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Jeff Crane & Kate McCoy
Founders & Executive Co-Directors

Jeff is a Denver native and grew up skiing in Colorado. A third-generation Coloradoan, his family has been in the State since 1909. He graduated from Colorado Academy in 1985. He has considerable experience in education and non-profit administration, and has an MFA in Visual Art from Hunter College, CUNY.  From 2000-2012, he taught art, art history and aesthetic theory at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His non-profit experience includes Art Awards Coordinator for the Scholastic Art Awards Program in New York, Program Officer for The Foundation for a Civil Society in New York, and Director for International Relations at the Information Center for Foundations and Other Not-for-Profit Organizations in Prague. He is a Level 3, PSIA-certified Telemark Ski Instructor, was Snowsports School Director at Plattekill Mountain in the Catskills of New York for 6 years, and also instructs Alpine and Telemark skiing at Breckenridge.  He does backcountry skiing in Colorado and in the Northeast and is an avid supporter of freeheel skiing and backcountry touring. He is also a musician and builds custom open-back banjos (Crane Banjos). 
 

Kate has a PhD from The Ohio State University in Educational Policy and Leadership and is an educator and student of US history and sustainable futures. She was Education Director at Brook Farm Project in New York for six years. She has been an education committee member at the Mohonk Preserve for seven years. She is associate professor of Educational Foundations and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at State University of New York at New Paltz, where she is also chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Leadership. Kate has 10 years of previous experience working on grant-funded health and human services research projects at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY (NYC), Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY), and the New York Academy of Medicine in partnership with non-profit organizations as a consultant, researcher, and project director. Kate is also a musician, songwriter, enthusiastic freeheel and backcountry skier, and avid hiker.

Board of Directors


Wynn Miller  
Wynn Miller's parents taught him Alpine skiing in southern New England. Paul O. Satre introduced him to Nordic skiing at Indian Mountain School. He taught skiing at Prospect Mountain while attending Bennington College, then served on the Vermont Nordic division of the National Ski Patrol at Prospect under Joe Parks and Jim Merunowicz. A member of the New York Ski Club, he served as Secretary of the Metropolitan New York Ski Council and a delegateto the United States Ski Association. Later, his Toyani Advertising agency managed public relations for Rob Hart and Wade King's Burnt Mountain Ski in Cooke City, Montana. His board service includes public and private organizations. He practices law in Colorado Springs and teaches skiing at Breckenridge as a member of the Rocky Mountain division of PSIA. 

Beau Paisley

Beau lives in Breckenridge and is a passionate backcountry skier. He is a computer science and mathematics graduate from the College of William and Mary and performed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University.  Beau has over thirty years of experience in development, marketing, and sales roles with research, academic, and startup organizations. He has previously held positions with NCAR, Applied Physics Lab,  Sierra Nevada Corporation, and several startup and early growth technical computing companies.  Beau is now a Solutions Architect with Arm.


Mark Schneider

Mark moved to Summit County in 2015, where he lives at 11K' at the base of Hoosier Pass. He holds a BBA from the University of NM with a concentration in Finance. He has been a Financial Services Representative with Principal Financial Group since 1988. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, gold panning, woodworking, high altitude gardening, traveling, and more skiing.