MMSC Board of Directors 2016

 

Terry McNabb- President
Terry McNabb has a business background with a degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael's College. He cofounded and ran three different companies during his career. Since moving to Stowe in 2007, Terry has consulted for his old company and volunteered for two primary organizations. The Stowe Education Fund raising money for the local schools and the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club. Terry is an avid skier who participates in the local ski bum race series each winter. Terry's two children are currently in the MMSC program and love the winter sports environment that exists in Stowe. When Terry and his wife Diane decided to move their family to Vermont, their goal was to choose the best place where they could raise their children. They have not been disappointed.

 

RB Klinkenberg - Treasurer
RB began skiing at Smuggler’s Notch at age three while his father was on the ski patrol. He started ski racing with the Cochran’s program around age 12. He raced both Alpine and Nordic throughout high school, culminating in winning the Vermont State Skimeister. RB was part of a small group of students who resurrected the Colby Ski Team after a lengthy dormancy and captained the team for three years. Working with the athletic department, administration, and Board of Trustees of the College to bring the program to varsity status. After college RB worked with the Swiss Challenge program in Zermatt for four summers, was a (J5/J6) weekend coach at Waterville Valley, and participated on the Masters circuit for a couple of seasons. After living in New York City and Boston he returned to Vermont to work for Harrington’s of Vermont, where he is the COO. He currently lives in Burlington, he and his wife have two children in the MMSC programs.

 

Dave Merriam
Dave is the Director of Mountain Recreation at the Stowe Mountain Resort. His responsibilities include overseeing the Ski and Snowboard School and have since 1995. He moved to Stowe along with his wife Eva (Pfosi) Merriam in 1989 from Sugarloaf/USA in Maine after a stint at Colby College. “I was enrolled in the Pre-Med program,” recalls Dave, “but the call of the snow was so overpowering that I put those plans on hold, and never looked back. I skied on the US Demo Team from 1984 to1995 and I was the head coach from 1996-2004. Following being named to the Demo Team”, say’s Merriam, “colleagues encouraged me to move west to maximize my opportunities. So in the fall of 1989, Eva and I moved west to Stowe and we have been here ever since.”  Merriam appeared in Warren Millers “Learn to Ski Better,” and “Learn to Ski Better II” and in Greg Stump’s first film “The Droids.”  He was the instructional editor for Ski Magazine from 1994-97, was on the USSCA Educational Staff from 1988-2002 and coached at the Tecnica Summer ski camps from 1988-92. Dave and Eva (ex US Ski Team and NCAA All-American) live in Elmore and have two daughters, Hannah and Lucy. Lucy is a graduate of MMWA 2012.

 

Denise Gutstein
Denise moved to Stowe from Rochester, New York in 2000 with her husband, Adam and their two children. Denise is the former president of Frontier Telephone and has a BSEE from Union College and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the University of Rochester’s Simon School. Denise has served the Stowe community in the roles of Chair of the Stowe Education Fund, as one of the Stowe Electric Commissioners and as President of the Stowe Cooperative Nursery School. Among the reasons we moved to Stowe, was the great sense of community, commitment and appreciation of the outdoors and healthy living. Our family loves snow sports and the MMSC community. The program has been a tremendous part of our lives. Grant & Trent started in the program as (J6s) and are thrilled to be participating in the U18 program this year.

 

Phil Schoepke
Phil grew up in Bethesda, Maryland as part of a family that religiously traveled to the small ski hills of the Poconos on weekends. Maryland is not a winter sports mecca, so Phil pursued swimming as his competitive passion, where he attained national ranking in high school and college. But the skiing bug plagued Phil, and he kept moving north, to Bucknell University to pursue a chemical engineering degree and then to the University of Massachusetts for a Masters in Engineering and the University of Chicago for an MBA. He was a research engineer with Polaroid Corporation early in his career, then ascended to partner in management consulting firm Pittiglio Rabin Todd and McGrath. Phil now lives in Stowe and consults independently to manufacturing firms wanting to improve their operations. Phil began a short ski racing career after college in adult racing programs in the Boston area, where he met his wife Deb, and on the masters circuit, but now leaves the competitive skiing to his daughter Sandra. His other 2 children Emmy and Sam enjoy there time on the hill when not dancing(Emmy) and playing hockey(Sam).  Phil can often be seen skiing the Front Four on his tele skis and further refining his swimming technique at the Swimming Hole.

 

Graham Lonetto
Graham grew up in the Midwest and competed as a Freestyle competitor out of the Central Division from a young age through college. He has a love for all things on snow: Nordic skiing, snowboarding, freestyle and alpine ski racing. After high school Graham completed a degree in Ski Area Management in Northern Michigan and moved to Utah. In Park City he worked at a ski racing specialty store, where he started to develop his love for alpine ski racing. From there Graham when on to work for the U.S. Ski Team and Rossignol as a World Cup Technician and Jr. Program Director. He opened Edgewise Elite Ski Service in Stowe, his own ski racing specialty store, in 2003.

 

Andrew Arnott
Andrew (“Drew”) Arnott is the President & CEO of John Hancock Investments.  He was raised in Andover, Massachusetts by parents that immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1967.  While his parents did not grow up with an understanding for the sport of ski racing, the Scottish Highlands were in their blood and they did not mind supporting Drew’s passion for the mountains.  Growing up, Drew skied the White Mountains of New Hampshire and enjoyed racing alpine, eventually racing for Boston University where he captained the team for two years.  His self-described “undistinguished” ski racing career came to an end upon getting his under-graduate degree in business.  However, while banging gates became a fading memory he never left the mountains.  Between graduate school and later starting a family with his wife KC, he committed every free weekend to the long drive north from Boston to the great state of Vermont, eventually buying a home in Stowe.  Drew and his wife KC have two daughters Emily and Mackenzie.  Both girls currently race for MMSC and attend MMWA (where Drew is also a board member).  
 

Ron Biedermann