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TYLER T. RAY

GRANITE CHIEF

Tyler is a life-long skier born in the White Mountain foothills of western Maine in the town of Bridgton. With 33 lakes to its name and several prominent mountains including local ski hill Pleasant Mountain, Tyler fell prey to mountain life at an early age unable to shake its hearty grasp. A skiing obsession was launched at age 2 on Pleasant Mountain’s bunny slopes; he later made his parents proud at Sunday River where he set a single season record for most mug club referrals at the Matterhorn Ski Bar. Tyler now prefers the skintrack for business and steep gullies for play while practicing real estate and business law in the Mt. Washington Valley law firm of Cooper Cargill Chant. He lives with his wife Anne and two wild animals Nelson (5) and Levi (3) in North Conway, NH.


RICK JENKINSON

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS | glade chief (Bartlett Mountain)

Rick’s first herringbone climbs up a ski hill was at Boston Mills ski area (vertical 240’!) outside Cleveland, OH when he was 5.  He later found himself every year at ski camp on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain until he discovered Wildcat Mt while at UNH. He still skis Wildcat and has discovered the joy of backcountry skiing. Now retired, he is now devoting his time to his outdoor passions and also serves on the board of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust.

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CHRIS MCKAY

TREASURER

Chris learned to ski at a young age on the slopes of NH’s Black Mountain.  His first backcountry/sidecountry missions were while attending college in New Hampshire.  Off the snow he is an avid mountain biker, pilot and is as a CPA at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, P.A. in North Conway, NH.  Chris lives in the Lakes Region with his wife & dog Piper.  Chris also serves on the board of Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer.


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CASY CALVER

MEMBERSHIP

Casy started alpine skiing at the age of 7, only falling in love with backcountry skiing after moving to New England in 2009. Formerly regional PR director for SheJumps, she now leads BC ski trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s NH Ski Committee, also dabbling in telemarking, skate skiing, and skimo racing. Off the snow, she is a medical editor in the field of addiction.


DREW ZIMBER

VICE PRESIDENT | operations

Drew splits his time between Boston, MA and Tamworth, NH where he owns a ski cabin. Drew is a longtime backcountry skier with an affinity for the “West Side” of Mt. Washington whenever it’s in play. Drew is a software consultant in his day job in Boston where he is occasionally found reliving his youth in intramural games of softball, football or basketball.  He has three children and lives with his girlfriend who is from Australia.


ANDREW DRUMMOND

RACE DIRECTOR | granbassador

Andrew grew up in the White Mountains, ski racing through high school and got his first taste of the backcountry by tomahawking the Tuckerman Ravine Headwall at age 12. Through college he ski patrolled on the weekends at Attitash and ultimately fell in love with alpine touring after a few trips to Alaska. Andrew can still be found chasing sticks at the local beer leagues or more likely lapping the headwall with his dog Squall. Andrew is founder of Ski the Whites, a Jackson, NH based backcountry gear outfitter.


STEVE DUPUIS

SAFETY CHIEF | glade chief (South Baldface Project)

Steve  is an active outdoorsman whether guiding at Synnott Mountain Guides or out on rescue with Mountain Rescue Service where he serves as President. Steve hails from Stow, Maine. 


COLIN WROBLEWSKI

FINANCIAL & OPERATIONS

Colin was born and raised in the Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire. A longtime skier and outdoor adventurer, Colin moved back home to raise a family after a successful early corporate career in Boston. Upon his return, Colin became CFO and co-owner of the family business White Mountain Puzzles based out of Jackson, NH. AKA the “Puzzle King”, Colin is married to wife Meredith and has two young children Hazel and Teddy.

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JAKE RISCH

CUTLER RIVER LIAISION 

Born and raised in the Mount Washington Valley, Jake was tearing up Wildcat by age two. Trips across the street following his dad up Mount Washington instilled a lifelong passion for the backcountry. Jake is a founding member of the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine where he currently serves as President.  Jake is also a founding member and Vice President of the White Mountain Swiftwater Rescue team.

Professionally Jake is a freelance technical writer and proposal manager, helping companies bid on and win government contracts.


KRISTINE KEENEY

MAPPING & SIGNAGE

You can find Kristine somewhere between the mountains of Western Maine and Vermont's Mad River Valley depending on who's got the best pow. She learned to ski at the age of 5 and typically can be found hiking for turns until there's nothing left. Taking up telemark and having the NUHOC Loj in the White Mountains as a base camp, opened up a whole new world of access to backcountry zones in Northern New England. When she's not chasing storms, she works for East Coast Greenway Alliance leading the development of the Greenway in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She also helps to build and put prototypes through the wringer for local ski builders YOPP Skis in Bethel, Maine.  Kristine served as a GBA Snowminer during the 2017 season. 


JEREMIAH MACRAE-HAWKINS

NORTH COUNTRY LIAISON | glade chief (randolph, lancaster)

Jeremiah gained a deep appreciation for wilderness spending his formative years slinking around the mountains of northern NH on ski and on foot.  Having worked doing many things, from logging in VT to teaching skiing in Switzerland, he decided to return to Coos NH and make a living cutting timber frames and banging nails. In his spare time, when not recreating in the mountains, Jeremiah promotes local running and cycling events in Coos. Jeremiah lives in Gorham, NH with his wife Meghan.


KATELIN NICKERSON

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

Skiing and exploring in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire has been a lifelong pursuit for Katelin. She fell in love with human-powered skiing during her first ski expedition to Mount Washington. Every experience in the backcountry enhances her passion for skiing and appreciation for the mountains. A native Mainer, Katelin works out of Portland as an environmental consultant specializing in wetland science and natural resource permitting. 

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NIK FIORE

LAND MASTER

Nik is the last of a dying breed of ripping tele skiers living to tell his tales. His tales include stints living Jackson, WY and other cool places before cooling off in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Nick is a leader of the AMC NH Ski Committee program and takes groups into different glade zones all winter. Nik is an engineer working by trade living with his wife sherry in Lebanon.

BRIDGET FREUDENBERGER

FINANCIAL & RACE EVENTS

Bridget lives in galaxy far, far away…a mecca of pristine mountains, wild snow and the Balsams…we are talking NH’s deep North Country in Colebrook, NH! With Bridget on board, GBA is happily represented across a large majority of GBA’s geographic region (NH & western ME). Bridget’s role will be focused on finance and events, which neatly reflects her daily job as a loan officer for Bangor Savings Bank and Race Director for Metallack Adventure Race. Bridget is a hard-charging athlete recently completing an Ironman in Lake Placid, NY. GBA is excited to begin exploration to seek out glading opportunities up yonder!

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