Blanca grew up in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to Canada to complete her bachelor’s in Marketing and Communications in Victoria. She has had strategic planning roles with Labatts Brewery and Sol Brewery, marketing roles with Schneider Electric and she was a Business Development Manager for ACD Systems. More recently she was a business owner in the hospitality industry and worked as a licensed insurance agent.
Blanca has two ski racing daugthers in WMSC and enjoys cross country skiing in the winter and hiking and boating with her family in the summer.
Richard is a coach with a very experienced history in ski racing in Canada. Since 1990, Richard has worked as a club coach, club director and head coach of the Men’s Alberta Ski Team. The past three years Richard has been a coach with the Canadian Ski Team with the men’s world cup group. Richard is a Canadian Ski Coaches Federation, Level 3 High Performance Coach and a Canadian Ski Instructors Association Level 3 Ski Instructor. Now after three years of coaching at the highest level in ski racing, Richard welcomes the opportunity to be working with youth again at the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. Richard’s belief that it is crucial to the development of excellent skills and performance in young athletes that they are provided the experienced and passionate people leading their sport development. Although Richard’s home has been in Alberta’s Rocky Mountain’s, he has been living in Whistler for the past three years with his wife Lucinda. When not working and skiing, you can find both of them sailing, climbing or enjoying all the opportunities for adventure the coast and the mountains have to offer.
Jessica grew up skiing in Mt. Buller Australia and as an athlete was a member of the Mt Buller Race Club. She was twice selected to the Australian National Alpine Team and is a Level 200 USSA Coach and Level 4 APSI Instructor, trainer and examiner having received her first qualification at 15 years of age. She took her passion for skiing, racing and coaching with her family to Winter Park , Colorado where she spent over 13 winters competing at the FIS/Nor Am level training with the Winter Park Competition Centre (WPCC) and later coaching with WPCC and the family run ski camp.
For the last ten winters, Jessica has coached for the Mt Buller Race Club as a senior and head coach and has been fortunate to travel the world ski racing and coaching in places like New Zealand, Canada, United states and many parts of Europe. Along the way she has taken the opportunity to do a lot of free skiing and backcountry skiing and off snow, enjoys surfing, horses and riding her bike and competing in triathlons.
The Whistler Mountain Ski Club is very excited to welcome her to the coaching staff of the WMSC FIS team.
Marie grew up ski racing on the East coast. She raced on FIS, University and Nor-Am circuits, representing the University of Montréal and Canada. Passionate about skiing since forever, she wants to share her knowledge and her love for the sport.
William has been skiing since he was 18 months old. Passionate ever since, he grew up ski racing on the ice coast and made the provincial team when he was 17. He then raced on the Nor-Am circuit for three years. He moved to Whistler this year, sharing his knowledge and his passion for skiing.
Bob is a legend in the Whistler Valley and in the Canadian ski coaching world. He has coached skiing since 1979. Bob hails from Craigleith Ski Club in Ontario. When he moved to Whistler in 1988, he started coaching with the Blackcomb Ski Club. His no nonsense coaching style has won over many athletes and parents alike. He is a coach of few words and a fierce competitive spirit. He cares deeply for his athletes, their ski development and their growth as good humans. He is proud to have coached many future Olympians. He is also proud that his daughter is in the U16 program and his son is with the Sr. Freeride Club. He counts himself lucky to know his children share his passion for skiing.
Jack grew up away from the mountains in London, UK and found his love for skiing on dry ski slopes. He raced on the British national team and switched to coaching at age 19. He began his coaching career with the WMSC U16 team and moved on to manage Treble Cone Racing Team, New Zealand and Supreme Ski School, France. He most recently coached on the Europa Cup tour and started Supreme Performance Training Camps targeting ski instructors looking to achieve their level 4 in Europe.
Jack hopes to pass on his knowledge gained from his travels and love for the mountains to future generations. Another key focus of Jack’s is to prepare the kids for older age groups at the club and develop a skillset enabling them to explore all terrain and areas that Whistler has to offer.
Whistler Cup Administrator
Christine has over 15 years of event operations, production and marketing experience and has been with the Whistler Cup for the last 3 years. In addition to the Whistler Cup, she is also the race director for IRONMAN Canada and works on several other local events. A resident of Pemberton, she has 3 active kids, loves skiing and endurance sports. She adores coffee and hates tomatoes.
Marie-Anne is a long time Whistler local. She is a fitness professional and coach. Her passion for children’s sports has fueled many of her career endeavors. Working at the ski club fits in perfectly with her personal and professional values.
Mateo is his name, but you can call him Matou. Matou is a ski coach from France.
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