I started in the ski industry as a Junior Ski Instructor and then returned the following year as a Ski Instructor. I have spent four winters at Ski Sundown and one winter at Crotched Mountain. At Ski Sundown I have helped with the supervision of afterschool lessons and began to branch into other departments of the mountain. I have worked shifts as a lift operator and I have worked shifts as a terrain attendant. Through these years I have developed strong communication skills and conflict resolution skills. These skills have translated into everyday life and into other jobs that I have held when ski season ends. Right now I am working as a Sales Associate at REI and always learning more about customer service skills and the products we sell in store.