Board of Trustees

Advisory Board

Walt Brett

Geoff Buchheister Past President

Russ Coburn, Past President

Tom Eastwood, Past President

Mark J. Fischer

Jim Gaddis, Past President

Caron Keim Past President

Becky Kearns

Michelle MacDonald O’Brien

Coleen Reardon

Past Board Members

Robbie Beck

Kathie Dullanty

Mark Eaton

Mike Goar

Don Mealing

David G. Moore

Coleen Reardon

Sarah Tueting

Fred Vallejo

Jaime Pack

Trace Worthington

President

  • Two time Olympian
  • Seven time World Freestyle Champion
  • U.S. Ski Hall of Famer
  • Sports Broadcaster Most recent project: traveling the globe as a host for Redbull TV and Fox for the 10 stop Red Bull cliff diving World Series

Bill Pidwell

Vice President & Treasurer

Partner, Physician Holdings LLC & Physician, IHC

Richard Sheinberg

Secretary

Principal, Utah Pacific Partners

Richard Sheinberg has resided in Summit County as a full time resident for almost fifteen years. He holds a JD and LLM from New York University School of Law. Since relocating to Utah, he has been involved in diverse real estate transactions which run the gamut from land entitlement, luxury home construction, commercial development and the rehabilitation as a luxury condominium residence of a 60,000 square foot former VA Hospital building located high in the Avenues historic district of Salt Lake City. Prior to moving to Utah, Mr. Sheinberg practiced transactional law as a partner at a New York law firm. He left the fulltime practice of law to become a senior executive in a world-wide cosmetics, fragrance and consumer products business. Mr. Sheinberg is a founding member of the Summit Land Conservancy. He is also a member of Board of the Summit Land Conservancy, a past Board Chair of the Kimball Art Center and of the Stratton Mountain School in Stratton Mountain Vermont. He and his wife Jill participate in numerous outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, bicycling and adventure travel.

Tom Pettigrew

At Large Executive Committee

Senior Director, Skier Services, Vail Resorts

Nadim Abuhaidar

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, where he grew up, Nadim moved to the U.S. in 1983. After graduating with a B.A. from George Washington University in 1988, Nadim spent a few months ski bumming in Park City before joining the U.S. Navy. He spent 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an F/A-18 carrier pilot, completing two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch. Nadim moved to Park City in 1999 because of his love for aviation and the outdoors. He is currently the owner of OK3 AIR, a full-service aviation company based in Heber City that specializes in aircraft fuel sales, aircraft maintenance, charters, aircraft sales, and flight training. Nadim has also served on the Summit Land Conservatory Board.

He and his wife Maggie have three children: Sadie, Jack, and Cate. Nadim enjoys flying with his family into the Utah and Idaho backcountry, skiing, hiking, fly fishing, and mountain biking.

Shannon Bahrke Happe

American Olympic freestyle skier and entrepreneur

Bahrke was the silver medalist in moguls at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the bronze medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and in 2003 was the World Cup Champion. With her bronze medal in 2010, she became the first US women’s freestyle skier to win multiple Olympic medals. Bahrke was also the 2009 US National Champion in dual moguls. She has reached the podium twice at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, winning bronze in 2003 and silver in 2007, both in dual moguls.

In 2008 she founded Silver Bean Coffee, a Salt Lake City based coffee roasting company.

Larry Cohen

Partner, Goldman Sachs (Retired)

My wife, Judy, and I grew up and lived in New Jersey until moving out to Park City in 2007 when our last child went off to college. We have two children, Samantha, 23, and Louie, 22. Both of them have graduated from Boston University, coincidently our alma mater. We have been vacationing in Utah since 1991 and are thrilled to have made it our new home. As a family, we have spent countless hours skiing and snowboarding the Canyons and know the area extremely well. We have introduced many of our extended family and friends to the area. After graduating in 1983 with a degree in Computer Science I worked for JP Morgan Bank. In 1986 I joined the firm Spear, Leeds & Kellogg. I became a partner in 1995 and the firm’s CIO, managing a large technology budget and several hundred people. When we merged with Goldman Sachs in 2000, I became a Managing Director in charge of Equities Technology, with over 1,200 personnel. I retired from Goldman Sachs as a partner in the firm in 2005. I’ve been on the Colony’s HOA board for four years ending this year.

Scott Dubois

Scott DuBois is a partner with the Park City Based law firm Wrona DuBois.  Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Scott was a partner at Snell & Wilmer, a large regional firm with over 400 attorneys in several western states and Mexico.  He has extensive experience representing corporations, small businesses and individuals.  Scott has been named by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Civil Litigation each year from 2011 through 2016.

In addition to serving on the YSA Board, Scott is very active in the Park City community.  He was the President of the Park City Bar Association from 2003 to 2004 and was a board member from 2012 through 2015.  He has provided ongoing pro bono legal services to the Park City Foundation and is active in the Rotary Club of Park City. Scott has also served as a board member for several Park City based non-profit organizations, including the Park City Medical Center Foundation.

Kristen Fletcher

Chairman and CEO, ABN AMRO Inc. (Retired)

Gregory Golding

Greg has been with UBS Financial Services since 1989. As Senior Vice President – Investments, he is a member of the President’s council, has served on the IRA Rollover Advisory Council, and the Investment Consulting Services Advisory Council. As part of Mogul Greg handles Retirement Services and Lending Solutions. He earned a BA in Economics from Tulane University. Greg is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), completed at the Wharton School of Business.

Greg currently splits time between New Orleans, LA and Park City, UT.

Eric Heiden

Partner, Heiden Orthopedics

Earning more medals in a single Olympics than any previous Olympic athlete and setting 15 world records in his speed skating career, Dr. Eric Heiden is a true American sports icon. At the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, he won the Gold in all five speed skating events, including sprint and distance, while setting four Olympic records and one world record.

After retiring from speed skating, Dr. Eric Heiden began a second career in cycling. He quickly rose to the top, winning a United States Cycling Championship and competing with the 7-11 team in the 1986 Tour de France just a few years later. By 1991, Dr. Eric Heiden had earned his medical degree from Stanford University and was ready to begin his third career – what he considers his life work – as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

In 2006, Dr. Eric Heiden and his wife, Dr. Karen Heiden, relocated to Park City and after working extensively with The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), established their own orthopedic practice. As an orthopedic surgeon, he finds that his experiences skating and cycling help him form a unique connection with his patients, many of whom are injured athletes. He has 2 children in YSA Programs.

Thor Kallerud

Director of Research, Wasatch Advisors

• Managing Director, Stifel Financial Corp.
• Founding Partner, Thomas Weisel Partners
• Alpine Men’s Head  Coach, U.S. Ski Team

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, Master's in Engineering University of Utah, B.S. in Engineering

Mr. Kallerud joined Wasatch Advisors as the Director of Research in August of 2013 from Stifel Financial Corp., where he was Managing Director in institutional sales.  Prior to Stifel Financial, he was a Founding Partner of Thomas Weisel Partners, which came public in 2006 and was acquired by Stifel in 2010.  He began his financial career in 1995 at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco.

Mr. Kallerud earned an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Utah.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Thor is a native on Kongsberg,  Norway and came to the U.S. in 1981 to study engineering and alpine ski race at the University of Utah.  From 1990 to 1995, Thor was the Alpine Men’s Head Coach for the U.S. Ski Team including  Head Coach at the 1992 Alberville and 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.  Thor is married to Barbie Patterson Kallerud, originally from Sun Valley, ID and they have two kids; Tori (1996) and Bjorn (1992).

Brian Knepper

Mr. Knepper serves on the Board of Governors at The Johns Hopkins

Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute as well as being the former chair
of the external advisory committee of The Charles Bronfman Institute for
Personalized Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

Mr. Knepper founded STAT+MD after 10 years working at Columbia Management,
the asset management arm of Bank of America, and 5 years at a publicly
traded company.  Mr. Knepper received a B.A. in Neuroscience with a
minor in Biology from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from New York
University.

Rachel McAree

Rachel is from Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Manhattanville College and graduated with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts. She pursued a career in Financial and Entertainment Insurance in New York City, was a Real Estate Land Broker in Miami, Florida and worked with a real estate Equity Fund in New York City. Rachel had a nine- year involvement with the American Red Cross of Greater New York, and chaired the Red and White Ball twice.  She served on the Board of Trustees for four years, including Vice Chairman, Chair of Development and Community Presence, Ball Liaison, member of the Nominating Committee and the Executive Board. She moved to Park City four years ago.  Rachel is now a member of the Foundation Board for Park City Hospital for the past two years and is currently a co-chair for the Park City Hospital Campaign Task Force.

Jodie Rogers

Snow Park and Empire Canyon Lodges Executive Chef, Deer Valley Resort

Jodie Rogers serves as the executive chef of Snow Park and Empire Canyon Lodges. Rogers’ job as executive chef entails operations of all Snow Park and Empire Canyon Lodges restaurants and food events, including breakfast and lunch cuisine in the Snow Park Restaurant and Empire Canyon Grill; cuisine for the child care and ski school programs; après-ski appetizers in the EBS Lounge, Seafood Buffet, Fireside Dining, Deer Valley Grocery~Café and The Brass Tag. Rogers also spends her summers overseeing all banquets at the resort.

Rogers, a native of Australia, spent five winters as an employee of Deer Valley serving as the manager of the employee dining program as well as an assistant sous chef and then sous chef at Snow Park Lodge. She was promoted to Snow Park Executive Chef in December 2000, the Empire Canyon Lodge was added to her responsibilities in 2002, the Deer Valley Grocery~Café in 2010 and most recently, The Brass Tag at the Lodges at Deer Valley in 2014. Rogers boasts a 20-year cooking career that includes stints in several hotels in Sydney, Australia and working as head chef at Australia’s Charlotte Pass Resort. In both 1994 and 1998 she was part of the cooking teams that took the Australian Salon Culinare, Restaurant of Champions gold medal. She successfully opened Toast Bar and Restaurant in London, England in 1999. Rogers was invited to cook on NBC’s Today Show in March of 2014.

In addition to her many roles at Deer Valley, Rogers is the current co-president of the Park City Area Restaurant Association, Vice Chairperson for the new Summit Community Gardens at volunteers for the EATS program at local schools.

Rogers currently resides near Park City with her husband Michael, son Graham and daughter Remy. Favorite activities include skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, running half marathons, hiking, traveling, rock climbing, cooking with her kids.

Ron Steele

President, Group Rossignol North America

Ron Steele is well known in the winter sports business with a successful career as an athlete and industry leader for over 35 years.  Steele rose through the ranks of sales and marketing with Group Rossignol and was President of Group Rossignol North America from 2012-2017 and will be serving as the Executive Vice-President until his retirement in September 2018.  Group Rossignol sells and distributes the winter sports brands of Rossignol, Dynastar, Lange, Look and Kerma.  As well, Group Rossignol owns and distributes TIME and FELT Bicycles.

Ron began his career as an Olympic athlete, ski jumping for the US team in the 1972 Olympics and as a member of the US Ski Team from 1972-1977. He went on to work at a local specialty ski shop while attending the University of Utah.  He was originally hired by Rossignol in 1978 as an Alpine Technical Representative.  From those early days, Steele went on to become VP of Marketing and Sales for the Group, guiding Rossignol through its success in alpine skis, boots, bindings, nordic equipment, and snowboards.

Steele’s ties to Utah began while attending the University of Utah (1974-1978) after being recruited to join the Ute Ski Team.  He was named All American for three consecutive years and competed in the NCAA Championships all four years. Awards include a 2nd place finish in 1975, 3rd place in 1976, and then in 1977, he won the NCAA Individual Championship in Ski Jumping. 

Other notable achievements include receiving the Alf Engen Sportsmanship Award in 1975 & 1976, the David Novelle Outstanding Skier Award in 1978, and the C. D. Reddish Memorial Award in 1978.

Ron remains involved with local and national events within the skiing community, volunteers his time and resources to these many causes, and is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the University of Utah Ski Archives and Board of Directors for the Snowsports Industry of America.  Ron was also recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation and the Youth Sports Alliance.  Personal time is spent with his wife Julie of 36 years, two adult daughters, skiing, fishing, and traveling.

 

 

Emily Fisher

Ex Officio Member, YSA Executive Director