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2015-2016 Executive Board

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President - Raefe Gross

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Aspen, CO was absolutely rowdy. The bus drive was way too long, but every second of the trip made it so worth it.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I originally joined because I was a ski instructor and wanted to take over the education department of the club. My passion quickly grew stronger and here I am as president.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Again, I'd go back to Aspen any day. They have so much to offer because of their variety of mountains, and I really fell in love with the town as well.

Pizza or french fry?
If you french fry when you should pizza, you're gonna have a bad time.


VP Trips - Ryan Johnson

Favorite Hoofer Memory: 50th Anniversary Jackson Trip last year. It was awesome to be part of the planning process and see it all come together for a pretty bomb trip.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board? Skiing. Cool people. Awesome club. Why not join?

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard? Jackson Hole: I think its pretty self explanatory.

Pizza or french fry? French fry, no doubt.

VP Finance - Patrick John Grimmer

Favorite Hoofer Memory: When I did a rodeo 1080 off the big air

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board? To meet new friends and go on fun trips!

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard? Tyrol Basin... because synergy

Pizza or french fry? Pizza


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Assistant VP Trips - Julia Moran

Favorite Hoofer Memory: Haven't been in hoofers for long, so I got nothing. Hopefully I'll have an answer after this year.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board? I wanted to get more involved in the club and meet more people!

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard? I haven't been to many places and my answer probably changes to whatever place I was last, but I think Jackson Hole is pretty awesome

Pizza or french fry? 100% pizza




Midwest Trips - Casey Nelson

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
The ultimate white-out at the top of the tram, JHole 2014. Couldn't see my own skis/tell which way was up or down/thank goodness there were minimal trees.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I wanted to start getting involved in something that I'm really passionate about.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Keystone, CO. Started to shred there with the fam at the age of three.

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza all the way




Weekday Trips - Loren Guy

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Watching people throw it down at last years rail jam..

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Wanted to get more involved in an awesome club that did fun stuff.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Four Lakes in Lisle, IL. My home hill and where I worked throughout high school. Tow ropes for life.

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza




Weekend Trips - David Bougie

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Winter Trip 2015 in Park City, UT. The skiing gods handed us a powder day unlike anything I've witnessed before and it was everything I ever dreamt of.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
SnS has given me many friendships and awesome experiences and I wanted to be a part of making that happen for fellow Badgers.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Jackson Hole, WY. Jackson Hole is one of a kind. Everyone knows that the terrain there creates the perfect playground for skiers and snowboarders, but the Jackson Hole culture makes it truly unique. Everyone there wants to charge hard, challenge themselves, and support each other and that's what skiing is all about.

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza. If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza you're gonna have a bad time. I support having a good time.




Assistant Weekday Trips - Molly McMahon

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
A local trip with friends

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I really wanted to meet some cool people who love to just love to ski or board and I wanted to get more involved.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Park City, Utah because its where I learned to ski, its my home town and the snow is usually awesome!

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza



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Special Events Coordinator - Danny Supernaw

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Going out to Aspen freshman year and it taking 36 hours to get there instead of the planned 18.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Snowboarding is neat.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Snowbird, Utah .. Super fun and challenging runs, really great powder.

Pizza or french fry?
Taco's.. I ain't no ski nerd.




Assistant Special Events - James Huffman

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Being the sickest skier on the Jackson Hole 2015 trip

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Hanging with the kids from Exec Board on the Park City 2015 trip

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Whitefish, Montana. First place I ever skied out west and one hell of a mountain!

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza. Safety first.




Assistant Special Events - Lauren Glodowski

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
First drop in JHole after almost two years of riding only hills in the Midwest; it was potentially the best ride of my life.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I like to hang out with people who also like to shred.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Anything in Colorado because Colorado.

Pizza or french fry?
Neither



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Education Director - Natasha Bateman

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Climbing past a fence (shh) with my group to lay on the edge of a crevice. Terrifying, but spectacular!

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
This is my 3rd year being involved with SNS, and I knew I wanted to be part of this club before I even officially decided on UW. Hoofers are some of the best people I've ever met

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Jackson Hole! Both trips I've been on with SNS were 2 of the best weeks of my life. Great skiing with great friends, what else could you ask for?

Pizza or french fry?
French fry all the way!




Accessibility Chair - Katelyn Zarem

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
My freshman year I went on the out-west trip to Whitefish, MO without knowing anyone. I ended up making some of my best college friends and did some of the best boarding of my life!

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I met some people from the exec board while volunteering at resale/ on trips and they were all really cool and super passionate about Hoofers. I wanted become part of that Hoofer family and joining the exec board was probably the best decision I made in college!

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
My favorite ski trip was to Breckenridge, CO because it was the first time I ever skied outside of WI. I was used to skiing at Sunburst and Cascade so skiing down a real mountain for the first time was amazing.

Pizza or french fry?
french fry




Youth Outreach Director - Wade Dittburner

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
All the free passes to Tyrol from teaching

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Snowboarding did a lot for me when I was a kid and I hope I can help it affect other kids just as much

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Mount Bohemia. The gnarliest riding I've ever done. Those UPers know how to rage too

Pizza or french fry?
NEITHER!



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Resale Director - Mitchel Beres

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
That time that I beat you in that one Ski/Snowboard related thing because I'm a better Skier/Snowboarder than you

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Varying reasons and decisions

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
I like to Ski/Snowboard on snow because that's what snow was made for

Pizza or french fry?
Either - as long as they are organic / vegan / fair trade / glucose free / free-range / non-GMO / locally-grown / all-natural / served with decorative kale / aoili on the side / and made with at least one exotic ingredient that I can use as a hashtag and upload to instagram




Assistant Resale Director - Connor Gallagher

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
J-hole 2014, last day last run. I "chilled" in the gondola, was first responder to a girl with a broken leg, missed the Chinese downhill start but still bombed the mountain on a pair of 188 Wolrdcup race skis and almost crashed alot.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I really enjoyed vounteering resale the last two years and am pretty knowledgeable on ski technology. I love setting someone up with the perfect gear for their skill and budget.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Majestic Mont La Croix. Damnation. You can go real fast. Plus its cheap.

Pizza or french fry?
I prefer monoskiing while tucking.




Assistant Resale Director - Claire Nguyen

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Last year's winter break trip to Winter Park with the alpine team!

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I joined he ski team my freshman year and volunteered at resale every year. I wanted to find a fun way to get involved with the club and the exec board seemed like a good fit!

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Winter Park! I have been there twice with the ski team and we always had great snow!

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza




Assistant Resale Director - Alice Gardner

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
While every memory I made through hoofers last year was amazing I would have to say that gaper day in Jackson Hole was one of my all time favorite days of skiing.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Hoofers are awesome and I love spending time with people who share my passion.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
My favorite place to ski would have to be Jackson Hole. Theres a little bit of everything to offer for every type of shred head out there!

Pizza or french fry?
French fry (except for those woah I'm going to crash moments)



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Marketing Director - Helen Lewis

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Seeing Jackson Hole decked out in its finest white attire on a powder day my freshman year and getting to face plant in it allll day long.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
The wonderful people of the Alpine Racing Team..

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Anywhere with a lot of snow. Can't pick favorites.

Pizza or french fry?
Curds. Always curds.




Social Media Chair - Morgen Spees

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
My favorite Hoofer memory occurred on the delightful trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming last spring. I convinced my friend (the one and only Katie Moe) to ride up the gondola to the top of the mountain and then had the pleasure of watching her fall and slide halfway down the entire mountainside (she was completely unharmed)....so gnar.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I realized that I met a majority of my crazy, outgoing and all around awesome friends through Hoofers and I decided only good things could happen from becoming more involved.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Breckenridge, Colorado: beautiful views, so many trails, so much snow and so many amazing memories.

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza. All the way.




Videographer - Powers Spees

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
JHole King of the Mountain winner 2015.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Love of the club and wanting to share awesome Hoofers experiences with other students.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Grew up skiing Breckenridge, CO.

Pizza or french fry?
Whichever one I can fit more ranch on.




Webmaster - Cormick Hnilicka

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
I would have to say the Jacksonhole trip 2k15 when our group hiked up the hill behind the gondola to drop into the, untouched for that day, Casper Bowl

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I always have a great time with the club and wanted to give back in any way that I can!

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
I would have to say Snowbird, Utah. It was insane powder when we were there and the runs are incredible.

Pizza or french fry?
Chicken Strip




Secretary - David Marshall

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
On the bus ride back from Teton Village after a long and strenuous day of skiing, one of the gapers, who was flaunting his tight race pants and technicolor jacket, turns to his buddy and says, "I don't need your s@#%, I just wanna' boogie!"

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
2015 Spring Break trip to Jackson Hole, WY (50th Anniversary). Unforgettable trip with amazing people and memories that will last a lifetime. Cliche, but true.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Anywhere with fresh fluff. The mountain is a blank canvas and you have to make it your own work of art.

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza. Breakfast, lunch or dinner.




Corporate Outreach - Henry Nuckles

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Watching the basketball team beat Kentucky on the bus on the way home from Jackson Hole

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I had a blast on the Jackson Hole spring break trip and decided I needed to get more involved

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Jackson Hole

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza on my plate, french fry on the slopes



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Nordic Director - Heather McAnulty

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Birkie Weekend

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
It came to me in a dream...

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Colorado, tree runs :)

Pizza or french fry?
Sweet potato french fries




Nordic Director - Doug Malicki

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Birkie weekend with the Nordic team

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
Becoming a director of the Nordic Team

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Birkie Trails, they are well designed

Pizza or french fry?
French Fry




Alpine Director - Christopher Johns

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Checking out some of the back country during the Jackson Hole trip.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I love the people and the atmosphere, it is a good group to be apart of.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Big Sky. It's a pristine and scenic location, plus the mountain is huge.

Pizza or french fry?
Ski Preference: French Fry \n Food Preference: Pizza




Alpine Director - Jeremy Price

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
Jackson hole week 2014!

Biggest Ski/Snowboard Fail:
A team mate flew into me at jackson hole last year while simultaneously breaking her leg... she took it like a champ!

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?

Pizza or french fry?
French fry, need for speed!


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Assistant Freestyle Director - Paul Marik

 

Favorite Hoofer Memory:
The rail jam that is put on each year is a blast.

What led you to join the Hoofer Exec board?
I have a huge passion for skiing and wanted to help out the team that shares that same passion.

Favorite place to Ski/Snowboard?
Snowbird... nothing beats pow days.

Pizza or french fry?
Pizza into rail and k-fed.


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