Born and raised in Sun Valley, Idaho, Annie's commitment to Nordic skiing began as a child. She competed nationally with Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, then went on to ski for The University of Utah from 1994-1996, including being a member of NCAA winning team in 1996. After her racing career ended, Annie shared her love of the sport by coaching junior racing programs in Sun Valley, Boulder, Salt Lake City and Park City. Additionally, Annie was a Junior Olympic coach for the Rocky Mountain Division multiple years. Annie first became interested in women's Nordic ski programs as a coach with Sun Valley's VAMPs program, a women's team entering their 20th year of operation. Annie, the mother of four, and her husband Ned, can also be found on the mountain making turns, chasing chickens and goats on their farm and endlessly driving carpool....
Inge Travis started Nordic skiing when she moved to Park City in 1997. Her husband would drag her out at night after work with a headlamp to ski. No wonder she did not like the sport for the first few years! Today she is an avid Nordic skier and has entered a few Nordic Races; Some in costume and some in tight Nordic suits. She has placed third in The Boulder Mountain Tour the second largest race in the USA. Inge taught Nordic skiing at White Pine - private lessons, group lessons and Ladies Clinics. She also coached the Nordic Get Out And Play Program, which includes KG to 5th grade. Today she shares her love of Nordic skiing with friends, family and The Park City Nordic Betties.
Carolyn grew up in Minnesota alpine ski racing and cross country skiing recreationally. She ended up alpine ski racing for Colorado College and visited Utah several times when the team competed against BYU. Falling in love with the Utah mountains, she moved to Salt Lake in 1986. She then turned to telemark skiing and racing and eventually got back on her cross country skis in 1992. She has since been a lover of skinny skis and continues to race locally and competes in events in other states such as Idaho and Montana. She loves to train for the Boulder Mountain Tour every year and will compete in her 14th one this next February. Carolyn loves cross country skiing for its contribution to her fitness, but more importantly it gives us another opportunity to glide on snow with her friends and family! She looks forward to another year with the Betties and enjoys the camaraderie with all the great women in the Bettie program. Carolyn lives in Park City with her husband Mark and has two daughters.
Amy, a native Utahn, grew up alpine skiing, dancing, participating in sports and spending her time in the wild outdoors and in artsy endeavors. She was a modern dancer in Europe and the USA and found her way to skate skiing and competitive sports in the early 1990’s. Amy has over 17 years of competitive experience in skate skiing, running, biking, and triathlons. She skied in her first nordic race, the Idaho Boulder Mountain Tour, when she was seven and a half months pregnant, and crossed the finish line with the announcer calling “skiing for two!” Amy spends winters nordic and telemark skiing at resorts and in the backcountry. She continues to compete in nordic ski races locally as well as those in Wisconsin, Idaho and Montana. She has experience coaching young girls in running and is a certified spin and bike power camp instructor. Amy is honored to have been a coach for the inaugural season of the Betties and looks forward to many more years with the fabulous women who comprise the Betties.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY: Nordic ski racer, cross country and track athlete at Penfield High School (’84)
Attended St. Lawrence University: Division I skier and team captain; graduated in 1988
Lived in Lake Placid, NY: Coached skiing and trained with the US Biathlon National/Olympic Team till 1994
Live in Salt Lake City, UT currently
Career Objectives: To continue to provide quality, lifelong, holistic coaching advice to master skiers. To teach cutting- edge technical skills, physiology, training modes and motivational aspects based on my current knowledge as well as my personal Nordic ski experience.
Current: Master Nordic Ski Coach, Elementary/ Middle School Physical Education Teacher
2001-Current: Master skier dryland coach for the Utah Nordic Alliance Ski Club, UT
2009-Current: Head Coach and founder of the The Utah Nordic Alliance Winter Masters Ski Training Program
2007-2013: Senior Research Analyst, Madison Capital Management, NY, NY
1998-2006: Commercial Real Estate Research Analyst Consultant: Madison Capital Management, Madison International Realty, Aslan Capital
1998: Head Coach and founder of The Utah Nordic Alliance Junior Ski Program, Salt Lake City, UT
1996-1998: Technical Sales Representative, Nordic Equipment, Park City, UT
1994: US Olympic Biathlon Team, World Cup Team, US National Team
1990-1994: Vermont Army National Guard, International Sport Team
1994-Current: Junior Nordic Ski Coach/Biathlon Coach
* 1995-1997: Junior Biathlon Coach, Park City, UT
* 1994-1995: Junior Biathlon Coach, National Sports Academy, Lake Placid, NY
1988-1992: Nordic Ski Instructor, ORDA (Olympic Regional Development Authority), Lake Placid, NY
Education: 1988 Cum Laude Graduate, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
* Bachelor of Arts, Education/Sport & Leisure Studies, NY State Teaching Certificate (Physical Education)
* Bachelor of Science, Psychology
* Minor in Coaching, Coaching Certificate
* Captain of Division I Nordic Ski Team
* Founder of Women’s Running Club, now a Division III team
* Studied the Spanish language for 8 years
* Member of Athletic Hall of Fame for St. Lawrence University, Inducted 2011
* Member of Athletic Hall of Fame for Penfield High School, Inducted 2004
* Level III Coaching Certified, US Biathlon Association
* United States Ski Association Level I coaching certification
* United States Ski Association Sport Psychology certification Level II