Board of Directors

Winslow Robertson

Winslow Robertson

President, Director of Operations

Palisade, CO
(970) 464-0675
winslowrobertson@yahoo.com

Winslow has lived in Palisade since 1986, when he was lured there from his life as a ski bum and groomer in Montana to run the nordic ski program for Powderhorn (and work for the BLM). He has served as a board member of the GMNC on and off from the beginning, and has worked as a liaison with the USFS to establish many of the ski trails. “I believe we have the best skiing in the State, and look forward to additional trails, warming huts, and improved parking areas…, in my lifetime, I hope.”

Tina Wilson

Vice President

Tina Wilson has been involved with Nordic Skiing for the past 35 years on multiple levels. While in North Conway, NH, she and her husband owned and operated Intervale Nordic Center. They connected 9 B&Bs, creating a 30 km loop for a ski inn-to-inn experience. In Cody, WY they were involved with Cody Nordic club and developing the trail system at the eastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. There they owned a cross-country ski rental and equipment shop and provided ski instruction. In Granby, CO, she was involved with the Grand Nordic ski club for 15 years, working with promotions. Throughout the years she has competed in local and international World Masters races. A recent resident of Grand Junction, Tina finds the Grand Mesa Nordic trails to be “world class” in terrain and grooming. Before moving to Grand Junction she and Tim published Grand County Living, a home and lifestyle magazine. Aside from skiing and cycling, she continues to work as a graphic designer.

Terri Stright

Terri Stright

Treasurer

Montrose, CO

Terri joined the GMNC Board of Directors as Treasurer in April, 2016. She’s excited to contribute her number crunching skills to support the future of GMNC and the Nordic skiing community. Terri moved to Colorado to attend college in the 1970’s, and fell in love with Nordic skiing in 1984. While living in the Roaring Fork Valley she toured on the Masters Nordic racing circuit and won Nationals in her division in 1988. She is also an avid climber, and enjoys rock and ice climbing, and climbing Colorado’s 13ers. Now retired after a 15 year career as a Physician Assistant, she shares her home in Montrose, CO with her husband and their three cats Jonesy, Lily and Nemo.

Christina Stark

Christina Stark

Director of Youth Programs

Grand Junction, CO
christinaarstark@gmail.com

Christina was introduced to cross country skiing as a child on a few backcountry ski adventures with her family. Her passion for skiing began as a sophomore in high school after she joined her school’s ski team. After high school she continued to ski race for four years as a Division I collegiate racer. She began coaching primarily youth during her first year in college. Most of her coaching experience is from working as a youth ski coach for the Auburn Ski Club in Soda Springs, California where she coached for 10 years. She loves coaching and exploring skiing and the outdoors with the kids, new skiers, and friends. Christina is now assisting as the Volunteer Coordinator for the GMNC Board and coaches for the Grand Mesa Gliders ski program. She enjoys most quiet outdoor activities, especially cross country skiing, mountain biking, and backpacking. Her favorite winter activity is skiing under a big bright full moon on a clear night, with fresh snow still draped in the trees and large sparkling snow flakes lighting the path.

Tom Ela

Tom Ela

Race Director

Grand Junction, CO
(970) 434-9753
nachtambule@aol.com

Tom was one of GMNC’s founding board members and he’s been on the board since March, 1990. He also serves as GMNC’s race director, putting on the GMNC race series and providing racers with his famous soup. He loves Nordic skiing because it allows him to get great exercise with fresh air and wild scenery. He loves the GMNC for the focus on grass roots, volunteers, and community service.

Callie West

Callie West

Director of Adult Programs

Paonia, CO
vbtcallie@aol.com

Callie joined the GMNC board in August 2011, and currently serves as Director of Adult Programs. She has skied for over 50 years throughout the Rocky Mountains, New England, Quebec, and Europe. She’s a veteran of both the 54 km Birkebeiner ski race in Norway, and the 7-day, 440 km “Border to Border” ski tour in Finland. Callie heads up GMNC’s ski school for adults, which offers specialized ski clinics and private ski lessons throughout the season. She lives, works, and plays in Paonia, CO with her husband John and two standard dachshunds.

Clint Roberts

Clint Roberts

Board Member

Grand Junction, CO

 

Clint is a native of the upper Colorado River Valley from Fraser, CO in Grand County. He grew up skiing, raced through high school and college, and spent time with the U.S. Nordic Ski Team development squad. He coached at the high school and collegiate level and has been a certified professional ski instructor since the mid-1970s. He got involved with the Grand Mesa Nordic Council after moving to Grand Junction in 2012. He joined the board in 2013, and is an instructor for the Adult Program’s classes and clinics. Clint owns his own business, and in he free time, enjoys river and lake -sea kayaking, road and mountain biking, hiking in the high country, gardening, woodworking, and gourmet food preparation. Clint looks forward to seeing the GMNC programs grow and expand and more people enjoy cross-country skiing.

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Board Member

Paonia, CO

homemountain333@gmail.com

Kevin joined the GMNC Board of Directors in April of 2017 and is excited to contribute his community outreach skills to promote the health, fitness and exercise benefits of Nordic skiing and also to increase an awareness of what the GMNC and its contributing members help make possible.  Kevin moved to Colorado in 1982 and spent years backcountry skiing in the Leadville area where he initially lived.  Several years ago, he hung up his telemark skis and boots for good and now focuses solely on Nordic skiing, given the tremendous conditions and opportunities on Grand Mesa.   Other hobbies include organic gardening, fly fishing, extended wilderness backpacking and long-distance running (for which Nordic skiing is fantastic cross-training!).  Kevin and his wife, Nora, enjoy living a simple life in Paonia largely centered around outdoor recreation and any excuse to be in the mountains.

Jodi Peterson

Jodi Peterson

Board Member

Paonia, CO
jodipeterson7@gmail.com

Jodi joined the GMNC board in 2012. She’s been Nordic skiing since she was in college (multiple decades ago) and recently took up skate skiing. Her day job is managing editor of High Country News, a nonprofit newsmagazine covering natural resources, environment and culture in the Western states. A 9-year resident of Paonia, she grew up on the Front Range. When there’s no snow, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking and extreme knitting.