ALPINE ONTARIO OFFICE STAFF
EVA HAVARIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Eva is no stranger to participating in and transforming sport, having immersed herself at all levels as an elite athlete and as an executive. She earned a post-graduate degree from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) with an MA in Sport Management, was honored in 2003 as the U Sports (formerly CIS) MVP Soccer, UWO All-Canadian Athlete of the Year and was inducted into the UWO Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019. Eva has held several senior leadership positions within the sport sector, notably as CEO of both Taekwondo Canada and Equestrian Canada. Most recently, with the Canadian Premier League as VP Strategy and League Operations, as well as Executive Vice President of the York United FC in Toronto.
AOA Duties: Eva reports to the Board of Directors and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for all staff, programs and the execution of the AOA mission statement “To provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming.”
Phone: 705-444-5111 ext 125
Angela joined AOA in 2014 after working for 10 years in corporate tax, personal tax and bookkeeping. Angela is originally from Montreal but studied in London, ON before moving to Collingwood where she is very busy with three young children.
AOA Duties: Angela reports to the Executive Director and manages the budget, accounting, human resources and office management.
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 graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Commerce/Sports Administration degree. Robyn is originally from Newmarket and now lives in Collingwood with her husband and daughter. She is a Level 2 CSIA, Level 2 Official and volunteer at the Devil’s Glen Country Club.
AOA Duties: Robyn reports to the Executive Director and manages the Alpine Ontario Athletic Committee (AOAC) and all related tasks driving from this group. In addition, she manages the competition calendar, marquee event direction and event funding.
AOA PROGRAM MANAGER
Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 133
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. Suki is a Level 3 CSIA, Level 1 CSCF & Level 3 AOA Official.
SOD Duties: Suki reports to the AOA Competition Director and is responsible for all administrative support to the AOA including the race calendar, program guidelines and coach/officials.
ALPINE ONTARIO COACHING STAFF
Kip returned to AOA in 2017 after spending eight years with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and two years leading the British Ski Academy. Prior to this, he worked with the Ontario Ski Team from 2000 to 2007. Kip is a Performance Level (PL) certified coach and also sits on the AOA Athletic Committee as the Chair. He lives in Sault Ste. Marie.
AOA Duties: Kip reports to the Executive Director. Kip leads the creation and implementation of the organizations long term High-Performance plan and vision from U16 to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team (CAST). He oversees the HP staff and programs including Ontario Ski Team, SOD Ski Team, U19 and U16 HPP
MEN’S ONTARIO SKI TEAM HEAD COACH
Cam leads the Men’s OST and is a Development Level (DL) trained coach with over a decade of experience coaching at the club, regional and the Provincial level. He has been coaching with the Ontario Ski Team since 2014 and has been the Men’s head coach since 2017. Cam lives in Collingwood and reports to AOA’s HPP Director, Kip Harrington.
WOMEN’S ONTARIO SKI TEAM HEAD COACH
Cam leads the Women’s OST and will work closely with the U19HPP women as well on select ski camps and training opportunities. Cam is a Performance Level Coach, Level 3 Official, NCCP mentor, evaluator and course facilitator. In addition to 12 years of coaching on the FIS Circuit Cam was in the Canadian Armed Forces and has his Bachelor of Physical Health and Education Honors from Laurentian University and his Masters of Education from the University of Victoria. This is Cam’s first year with the OST. Cam has recently moved to Collingwood from Alberta and reports to AOA’s HPP Director, Kip Harrington.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO DIVISION COACHING STAFF
SOD SKI TEAM HEAD COACH
Jacques has been coaching for over 20 years at all levels including at the FIS level with the NCO FIS Program in Ottawa and with the Ontario Ski Team from 2003 to 2006. Jacques joins the SODST after working at Craigleith for the past six years, most recently as the U14-16 Extended Program Head Coach. Jacques is also one of only four coaches in Ontario with his Performance Level Facilitator credentials.
Phone: (705) 888-5544
SODST WOMEN’S HEAD COACH
Jenn is originally from Montreal and is a member of the Craigleith Ski Club where she has been coaching with the OCUP/Extended program athletes for 12 years. For the past two years, Jenn has worked on special projects with the SODST. Jenn was awarded the Alpine Canada Alpin coach of the year in 2018 and is well regarded by athletes throughout the Escarpment as their most loved coach. Jenn has two kids who have moved through the alpine ski racing system and are now at Queen’s University.
MANAGER, COACH EDUCATION AND DELIVERY
Performance Level Certified Ski Coach, Level III CSIA, Level III AOA Official & 25 years of experience coaching.
Sarah has been the Entry Level and Development Level coaching course coordinator for Alpine Ontario since 2005. Sarah will continue on with her EL course responsibilities and assume additional administrative duties for the Development and Performance Level (DL/PL) coaching courses (formerly coordinated by Alpine Canada). Sarah is also working towards some exciting opportunities for AOA’s coaching community that will include professional development events, workshops for age-specific coaches, course preparation training and improved communication tools. Sarah has two young ski racers of her own aged 8 and 10 and is committed to educating kids and parents on the importance of physical literacy and keeping the fun factor in sport for life!
SPORTS PHYSIOLOGIST, CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE OF ONTARIO (CSIO)
Melissa works with the U19 High-Performance Program and Ontario Ski Team athletes at the CSIO. She holds a BSc. degree in Athletic Therapy and a MSc in Exercise Science from Mercyhurst University. During her time at Mercyhurst University, she also played on the women’s ice hockey team.
Prior to joining the CSIO team, Melissa worked as a sports physiologist and lab manager for 6 years at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. Through her role at CSI Pacific, she has worked predominantly as the lead physiologist and innovation & research lead for Wheelchair Rugby Canada. She has also provided physiological testing support for numerous provincial and national Olympic and Paralympic athletes along with strength and conditioning support for Softball Canada for the past two years.
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST, HUMAN PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL
Dr. Sinclair works with the U19 High-Performance Program and Ontario Ski Team athletes. She is a world-renowned sports psychologist AOA is extremely lucky to work with. Her credentials include PhD (Ott.), PhD (Cantab.), R. Psych., C. Psych. Partner and Performance Psychologist. James Sleeth M.A. (Miami) Partner and Managing Director