Current Board Of Directors
Members of our board of directors have a long history of involvement in the ski sport and ski industry in the State of Maine, while actively preserving archives along the way.
Glenn Parkinson, Freeport; Museum board President, board member of International Skiing History Association and U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame; Board member of New England Ski Museum; author of the Maine ski history book, First Tracks.
Daniel Cassidy, Winslow: Museum board Vice President; attended Thomas Collage and University of Maine Augusta; retired Business Development Sales Manager of Central Maine Newspapers; currently vice president of Eastern Ski Writers Association and a member of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, a photojournalist and writer for several newspapers and weBlog site.
Thomas Hanson, Orrington: Museum board Treasurer; University of Maine/BS and Masters, Mechanical Engineering; retired engineer of Knolls Atomic Power Lab division of General Electric and operator of Bangor True Value Hardware; past certified ski instructor and ski coach; long time member of Penobscot Valley Ski Club.
Greg Sweetser, Cumberland; Museum board Secretary, attended University of Maine Orono; former manager of sales and marketing at Saddleback Ski Area; current executive director of Ski Maine Association; founder of Ski Maine Educational Foundation; former president of Rangeley Chamber of Commerce; current Maine Tourism Commission board member and co-chair of the strategic marketing committee; 2006 recipient of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award for excellence in recreation
Scott Andrews, Portland: Consulting curator, research director and Snow Trail editor; coordinator with Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network; University of Chicago, BA and MBA; London School of Economics, MSc; PSIA-certified ski instructor in Alpine and Adaptive; Registered Maine Guide; ski writer/photographer since 1987, ski blogger for major website, registered Wikipedia editor and contributor to Cross Country Skier, Ski Area Management and Skiing Heritage magazines. Creator and presenter of “Fireside Chats”.
John Christie, Washington: Bowdoin College, BA/English; former general manager of Sugarloaf USA; former vice-president and general manager of Mount Snow Development Corporation; former owner/manager of Saddleback Ski Area; past board member of National Ski Areas Association; past president of Vermont State Chamber of Commerce; founder of Christie Associates marketing group; currently a Career Center Manager with Maine Department of Labor; author of “The History of Sugarloaf”,former museum board President.
Donald Fowler, Carrabassett Valley: museum board clerk; Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School; attorney at law with an office in Kingfield; former trustee of Stanley Museum, Kingfield; author of various articles on Sugarloaf skiing history.
Peter Hussey, Kennebunkport: Colby College 1957 BA/ Business Administration; Former Executive Vice President & General Manager of Hussey Seating Company (formerly Hussey Mfg. Co., builder of Ski jumps & Ski Lifts in the 1930's); Retired as Executive V. P. in Major Project Sales (Stadiums & Arenas) in 2001; Skier since 1940's; Former Gould Academy Ski Team under Coach Paul Kailey and on the Colby Ski Team in the 1950's; Currently skis Sugarloaf and is a member of the Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club.
David Irons, Westbrook: Began radio and television broadcasting in 1959; ski writer for Portland and Lewiston newspapers since 1970s; past senior editor of Ski Industry Letter; contributor to Ski, Skiing and Snow Country magazines; certified ski patrolman with National Ski Patrol and Professional Ski Patrol Association; past president of Eastern Ski Writers Association and North American Snowsports Journalists Association.
Megan Roberts, Farmington; U.N.H. - Plymouth, BS/teaching Physical Education; past alpine certified coach and certified ski instructor; former president of Ragged Mt. Ski Club in Camden; past administrator at Taos Ski Valley, NM; past general manager of Titcomb Mountain in Farmington; past president of Ski Maine Association; current board member of Titcomb Ski Educational Foundation; current yoga instructor; current alpine ski racer, current FSC and Congregational Church historian;
Betsy Doyon, Bethel: University of Maine at Orono, BS/recreation and parks management; operates Doyon’s Septic Service with husband Dennis; ski instructor since 1974; certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America in adaptive skiing; former executive director of Maine Handicapped Skiing; nordic volunteer with MHS; instructor and board member of the Mount Abram Ski Club.
Cooper Friend, Ellsworth: Kimball Union Academy and Nasson College; Owner Friend & Friend, Inc., L-A Harley-Davidson; Board of Trustees Carrabassett Valley Academy; past president Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce; past chairman Downeast Family YMCA; past director of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Co.; longtime member Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club.
Jim Quimby, Rangeley: U.S. Air Force retired master sergeant; operations manager at Saddleback Mountain Resort since 2003; certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America in alpine, nordic and snowboarding; certified senior ski patroller and former director of ski patrol at Saddleback.
Carl Theriault, Fort Kent: International MBA Baldwin Wallace; Owner Valley Auto General Motors dealership Fort Kent; former sales and marketing director Picker International Europe; former economic development director Fort Kent; former ski coach at Fort Kent High School; board of directors Maine Winter Sports Center and Lonesome Pines Trail in Fort Kent; avid ski collector and ski history enthusiast.
Leigh Breidenbach, Turner: Director of the former University of Maine Farmington Ski Industries Program 1990-2010; Professional Ski Instructors of America Full Certified Alpine Instructor, Level 1 Nordic;, United States Ski & Snowboard Association Level 11 Alpine Coach, Ski instructor since 1970; founder of "A Woman's Turn" seasonal program for Sunday River; contributing editor Ski Tech & Inside Track; former associate softgoods sales rep Sunri Associates; on hill rep for Volkl since 1985; Current Director UMF Outdoor Recreation Collaborative.
Bill Brown, Newry: President of Sunday River Ski and Snowboard Club, works at Sunday River
John Weston, Fryeburg: Seventh generation farmer; Currently in his fifteenth year as the Nordic coach at Fryeburg Academy; Named 2011 Maine Ski Coach of the Year by the Portland Press Herald; Maintains Stark's Hill Nordic trail system in Fryeburg; Licensed USSA Nordic TD; Chief of Course for the NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2011; Assistent Chief of Competition for the US Junior Nationals in 2014; Awarded the 2010 John Caldwell Award for contributions to Nordic skiing in New England.
Bruce Miles, Carrabassett Valley: Museum Executive Director ,University of Maine Farmington, BS/Education; full certified ski instructor by Professional Ski Instructors of America since 1970; helped start the UMF Ski School in early 1970s; current US Ski and Snowboard Association certified level 11 Alpine Coach, Level 3 Alpine Official; current president of Sugarloaf Ski Club; current member of Carrabassett Valley Academy board of Trustees, current Museum Executive Director.