CSAT Board of Directors 2019

 

Ethan Beck – CSAT Board President

Ethan Beck has been elected to the CSAT board as President for a 3 year term; starting in May 2019.  

Ethan grew up ski racing in Vermont where he attended Middlebury College.  Upon graduation from Middlebury he coached ski racing for 8 years in Vail, CO at Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.   His tenure started as a coach for the U-14 aged athletes and concluded as the Head FIS and U16 coach. He currently owns and runs a small business.  Ethan and his wife, Gusty, have 3 young skiers in the CSAT program; Thatcher 10, Cameron 8 and Amelia 5.

The goals Ethan is laying out for the board and the overall program revolve around building on the club’s strengths.  “CSAT has a strong and tight-knit community. I hope to help the board capitalize upon its strengths by supporting its staff and membership as a whole.  Initially this will involve newly structured committees at the board level in order to clearly define roles and responsibilities of each board member and solicit more involvement from outside of the board.  This will allow for more of the parent member community to help with the heavy lifting and also provide for a more defined succession planning effort for board membership.”

 

Brook Bielen – Freeride Liaison

Brooke is the proud father of 3 kids and a beautiful and hard working wife Sandy (She volunteers to run our Fall Fundraiser!!)

For the 2019 free ride season, I would really like to create opportunities for more unity between the free ride team, race, and devo teams.  I would also like to emphasize the importance of parent involvement with the team and develop and foster new ways for parent interaction and participation.

 

Jodi Petty – Member Education & Outreach

Jodi Petty’s daughter, Ella Petty (7) has been skiing with CSAT for the past 2 years. Jodi has always been an outdoors enthusiast; growing up in Bozeman Montana; Alpine and Nordic skiing and a biathlon competitor. She ventured to Hood River for the windsurfing and mountain biking in the Gorge over 25 years ago where she met her husband Mike Petty. They traveled extensively around the world working on private yachts and 10 years ago decided Hood River was the best place to call ‘full-time’ home.

Jodi is active in the community as a Freelance Graphic Designer and as a volunteer PTA parent at Westside Elementary. Jodi is excited to be a part of the board with CSAT as New Parent Liaison and Outreach to help inspire the parent team relationships and encourage new families to join a wonderful community of active families in the beautiful Hood River and surrounding areas.