Home: Brainerd, MN
Occupation: Instructor in the Natural Resources Department at Central Lakes College and volunteer ski coach at Brainerd Junior High School.
Seen: Waiting for his students to arrive at the Brainerd Arboretum ski trails.
Gear: Alpina ski boots, Atomic skis, and Yoho poles.
What's your favorite trail at the Arboretum? Big Ben. It has lots of climbs and drops.
Best Skiing Experience: My best time is anytime I'm out there skiing with the kids.
Worst Skiing Experience: None. What do they say? The worst day fishing still beats the best day at work.
Advice for new skiers: Hook up with a club or a team. We learn from each other and keep each other going.
Why do you ski? Because it keeps me in shape. And because I still can.
How did you get started skiing? In tenth grade my dad bought me a set of skis and I joined the high school team. He must have known something I didn't back then.
Trail Treat: A nice pint of Fenceline beer from Jackpine Brewery in Baxter.
With $1000 I would: Buy a few more sets of high-end skis for the high school kids.