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Board of Directors for the Friends of the Mount Shasta Avalanche Center
Hanne Meyers, President
Hanne Meyers, our fearless 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.
Stacia Anderson, Secretary
Stacia Anderson grew up in Mt. Shasta, especially loving the winters. She joined the board as the new secretary during the 2018 summer after serving on the Mt. Shasta Nordic Center Board. She also is a former Executive Director for a non-profit which gives her a decent amount of experience in the non-profit world. Stacia started skiing at 3 years old, transitioned to snowboarding in her teens and early 20's, however, she found her way back to two planks and has been enjoying backcountry skiing since moving back to Mt Shasta from college. Her favorite days are cold, steep and deep. In addition to skiing, Stacia enjoys many forms of outdoor recreation, and currently works as a PE teacher for a local middle school.
Nate Parker, Treasurer
Nate is a born and raised local to Mt Shasta. He grew up skiing at the Mt Shasta Ski Park and became a shameless knuckle dragger at age 10 never to look back. He now prefers to spend his winter days backcountry split-boarding, but also loves to run, bike and rock climb. When he has to work, you'll find him taking care of all bad decisions gone wrong at the local Emergency Department where he's been known to sew up wounds with mountain lion whiskers and treat concussions with whiskey.
Sean Malee, Director
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.
Clayton Coles, Director
Clayton Coles joined the FMSAC board of directors during the 2018/2019 winter season after volunteering for our events for several years. Clayton is an engineering geologist and has been in the far north state community for over 30 years. He represents the southern Cascade contingent of the Board, splitting his backcountry time between Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen.
Nick Joslin, Director
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, Director
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.
Jason Koster, Director
Jason Koster first arrived in Mount Shasta from the East Coast (NY) in 2002 and has been an enthusiastic member of the backcountry ski community since. He is often sighted with his two amazing sidekicks, daughters Angelina and Sophia, or working as a Physical Therapist assisting his fellow community members get back out and shred. His persistent jones finds him searching for pow, climbing high, shredding single track, or carving up waves. Jason's support and zest are a welcome addition to the FMSAC Board .
Molly Breitmun, Director
Molly Breitmün was delighted to join the FMSAC board in the winter of 2018. A native of Chicago, she loves the four seasons Mount Shasta offers, while not having to suffer the negative double-digit windchill of her past. Molly is an avid water geek (liquid AND crystalline!) and came to the area as a hydrologic technician for the U.S. Forest Service. Since most of her life has been spent as a flat-lander, she is stoked to have the opportunity to hone her downhill and backcountry snow sports skills. Molly joined the board because she loves her new home and wants to support the Avalanche Center’s special roles as an excellent source of science, education, community, and fun.