It's easy to say that I have a passion for skiing. I've been at it since I was two years old. Fast forward and nineteen years later I've graduated college and am looking for work. I tried the traditional corporate job for a while but it wasn't for me. I put in my two weeks notice, packed up and moved to Hunter, NY where I became an instructor at the local ski hill. Before to long, I lucked into an opportunity to work full time in Hunter's alpine race department. I worked as the assistant race director/race administrator. There was lots of hard work, long hours, but I learned a lot and made some great friends as well as connections. After our department hosted a series of NorAm level ski races, I landed a job at USSA in Park City, Utah. I worked at USSA for four winters (through the 2002 Olympics) and again absorbed all I could throughout my time there. I have now settled in at Jans, a well respected Park City ski shop with multiple locations. It's been ten years and I must admit that I have quite the knack for retail sales. It's easy when you get to sell fun for a living. After my first three years at Jans I was promoted to Hard Goods Manager, becoming the first woman in the company to hold such a position. A fact I am very proud of. Three years after that I added Store Manager to my title. I love what I do, and I especially enjoy boot fitting. You can really change someone's entire ski experience, turn a bad day around, and in the process gain a customer forever. My continuing career goals are simply to take on new and challenging positions within the snow sports industry.