Scott Barrett
Executive Director

Phone: 705-444-5111 ex 206

Scott joined Alpine Ontario in 2013. Scott grew up skiing in the Collingwood area and was a member of the Ontario Ski Team before accepting a Ski Scholarship to The University of Vermont in 2004. During his tenure at UVM, Scott qualified to be a member of the Canadian Alpine Development Ski Team where he spent two seasons before reaching the Senior World Cup Technical team where he raced from 2006 to 2009. Unfortunately, due to injury, he was forced to retire just before the Vancouver Olympics. Prior to joining AOA Scott worked in Toronto for Martin, Merry, and Reid in the Insurance brokerage industry.

Originally from Toronto Scott lives in Collingwood.

AOA Duties: Scott reports to the Board of Directors.  Scott has overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

Robyn Skinner
Competition Director

Phone: 705-444-5111 ext 128

Robyn joined AOA in 2010 and has over 10 years of sport-specific experience. Prior to joining AOA Robyn lived in Canmore, Alberta where she worked for five years with Cross Country Canada. She also worked in the mountain biking community, both nationally and provincially after graduating from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Commerce/Sports Administration degree.

Robyn is originally from Newmarket and now lives in Collingwood with her husband, daughter and two dogs. Robyn is a Level 2 CSIA, Level 2 Official.

AOA Duties: Robyn reports to the Executive Director. Robyn manages the new Alpine Ontario Athletic Committee (AOAC) and all related tasks driving from this group. In addition, she manages the officials program; race organizing committee liaison; FIS registration and race entry; CSCF Entry Level course registration.

Athletic Committee (AOAC)

The new Athletic Committee (AOAC) replaces the position of Athletic Director. Please find more details on this committee here>

Kip Harrington
Ontario Ski Team Head Coach & Program Director


Kip is also the Chair of the AOA Athletic Committee. He previously ran the OST from 2000 to 2007 and has returned to AOA after eight years with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and two years leading the British Ski Academy. Kip lives in Sault Ste. Marie with his wife and 2 dogs.

Alex Vieira
Accounting Manager

Phone: 705-444-5111 ext 125

AOA Duties: Alex reports to the Executive Director and manages the budget, accounting, human resources and office management.

Duncan Gibson-Maclean
Race Experience Manager

Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 110

Duncan joined Alpine Ontario in 2016. He has a Bachelor of Sports Management from Brock University and his Masters in Sport Management & Health Promotion from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.  After his studies, Duncan completed an internship with Rugby Canada.

Duncan is from Ottawa and lives in Collingwood. He played Varsity Rugby and has his Level 1 Rugby and currently coaches with the Collingwood U14 team.

AOA Duties: Duncan reports to the Competition Director and the Executive Director. He coordinates the U16 Development Program, manages all race series points and databases, sponsorship acquisition/retention, and procurement of AOA race collateral.

Kristin Ellis
Communications Manager

Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 132

Kristin joined AOA in 2017 and has eight years of Sport-Specific PSO experience including working as the Communications Manager at AOA from 2005 to 2011 and as the Communications Coordinator at BC Alpine from 1996 to 1998. Kristin also has a marketing and sales background, having worked for Xerox Ltd and Blue Mountain Resort. Kristin has her Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Kristin is from Kingston and now lives in Collingwood with her husband and two teenagers. Kristin is a Level 2 CSIA, Level 1 CSCF.

AOA Duties: Kristin reports to the Executive Director. She manages all communications projects including e-newsletters, website content & photography, social media, the Annual Report and any public relations matters. Kristin also administrates the AOA Awards Program.

Laura Padula
Community Engagement Manager

Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 121

Laura recently moved from Toronto to Collingwood. She loves the charm of Collingwood and living in a community that enjoys the outdoors. In her teen years, Laura developed a passion for justice and cross cultural work, she has traveled throughout Africa, South East Asia, Caribbean, South America and the Middle East.

Laura has completed a Law Program and Degree in Theology. She worked at CanadaHelps prior to her employment with Alpine, establishing and developing the organizations charity and donor relations platform. Laura loves to explore different opportunities and is intrigued by new technologies. In her free time, Laura loves being outdoors, is passionate about learning, and enjoys being at the lake with a good read.

AOA Duties: Laura reports to the Executive Director and will manage all fundraising events in addition to any signature events such as a Nationals event and the spring and fall AOA Conferences. Laura will also manage all fundraising projects including a SWAG program and donation campaigns.

T.E.S. Hynes
Southern Ontario Division Program Director

TES joined the Alpine Ontario staff in 2016 as the SOD Women’s Head Coach. TES has managed athletes onto the podium at the National and International level and has worked with multiple top 3 ranked FIS athletes who then moved on to Provincial and ultimately National Team placements.

TES’ coaching style or philosophy is rooted in “Decision Training”. Cultivating intrinsic ski racers who are motivated, independent and as part of the process, ultimately, they develop transferable life skills that create better ski racers and people.

TES lives in the Beaver Valley with his wife and two children. He is a Level 3 CSCF, Level 2 CSIA.

AOA Duties: TES reports to both the AOA Executive Director and the SOD Committee. He is charged with servicing the SOD membership at large from the grassroots level to the SOD Ski Team. TES will assume a presence on the hill attending events and races across SOD and provide leadership to athletes and families as required.

Phone: (705) 444-5111 x 133

Suki Chapman
SOD Program Manager

Suki has been in the ski industry since 1989 when she joined SOD/Alpine Ontario South (AOS)/AOA until 2003. She then joined the team at Devil’s Glen Country Club as the Program Coordinator for 11 years before joining the team at Osler Bluff Ski Club as the Race Events Coordinator.  Prior to her ‘ski’ career Suki was with the Ontario Cycling Association and on a part time basis worked as the head coach at Mont St. Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Valley working with the Nancy Greene team.   Suki is a Level 3 CSIA, Level 1 CSCF & Level 3 Official.

Suki is from Stouffville and now lives in Collingwood.

SOD Duties:  Suki reports to the SOD Program Director and is responsible for all administrative support to the SOD program including the SOD race calendar, SOD program guidelines and SOD Ski Team Administration.

Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 133