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JERRY COPPLER–PRESIDENT

Jerry grew up in Santa Fe and first learned to ski in the Santa Fe Public Schools Ski Program.  That six week long, once a week program, sparked a life-long passion for skiing.  During college, Jerry spent weekends and holidays working as a ski instructor at the Angel Fire Ski Area with his future wife, Kati.  He and their two children have been enthusiastic members of the Santa Fe Ski Team since 2011 and are grateful that they can enjoy skiing and ski racing together.  Jerry practices law in Santa Fe and is a shareholder in the Coppler Law Firm P.C., a small seven-attorney firm founded by his father in 1975.  Jerry is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time outside with his family in our wonderful State.

HARVEY MONROE

Harvey is an architect, a builder and a ski instructor.  He enthusiastically supports the promotion of positive sporting activities for young people in Santa Fe.  Harvey has been involved with the Santa Fe Ski Team for over 10 years, and his younger son is currently a member of the Ability program. He serves as a Board Member of the Northern Soccer Club and the Santa Fe A.Y.S.O. Youth Soccer Club, as well as being involved in the Santa Fe Adult Soccer Club.

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KATHRIN SCHLENZIG–Treasurer

Kathrin is a management consultant advising clients on marketing strategies and business development. Kathrin joined the Board in 2010. Both of her sons Yannick (13) and Lucas (14) are on the Ski Team. Kathrin has been skiing for 30 years but never competitively. She joined the masters program to be able to share the experience of ski racing with her sons.

Kim Spiers–VICE PRESIDENT

Kim is the owner of Tom Taylor Belts, Buckles, and Bags located on the plaza in Santa Fe.  She grew up in Connecticut and has been skiing for over 40 years.  Her children joined the Santa Fe Ski Team in 2013 to become better skiers. She quickly learned that this program was much more than just teaching the kids to ski. The values and life skills the coaches instill in the kids not only will make them better athletes but also better people. She can honestly say that joining the Santa Fe Ski Team was one of the best things she could have done for her children.

STEPHEN STOREY

Steve was born in San Francisco in 1938, the son of a physician and a psychologist. He graduated from Amherst Colleg in 1960 with a degree in English. At Amherst he was Captain of the Varsity ski team and Co-captain of the Varsity track team. He received his M.D. from Stanford University in 1965, after which he did a rotating internship at King County Hospital in Seattle followed by four years of residency in orthopedic surgery in the University of Colorado Medical Center program. This included a six month rotation at the New Mexico crippled childrens hospital which at that time was in Truth or Consequences. While living in T or C, he attended outlying children's clinics all over the state. He and his wife fell in love with New Mexico and after retirement from orthopedic surgery made Santa Fe their half time home. Steve practiced orthopedic surgery in the Salinas/ Monterey area in California for thirty two years where he and his wife Lynn raised a family of one son and two daughters.Steve skied whenever possible during his years as an Orthopedic Surgeon, heliskiing on three occasions, one with his son.He is now happily retired, enjoying skiing whenever possible, sometimes with his kids and grandchildren. He hopes to be able to ski on into his eighties or beyond.

RICHARD STUMP

Richard grew up in Santa Fe and graduated from St. Michaels High School.  He learned how to ski through the Santa Fe Public School Ski program starting in 1970.  He and his two sons have been part of the Santa Fe Ski Team since 2012. He is the sole proprietor of Richard Stump Designs specializing in high-end contemporary western jewelry.  He is also part of the management team at La Choza Restaurant.  Building confidence and a happy, positive attitude in our children is a goal he shares with the world class Santa Fe ski coaching staff.

BRITTA AnderSson

Britta grew up with a deep appreciation for the outdoors and mountain sports.  An active member of the Santa Fe community, she is committed to providing healthy opportunities for the city's youth through volunteerism and coaching.  She has coached soccer for Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club for three years and works full time as a marketing coordinator at Los Alamos National Bank.

Carlos Gallegos

Carlos is an engineer with Criterium Building Inspection Engineers, a company which provides consulting and buyers representation services to the real estate industry. He grew up in Northern New Mexico skiing at Sipapu, Angel Fire and Taos Ski Valley  He is a certified instructor with PSIA and enjoys racing in the Santa Fe Ski Team Masters Program.  Carlos enjoys working with children and believes the best investment in our future is an investment in our children.  He is a coach with Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club and has taught at the Taos Ski Valley Junior Elite ski school program.  He and his wife have two sons, Jeffrey and Joseph who look forward to being on the Santa Fe Ski Team.