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Head coach/Team director:
Brad Gabrielse – brad@cascademountainskiteam.org

  • Involved with the team since 2016
  • Alpine Level 200 Certification

Coaching staff:

Dave Holm – holmspec@chorus.net

  • Instructor at Cascade since 1979, Race coach since 1994.
  • PSIA level 3
  • Coaching level one college racer 4 years, team took 2nd at nationals.
  • Nastar hdcp 2 when I was young 15. Coach each fall at Breckenridge, CO for Hartford Handicapped Race Festival

Garnet Ward – garman1@mac.com

  • I started skiing at the early age of 6 and got involved in Nastar and High School/College Ski level racing.
  • I have been Involved with Cascade Ski team for the last 4 years helping coach the U8 & U10 racers, on a sport that I love and hope to pass some of that passion on to other junior racers.
  • 2013 – 2016: Coach at Cascade Mountain Ski Team
  • I was a Ski Instructor at Sunburst Ski area and PSIA Certified since 1984 and working on USSA level 100-200 coaching
  • Involved in Ski Racking in College
  • Raced in High School for White Bear Lake, MN

Jasper Kooij – jasperkooij@gmail.com

  • Credentials: USSA Level 100 Coach.
  • Involved with the team since 2010
  • Coaching since 2011

Kurt Klemm – kurt@@cascademountainskiteam.org

  • Involved with the team since 2008
  • Coaching since 2011.
  • USSA level 100 coach

Matt VanderKooi – mattv@newlifept.com

  • Years on the team:  8
  • Credentials: Level III ski instructor, Level 100 USSA completion.
  • Ski racing background:  Resort trainer for Devil’s head ski school, Assisted in running adult race league program Cannonsburg MI, racer in various programs

Roy Bailey – rbailey@dekorraproducts.com

  • PSIA level 2 instructor, USSA coach Level 100,
  • UW LaCrosse racing 1 year
  • Coaching since 2011

Todd Thorn – thorn@palacenet.net

  • Years on the team: Involved with the junior ski team for the last 17 years.
  • Credentials: Level 100 USSA Coach and USSA official, level 2 PSIA ski instructor
  • Ski racing background: Been a ski instructor for the 25 years and started ski racing in 1992. Have been to the Nastar Nationals in 4 times in the past 15 years.
  • Currently the Nastar Race program Coordinator for Cascade Mountain.
Parent Volunteers:

Kurt Klemm – kurt@cascademountainskiteam.org

Vice Chairman
Cory Waterman – cory@cascademountainskiteam.org

Christine Xiaoping Chen – christine@@cascademountainskiteam.org

Kirsten Eneix – kirsten@@cascademountainskiteam.org 

Team Tracker

Web site/Communications coordinator
Jasper Kooij – info@cascademountainskiteam.org

Cape Crusader

T-shirt coordinator

Cascade Race Volunteer Coordinator – Team Coat Coordinator

Cascade Race Gatekeeper Coordinator

Awards Coordinator

End of season Racer Recognition/Picnic coordinator

Team Photographer