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Application to join the Board of Directors

President and Director of Grooming - Dave Jenkins

Dave grew up on skis in the Central Wasatch Mtns. A true water sports fan he rides the water all year on lakes, rivers and ski trails.  Sharing his passions is a way of life he pursued as a ski instructor, hang gliding instructor, river guide in Cataract Canyon, secondary science teacher and currently as the teacher/facilitator of the Swanson's North Fork Environmental Learning Center located in Liberty, Utah.  Daily he is on the trails sharing nature with kids from Weber County.  When the snow flies students put on skis and snowshoes and travel over the snow on their discoveries of animal tracks and winter wonder.

His love for winter and sliding on the snow is only surpassed by his interest in his 3 children and lovely wife.  They all live in Eden and enjoy the local offerings of wonderful people and beautiful surroundings.  Dave's father in law was a dairy farmer and Dave considers himself a snow farmer, taking what nature provides and cultivating product useful to all who will partake.

Enjoy the trails and come back often.

Vice President - Ken Beck

We moved to Liberty from St Paul, MN in 2010. I have skied since middle school, learned to downhill at a small area in SE Washington, and trips to Big Mt, Sun Valley, Alta, and areas in the Cascades. I picked up cross-country skiing at college (Univ WA, Seattle), but did not take it very seriously until 2006 or so. I learned to skate ski, honing my skills at local areas in St Paul. Our move to Liberty was very exciting for us, as we could now XC ski every day in North Fork, and downhill areas were within easy striking distance of the house. We have helped on the grooming team at O'Nordic for several years, so taking a more active role in this valuable organization is very exciting to me.

Secretary - Trish Painter

I have been skiing for a very long time...started downhill skiing when I was 4 growing up in Michigan... remember standing at the bottom of the ski hill asking people to push me up between their legs on the rope tow, since I couldn't ride it by myself.  Started XC skiing in Upper Michigan in 1976, when I lived in a farmhouse that we had to ski into... started skate skiing when I moved to California and took a skate ski lesson from Bill Koch.  My first experience using skins and going into the backcountry was on a trip in to Tuolemne Meadows in Yosemite...was totally hooked immediately.  After moving to Minnesota, and missing the mountains, we came out to ski Snow Basin 3 years ago in March, and when we were XC skiing on the very north end of NF Park, we decided this would be a great place to live....and here we are!

I have my PhD in exercise physiology and recently retired as research faculty at the University of Utah in the Dept of physical therapy, where I did research with patients with kidney disease (treated with dialysis and transplant).

I love running trails, and am out on the North Fork trails daily with my Alaskan husky puppy Spirit (who is going to be a terrific skijor buddy).  I also mountain bike a lot, now with Spirit on her harness.  I'm a singer-songwriter and my partner Ken and I play guitars and perform whenever possible (mostly for fund-raiser events).

I have served on the board of the National Kidney Foundation in California, the board of the Minnesota Association of Songwriters, Organized the 1996 California Transplant Games, was chair of the "team California" for several years.  The team was  made up of 50-75 organ transplant recipients who participated in the U.S Transplant Games.

When we moved to Liberty in 2011 (just above North Fork Park, we signed up to be part of the grooming team  and we ski nearly every day ... I am feeling pretty darned blessed to be here, and love the volunteer efforts that make Ogden Nordic work...it is pretty amazing!  

Treasurer - Curt Ehle

More to come...

? - Patti Ehle

More to come...

? - Brad Miller

More to come...

Weber County Representative - Todd Farrario

Ski School Director - Steve Bell

I grew up in Vermont and started skiing at the age of 6 at a small family operated ski hill that had free lessons for anyone in the community. I started teaching lessons at the age of 12. In high school I began competitive skiing and was best at the speed events. I also learned classic nordic skiing and raced for our team the last two years. This is where I met my wife, Kristen. She was the best nordic skiier at our school and one of the best in our State.

Skiing has always been a big part of our life. My job as an Engineer & Project Leader with Procter & Gamble has taken us to many places in the US and in Europe. Before moving to Utah in 2008, we lived in Green Bay Wisconsin where we really got back into nordic marathon skiing. This is where we got our first stamp in our Worldloppet passport. In our first 6 years in Utah we skied about 15 marathons in different parts of the world. During this journey I learned to prepare many pairs of racing skis under very unusual conditions. Waxing and tuning skis is something that I really enjoy doing and teaching. We achieved our Worldloppet Gold Master in 2014 in the Jura mountains of France. This was also the year that we achieved our PSIA level 2 certification with the Ogden Nordic Ski School.

Teaching is something I really enjoy and is one of the ways to give something back to a sport that we really love. I am looking forward to serving on the Ogden Nordic Board in many ways to grow our organization and develop our really great resource at the park.

? - Ashly McQueen

Ashly moved to Eden, UT from Portland, OR in November 2014 and discovered Ogden Nordic as she started exploring the mountains and trails around her home with her husband, kids and dog. The warm volunteers at Ogden Nordic made it easy and welcoming for Ashly to be a first-time Nordic skier. The encouragement and friendly instruction she received made her feel comfortable and confident as she learned how to Nordic ski.  
Ashly’s love of the outdoor world has driven her to explore different activities. She grew up skiing in the Wasatch, was a professional river guide in So. Utah, paddled on a competitive dragon boat team and rowed crew on the Willamette River while living in Portland and continues to be an active athlete.  
One of Ashly’s favorite things to do is get out on the trails with her kids, Fisher (9) and Rocko (5) and friends. She hopes that other families will bring their kids and realize that Nordic skiing can be a great way for families to get out in the mountains together.

Website - Mick McLennan

I grew up cross country skiing and dabbled in racing after high school.  I enjoy being up at North Fork park and hope to encourage others to participate in a fantastic winter time activity.
 



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Terry Davis,
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