ALPINE ONTARIO OFFICE STAFF

BILL REEVES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Email: breeves@alpineontario.ca
Phone: 705-444-5111 ex 206

Bill joined AOA in 2018 after volunteering with AOA as the Chair of the 2018 U16 National Championships. Throughout Bill’s ski career he has worked as a Level 3 CSIA Instructor and Level 2 CSCF Coach throughout Ontario and B.C. Bill graduated from the Ski Resort Operations and Management program at Humber College and after a brief sales career he went on to work for Sporting Life in Toronto as a Hardgoods Manager (1999-2004) followed by a career as a manufacturers sales rep. for various ski companies. Bill returned to Sporting Life in Collingwood as a Training Coordinator (2012-2015). Bill lives in Collingwood with his wife and two young sons who all ski out of the Devil’s Glen Country Club.
AOA Duties: Bill 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.


ANGELA HOBBS
ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Email: accounting@alpineontario.ca
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.


LISA LINHARES
MEMBER SERVICES 

Email: memberservices@alpineontario.ca
Phone: 705-444-5111 ext 110

Lisa is the “voice of AOA” when you call into the Collingwood office. She joined the office in 2018 and has a background in Public Relations, Customer Service and an extensive background working in the music festival production industry.  Originally from Oakville, Lisa traveled extensively before settling down to call Collingwood her home with her husband and young daughter.
AOA Duties: Lisa reports to the Executive Director. Her main job is to service the members of AOA, in particular during the busy registration season and during specific Team Ontario projects. Lisa also provides administrative support to all AOA programs and staff as required.

ROBYN SKINNER
COMPETITION DIRECTOR

Email: rskinner@alpineontario.ca
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. Robyn 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.

 

DUNCAN GIBSON-MACLEAN
COMPETITION MANAGER

Email: duncan@alpineontario.ca
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 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. He coordinates the U16 High-Performance Program, manages all race series points and databases and the procurement of AOA race collateral.


KRISTIN ELLIS
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Email: communications@alpineontario.ca
Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 132

Kristin joined AOA in 2017 and has ten years of sport-specific PSO experience including working as the Communications Manager at AOA (2005-2011) and as with BC Alpine (1996-1998). Kristin also has a marketing and sales background, having worked for Xerox Ltd and Blue Mountain Resort for 10+ years. Kristin has her B.Comm,  Level 2 CSIA, Level 1 CSCF and is a Level I AOA Official and volunteer at the Craigleith Ski Club.
AOA Duties: Kristin reports to the Executive Director. She manages or oversees all communications projects including e-newsletters, website and social media content, the Annual Report and the Ontario Ski Racing Awards.

ALPINE ONTARIO COACHING STAFF

KIP HARRINGTON
HIGH-PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

Email: kipharrington@alpineontario.ca

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
and Para-Alpine.

CAM MCKENZIE
MEN’S ONTARIO SKI TEAM HEAD COACH

Email: cmckenzie@alpineontario.ca

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.

CAM STEPHEN
WOMEN’S ONTARIO SKI TEAM HEAD COACH

Email: cstephen@alpineontario.ca

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 – OFFICE STAFF

T.E.S. HYNES
SOUTHERN ONTARIO DIVISION PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Email: tes@alpineontario.ca
Phone: (705) 444-5111 x 133

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 is a Level 3 CSCF, Level 2 CSIA.
SOD 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.

SUKI CHAPMAN
SOD PROGRAM MANAGER

Email: sodmemberservices@alpineontario.ca
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 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.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO DIVISION COACHING STAFF

JACQUES REID
SOD SKI TEAM HEAD COACH

Email: jski@alpineontario.ca

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

JENN WARREN
SODST WOMEN’S HEAD COACH

Email: jenn@alpineontario.ca

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.

BEBE ZORICIC
SODST MEN’S HEAD COACH

Email: bebe@alpineontario.ca

Bebe is originally from Sarajevo and has been coaching since 1988 at the U14, U16 and FIS level. He has dedicated much of hi his life to supporting skiers in a variety of ways including mentoring and fundraising with the NZ Foundation.  Bebe is a huge supporter of grassroots skiing, having started the Thursday night NZ Training nights at the Craigleith Ski Club.

SUPPORT STAFF

SARAH EDWARDS
MANAGER, COACH EDUCATION AND DELIVERY

Performance Level Certified Ski Coach, Level III CSIA, Level III AOA Official & 25 years of experience coaching.
sedwards@alpineontario.ca

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!

MELISSA LACROIX
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.

DANA SINCLAIR
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