Tori Koski grew up in Steamboat Springs, CO. Starting as a member of SSWSC at age 12, Tori became a international snowboard athlete while competing in a variety of sports. She was invited to join the US Snowboard Team at the young age of 15 and traveled the globe competing. After high school, Tori pursued her international professional snowboard career. Faced with a series of obstacles and injuries she persevered through every challenge presented to her. She is passionate, intelligent, athletic, kind and generous with everyone she comes in contact with. She shares her experiences, knowledge and passion for life with everyone, most importantly her family and friends. In addition to being the Snowboard Program Director, she is one of a select few to coach at US Snowboarding Project Gold camps.
2003 USSA Snowboard Domestic Coach of the Year
Thedo enjoys bringing snowboard racing to a higher level in the US. He has put several riders on the US Team and coached athletes at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. Thedo’s mission is to provide a solid training base, while working on the right mentality to excel in the sport. Thedo is a former Olympian and coached successfully on the World Cup before coming to Steamboat. In addition, Thedo coached at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Dave grew up in Southern California, and comes from a surfing background. A Steamboat Local for 40 years, Dave’s been snowboarding for over 25 years and on hard boots for 20 years. He brings a great amount of alpine equipment knowledge and passion to the program. Dave is very involved with the Alpine Snowboard community. He goes every year to Aspen for the annual Summit Expression Session.
He’s also a woodworker, and his creations can be seen on his website at http://www.davidwinterswoodworker.com Summer’s are spent backpacking in the high country with his family: wife Sue and sons Billy and Cody. Any spare time is spent tinkering with his classic car “Ernie”, a 1965 Morris Minor Traveller decked out as a surf woodie!
Cody Brown took his first ski turns at three, started snowboarding around eight, and competing in freestyle a few years later. He then began racing SBX in the Winter Park Series at age fourteen. He tried to keep up with the open class riders during the winter and learned what he could from Mark Schultz and Andy Finch during the summer. With over thirteen years of competing in USASA, USSA, FIS and independent events, Cody worked his way up the ranks to the World Cup level. In 2008 Cody took a break from racing and finished his degrees in international business and philosophy. His passion for snowboarding, love for the sport and race experience brought Cody to coaching. Over the past few years Cody has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best coaches in the industry, as well as coach several World Cup, X-Games, and Olympic athletes. During the off season you will find Cody running his roofing company in Denver and spending as much time as he can with his wife Bailey and daughter Talon.
Born and raised in Northern California, Austin quickly discovered a strong passion for Snowboarding at a young age. With several years of USASA racing under his belt, Austin began racing SBX, PGS, and PSL Nor-Am’s. Training with the Squaw Valley Snowboard Team, SBX became his true passion. After almost a decade of racing, Austin has decided to step back from being a competitive athlete to help others further their competitive careers! Most recently, Austin graduated with honors from Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV in May of 2016 with a degree in Accounting.
Tracy grew up in North Eastern Ohio and comes from a trampoline background. She worked her way up as an athlete competing at a National level, which has greatly helped her transition on to snow. She first discovered snowboarding at a local hill when she was in high school. She knew she was hooked when her snowboarding ability had quickly surpassed her skiing ability. She started teaching part time after school at Boston Mills and Brandywine ski areas in 1997 and realized she had found her niche. She followed her passion to Colorado where she received her BA in Environmental Science and Studio Art from the University of Denver. She taught at Keystone, Loveland, and Eldora before settling down in Steamboat. Tracy has worked for Steamboat Resort Corporation for the past 10 years as an instructor and past 5 years as a trainer. She has achieved her AASI level 3 Certification and holds her Children’s and Freestyle accreditations. This will be Tracy’s third year with the club. Her goal is to instill a lifelong love for the sport through self-expression and positive camaraderie among peers.
Neill grew up in Virginia where he wrestled and played lacrosse. Graduating from the University of North Carolina, he was a two-time All-American lacrosse player. Neill started and ran Steamboat Youth Lacrosse for 10 years. Prior to coaching with the Winter Sports Club, he was an instructor for 13 years and a trainer for 9 years at the Steamboat Ski and Snowboard school. He is married and has a daughter and two sons, both of whom are snowboarders. In addition to being a passionate snowboarder, Neill enjoys surfing and working out.
Hello! My name is Maddy Schaffrick. I was born and raised in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado and grew up in the Winter Sports Club. My list of passions is substantial but snowboarding has always been at the top of it. I love all creatures but lions are my favorite. My favorite color is the Rainbow and my favorite thing to eat is ice cream. I’m allergic to all nuts, which is funny because my favorite people are nuts! Snowboarding is fun. Friends are family. Nature cures everything. Kindness makes a difference. Magic is Real. Love is All.
On top of Maddy’s contagious personality and smile she was on the U.S. halfpipe team for seven years. Her resume is packed with impressive results including X Games and Grand Prix events.