Training Team

Rob Crawford

Rob Crawford

Manager of Training and Quality
Hometown: Millerton NY Vail since: 1980 Favorite Vail run: Headwall in the gook Certifications: PSIA Level 3 Alpine, CS2, FS1, Alpine Examiner (E1) Rides on: Blizzard/Technica Playlist: Anything but country Favorite Travel Destination: Nepal Experience of a Lifetime: Skiing a week at National Academy with my son in Big Sky.
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!

BJ Aguilar

BJ Aguilar

Supervisor – Golden Peak Adults

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Vail Since: August 92’, Ski School since 94’, 21 Seasons @ GP
Favorite Vail Run: Anywhere with powder, Roo-2-Ma Chute
Certifications: SB1, CS2, FS2, Alp RMT
Skis/Rides On: K2
Playlist: Swollen Members (Monsters in the Closet)
Après: Fitz
Off-snow Activities: Family, Mountain Biking, Road bikes, Golf
Most Proud of: Making a career doing what I love, in the place I love, with the people I love!
Favorite Travel Destination: Montana, Big Sky and Bozeman.

Experience of a Lifetime: My daughter’s favorite instructor is Nathan Bennet, who I taught skiing to for about 12 years. Full Circle!

David Alonzo

David Alonzo

Operational Training Manager - Lionshead Adults

Home town:  Colonia, N.J

Favorite Run:  Forever

Certifications: PSIA Level 3 Alpine,  E-3 Examiner

Freestyle 1, Children’s Specialist 2

Equipment: K 2 Skis

Playlist: Proper Rock and Roll, Genuine Country (three cords and the truth)

Après spot:  Sundance Saloon (all-time), Tavern

Off Snow activities:  Cooking, Fly Fishing, Golf, Hiking, and learning guitar.

Most proud of: My Children Harrison and Katie

Favorite travel destination: Trout streams with clean, cold water, any golf course where the greens are true and my Mom’s house.

Favorite saying:  “Be awesome and laugh a lot”

John Lira

John Lira

Operational Training Supervisor
  • Home town: Niles, Michigan
  • Favorite run at Vail Resorts : Skree Field
  • Certifications: Alpine Level 3, CS2, Alpine FS1, Snowboard Level 1, SBFS1,  Indiana Bar Assn.
  • Equipment you ride on- I’m a free agent
  • Playlist- John Legend, 90s-00s HipHop, Bon Jovi, Journey
  • Apres spot- My Couch
  • Off Snow activities- Eating Fried Food, Movies, Bike, Paddle, General Adventure
  • Most proud of: My short lived stint on MTV Spring Break Survival Guide…
  • Favorite Travel Destination: Wherever my family and friends are
  • Favorite saying: “…Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” – Bruce Lee