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".
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 Shawnee peak 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 interest include all things outdoors, woodworking, boating and making history interesting.
Erik Hendrickson, Presque Isle: retired natural science educator, lifelong alpine, XC and mountain skier, ski coach, ski official. Developed and aligned curriculum for Maine Winter Kids, developed snow based science curriculum, developed avalanche education curriculum, past International Biathlon Referee #584, has worked as competition chief at all levels from high school races to World Cup and World Championships. Worked on the development of the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle from the original design to trail construction. Currently manage to average 130 days of skiing each year.
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..
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).
Dan Warner, Hanover: 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.
Becky Flynn Woods, New Gloucester. Currently entering her 26th year as Head Nordic Ski Coach at Bates College where she has coached many All Americans and proudly a few Olympians! Served as President of the NCAA Skiing Committee and is currently active in the Women's Ski Coaches Association. A lifelong skier, Becky grew up skiing in Auburn, Maine. When the family was not off at races, they spent many weekends skiing at Saddleback. Went on to ski race at Green Mountain Valley School and Bates College.
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.
Kate Barnes, Executive Director, Vienna. Moved to Maine 25 years ago: Studied Art at MECA and the University of Southern Maine; teaching artist, gallery owner, Collection technician, and Landay teaching assistant at Colby Museum of Art.
Greg Foster (deceased)
John Christie (deceased)