Faces of the NSP

Meet Gary Porter | Protecting Skiers in Avalanche Terrain

By |2022-02-03T15:32:12+00:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP Subaru Ambassadors|Tags: , , , |

By: Gary Porter, 2022 Subaru-NSP Ambassador “Hey, did you hear that?” Some victims recall first hearing a ‘loud crack’. Others suggest that they felt the snow move just before hearing the crack. For me, there is an inescapable dread in knowing regardless of whether you heard it or felt it first, you are about to experience [...]

Pregnant on Patrol

By |2021-09-27T15:21:01+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP Subaru Ambassadors|

Hannah Waguespack is a year-round volunteer ski and bike patroller at Bryce Mountain in Virginia. She has a PhD in Neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys water sports, mountain biking, and spending time with her growing family. You can learn more about Hannah as an NSP-Subaru ambassador here. Being pregnant is hard work! And it [...]

Hearing from Patrollers of Color

By |2020-10-09T20:08:58+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Member News and Information, Ski Patrol Magazine|

By Meegan Moszynski, NSP Executive Director As the national conversation about racism amplified in late spring 2020, the national staff and I started to think about how NSP could contribute. Our 10-year strategic plan addresses our vision to “have increased membership numbers, diversity and increased retention” and ensure that “all of our members have compelling stories [...]

Where’s Everyone Else?

By |2020-06-15T17:15:42+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP News, Ski Patrol Magazine|

Growth opportunities in ski patrol with minorities By Mandela Echefu  (Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of Ski Patrol Magazine. We are re-publishing it here because of its relevance to the current conversation about diversity, and the experience of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)  in areas -- liker [...]

Just a Normal Day…

By |2020-05-07T19:48:29+00:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

The following came in from NSP member, Jimmy Minardi. NSP, Well after 42 years of Ocean rescue, which I still currently do in the summers, I decided to go through the National Ski Patrol's OEC  program that was offered by Sunlight Ski Patrol. This particular semester was guided and lead by Carol Wells and Cindy [...]

Faces of the NSP: Nicholas Harper-Johnson

By |2019-05-06T18:35:54+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

Nicholas Harper-Johnson NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Nick: I moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, as a youngster and was immediately impressed by those that made a living off the mountains, and especially those who came to help when things went wrong. I started volunteering with the fire [...]

Faces of the NSP: Tina Biddle

By |2019-05-06T18:32:58+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

Tina Biddle NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Tina: I started ski patrolling in '97 at Breckenridge. Earlier that summer, I worked with some patrollers at a local outdoor store, and it was apparent they loved patrolling. So I figured what the heck, I'll try it. NSP: What [...]

Faces of the NSP: Michelle Longstreth

By |2019-05-06T18:07:45+00:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP|

Michelle Longstreth NSP: When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Michelle: I started as a paid patroller in 1995. I started skiing at age 26, when I was working at Cardrona Ski Area in New Zealand as a lift operator. There, I met my first husband, an American on an [...]