Sept. 23, 2017
Nov. 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Nov. 18, 2017
Board Of Directors
This is Marty’s second year as chairman of the board.
Marty grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario where his family ran the local ski hill, ski shop and ski school. Growing up in in this environment he could not help developing a passion for skiing, running a ski and bike shop, racing and later teaching. Along the way he ended up becoming a maxillofacial surgeon, was blown away by Whistler, and ultimately settled in Vancouver. Marty fell in love at Whistler when he met Barbara at the Blackcomb light board and they got married a few years later at the base of Blackcomb. They have two children Eytan age 7 and Katrina in U16. Marty continues to enjoy skiing and remains a student of the sport. Becoming part of the enthusiastic, hard-working WMSC community has been a great experience.. Feel free to contact Marty.
Director – Vice Chair
This is John’s third year on the WMSC Board.
John grew up in Vancouver, skiing weekends out of his family’s vintage Whistler A-Frame. After completing undergraduate studies, John moved east for law school and ended up on Bay Street, but it didn’t take long to make the lifestyle choice & move back to Vancouver. After a decade of a seemingly weekly trip back and forth on the Sea to Sky Highway, John & his wife Sarah moved to Whistler full-time eight years ago, and hasn’t stopped to look back since.
John & Sarah have two overactive boys, Rowland and Thomas. Row is in U14 program, and Tom is looking forward to racing with WMSC.
When not skiing, biking, golfing or acting as the family taxi service, John provides legal and business consulting services to development stage resource companies, and serves as a director on the boards of several public and private entities. John holds a BA from UBC and a JD from the Schulich School of Law.
This is Corrie’s third year on the WMSC Board.
Corrie Paulsen has been volunteering for WMSC events for the past 8 years. Corrie is a previous “Gate Buster”, and was involved in the Masters' program at the club in her life before Child. She skied with Myles in her belly until she couldn’t fit into any family members ski pants any more, and is sure Myles was born making turns as a result. Corrie gets great pleasure from seeing the smiles on our Kids faces and squeals of delight when they’ve achieved a great goal on the course, or taken face shots on a powder day.
Corrie’s background is in Sales and Marketing, having spent 25 years as a Professional Sales Representative with 3M Canada. When she’s not at work, she’s having fun out hiking with her dog Hobbes, or creating Myles' favourite meals.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Jason learned to ski at Rainbow Resort in Whistler at age 3. Growing up, winter weekends and holidays were spent in Whistler skiing. Summers were spent riding dirt bikes and fishing in the Sechelt Inlet, on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
Jason's been around ski racing all his life but it was bike racing that became his true passion as he worked through his undergraduate degree at UBC. He raced both mountain and road bikes at the PRO/Elite level for the better part of a decade and transitioned into a career in wealth management in 2002.
Along the way, Jason spent several winters in the Austrian Alps as a ski instructor and ended up coming home with an Austrian wife. Jason also worked in the mineral exploration industry for a number of years with the Geological Survey of Canada and some of North America’s largest mining companies.
Jason has been married to his wife Brigitte since 1997 and they have called Whistler home since 1994. They have two sons racing with the WMSC: Matthias (2003) is a U16 and Felix (2005) is a U14.
The entire family is passionate about the outdoors and spend their time away from the ski hill hiking and biking.
This is Patrick’s second year on the WMSC Board.
Patrick spent his childhood in Thunder Bay Ont. where he raced in a Nancy Greene league and watched original Crazy Canuck Dave Irwin ski. Realizing that a career as a ski racer and/or a rock star were nonstarters he became a Chartered Accountant.
Patrick has degrees from the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario, and spent three years attending schools in Switzerland and France. He occasionally found time to break away from his studies and explore many of the fine ski resorts in the Swiss, French and Italian Alps.
In the eighties, while working in the Toronto taxation group of Touché Ross, an epiphany lead Patrick to buy a one-way plane ticket, put his car on a train, and move to Vancouver, where for over 25 years Patrick has been a Portfolio Manager with RBC Dominion Securities.
For the past 18 years Patrick has been a proud member of the Whistler Weasel Workers where he served as past president, worked many World Cup races, World Championships, and the Olympics in Whistler. Patrick is a level three race official.
His daughter is in U14 (2005) and her younger brother loves to ski and spend time in Whistler. When Patrick met his wife Susan she was a snowboarder. Susan converted to skiing, Patrick proposed and the rest is history!
During the off season, Patrick and his family spend time at their cabin on the Sunshine Coast, and enjoy boating through the BC coastal waters.
This is Sarah’s second year on the WMSC Board.
Sarah has been a skier all her life starting out on the modest runs of the Ontario escarpment then moving to BC’s Coastal mountains in 2008 when the Renzoni family first joined Cypress Ski Club. Sarah has been on the side of a race-course for almost 15 years, cheering on her 3 kids who have all raced as soon as they could get a bib on! Mark and Sarah joined WMSC in 2009-10 season as their eldest child, Charlie was impressed with the coaching and fellow racers he met while a guest racer in the WMSC summer camps. Charlie and then brother Griffin each raced up to the end of Grade 12, competing hard as FIS level racers and excelling academically. Ella is now in her first year FIS and with her brothers away at university is thrilled to be the sole user of the tuning bench!
Sarah’s professional experience has been in packaged goods promotion and marketing, yet since the move to BC, has focused on her volunteering. Prior to the Renzoni family’s switch to WMSC, Sarah was on the Board at Cypress Ski Club.
Sarah has worn many different volunteer hats at WMSC and thoroughly appreciates the life-long friends and families she has made through ski racing.
Director – Finance
Hans grew up skiing in Colorado and raced on the Winter Park Ski Team as a teenager. After high school, his skiing days diminished rapidly when he attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a B.S. in Management. After graduation, he served as an officer on a cutter home ported in Honolulu, HI, and then as marine safety inspector in Seattle, WA and Morgan City, LA.
After his Coast Guard commitment was done, Hans returned to Colorado and earned an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since graduation, Hans spent 16 years in entrepreneurial and venture capital financial management.
Hans is the CFO and a Managing Director for Point B Capital. Point B Capital is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technology companies. The fund is wholly owned by Point B, Inc. which is a world class management consulting firm with offices throughout the United States. Hans’ experience includes financial operations, fund raising, venture investing, mergers & acquisitions, and board participation.
Hans currently serves on the board of directors for C-SATS, Inc., which is a Seattle-based, healthcare technology company that empowers healthcare workers and institutions to assess and improve their performance. Hans also serves on the board of directors of Wellpartner, Inc., which is a New York City-based specialty pharmacy.
Hans and his wife Nikki live in Seattle with their daughter Bode who is currently a U14 athlete. In his free time, Hans enjoys skiing and playing beer-league hockey...poorly.
Graham grew up in Ottawa, skiing at Camp Fortune from age 3 and racing with the National Capital Division ski team. At age 12 Graham first experienced Whistler and was hooked. Graham graduated from Queen's University with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and Northwestern University's Kellogg School with an MBA. Graham spent 10 years in manufacturing management and has over 15 years experience in various software product management roles. Graham and his wife Andrea (a former Grouse Tyee) have two WMSC racers, Duncan U14 and Julia FIS.
Rand Neeves grew up in Vermont, and has been racing since he learned to ski at Bromley Mt attended Stratton Mountain School went on to race NCAA for New England College. Earned BA in Accounting and Economics. Rand is currently Vice President of Regal Logistics a national 3rd party logistics firm that is headquartered in Tacoma WA. Responsible for finance, operations, M&A and real estate development. For the last 15 years Rand and his wife Charlotte have enjoyed Whistler. They have Benjamin U16, and twin girls Hannah and Sophie in Whistler RDP program. When Rand’s not skiing in the off season he enjoys golf and traveling with his family. He is looking forward to working with the board to continue the success of WMSC.
Rob is a new first year director of WMSC. Rob was born in Calgary and grew up skiing in Banff and Lake Louise. After graduating from the Commerce program at Queen’s University, he moved to Toronto where he had a 25 year business career, first earning his Chartered Accountant designation with Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young) and then in the merchant banking and investment management fields. Ultimately he founded an investment firm which specialized in investment in the Canadian oil & gas, mining and renewable energy sectors. Rob sold the business in 2012 and his family immediately began making plans to move back west to pursue their passion for skiing and the mountains. They first moved to Whistler part time, where his daughter JJ raced with the WMSC FIS program for two years. Rob is now moving full time to Whistler and hopes to contribute his extensive board and governance experience to help the WMSC board oversee the club’s success in the years ahead.