The NSP doesn’t grow patrollers; it builds them.  Each patroller learns his or her skills from a certified NSP instructor.  The Instructor Development program, available only to NSP members, is designed to create quality instructors to support all NSP programs.

The Instructor Development course and associated mentoring is required for all new NSP instructors.  Focused on principles of adult learning, the program strives to

  • develop effective instructors for all NSP disciplines
  • facilitate ongoing development of existing instructors
  • assist in the recertification of NSP instructors in all disciplines

National Instructor Development Supervisors

David Hemendinger, National Program Director – Yawgoo Valley, Rhode Island

Kathy Alexander, Santiam Pass, Oregon
John Fennell, Ski Cooper, Colorado
Steven Funk, Vicenza, Italy
Douglas Hill, Big Bear, California
Donald Keill, Moose Mountain, Alaska
John Keith, Beaver Mountain, Utah
Adrienne Kirkwood, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
James Miller, Butternut, Massachussetts
Jeff Motley, Lost Trail, Montana
Loretta O’Brien, Homewood, California
Thomas Saxen, Alumni, Tennessee
Bill Sinykin, Diamond Peaks Heli-Ski, Utah
Teresa Stewart, Southern Administrative Patrol, North Carolina
Marie Trasca, Granite Peak, Wisconsin