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Board of Directors

Terry McNabb – President

Terry McNabb has a business background with a degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College. He cofounded and ran three different companies during his career. Since moving to Stowe in 2007, Terry has consulted for his old company and volunteered for two primary organizations – the Stowe Education Fund raising money for the local schools and Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy. Terry is an avid skier who participates in the local ski bum race series each winter. Terry’s two children have been participants in MMSCA’s programs – his son as an athlete and his daughter most recently as a coach. When Terry and his wife Diane decided to move their family to Vermont, their goal was to choose the best place where they could raise their children. They have not been disappointed.

Dave Merriam – Vice President

Dave is the Senior Director of Skier Services at the Stowe Mountain Resort. His responsibilities include overseeing the Ski and Snowboard School and have since 1995. He moved to Stowe along with his wife Eva (Pfosi) Merriam in 1989 from Sugarloaf in Maine after a stint at Colby College. “I was enrolled in the Pre-Med program,” recalls Dave, “but the call of the snow was so overpowering that I put those plans on hold, and never looked back. I skied on the US Demo Team from 1984 to 1995, and I was the head coach from 1996-2004. Following being named to the Demo Team”, say’s Merriam, “colleagues encouraged me to move west to maximize my opportunities. So in the fall of 1989, Eva and I moved west to Stowe and we have been here ever since.”  Merriam appeared in Warren Miller’s “Learn to Ski Better,” and “Learn to Ski Better II” and in Greg Stump’s first film “The Droids.”  He was the instructional editor for Ski Magazine from 1994-97, was on the USSCA Educational Staff from 1988-2002 and coached at the Tecnica Summer ski camps from 1988-92. Dave and Eva (ex US Ski Team and NCAA All-American) live in Elmore and have two daughters, Hannah and Lucy. Lucy is a graduate of the Academy’s class of 2012.

RB Klinkenberg – Treasurer

RB began skiing at Smuggler’s Notch at age three while his father was on the ski patrol. He started ski racing with the Cochran’s program around age 12. He raced both Alpine and Nordic throughout high school, culminating in winning the Vermont State Skimeister. RB was part of a small group of students who resurrected the Colby Ski Team after a lengthy dormancy and captained the team for three years. He worked with the athletic department, administration, and Board of Trustees of the College to bring the program to varsity status. After college RB worked with the Swiss Challenge program in Zermatt for four summers, was a (J5/J6) weekend coach at Waterville Valley, and participated on the Masters circuit for a couple of seasons. After living in New York City and Boston he returned to Vermont to work for Harrington’s of Vermont, where he is the COO. RB and his wife have a son who participated in MMSCA programs and a daughter now skiing for Colby College.

Ashley Grove – Secretary

Ashley Grove began skiing at Stowe at an early age. In the 1960s her parents and their friends began driving north every weekend from Hartford, CT, and the tradition continued when children came into the picture years later. Ashley developed a love for the mountains and the people in this part of Vermont.  After living in Atlanta and Boston for a number of years, she made the full-time move to Stowe in 2012. She’s served as a J5/6 and U12 coach, taught Finance at the Academy, and has experience in the ski service industry. Ashley’s professional background is in management consulting, she holds a BA from Colgate University and and MBA from Cornell University, and she currently works as a Human Resources Business Partner at Stowe Mountain Resort.

Andrew Arnott

Andrew (“Drew”) Arnott is the President & CEO of John Hancock Investments.  He was raised in Andover, Massachusetts by parents that immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1967.  While his parents did not grow up with an understanding for the sport of ski racing, the Scottish Highlands were in their blood and they did not mind supporting Drew’s passion for the mountains.  Growing up, Drew skied the White Mountains of New Hampshire and enjoyed racing alpine, eventually racing for Boston University where he captained the team for two years.  His self-described “undistinguished” ski racing career came to an end upon getting his undergraduate degree in business.  While banging gates became a fading memory, he never left the mountains.  Between graduate school and later starting a family with his wife KC, he committed every free weekend to the long drive north from Boston to the great state of Vermont, eventually buying a home in Stowe.  Drew and his wife KC have two daughters, Emily and Mackenzie, who grew up at MMSCA.

Denise Gutstein

Denise has been involved with Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy for over 15 years. Both of her sons, Grant and Trent, grew up in the Club’s Junior Program, and graduated from the Academy. Denise lives in Stowe with her husband Adam, who is also a past Board member.  Denise is the former president of Frontier Telephone and has a BSEE from Union College and an MBA in finance & marketing from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.  Denise has been serving the Stowe community in a number of roles in the past 20 years, including 10 years as former Board member and Chair of the Stowe Education Fund, and 9 years as director of the Electric Municipal Utility in the town of Stowe, and as President of the Stowe Cooperative Nursery School for 4 years.

Tad Davis

Tad and his wife Maura have three children; Faye, Gwen, & Teddy, and are enjoying finally skiing together as a family.  Growing up in Vermont, Tad began his ski racing career at MMSCA, went on to race for Boston College and continues to make appearances at the local Ski Bum races here in Stowe.  Tad and his family split their time between the mountains of VT and suburbs of Boston.  When he is not in the woods or on a trail, Tad is busy running his distribution company, Davis Family Deli Provisions.   

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