lucky to take his 'East Coast Skills' out west. Tom took advantage of the significant hill in his backyard and carved out a half dozen short runs, complete with lighting and debuted "Barnacle Ridge" the winter of 2020/21. His additional interests include all things outdoors, woodworking, boating and making history interesting.
Jon Morrill, Portland: Graduated from the University of Maine. He has worked for the Carroll Reed Ski Shops as Buyer and Vice-President. 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.
Robert Rogers, Kingfield: Retired, 1966-1969 US Army, 1966-1969, Economist, Federal Trade Commission; 1971-1993, Professor of Economics, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, 1993-2014. I have published over 20 articles, books and reports. I have skied regularly at Sugarloaf, Crystal Mountain (while in the army), and Seven Springs (while living in Ohio).
Greg Foster (deceased)
John Christie (deceased)