Gail Loveland

Executive Director

Gail Loveland - Executive Director

Home State: Pennsylvania

Gail has more than 19 years of experience in non-profit program development, administration and recreation. She joined the National Ability Center in June 2010 as Executive Director following five years as the Associate Executive Director and Program Director for the Outdoors for All Foundation in Seattle, WA. She has always been drawn to health and recreation and her career has followed that path including work with Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Lacrosse and Vail Resorts as well as experience working as a ski and snowboard instructor.  Gail holds a BA from the University of Vermont, School of Business and an Executive Certification in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University.

Gail credits her ability to lead such an innovative and dynamic organization such as the National Ability Center to the many mentors, volunteers, board members, staff, friends and supporters she has the privilege to work with and learn from and to her personal passion for sport and recreation as an avid cyclist, skier, snowboarder, sailor, hiker, camper, football fan and ‘retired’ lacrosse and field hockey athlete and coach.  Gail currently serves as a board member for Disabled Sports USA and as a member of the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee for the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation and Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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Heather LeVan

Director of Development

Heather Levan - Director of Development

Home State: Utah

Heather LeVan joined the National Ability Center in July 2015, bringing 15 years of experience within the non-profit community. She is excited to be a part of an organization that is focused on making a difference in people’s lives and creating sustainable programs and opportunities that are beneficial for children and families.

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and her Master of Arts in Community Leadership/Nonprofit Management from Westminster College. Prior to joining the National Ability Center, Heather served as Director of Development for the College of Education at the University of Utah; Chief Financial Officer for Salt Lake Education Foundation; Director of Development for Huntsman Cancer Foundation; and Development Officer at Salt Lake Community College.

In Heather’s spare time she loves to hang out with her husband and two kids; she enjoys camping, bike riding, and cheering on her kids’ activities. She also serves on the program committee of the Utah Food Bank, focusing on child hunger in Utah. And whenever possible, Heather really enjoys sitting down with a good knitting project!

E: heatherl@discovernac.org

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Tracy Meier

Program and Education Director

Tracy Meier - Program and Education Director

Home State: Virginia

Tracy Meier refuses to be limited. She believes every challenging situation provides a way to learn, grow and find success through adaptation.

Tracy’s laugh and positive energy have become mainstays at the National Ability Center. She became part of the team in 2002 as a Therapeutic Recreation intern. Now, as the Training and Education Director, as well as the Therapeutic Recreation Internship Supervisor, Tracy is sharing her skills and insights with a new generation.

Tracy loves the benefits found in the multitude of activities available at the National Ability Center and enjoys working with individuals to find their greatest potential.

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Kevin Stickelman

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Stickelman - Chief Operating Officer

Home State: Kansas

Kevin brings 20 years of ski industry and outdoor recreation experience to the National Ability Center most recently serving as President/General Manager at Lee Canyon ski area in Nevada for six years.  His ski industry experience also includes assignments at Mt Bachelor, Moonlight Basin, Angel Fire, Park City Mountain Resort, and Snow Creek.  He also spent four years on the staff at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, which is the premier high adventure base of the Boy Scouts of America.

An amputee himself, Kevin has long been involved with adaptive recreation getting his first taste of learning to ski with the support of adaptive instructors in a small program in Missouri at age 11, and most recently serving on the Board of Directors for Oregon Adaptive Sports based in Bend, OR.  Kevin majored in engineering at Kansas State University and the University of Utah and holds professional certifications from the USSA as an alpine coach and PSIA as a level 3 certified ski instructor.  In his free time, Kevin can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two daughters hiking, camping, fly fishing, playing golf, and skiing.

E: kevins@discovernac.org

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Amanda Baseler

Equestrian Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator and TR Intern Supervisor

Amanda Baseler - Equestrian Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator and TR Intern Supervisor

Home State: Tennessee

Amanda began her career with the National Ability Center in 2008 and has been involved in just about every program we offer, including spending time as a water skiing assistant and an alpine ski instructor. Now, we are glad to have her serving full time as an instructor in our Equestrian Program.

Amanda loves sharing her knowledge and skills with participants, staff and volunteers. She feels grateful that every day she has the opportunity to teach something new as well as learn something new from the participants.

When she’s not hanging out with our horses, Amanda can be found either water or snow skiing, depending on the season.

E: amandab@discovernac.org

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Marci Bender

Equestrian Programs Manager

Marci Bender - Equestrian Programs Manager

Home State:

Pennsylvania

Marci has taken the lead for our Equestrian Programs. She has a Degree in Recreation and Parks Management with a focus in Therapeutic Recreation. She is also a Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl.) Advanced Certified Instructor.

Marci’s job entails horse training, problem solving, staff mentoring and of course working with our participants. She loves that her job brings something different every day.

When she’s not at the National Ability Center you can find her fueling up with a good cup of coffee, skiing or hiking and perhaps even whipping up a batch of her famous cookies.

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Billie Burgess-Miller

Lead Equestrian Instructor

Billie Burgess-Miller - Lead Equestrian Instructor

Home State: Pennsylvania

In her free time, she likes to hike, ski (alpine and x-country) and get outdoors with her husband and 3 kids. She also enjoys riding and driving (horses of course!) and learned how to ski behind a horse, skijoring in Maine. She likes to read and knit when she has time and her favorite genre is historical fiction.

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Anna Davis

Assistant Sports & Recreation Program Manager

Anna Davis - Assistant Sports and Recreation Program Manager

Home State: New Hampshire

 

Anna Davis comes to the National Ability Center from Maine via the University of New Hampshire where she studied Recreation Management and Policy with focus on Therapeutic Recreation. As a CTRS, she joined our Therapeutic Recreation internship program in 2006, then moved permanently to Utah to ski and work at the National Ability Center.  Ten years later, Anna is bringing her on-snow and in-the-water experience to her role as our Sports and Recreation Assistant Program Manager. When not in the office or out on the hill with  programs, your can find Anna skiing or jig-saw puzzling. Anna is ever-prepared, often sporting a fanny pack so that she is ready at a moment’s notice to help with any activity the National Ability Center has to offer.

E: annad@discovernac.org

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Jeremy Housekeeper

Program Partnership & Development Senior Manager

Jeremy Housekeeper - Program Partnership and Development Senior Manager

Home State: Utah

Jeremy comes to the National Ability Center with a Therapeutic Recreation degree and Undergraduate Research Scholar Designation from the College of Health at the University of Utah.

Jeremy is the mastermind behind planning, coordinating and facilitating adaptive and community experience for groups of all abilities, ages and demographics.

He loves working with families and seeing the expressions of love and joy between them as they support each other to break barriers and overcome adversity.

Jeremy says the determination and patience shown by many of the participants drives him to challenge himself.

A little known fact about Jeremy is his incredible tree climbing skills. He is especially stealth when a cat or child finds themself in a tree-climbing predicament.

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Liz Longhurst

COACH Internship Supervisor / Trainer / TRS, CTRS

Liz Longhurst - COACH Internship Supervisor, Trainer, TRS, and CTRS

Home State: Utah

Liz came to the National Ability Center as a Therapeutic Recreation Intern and stayed because she saw the effect the organization had on people & their lives. Through her role in the COACH intern program, Liz enjoys watching individuals grow while creating lasting, meaningful relationships.

Liz is a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS) & Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) and brings her Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation and a Masters in Adaptive Physical Education to the organization as well as teaching certificates in state and nationally-accredited programs.

Appreciating all of the recreational activities offered by the National Ability Center, Liz says, “If it’s outside, I’m game.” She spends her time hiking, biking, water-skiing, wakeboarding, swimming, snowboarding, snowshoeing and camping. Liz also loves to ride her motorcycle and be with her husband and dog.

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Tracy Meier

Program and Education Director

Tracy Meier - Program and Education Director

Home State: Virginia

Tracy Meier refuses to be limited. She believes every challenging situation provides a way to learn, grow and find success through adaptation.

Tracy’s laugh and positive energy have become mainstays at the National Ability Center. She became part of the team in 2002 as a Therapeutic Recreation intern. Now, as the Training and Education Director, as well as the Therapeutic Recreation Internship Supervisor, Tracy is sharing her skills and insights with a new generation.

Tracy loves the benefits found in the multitude of activities available at the National Ability Center and enjoys working with individuals to find their greatest potential.

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Aaron Newman

Training & Education Manager

Aaron Newman - Training and Education Manager

Home State: Missouri

Aaron joined the National Ability Center in 2015 after spending 16 years creating university recreation and leadership programs across the country. Before coming to the National Ability Center, Aaron taught in the Weber State University Honors Program where he specialized in leadership development.

Before Weber State, Aaron directed the Outdoor Adventure Bound program at New England College, and the intramural and recreation programs at Saint Joseph’s College. Aaron has a passion for teaching and working with people of all abilities and applying a strengths based approach in developing their best. In his role at the National Ability Center, Aaron works with international groups and coordinates trainings both domestically and internationally.

When not at work, Aaron can be found on the trails around Park City or fly fishing at his secret spots in the Uintas. Aaron received his Bachelors from Augustana College and his Masters in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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Erik Leirfallom

Alpine Head Coach

Home State: Colorado

Erik comes to the NAC from Colorado where he was born and raised. Before coming to the NAC, Erik most recently worked for the International Paralympic Committee as the Alpine World Cup Race Director. Before that Erik was the Team Summit Colorado Alpine Race Program Director for 4 seasons. Erik was first exposed to Adaptive (Para) alpine in 2006 when hired as a Ski Serviceman and then Coach for the (at the time) US Disabled Ski Team. Erik worked with the US Paralympic Alpine team full time through 2011 season. During that time, Erik was honored to coach at 2 World Championships and the Vancouver Paralympic Games. In 2011, Erik was awarded the International Adaptive coach of the year by USSA.

Erik Began his coaching and ski instruction career at 19 working for Purgatory in Durango Colorado while also attending college at Fort Lewis. By 2005, after 2 college degrees (not ski related!), Erik had decided that the ski industry was where he wanted to work. At that time, Erik was a Ski School Manager, an examiner for PSIA-RM, and the Head Coach/Program director of the local ski team.

In 2009 Erik and is wife Megan left Durango and moved to Frisco Colorado to be closer to family and maybe start their own. Their Son Jon is now 6 years old. Erik loves spending time skiing, biking, camping, canoeing, traveling with the family and is looking forward to further exploring the great state of Utah!

Brian Castillo

Ski & Snowboard Program Manager

Home State: 

Wisconsin

Bio coming soon!

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Kaden Ream

Universal Staff

Kaden Ream - Universal Staff

Home State: Pennsylvania

Kaden came to the National Ability Center as a Therapeutic Recreation intern in the winter of 2013/14. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania he attended Temple University where he received a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Kaden’s passion for adaptive sports started when he spent time at Temple volunteering for adaptive sports teams and organizing wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball tournaments.

After is winter internship at the National Ability Center he was employed the following summer as a member of the Universal Program Staff. Kaden teaches skiing and snowboarding in the winter and loves to be on the Jordanelle teaching paddling and waterskiing, or shredding down the mountain on his mountain bike with participants in the summer. Kaden loves working as a full time staff member, where he can add his administration skills and passion for adaptive sports to the Sports and Recreation team.

In Kaden’s free time you will find him out snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, or playing guitar.

Steve Robinson

Sports and Recreation Program Manager

Steve Robinson - Sports and Recreation Program Manager

Home State: Florida

Steve Robinson graduated from Florida State University with a master’s degree in recreation management, and has more than nine years of experience as an outdoor recreation professional.

Steve began his career as the assistant director of outdoor adventure at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he coordinated outdoor excursions such as backpacking, rock climbing and kayaking, as well as educational programs. He also worked as the assistant director of outdoor adventure at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia; and as a backcountry guide in the Blue Ridge Mountains, an adaptive ski instructor and a camp administrator.

Steve first came to the National Ability Center as a sports and recreation intern in the winter of 2006 and then as a full-time ski/snowboard instructor in 2008. He returned in 2014 as the sports and recreation program manager because he believes strongly in the organization’s mission, and wanted to be a part of the continued development of innovative new programs, such as spearheading a progressive rock climbing series and adaptive mountain biking programs

In his free time, you’ll find Steve playing outside on a trail, rock or slope. Or you might find him cheering as the Seminoles make another National Championship run. Go Noles!

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Jess Roising

Competition Program Manager

Jess Roising - Competition Program Manager

Home State: New York

Jess loves athletics and competition, so it was only natural for this Equestrian Programs staff member to transition into the role of Competition Program Manager.

Each day, Jess is excited for the opportunity to foster joy and personal achievement. She works closely with our athletes and coaches to be sure each one receives the training they need and develops skills that not only apply in the midst of competition, but transfer to every day life as well.

Jess says her best moments on the job are when she sees a participant have that ‘eureka moment’, when everything comes together and that individual gets closer to realizing his or her goal.

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Andrea Thompson

Camps and Custom Family Program Manager

Andrea Thompson - Camps and Custom Groups Supervisor

Home State: Michigan

Andrea has been working with our camps and ski and snowboard programs since 2008. After 5 years working as a universal staff member, Andrea took on the full-time role as our Camps and Custom Groups Manager.

Andrea is a certified MANDT instructor.
She is also a PSIA Level 1 adaptive instructor and a TRS/CTRS.

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Carey Cusimano

Major Gifts Officer

Carey Cusimano - Major Gifts Officer

Home State: Ohio

Carey Cusimano joined the National Ability Center in September of 2015, bringing 20 years of experience within the fields of development and marketing. She enjoys working for an organization who shares her passion for recreation and the outdoors and which is what brought her to Park City over 19 years ago.

Carey earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bowling Green State University with a focus on International Business from Nantes Atlantique in Nantes, France. Prior working for National Ability Center she was an Independent Consultant and spent over eight years as the VP of Development for the Deer Valley® Music Festival, Utah Symphony/Utah Opera’s summer festival.
In her spare time she enjoys skiing, snowboarding, road biking, hiking, traveling and spending time with family. She is also known for cutting a rug on the dance floor from her many years of dance training in tap, ballet and jazz.

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Carin DeMilo

National Events Manager

Carin Demilo - National Events Manager

Home State: New York

Carin De Milo has been in the event business for over two decades. She has worked on events nationally as well as internationally, from seven Olympics and Paralympics to US Presidential Inaugurations as well as US Tennis Open and the Sundance Film Festival (5 years).   Her expertise includes strategic planning, project management, implementation, problem solving, and troubleshooting. Her passion is being collaborative, resourceful and creative.

Carin is a natural in the event industry. Her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with flawless precision and attention to detail, has helped contribute to her success and client satisfaction. Her commitment to excellence, vision for the mission proves perfection is truly in the details and sets her apart in the industry.

Carin has a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Management with a concentration in Event Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. In her free time she enjoys yoga and early morning workouts, hiking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, all things outdoors, while remaining dedicated to several local community organizations.

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Janet Fine

GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR

Janet Fine - Grants Administrator

Home State: New Jersey

Janet’s writing talents are invaluable to the pursuits of this organization. She is also a master at listening and problem solving. Her cheerful attitude is contagious and her laughter resounds throughout the building.

Janet advocates for accessibility, because to her it means being free from barriers – both mental and physical. She greatly values being part of a larger mission that strives to make recreation a part of everyone’s life.

Janet also loves horses and participates in the Equestrian Program at the National Ability Center with her daughter.

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Heather LeVan

Director of Development

Heather Levan - Director of Development

Home State: Utah

Heather LeVan joined the National Ability Center in July 2015, bringing 15 years of experience within the non-profit community. She is excited to be a part of an organization that is focused on making a difference in people’s lives and creating sustainable programs and opportunities that are beneficial for children and families.

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and her Master of Arts in Community Leadership/Nonprofit Management from Westminster College. Prior to joining the National Ability Center, Heather served as Director of Development for the College of Education at the University of Utah; Chief Financial Officer for Salt Lake Education Foundation; Director of Development for Huntsman Cancer Foundation; and Development Officer at Salt Lake Community College.

In Heather’s spare time she loves to hang out with her husband and two kids; she enjoys camping, bike riding, and cheering on her kids’ activities. She also serves on the program committee of the Utah Food Bank, focusing on child hunger in Utah. And whenever possible, Heather really enjoys sitting down with a good knitting project!

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Julia Rametta

Events Manager

Julia Rametta - Events Manager

Home State: Utah

Raised in Salt Lake City, Julia Rametta has long known about the National Ability Center, and admired its mission and reputation in the community. She was drawn to the role of special events manager by the diversity of fundraising events hosted by the National Ability Center, and the opportunity to increase community and national support for the organization.

Julia received her B.A. in sociology, a B.A. in international studies, and a minor in Spanish—all from University of Utah in 2008. Upon graduation, Julia spent two years as an educational director for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake (Lied Club); and four years as local service director at Youthlinc. While at Youthlinc, Julia grew their pilot teen refugee mentoring program, Real Life Salt Lake City, from one location to five, as well planned many successful galas and fundraisers for the organization.

When Julia isn’t putting on spectacular fundraising events for the National Ability Center, she can be found running with her black lab, Jax, training as a beginner triathlete, and spending time at Lake Powell.

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Meagan Simeone

Development Associate

Meagan Simeone - Development Associate

Home State: Virginia

Meagan graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2012. After graduation, she found her home in Park City and has been working in the hospitality industry.  She is very excited to bring her passion to the NAC.

 

During Meagan’s collegiate soccer career, she won a Colonial Athletic Conference Championship and played in the Division I NCAA Tournament. After being inducted into her High School Hall of Fame, she found a passion for sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with young players. Meagan coaches’ multiple sports through Basin Recreation.

 

When Meagan is not working, you can usually find her playing any sport that is in season.

 

 

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Kristi Brangle

Leadership Development and Talent Manager

Kristi Brangle - Leadership Development and Talent Manager

Home State: California

Kristi Brangle has become an integral part of the National Ability Center. She serves as our Customer Relations Manager. With a number of degrees in Communications, Kristi is well equipped to make sure all our participants, staff, donors and volunteers are well taken care of.

Kristi enjoys the opportunity to meet participants and their families. She loves listening to their stories and feels happy to be part of a team that creates even more wonderful memories for them.

An avid equestrian herself, Kristi especially likes spending time at the Equestrian Center with the horses. She says that horses just have a way of making everything better.

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Cassady Clark

Reservations Coordinator

Cassady Clark - Reservations Coordinator

Home State: Vermont

While in college, Cassady sustained a concussion that required taking time away. During her leave, she discovered a local therapeutic riding program in Vermont. In August 2009, Cassady became a PATH Int’l instructor and continued teaching at a small program in Massachusetts throughout college. Post-graduation, Cassady started work at High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program as an instructor and administrator in the organization. There, she did everything from Marketing, to teaching, to Public Relations, to implementing Medicaid Billing. In 2012, Cassady joined a collaborative effort to develop and implement a standard reporting system for therapeutic riding instructors across three centers, to track and identify common goals and achievements. Cassady presented the reporting system to Region 1, encompassing New England and parts of Canada, and at the 2013 PATH Int’l Conference in Orlando, FL.

After moving to Utah in the fall of 2014, Cassady worked at Montage Deer Valley, where she further developed her customer relations background. There, she received resort-wide recognition for her ability to listen to guests in order to provide personalized customer service.

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Marlise Cromar

Finance Manager

Marlise Cromar - Finance Manager

Home State: Utah

Marlise loves hiking among the red rocks of southern Utah with her partner, Sandi, and seeking out new hot springs, scenic drives, and national parks wherever their travels take them. She loves watching her two teenage sons play lacrosse (outdoors!) and is grateful to spend spring and fall evenings at the fields watching their games and helping at the scorer’s table.

As much as Marlise loves traveling and being in nature, she equally loves spreadsheets and numbers. She holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Master of Accounting (Audit Emphasis) from the University of Utah, has passed the CPA exam, and is in the homestretch for obtaining her CPA license. Her previous professional posts include Audit Staff at EY and Accountant/Office Manager for the law firm Dolowitz Hunnicutt.

Although she spends a lot of time in front of computer screens, tracking the financial ins and outs of the National Ability Center, she loves interacting with people and has spent many years leading retreats, groups, and meditation classes focusing on empowerment, authenticity, and compassion. Being the Finance Manager at NAC is a natural fit for her and brings together many of the things she cares about. Most importantly, she gets to work with and serve amazing people!

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Helen Davies

Lodge Manager

Helen Davies - Lodge Manager

Home: North Wales, Great Britain

Helen moved to Utah 18 months ago with her husband Chris from Maine. While living in Maine Helen and her husband Chris worked as Therapeutic foster parents, using her B Ed in Special Needs and Cert Ed in Outdoor Education, they soon realized that they were here to stay in the US.

From her love of snowboarding, Helen became an instructor and went on the manage and run Sunday River’s ski school in the winter and was a concierge at the resorts hotel in the summer.

Helen came to the National Ability Center as the Mountain Center Front Desk Manager for the winter of 2014 and quickly realized she wanted to stay, she secured a full time job as the front desk receptionist working with the reservation team. In November 2015 Helen became the newly appointed Lodge Manager and has quickly worked to get the place in to shipshape and Bristol fashion, to create a warm and inviting environment for our participants to enjoy their stay with us.

When Helen is not working, you can find her on the slopes snowboarding. Helen also has a large passion for road cycling, which she returns back east to ride from Boston to New York annually, she also enjoys riding in our very own Summit Challenge. When not on the slopes or the roads she can be found paddle boarding with our participants on the Jordanelle Reservoir.

In her word’s “Who wouldn’t want to live and work here.”

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Teo Popa

Executive Assistant

Home State: Utah

Teo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a minor in Business from the University of Utah and has many years’ experience working in both domestic and foreign non-profit administrations. After graduating college, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova, and upon returning, spent several years working for Utah’s Disability Law Center before joining the National Ability Center as an Executive Assistant.

 

She loves Utah’s unique outdoors and particularly enjoys camping, hiking, rowing, and boating—all with her dog, Koa, of course. She hopes to master horseback riding with the National Ability Center and her hobbies include volunteering with wildlife at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah and carpentry.

 

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Shalese Larsen

Front Desk & Registration Manager

Shalese Larson - Front Desk and Registration Manager

Home State: California

Shalese Larsen is our Front Desk and Registration Manager and comes to the National Ability Center with a degree in business, fluency in Spanish and a great attitude.

Shalese makes sure program registration goes smoothly and everyone who enters our doors is greeted with a smile. She is a fantastic new addition to the National Ability Center and has already made a tremendous impact with her hard work and great ideas.

Shalese loves to be outdoors and through the National Ability Center has discovered the incredible benefits of Nordic skiing. You’ll be sure to see her enjoying the trails around Park City.

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Lauren Willie

Volunteer Coordinator

Home State: Utah

Bio coming soon!

 

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Anneli Morse

Reservations Assistant

Anneli Morse - Reservations Assistant

Home State: Virginia

Anneli is the Front Desk and Reservations Assistant and has been with the NAC since October 2015. She has a degree in psychology and experience in non-profit communications, and loves being able to come in contact with so many of the participants at the National Ability Center. The NAC’s mission is one dear to her heart, as she has worked with people of all abilities for most of her career.

Anneli enjoys the mountain biking, camping, skiing, and participating in pretty much any outdoor activity with her husband and dog, and especially enjoys being a ski volunteer for the NAC in her free time.

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Janis Neary Miller

Program Resources Coordinator

Janis Neary Miller - Program Resources Manager

Homestate: Pennsylvania

All roads seem to have led Janis to her position at the National Ability Center.  Having a military upbringing and a love of the ocean had led her to a surf and Stand Up Paddle board program with the wounded warrior battalion at Camp Pendleton.  It was there that she had her first taste in adaptive recreation and the “therapy” it provides to our country’s veterans.  It ignited a passion in Janis and upon returning to Utah, it was recommended to her by a good friend to check out the National Ability Center.  Immediately she became a volunteer instructor and eventually a Universal staff member.  She was able to fulfil her mission to serve veterans and found that her passion expanded to all those that the center served.  After a season of programming; another aspect of Janis’ skills seemed to needed. Her technical background and “geeky” love of numbers, excel spreadsheets and data mining led her to accept the position of Program Resource manager.  Janis is in charge of scheduling the staff on the thousands of experiences the National Ability Center provides to people of all abilities each year.   She also sits on our military sub-committee; continuing to advocate for service members and their families.

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Patrick Refi

Accountant

Patrick Refi - Accountant

Home State: Pennsylvania

Pat has more than 5 years of experience in Accounting and data analysis.  He joined the National Ability Center in October 2015 from the recommendation from the former Accountant Bart Kotter, and is most grateful for the opportunity to have joined such a wonderful organization.

When Pat is not working you can find him out and about camping, skiing, hiking, disc golfing, ect.  He especially enjoys fishing the vast reservoirs and rivers that the state of Utah offers.

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Erin Monez

Mountain Center Front Desk Manager

Home State:

Tennessee

Bio coming soon!

Jan Drake

Equestrian Resource Manager

Jan Drake - Equestrian Resource Manager

Home State: Missouri

Jan has been involved with the National Ability Center since 2001. She has become not only a familiar face to many at the ranch, but a beloved member of the National Ability Center’s Equestrian Programs. Her passion to provide opportunities for individuals of all abilities through equine assisted activities and therapies is evident.

Jan has a special place in her heart for horses and her perfect day, outside of caring for them at the National Ability Center ranch, is photographing wild horses in the desert.

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Dallas Green

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Dallas Green - Facilities Maintenance Technician

Home State: Utah

Dallas was first introduced to the NAC while skiing at PCMR. Dallas passed a lesson on a bi-ski and I was impressed and curious to find out more about the Organization. Next while working at a lodge at Deer Valley he spoke to a Mountain Host about how to get involved, the rest was history!

Like many of the National Ability Center staff members, Dallas loves outdoor recreation and can be found cycling, backpacking, volunteering for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, motorcycles.

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Jeff Hommel

Equipment & Rental Coordinator

Home State: New York

Jeff can be found in the mountains of Park City, both in winter and summer. His passions fall with mountain biking and road cycling, skiing, and whitewater rafting which is a large part of what started his involvement with the National Ability Center. If he isn’t chasing adventures in nature, you can find him playing a round of golf with friends.

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Jon Serio

Facilities & Capital Manager

Jon Serio - Facilities and Capital Manager

Home State: Rhode Island

We think we have found the source for the term ‘Johnny on the Spot’. Jon is the man who keeps everything up and running at the National Ability Center.

As the Facilities & Capital Manager, Jon wears a lot of hats. His desire to make sure we provide the best amenities to our participants is apparent. His day-to-day achievements can be everything from spearheading the construction of a new accessible ramp at the Mountain Center to overseeing the installation of granted solar panels on our administration building.

When off campus, Jon likes to enjoy the amenities Park City provides, including cycling and skiing.

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Kassandra Lemons

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Kassandra Lemons - Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Home State:Maryland

Kassandra Lemons fell in love with the National Ability Center as a volunteer in 2014, and now works full-time as the Marketing & Outreach coordinator. Kass enjoys getting to know the participants and their families, hearing incredible stories about their experience at the National Ability Center.

Kass graduated with a B.A. in studio art with a minor in German studies from Saint Mary’s College of California. She furthered her education by spending time in the graduate program focusing on kinesiology and sports management.

After moving to Utah in 2013, Kass spent the winter as the activities supervisor at the St. Regis, Deer Valley. She piloted their Family Traditions program, coordinated events and activities, as well as fostered strong customer and partner relationships. Building on her experience as a Division 1 collegiate lacrosse player and coach for the U25 USA Starz International travel team, she also spearheaded the Nike Lacrosse Camps in Utah, facilitating enrollment, as well as directing staff for a successful and educationally-sound camp and is the current PCHS back to back State Champion girls lacrosse coach.

While her love of skiing drew her to Park City, Kass soon found she enjoyed all recreational activities Park City offers, from biking, fishing,camping and wakeboarding, to the free concerts the city offers in the summer.

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Whitney Thompson

Marketing Manager

Whitney Thompson - Marketing Manager

Home State: Utah

Having called Park City her home since childhood, Whitney is excited to help grow the mission of the National Ability Center as our Marketing Manager.

Whitney draws from her experiences as an Art Director, Graphic Designer, Account Manager and Copywriter in both Non-profit and For-profit sectors. She also holds a B.A. with Honors in Studio Art from Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

In her spare time, Whitney can be found enjoying the snow and dirt. She is an avid telemark skier and competes around the west in slopestyle mountain biking.

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