Staff

Our Amazing Staff

We couldn’t do half of what we do here at NENSA if it wasn’t for our awesome staff!

                                         Executive Director :: Amie W. Smith
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Amie@nensa.net | 781-864-0545 (m) | 207-688-6505 (f)
Amie was born and raised in Bennington Vermont, and her parents put her on skis as soon as she could walk.  From age 5, she raced with Prospect Mountain Ski Club, before it became the Bill Koch league.  She has skied her entire life, and taught her two daughters to ski as soon as they could stand on skis too!  Amie has a masters in Social Work and Community Organizing, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She coached EMBK when her girls were younger, and started working with CSU juniors in 2007, serving as the club’s first Parent Wax Team Manager, General Manager and Board Chair, as well as a coach.  Amie was the NE Junior National Team organizer and Trip Leader in 2014 and 2105, before joining NENSA full time as the High Performance Director in 2015.  In 2016, Amie took on the Executive Director job at NENSA.  Amie is a US Ski & Snowboard L200 coach, and tries to jump in a few Tuesday night Weston Ski Track, or Masters’ races when time allows.  She lives in the Boston area with her husband, and fellow Nordic enthusiast, Tom.

Youth Program Director :: Tom Weir

Tom@nensa.net | 603-252-1651 (m) | 207-688-6505 (f)

A New Englander at heart, Tom grew up splitting time between Hanover, NH and Williamsville, VT. He learned to ski soon after learning to walk, and spent countless hours on skis with his family ripping it up at the local golf course or going on epic treks on the many trails in the Upper Valley region and beyond. He started racing in elementary school with the Ford Sayre BKL program, before going on to ski on the varsity team at Hanover High School. Prior to joining NENSA Tom worked in the music industry planning large scale events and tours, and also worked as an assistant coach with the Hanover High School nordic team. Tom is moving to Lyme, NH this summer and  is excited to be joining the NENSA team as the new Youth and Introductory Program Director!

 


Competitive Program Director :: Justin Beckwith
Justin@NENSA.net | 802-345-6720 (m) 207-688-6505 (o)

Justin grew up on skis in his backyard and down the road at Indian Hill, where he chased his older brothers and sisters, in Barneveld, New York. He started racing in the BKL as a lollypopper and quickly fell in love with gliding fast on skis. He raced for the Holland Patent High School before spending his senior year at the Stratton Mountain School. During these years he raced for both Mid-Atlantic and New England at Junior Nationals where he had numerous All-American Results.

Justin went on to attend Middlebury College, where he raced at two NCAA Championships, Junior Worlds and a World Cup. After college Justin ventured West to explore the mountains with both cross-country and telemark skis. After a winter of skiing and grooming and skiing trails in Whitefish, Montana he returned East to take a job coaching at the Green Mountain Valley School in Waitsfield, Vermont. He remained there for eight years and was a part of many Junior National and World Junior coaching and waxing staffs. After GMVS he pursued his passion for mentoring and waxing skis for the best juniors in the US, traveling to cool places like Kazakhstan, Romania and Central Europe.

Justin looks forward to working with the New England Nordic Ski Association and sharing his passion for skiing and adventure.

 


Operations Manager :: Preston Noon
Preston@nensa.net | 207-688-6503 (o) | 207-688-6505 (f)

Preston is a true Mainer through and through. He was born and raised in Springvale, Maine on a sheep farm. He learned to ski as soon as he could to walk and would ski loops around the farm to ward off coyotes. He also loves the Maroon Bells backcountry outside Aspen. After high school, Preston went to University of Maine where he ran both Cross Country and Track. In between undergrad and graduate school, Preston built a cabin in the back woods of Maine where he still goes to relax, light a fire, and read. He graduated with a Masters from NYU in Interactive Telecommunications which lead him to teaching in the Visual and Performing Arts department at Bennington college. During that time he met his wife (also from Maine) and moved to Manhattan, where he worked at Newsweek, Nature, and the New York Times. Preston lives in Freeport now with his wife and their twins, Evelyn and Tucker. He is thrilled to begin this journey with NENSA & USBA.


 

 

Technical Delegate Liaison :: Jim Rodrigues
jimrodrigues3@gmail.com 603-801-7418 (m)