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Nick Meyers

A Northern California native who grew up in Graeagle, CA, Nick Meyers was appointed Lead Climbing Ranger and Avalanche Forecaster in 2010.  His career on Mount Shasta began as a summer internship back in 2002 while attending Feather River and Western State College for a degree in Recreation Leadership and Business.  Nick’s mountain sense and technical skills have developed and evolved much from his own personal climbing and ski missions.  Nick has scaled the Dolomites, skied Colorado’s 14ers and motorcycled the deserts and mountains of the Western United States on his dirt bike.  His adventurous spirit and fearless leadership commands our team of rangers in the high stress and high risk operations of Search and Rescue on Mount Shasta. Nick is also the Director of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center, issuing avalanche advisories and teaching awareness and companion rescue courses for the winter months.  

Recently, Nick somehow landed the front cover Popular Mechanics! From that a couple articles ensued. Click on the links below to check them out and learn more about Nick!

http://www.fs.fed.us/faces-of-the-forest-service/meet-nick-meyers

http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/05/07/lead-climbing-ranger-thrives-on-his-job/#more-58299

Justi

Justi is passionate about creating and implementing initiatives for organizational growth, community outreach, economic development and partnership development in the outdoor industry. She has over 15 years experience as a professional mountain guide, ski patroller and non-profit leader. 

Hanne

Hanne Meyers, our fearless new president of the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center is as local as they come.  Born and raised in the Mt. Shasta alpine community, Hanne has snow and skiing in her blood. She became involved with the MSAC in 2012 as another outlet for her passion for skiing and to give back to the community that has provided so much for her and her family. In 2015, she stepped up to the president position after a large turnover in the FMSAC Board of Directors. Hanne has established a career with the US Forest Service as a Fuels Specialist and spends her summer months planning and implementing fire and fuels reductions projects in the greater Mt Shasta area. She still manages to find plenty of time during the year to play and coordinate FMSAC events and activities.  Hanne's seemingly limitless energy and commitment are enviable. All adventures Hanne is game for: skiing, climbing, surfing and whatever other adventure her husband Nick has cooked up, she is right there and in good form.

Nicole

Nicole is a another North State native having found herself unable to break away from the "Shasta bubble".  Her love for carving turns in the snow on her snowboard, and extensive knowledge of how a "non-profit" functions have made her an extremely valuable addition the board of directors for the FMSAC.  Her experience working for another local non-profit, Cal Trout, has made her the perfect fit as Secretary for the FMSAC.  Nicole's ability to juggle multiple jobs and projects at the same time definitely make her an asset to the program. 

Terra

Terra recently joined the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center board of directors during the 2015/2016 winter season.  She has been serving the American public for many years.  She served in the US Navy, then transitioned to Human Resources with the US Forest Service.  Terra decided to bless the FMSAC with her HR skills and "know-how", and is the acting Treasurer.  She is a welcome addition to the board, and we couldn't be more appreciative of all of her help.  

Sean

Dr. Sean Malee has been referred to as our "tribal elder", and for good reason.  He grew up along the banks of the Trinity River, and has continued to call the north state his home.  When he is not at the hospital advancing his medical career he is outside slaying it somewhere.  Countless adventures on vertical rock walls, steep alpine faces, narrow single track trails, and churning white water rapids have equipped Sean with the knowledge to advise and guide his fellow outdoor thrill junkies.  He has been a crucial member of the FMSAC board of directors since almost the beginning, and is a born leader with always a solid opinion.

Nick Caselli

Nick Caselli has been a fixture on Mt. Shasta for quite some time working as a climbing guide for Shasta Mountain Guides.  Splitting his time between Mt. Shasta and the San Juan Range in Silverton, CO, Nick is extremely well rounded in his snow science knowledge and mountain skill.  His new membership to the board of directors of the FMSAC has been a welcome breathe of fresh air to the program, and we look forward to his knowledge and experience helping the team.

Nick Joslin

Nick is a recent addition to the FMSAC board of directors, but has been a longtime local to area.  After graduating form the University of Oregon, Nick made his way out to the San Juan Range in Southwest Colorado where he jumped right into back country skiing.  The San Juan's have a notoriously dangerous snow pack and offered Nick a crash course in backcountry skier safety.  Needless to say, he was pleased to return to the wetter and more predictable snow pack of the West Coast.  He is a valuable addition to the FMSAC board, and we're stoked to have his support.

Dave Brown

Dave Brown joined the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center during the 2015/2016 winter season.  His addition to the ranks of the FMSAC board has reconnected the avalanche center with the Mount Shasta Ski Park ski patrol.  Not only does Dave's participation realign the MSAC and ski patrol in spirit, it has also allowed for greater ease is sharing of snow pack observations between the two.  Dave's experience and wisdom has been a welcome addition.

Brian McCall

Brian hails from the great state of Wisconsin, and is a staunch Green Bay Packer's fan.  He made his way out to Mt. Shasta thanks to family ties, and has set up roots in our alpine community.  He has made himself right at home amongst the mountain bikers, rock climbers, and backcountry skiers of the Mt. Shasta area.  Brian has been a benefit as a new member to the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center board of directors with fresh insight, and a progressive outlook.   

Jason
Aaron Beverly

Aaron began his outdoor career as an apprentice at Headwaters Outdoor School in 2002 after leaving a job in the tech industry of Silicon Valley. He has worked as a mountain and ski guide for SWS Mountain Guides on Mount Shasta and the Sierras for over 10 years, is a lead patroller at the Mount Shasta Ski Park, fully certified by the Association of Proffesional Patrollers, and works as a lead guide for the local whitewater rafting outfitter River Dancers. He is co-founder of Shasta Disabled Sports, a non-profit providing year round recreational activities and adaptive learning to people with special needs. His small business NorCal Planet provides web site and other digital services to busineses in the region. He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. In addition to being a great shoveler, he brings a diverse set of skills to the job. When not working, he is building a small off-grid cabin in the woods on the east side of Mt. Shasta.

Andrew

Andrew Kiefer graduated from Prescott College in 2013 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Wilderness Leadership.  He has professional experience guiding in Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, including guided ascents of Rainier and Denali as well as numerous guided ski adventures in the San Juan Mountains, the Mountains in Central Idaho, and the Teton Range.  In addition to guiding, he has worked as an avalanche educator teaching courses for Prescott College and for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).  Andrew is a Certified Ski Guide through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), has an AIARE Level 3 Certification, and is a Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association.

Paul

Paul E Moore IV, a native of Danville, CA graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Physical Science in the Department of Physics in 2004. His love for hiking and climbing started on the gentle slopes of Mt. Diablo in the East Bay.  After living and guiding wilderness and climbing trips in Wyoming for 3 years, Paul embarked on a through hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. This ultimately led Paul to move to Mt. Shasta in January 2014. Paul is a nationally certified EMT and has completed a Level 1 Avalanche course. Paul has summited many peaks in the Cascades, Sierra, and Tetons as well as summits on 22, 841’ Aconcagua in Argentina and 18,491’ Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Paul’s Mt. Shasta fun fact is that his great, great grandfather Albert E. Doney summited Mt. Shasta in 1877. 

Andrew - Climbing Ranger

Andrew Kiefer graduated from Prescott College in 2013 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Wilderness Leadership.  He has professional experience guiding in Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho, including guided ascents of Rainier and Denali as well as numerous guided ski adventures in the San Juan Mountains, the Mountains in Central Idaho, and the Teton Range.  In addition to guiding, he has worked as an avalanche educator teaching courses for Prescott College and for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).  Andrew is a Certified Ski Guide through the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), has an AIARE Level 3 Certification, and is a Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association.

Forrest Coots

Forrest was raised in Mount Shasta and while his ski travels have led him around the globe, he has returned home every summer since 2006 to work as a climbing ranger for the US Forest Service.  While earning a degree in Political Science from University of Nevada Reno, Forrest joined the Forest Service fighting fires as a helicopter crew member and hotshot.   Forrest was also a competitive ski racer and a big mountain athlete thereafter.  He now spends his winters as a professional ski mountaineer for Arcteryx and Dynastar, splitting time between trips in Mount Shasta, CA and Chamonix, France.  Featured in several publications and industry films, Forrest has ski descents from local stashes in the Trinity Alps and as far as the exotic mountains of Kashmir.            

Nick - Climbing Ranger

A Northern California native who grew up in Graeagle, CA, Nick Meyers was appointed Lead Climbing Ranger and Avalanche Forecaster in 2010.  His career on Mount Shasta began as a summer internship back in 2002 while attending Feather River and Western State College for a degree in Recreation Leadership and Business.  Nick’s mountain sense and technical skills have developed and evolved much from his own personal climbing and ski missions.  Nick has scaled the Dolomites, skied Colorado’s 14ers and motorcycled the deserts and mountains of the Western United States on his dirt bike.  His adventurous spirit and fearless leadership commands our team of rangers in the high stress and high risk operations of Search and Rescue on Mount Shasta. Nick is also the Director of the Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center, issuing avalanche advisories and teaching awareness and companion rescue courses for the winter months.  

Recently, Nick somehow landed the front cover Popular Mechanics! From that a couple articles ensued. Click on the links below to check them out and learn more about Nick!

http://www.fs.fed.us/faces-of-the-forest-service/meet-nick-meyers

http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/05/07/lead-climbing-ranger-thrives-on-his-job/#more-58299