Training Team

Training Managers

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Manager of Training and Quality

Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
In Vail since: 2012
Favorite Vail run: Chickenyard
Playlist: Hip-hop to classic rock to folk to Johnny Cash and Eric Church.
Ski morning breakfast: I’m a sucker for a good breakfast burrito
Rides on: Burton, Anon, Patagonia, Hestra, Leki, GoPro

Certifications: PSIA-AASI National Snowboard Team, AASI-RM Examiner 3, CS2, FS1, USASA 200 Coach, AIARE Avalanche 1

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

David Oliver

David Oliver

Assistant Manager of Training & Quality: Alpine Certification

Hometown: Taos, New Mexico
In Vail since: Mentally since 1990, Physically since 2017
Favorite Vail run: Forever.
Playlist: Anything Punk, with a dabble of Deadmau5, Marshmellow, Skrillex thrown in for flavor
Rides on: Volkl, Dalbello, Marker, Hestra, DC shoes, Surefoot, Purl Wax,
Certifications: Alpine 3, tele 2, snowboard 2, adaptive 2, Children’s Specialist 2, USASA 300,
Favorite Travel Destination: Disneyworld, or Napa/Sonoma depends on the time of year.

Experience of a Lifetime: first time riding Prima with Bergie as a peer & not as a candidate.

Chuck Hewitt

Chuck Hewitt

Assistant Manager of Training: Snowboard

Hometown: Portage, Michigan
In Vail Since: 2002
Rides On: Never Summer, Hovland, Giro
Favorite Vail Run: Haha, come make some turns with me and maybe I will show you…
Apres: Fish Tacos and Beer
Certifications: AASI/PSIA-RM SB Examiner 3, AASI/PSIA-RM Childrens Examiner, S3,CS2, FS1, TM1, X2

Experience of a Lifetime: Repeatedly launching Lover’s Leap the day after being hired on as a new snowboard instructor (in November 02′) on what will remain one of the best powder days of all time…

Cyndi Seebode

Cyndi Seebode

Hiring and Training Coordinator

Hometown: Murphys, CA
In Vail since: 2008
Favorite Vail Run: Can’t choose
Current TV Show: The Voice
Ski Morning Breakfast: Waffles or pancakes with fruit, pecans or walnuts
Playlist: Country and 90’s alternative rock
Favorite Travel Destination: Summer in Cape Cod
Rides On: Dynastar and Harlen, my horse in the summer

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!

BJ Aguilar

BJ Aguilar

Training Manager – Golden Peak Adults

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
In Vail since: 1992
A trainer since: 1998
Certifications: Alpine 3, Snowboard 1, FS 2, CS 2
Favorite Run: Wherever there’s good snow (preferably untracked)!
Favorite saying/motto: “One small act of kindness creates an endless ripple.” – Ripple

Francis Do

Francis Do

Training Manager - Lionshead Adults

Hometown: Cleveland,Ohio
In Vail since: 2008
A trainer since: 2010
Certifications: Level 3, RMT, Examiner 1, CS2, FS1
Favorite Run: Skipper Chutes
Favorite saying/motto: Gotta think positive!!

Jay Evans

Jay Evans

Training Manager - Vail Village
Joey Roberts

Joey Roberts

Training Manager - Golden Peak Children's

Hometown: Cooma Australia
In Vail since 1997
A trainer in Vail since 2004 (focused learning included)
Favorite run: Forever!
Favorite saying/motto: be the ski!

Certifications: PSIA RMT, FS1, CS2, Snowboard Level 1, APSI (Australian) Level 3, Austrian Landesschileher.

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