Board of Directors

Winslow Robertson

Winslow Robertson

President, Director of Operations

Palisade, CO

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

Tina Wilson

Vice President

Grand Junction, CO

Tina Wilson has been involved with Nordic Skiing for the past 35 years. In North Conway, NH, she and her husband owned and operated Intervale Nordic Center and created a 30 km loop connecting 9 B&B’s for an inn-to-inn skiing experience. In Cody, WY, they helped develop the trail system at the eastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park, owned a cross-country ski rental and equipment shop, and provided ski instruction. In Granby, CO, Tina was involved with the Grand Nordic Ski Club for 15 years, working with promotions. Throughout the years she has competed in local and international Masters races. Tina finds the Grand Mesa Nordic trails to be “world class” in terrain and grooming.

Terri Stright

Terri Stright

Treasurer

Montrose, CO

Terri joined the GMNC Board of Directors as Treasurer in April, 2016. 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.

Callie West

Callie West

Director of Adult Programs

Paonia, CO

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.

Tom Ela

Tom Ela

Race Director

Grand Junction, CO

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.

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Board Member

Paonia, CO

Kevin joined the GMNC Board of Directors in April of 2017 to help promote the health, fitness and exercise benefits of Nordic skiing, and also to increase awareness of what GMNC and its members 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.

Jodi Peterson

Jodi Peterson

Board Member

Paonia, CO

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 news magazine covering natural resources, environment and culture in the Western states.