Zach Hall - Head Comp Coach
Favorite Food -
Ski Background - started skiing at the age of 11 when his family moved to Alaska. In high school he made two Junior National teams, earning all-American honors. Zach skied four years of varsity at Dartmouth College- his senior year they captured the NCAA championship. After graduating, he competed four years on the National Biathlon Team and was the alternate for the 2010 Olympic Team and 2011 World Championship Team. Since then he has been working in Alaska helping to develop a competitive biathlon team and skiing throughout the state.
When not on the ski trail can be found...hunting, fishing, enjoying photography, culinary pursuits, and watching his acrobatic parakeets!
Magnus Nesbitt - Comp and Head Devo Plus coach
Hometown -Williamstown, MA
Favorite Food - Lobster, pulled pork, smoked salmon
Ski Background - Started skiing at age 4, was a New England U16 Champion, went to Junior Nationals in 2011, and skied for University of Maine Presque Isle.
When not on the ski trail can be found…. on a road or moutain bike, fixing bikes, eating, reading, sleeping, looking at maps and exploring!
Tricia Livingstone - Head Devo Coach / Program Director
Hometown - Vancouver, Canada / Heber City, UT
Favorite Food- Good Sushi
Ski Background- Soldier Hollow ski instructor for the last seven years. Love skiing with friends and family, and have tons of fun skiing with the kids!!
When not on the ski trail can be found... hiking with my dogs, river rafting, gardening and cheering for my kids
Quote - "Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit " Edward Abby
Evan Taylor - Assistant Devo Coach
Hometown - Midway, UT
Favorite Food - Indian food
Ski Background - I joined the Soldier Hollow ski team when I was eight, shortly after the Olympics in 2002, and have been skiing and competing ever since
When not on the ski trail can be found... biking, hiking, climbing, camping, traveling, doing school work and with my family
Quote - "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Teddy Roosevelt
Hometown- Salt Lake City/Heber City, UT
Favorite Food- Spaghetti & Chocolate
Ski Background- Started cross country skiing about 10 years ago when my daughter started attending the Charter School. This will be my 7th winter teaching at Soldier Hollow and I am still loving it! I see myself still xc skiing when I am 90 years old, not that far off ;)
When not on the ski trail can be found...
Quote- Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. "Walt Whitman"
Hometown - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Favorite Food - Sweet red juicy apple from my parent's garden
Ski Background - Grew up alpine ski racing. Champion on Slovakia in the Downhill!!! PSIA certified alpine ski instructor. Moved to the USA to teach alpine at Deer Valley. Learned to cross country ski while skiing with her boys who have been doing Charter School skiing since 2010.
When not on the ski trail can be found... skiing at Deer Valley, hiking, taking pictures, exploring nature and doing art projects - always together with my family.
Quote - "Older I get, faster I was"
Hometown- Pocatello, ID
Food- Any dish with huckleberries that I picked!!!
Ski background- I have cross country and alpine skied since I was small. Then I self taught myself to telemark on cross country gear but have since upgraded. I have been track skiing and skate skiing for five years and taught for two winters at Solitude and Galena Lodge. I also like water skiing and one of these days I will try sand skiing.
When not on the ski trail can be found... mountain biking, climbing, running, or stream surveying for the USFS.
Quote - "Adventure is out there!" - Up
Hometown - Los Alamos, NM/ Midway, UT
Favorite Food - New Mexico green chile
Ski Background - Learned to ski at Pajarito at age 12. Started on skinny x-country skis when my son went to the Charter School 10 years ago. This is my 7th year enjoying coaching.
When not on the ski trail can be found... planning or enjoying my next vacation, giving massage, and trying to get as many monoski pow days as possible!
Quote - "If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space"
Hometown - Salt Lake City, UT
Favorite Food - Bison flank steak and Lattes
Ski Background - started Alpine skiing at age 5 in the Utah Mountains, Snowbird was a favorite. Started Nordic skiing in 2010 when my kids started to learn
When not on the ski trail can be found...hiking, biking, kayaking, anything outdoors in the mountains, with her two kids and 3 dogs
Quote - "Speak of what you know, not of what you think you know"
Hometown - Logan, UT
Favorite Food - Mangoes
Ski Background - I grew up back country cross country skiing in Logan Canyon and learned how to skate ski at USU from Scott Datwyler. I moved away from snow after graduation from USU and just this year have put skis on again after a long hiatus. It feels great to be at it again.
When not on the ski trail can be found... at a beach. I love the sun, the sand and the sea and snorkeling. I also love hiking, camping, biking and hanging with my kids.
Quote - "A room without books is like a body without a soul" - Marcus Tulles Cicero