Faces of the NSP

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 [...]

Chris Castilian named National Ski Patrol CEO

By |2021-07-15T15:02:10+00:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Faces of the NSP, Member News and Information, NSP News|

The National Ski Patrol (NSP) Board of Directors announced on June 10 that Chris Castilian will join the organization as its new CEO. Castilian brings a wealth of public, private and civic service experience to NSP, along with a passion for the outdoors. He comes to NSP from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) where he served [...]

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 [...]

Patrolling – It’s all in the family

By |2019-11-05T21:24:04+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Faces of the NSP, NSP News|

By Jay Galeota, Mountian Creek Patrol, New Jersey When I started patrolling 30 years ago this season I remember thinking that someday I would be older and a dad and maybe, just maybe, my kids would want to be patrollers too. Well the years pass faster than any of us know when we are young [...]

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 [...]