Sugar Bowl Academy staff members work in concert to provide outstanding opportunities for each student-athlete. Teachers provide rigorous and supportive classroom learning environments that reflect a passion for the subject matter taught. Coaches provide focused and enjoyable training environments that reflect a commitment to long-term athlete development. Staff members cheerfully serve as instructors, mentors, advisors and guardians. Their contribution to the SBA community extends well beyond the school day.

Quick Facts:
  • Staff to Student Ratio: 3:1
  • 25 Full Time Teachers and Coaches
  • 13 Full Time Coaches
  • 12 Full Time Teachers
  • Over 80% of Teachers Hold Masters' Degrees

Staff Biographies:


Martin Benes, Director of Nordic Programs
Nate Calabro, Mathematics & Science Teacher
Alexis Cooper, 6th and 7th Grade Program Instructor
Seth Dow, Math/Science Teacher
Todd Martyn-Jones, Director of Finance & Business Operations
Devin Gill, Men's Alpine U18/U21 Coach
Andy Giordano, Dean of Students & Science Teacher
Kristen Giordano, Dean of Residential Life & Math/Science Teacher
Sarah Gley, Athletic Trainer
Katharina Golik, Director of Sports Science; Head Women's Alpine FIS Coach
Eric Harlow, Director of Alpine Programs
Jeff Kai, Head Men's U18/21 Alpine Coach
Tracy Keller, Head, Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy
Andy Knox, Social Sciences Department Chair and Teacher
Joanne Knox, Dean of Academics & English Department Chair
Emily Koren, Social Studies & Spanish Teacher
Scott Houser, Head U16 Coach
Christina Misica, Nordic Coach & Dorm Parent
Lisa Omar, Director of Outreach
Diego Panasiti, Spanish Teacher
Ursula Riina, Accounting and Payroll Manager
Karen Rowe, Director of College Counseling & Admission
Trevor Tanhoff, Director of Freeride Programs
Nick Santamaria, Ski Team Program Manager
Ambrose Tuscano, Nordic Coach & English Teacher
Gladys Weidt, Head U14 Coach
Scott White, Director of Food Services