Photos by Sherri Harkin
Jill was chosen to helm our team of ski testers and keep them in line. She's a Level 3 PSIA certified ski instructor with a masters degree in journalism and a law degree so she knows how to step things up. She was on the UCLA race team before driving off to Aspen to work for the Aspen Highlands' race crew and KSPN television. An NBC- Salt Lake City job offer brought her to Park City, Utah, where she soon jumped the corporate ship and joined the Deer Valley Resort Ski School for the next 15 years. When that became too corporate as well, she carved her own niche as a freelance outdoor writer, ski model, ski industry expert and associate editor for OnTheSnow.com.
As a racer in college, Greg started teaching Telemark, Nordic, and Alpine skiing at Sundance Resort. That was in 1993. He moved to the Deer Valley ski school where he taught for 10 years from 1994 to 2004, before schussing back to his home resort. After five seasons with the Sundance ski school, he both instructs guests and trains other instructors. He is a PSIA level 3 certified instructor as well as a certified pilot.
Kristin Egan is a Level 3 PSIA certified instructor with 20 years experience teaching at Deer Valley Resort. She is a staff trainer for other instructors and was named a Deer Valley "Instructor of the Year". Kristin hales from Bozeman, Mont., and, in addition, to making the perfect groomed turn, loves to ski steep chutes, powder, moguls, and anything that gets the heart pounding.
Growing up in Montana inspired Sherri's outdoor passion, especially for skiing. With certifications as a PSIA Level 3 instructor, ACE trainer (Accredited Children's Educator) and Level 1 IOGA (Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association) backcountry ski guide, her love of skiing encompasses both technical and pure pleasure perspectives. Sherri has spent more than 20 years teaching skiing from her start at Bridger Bowl Montana to Kitzbuel Austria to Utah, Idaho, and now Colorado. Being both a professional skier and a professional photographer has taken Sherri around the world with her skis. Find Sherri's photography here and at www.sharkinphoto.com.
Joey calls Snowbird Ski Resort home. As a PSIA examiner and clinician in the Inter-mountain division, he teaches all levels, abilities and ages including other certified instructors. He has 17 years under his belt at Snowbird and a past that includes a USSA and collegiate race career. The Bird looks to Joey to coach their Steeps Camp. He is currently training his 3 and 6 year-old boys, Alec and Gunnar, to be the next wave of U.S. World Cup racers.
Thierry has 16 years experience in the ski industry as a teacher, race coach, trainer, in areas spanning from Utah to Australia. He has worked in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Canada in between. The slalom and GS racer has his French alpine certification, the Level 3 CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors'' Alliance) certification, and the level 1 and 2 Canadian Coaches Federation certification.
Tim is the Adult Ski & Ride School Manager for Crested Butte Mountain Resort. His love of the ski industry has led him around the world through Montana, Utah, New Zealand, Idaho and Colorado. He is an examiner and clinic leader for PSIA-Intermountain and Rocky Mountain divisions; helping other instructors improve their own skiing and teaching. Mountain biking fills the need for speed when he's not sharing his passion on the slopes.