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Team Docs

High Performance Staff

High Performance Director: Gillian Bower

Sports Medicine Director: Dr. Jaron Santelli - MD, CAQSM

Alpine Sport Science Director: Per Lundstam

Sport Science Director for Action & Endurance Sports: Tschana Schiller

 

Sports Medicine Staff

Jen Kimball - Clinical Specialist - DPT, OCS, SCS

Caitlin Dios - Clinical Specialist, XC + SBX Medical Coordinator, Interim Freeski/Snowboard Medical Coordinator - MS, LAT, ATC

Robyn Hase - Clinic Athletic Trainer, Pilates Instructor- MPH, LAT, ATC

Torey Anderson - Alpine Medical Coordinator, Women's Speed Team Physical Therapist - DPT

Caitlin Ciccone - Men's Speed Team Physical Therapist - DPT

Tim Andrews - Men's Europa Cup Athletic Trainer - DAT, ATC

Peter Toohey- Freestyle Medical Coordinator, Aerials Team Athletic Trainer - ATC

Jill Radzinski - Team Athletic Trainer - ATC 

 

Athletic Development Staff

Bob Poehling - Athletic Development Coordinator - Women's Alpine

Hometown - La Crosse, WI

Q: How did you come to be who you are?

A: Growing up and to this day, my family either watches or attends just about any Wisconsin sporting event possible. If we weren't going to the games, we would find random 5k races somewhere just before our own soccer games. I guess that's how you make kids tired so they sleep! Needless to say, my life has always revolved around sport. I've also always been fascinated with science and finding organization and answers. Unfortunately, after a BA in Biology and an MSc in Kinesiology, all I have figured out is that it's about quantifying uncertainty. So now I'm living my dream of using science to help sport performances in a small way.

Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: The constant problem-solving; whether it is balancing concurrent training demands in the gym, finding a bike wheel in Europe, or an excel formula that will help the ski coaches.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
A: 
It is in giving that we receive - Saint Francis of Assisi

Matt Voss - Athletic Development Coordinator - Freeski/Snowboard

Hometown - Orlando, FL

Q: How did you come to be who you are?
A: Growing up, athletics were always a big part of my identity. From youth city league to collegiate sports, it’s been my outlet and my favorite way to express myself. I started my career as a K-5 P.E. educator and fell in love with teaching movement. From there, I continued to receive opportunities to work with athletes at all different levels. Along the way, I was able to pick up two degrees from the University of Central Florida (2017 national champs) and a graduate degree from the University of Oregon. 10 years later, I now find myself as the Athletic Development Coach for the U.S. Snowboard and Freeski- Halfpipe, Slopestyle, and Big Air teams.

Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: Building relationships and unlimited pretzels

Q: What are some of the causes you care about?
A: Creating space where people feel seen and valued, empowering minoritized communities, and dismantling the patriarchy

Q: What would be your personal motto?
A: Always say no to mayo
 

Farzad Jalilvand- Athletic Development Coordinator - Freestyle

Hometown - Los Angeles

Q: How did you come to be who you are?
A: I think a lot of it has to do with me being a former competitive soccer player. My drive of finding ways to separate myself from other players has really shaped my career and ultimately, how I ended up being involved with athletic development. After my career ended, I wanted to continue to be involved with training and helping other players to become better, and to avoid the training pitfalls that I experienced. In this pursuit, I ended up moving to the United States in 2004 for an education in kinesiology. I currently hold a bachelors degree in kinesiology and a masters degree in exercise physiology. I am also currently in pursuit of a professional doctoral degree in sport and exercise. Fast forwarding to the present day, the last decade has included countless of hours spent inside and outside the weight-room training athletes form the high-school, collegiate, and elite levels. I am grateful for these experiences as they have prepared me for my current role as an Athletic Development Coach for U.S Ski & Snowboard.

What is the best part of your job?
A: 
Being part of something bigger than myself, the collaborative environment, random banter with my colleagues, and of course being able to wear comfortable athletic gear year around as part of my work.

Q: What would be your personal motto?
A: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity- Seneca 

 

Mark Dyer - Athletic Development Coach - Alpine Development Teams

 

Calvin Chapman - Athletic Development Coach 


 

High Performance Staff

Gus Kaeding - Performance Data Manager

Alexander Cohen - USOPC Senior Sport Psychologist

Ricki Walker - Sport Psychologist

 

 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard High Performance Philosophy

WHY:

“To inspire, train, and educate U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and teams to maximize their physical and mental preparedness because we care about people, and the pursuit of personal and athletic greatness.”

PROCESS:

Foster a culture of strong, diverse leaders by: 

·  Nurturing an inclusive, physically and psychologically Safe environment.

·  Championing continuous competitive improvement by pushing the limits of human performance and personal and professional Excellence.

·  Collaborating through open discussion, having fun, and creating solutions that cultivate a strong Team.

OUTCOME:

Develop competent, confident, and connected athletes and teams of strong character that are physically and mentally prepared to be the best in the world in skiing and snowboarding.

ASPIRATIONAL VISION:

Be the best in the world at Olympic Skiing and Snowboarding.