September 2, 2014.
The USASA is pleased to announce that 31 series will be presenting events across the nation this year. Mergers of existing series and the addition of two new series will better serve USASA members across the country.
The Grand Canyon Series, based out of Flagstaff, Arizona will be spearheaded by USASA Series Director Scott Sawyer. The Grand Canyon team is very experienced in event management and are looking forward to presenting events at up to three resorts this winter.
Western Washington State will have a new USASA Series located in proximity to the Seattle area. Brandy Powell will be the new Series Director for events taking place at Steven’s Pass and The Summit at Smoqualamie resorts this winter.
The USASA extends its most sincere thanks to Michele and Dave Schnake, Directors of the Enter the Dragon Series, for their dedicated years of service to the USASA and its members in Oregon. With the departure of the Schnakes, the USASA is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Brown as Series Director of the newly named Central Oregon Series. Adam will be working closely with the Schnakes over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition for athletes in the Pacific Northwest.
Special thanks to outgoing Middle Earth Series Director Monique Shorr, for her efforts building the Michigan-based USASA series. Greg Flowers, former Series Director of the Huck Finn Series will be expanding his series to include members from Middle Earth. The name of the new series, based in Michigan, will be the USASA Great Lakes Snow Series.
NEW SERIES DIRECTORS:
In addition to the new series presenting USASA events this year, the organization is pleased to announce the appointment of new Series Directors for the following series:
Maine Mountain Series will be directed by Chrissy and Bill Hamel of Franklin, New Hampshire. The Hamels have two boys, both of whom competed at USASA Nationals and in the Maine Mountain Series for the last few seasons. Special thanks to Sean and Terry Keough who directed the Maine Mountain Series for the past decade. Their daughter Katie serves as one of two Rider Representatives on the USASA Executive Board.
Lynn Merriam will be taking over the USASA Aspen / Snowmass Series from outgoing Series Director, Tyler Lindsay. Lindsay, who served as National Champion Technical Supervisor at the Rail Jam venue, will be assisting Lynn as she transitions into her new role directing the Aspen based series.On behalf of the USASA, thanks for making the 25th Anniversary of the USASA National Championships such an amazing experience. You are all part of something truly special!
USASA Executive Director