Leadership Team

Fred Rumford

Fred Rumford

Director, Vail Ski and Snowboard School

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Vail Since: 1987
Favorite Vail run: Forever & Riva
Skis on: Nordica
Playlist: Dirt On My Boots by Jon Pardi
Après: Enjoying a powder day followed by an après ski beer
Favorite travel destination: Verbier, Switzerland

Experience of a Lifetime: Skiing the Valley Blanche in Chamonix, France with my family

Lance Wellbaum

Lance Wellbaum

Senior Manager, Adult Programs

Hometown: Dana Point, CA
Vail since: 1996
Favorite Vail run: Weather Station
Skis on: Whatever is given to him
Playlist: Anything Jerry, Minor Threat, NPR

Experience of a Lifetime: Any powder day with more than a foot in the trees: Headwall. Seven days of pounding snow. Can’t see. Can’t breathe. Cotton balls coming down. An eternal experience.

Jason Schetrompf

Jason Schetrompf

Senior Manager, Children's Programs

Hometown: Bedford, PA
Vail since: 2006
Favorite Vail run: Shangri La Glade
Rides on: Burton
Playlist: The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Nappy Roots
Favorite travel destination: Wrightsville Beach, NC

Experience of a Lifetime: Any powder day with more than a foot in the trees

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Privates Manager - Vail Village
Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Location Manager – Golden Peak Adults

Hometown: Hanover, MA
Vail Since: 2004
Favorite Vail run: Front side Chutes area
Rides on: Whatever I get a good deal on.
Playlist: Hip-hop to bluegrass and everything in between.
Favorite Travel Destination: Summer on Cape Cod

Experience of a Lifetime: 20” day at Snowbird

Erin Cygan

Erin Cygan

Location Manager – Lionshead Adults

Hometown: Niwot, Colorado
Vail Since: 1997 as a kids ski instructor in LH, 1979 as a student on Chair 15
Favorite Vail Run: Red Square & Little Ollie
Skis on: Rossignol
Playlist: Chicken Fried by Zach Brown, Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker, Come Away with me by Norah Jones,
Favorite travel destination: The British Virgin Islands in a 42 foot sailboat

Experience of a Lifetime: Skiing the Back Bowls in 2001 with the Vail management team the day before they opened the bowls to the public

Dan Houck

Dan Houck

Location Manager – Lionshead Children's

Hometown Algonac, Michigan
Vail since: 2001
Favorite Vail run: Red Square
Playlist: Anything
Favorite travel destination: Belize for Tarpon
Skis on: Nordica

Experience of a Lifetime: Employee Ski Day on 4/15/13

Sherry McDonald

Sherry McDonald

Location Manager – Golden Peak Children's

Hometown: Wheatridge, CO
Vail since: 1993
Favorite Vail run: The Slot
Skis on: Fischer, Lange
Playlist: Jason Aldean and Band Perry
Off-snow Activities: Swimming, road biking, hiking, crossfit
Most Proud of: two boys skiing racing at Nor-Am Level

Experience of a Lifetime: Teaching and coaching ski racing in New Zealand and attending the National Academy in St. Anton, Austria

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Manager of Training and Quality

Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Vail since: 2012
Favorite Vail run: Chickenyard
Certifications: PSIA-AASI National Snowboard Team, AASI-RM Examiner 3, CS2, FS1, USASA 200 Coach, AIARE Avalanche 1
Rides on: Burton, Anon, Patagonia, Hestra, Leki,
Playlist: Hip-hop to classic rock to folk to Johnny Cash and Eric Church.
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere I haven’t been yet!

Experience of a Lifetime: Trying out for the PSIA-AASI Snowboard National Team in April, 2016 with 80 amazing educators.

Eric Aragon

Eric Aragon

Finance Manager

Hometown: Swink, CO
Vail since:
Favorite Vail run: Genghis Kahn
Rides on: A snowboard, learning to telemark
Off-snow activities: Golfing, fly-fishing and hunting
Favorite travel destination: Alaska

Experience of a Lifetime:

Shannon Fergus

Shannon Fergus

Administrative Coordinator

Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Vail Since: 2013
Favorite Vail run: Lodgepole or Ouzo Glade
Rides on: Burton Day Trader
Playlist: Spotify playlists friends share
Favorite travel destination: New Zealand

Experience of a Lifetime: Riding every lift at Vail (except Epic Mix race course) on a powder day

Meg Sierant

Meg Sierant

Guest Services Supervisor

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Vail since: 1994
Favorite Vail run: Riva
Skis on: Völkl
Playlist: Love Pandora – can listen to whatever depending on my mood
Favorite travel destination: Any place with sunshine and waves!

Experience of a Lifetime: The sad day when I could no longer keep up with my kids

Cyndi Seebode

Cyndi Seebode

Hiring and Training Specialist

Hometown: Murphys, CA
Vail since: 2008
Favorite Vail Run: Can’t choose
Skis On: Dynastar and Harlen, my horse in the summer
Playlist: Country and 90’s alternative rock
Favorite Travel Destination: Summer in Cape Cod

Experience of a Lifetime: Jan. 1997, 1st time skiing in Vail, blizzard, Vail pass closed, Skied Game Creek and China Bowl all day and saw maybe 20 people. A perfect day that made me want to move here!