board of directors


Claire Woodman -  President Claire is a resident of Alta and has enthusiastically attended ACE events for almost a decade. Claire currently serves as Vice President and brings her love for ACE to grant and promotional writing, as well as strategic planning efforts. Claire is a environmental, transportation, and community planner for Parametrix, and spends her free time skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.  

Claire Woodman -  President

Claire is a resident of Alta and has enthusiastically attended ACE events for almost a decade. Claire currently serves as Vice President and brings her love for ACE to grant and promotional writing, as well as strategic planning efforts. Claire is a environmental, transportation, and community planner for Parametrix, and spends her free time skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

 

Connie Marshall - Vice President Connie grew up in a small town in Ohio, graduated from Alma College in Michigan, and descended on Alta in November of 1974. As an Alta Ski Area employee since then, she worked first as a ticket seller, later becoming the Director of Ticket Sales. She has been the Marketing Director since 1991. Connie enjoys board positions with Visit Salt Lake, where she serves on the Executive Board. Also involved with Jumps as a board member, the Our Lady of the Snows trustees group and the Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau Board. She and her husband George (who just retired from Alta Ski Area from the Lift Ops) have thoroughly enjoyed raising their three children as Alta skiers and appreciate the lifestyle that has afforded them.

Connie Marshall - Vice President

Connie grew up in a small town in Ohio, graduated from Alma College in Michigan, and descended on Alta in November of 1974.

As an Alta Ski Area employee since then, she worked first as a ticket seller, later becoming the Director of Ticket Sales. She has been the Marketing Director since 1991. Connie enjoys board positions with Visit Salt Lake, where she serves on the Executive Board. Also involved with Jumps as a board member, the Our Lady of the Snows trustees group and the Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau Board.

She and her husband George (who just retired from Alta Ski Area from the Lift Ops) have thoroughly enjoyed raising their three children as Alta skiers and appreciate the lifestyle that has afforded them.

Sarah McCloskey - Secretary Sarah grew up at White Pass, Washington, a small Pacific Northwest ski area.  After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, she moved to Alta for more terrain and better snow in January 1996. Sarah started her Alta career in the dining room at the Alta Lodge where she still works part-time. She has been a full-time dispatcher for the Alta Marshal's Office since April 1997.  She also works part-time for the Alta Ski Patrol mostly doing early morning avalanche work.  Sarah's favorite pastimes are skiing, trail running, cycling, and attending the multitude of events that ACE has to offer!  She has been a member of the ACE board since the late 90's.

Sarah McCloskey - Secretary

Sarah grew up at White Pass, Washington, a small Pacific Northwest ski area.  After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, she moved to Alta for more terrain and better snow in January 1996. Sarah started her Alta career in the dining room at the Alta Lodge where she still works part-time. She has been a full-time dispatcher for the Alta Marshal's Office since April 1997.  She also works part-time for the Alta Ski Patrol mostly doing early morning avalanche work.  Sarah's favorite pastimes are skiing, trail running, cycling, and attending the multitude of events that ACE has to offer!  She has been a member of the ACE board since the late 90's.

Cathy Tansimore - Treasurer

Cathy Tansimore - Treasurer

Piper Lever Piper has been a member of the community for 30 years and is proud to be a founding member of ACE. Over the years, she has served as a volunteer firefighter / EMT, police dispatcher & ski patroller and is a long time employee of the Town. She treasures the opportunity to ski and work in LCC. She believes that ACE adds a cohesive element to the town that was lacking earlier. “ACE offers such a diverse array of events and activities that everyone can find something of interest”.

Piper Lever

Piper has been a member of the community for 30 years and is proud to be a founding member of ACE.

Over the years, she has served as a volunteer firefighter / EMT, police dispatcher & ski patroller and is a long time employee of the Town. She treasures the opportunity to ski and work in LCC.

She believes that ACE adds a cohesive element to the town that was lacking earlier. “ACE offers such a diverse array of events and activities that everyone can find something of interest”.

Amy Thompson Amy was born and raised in the Minneapolis, MN suburbs. She received her undergrad from the University of WI and her Masters from Southern Utah University. Amy and her husband moved to Utah in October of 2004. After working at Snowbird her first winter, Amy returned to teaching art in the Canyons District for 12 years. Amy was married on the shore of Cecret Lake at Alta and lives in Midvale with her husband and 4 year old daughter.

Amy Thompson

Amy was born and raised in the Minneapolis, MN suburbs. She received her undergrad from the University of WI and her Masters from Southern Utah University. Amy and her husband moved to Utah in October of 2004. After working at Snowbird her first winter, Amy returned to teaching art in the Canyons District for 12 years. Amy was married on the shore of Cecret Lake at Alta and lives in Midvale with her husband and 4 year old daughter.

Jim Williams Jim was born a Virgo in Pennsylvania and his neighborhood friend had a small ski resort. This combo pushed him to attend a small college in Colorado and onto an internship in Switzerland.  After he travelled around the world washing dishes, cleaning bars, tuning skis, commercial fishing, mixing drinks, couch surfing with artists, and looking for the holy grail of snow he washed up in Alta with a backpack and 2 pairs of skinny skis.  Working at a lodge and attending real estate school at night allowed him to ski and work on a pent up passion of someday owning a car and a couch. What he really got out of the deal was an extended family of friends, a wife, and two kids.  

Jim Williams

Jim was born a Virgo in Pennsylvania and his neighborhood friend had a small ski resort. This combo pushed him to attend a small college in Colorado and onto an internship in Switzerland.  After he travelled around the world washing dishes, cleaning bars, tuning skis, commercial fishing, mixing drinks, couch surfing with artists, and looking for the holy grail of snow he washed up in Alta with a backpack and 2 pairs of skinny skis.  Working at a lodge and attending real estate school at night allowed him to ski and work on a pent up passion of someday owning a car and a couch. What he really got out of the deal was an extended family of friends, a wife, and two kids.  


Bob Wood

Bob Wood

Advisory Board

Ellza Coyle O'Reilly | Mimi Levitt | Paul Lippert

 

staff

Sara Gibbs - Executive Director Sara moved to Utah in 1996 for the deep powder snow. Prior to that she was born and raised in upstate New York. A graduate of State University of New York at Plattsburgh, with a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts. She became involved with ACE by attending events and then was asked to join the Board of Directors. In 2004 she accepted a job with ACE as the Programming and Marketing Director. In July of 2006, she was appointed the job as Executive Director.

Sara Gibbs - Executive Director

Sara moved to Utah in 1996 for the deep powder snow. Prior to that she was born and raised in upstate New York. A graduate of State University of New York at Plattsburgh, with a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts. She became involved with ACE by attending events and then was asked to join the Board of Directors. In 2004 she accepted a job with ACE as the Programming and Marketing Director. In July of 2006, she was appointed the job as Executive Director.

Sarah Snedaker - Programming and Marketing Director Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Sarah has had a lifelong love affair with the Wasatch Mountains. She graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science. In 2015 she started her own jewelry company, Sticks and Stones Design, figuring that that was a pretty safe way to never miss a powder day. She is excited to be joining ACE as the Programming and Marketing Director and to be continuing her involvement in the Alta community.

Sarah Snedaker - Programming and Marketing Director

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Sarah has had a lifelong love affair with the Wasatch Mountains. She graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science. In 2015 she started her own jewelry company, Sticks and Stones Design, figuring that that was a pretty safe way to never miss a powder day. She is excited to be joining ACE as the Programming and Marketing Director and to be continuing her involvement in the Alta community.