(In Alphabetical Order)
Brooke is an NRHA money earner, 5 time NRHA Northwest affiliate finalist in every open divisions, a North American affiliate finals qualifier in reining, a member of the NRHA Professionals, an AQHA professions horsewoman, and certified instructor and trainer by Richard Shrake. Brooke also specializes in putting a reining start on barrel racing horses. A graduate of the University of Idaho with a degree in animal science Brooke also completed her masters degree in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University. She is currently pursuing her PHD as the University of Idaho. Brooke is an avid horseback rider and owner of Brooke Howell Horsemanship Company. She is an active board member generously donating her time and expertise to assist with growing the sport actively and responsibly. She brings with her years of experience.
Bruce has been skijoring for over 15 years. As a pro galadne jumper, Bruce brings his experience and knowledge with him to the board. He is also one of the most winningest skiers to ever participate in Ski Joring. He has worked race departments at various resorts for 8 years and currently works at the Beaver Creek race department for the World Cup and other big events. He has designed and built the Minturn Ski Joring course for the past 4 years, and help with each event he attends as much as possible. Bruce has been competing in ski competitions for over 30 years and know how to make various venues safe.
After 30+ years working for various high-tech businesses, Laurie is fully engaged in building two small businesses in the small mountain town of Durango, CO. FASTSIGNS and FASTFORWARD Media, allow her to do what she loves the most - helping businesses marketing and brand their business, products and services leveraging all forms of visual communications.
With over 10+ experience in the film and television industry Matt brings a highly diverse skill set in all aspects of production. In 2015 Matt produced and directed "Ice Cowboys" a documentary exploring the sport of Ski Joring. Character and integrity, driven Matt found a group of folks to believe in through Ski Joring. He continues to help grow the sport and seeks to tell the stories of the men, women, and horses who make Ski Joring such a unique and explosive combination.
Representing the next generation of skijoring competitors; Rj is pursuing a degree in marketing. He is a driving force in the future of Ski Joring. His wipe outs are legendary.
Scott brings with him years of experience, hard work and dedication. As the former President of NASJA Scott has proven his passion and commitment to Ski Joring over the years. As an organizer and competitor Scott has been a vital part and face of this sport
Originally from South Dakota, Whitni was riding horses before she could walk. She started competing when she was 5 years old in 4-H, Morgan Horse breed shows, and local hunter/jumpers shows, finally fulfilling her adrenaline junky needs in three-day eventing. She graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Spanish and was captain of the collegiate equestrian team. After college, she served in the US Peace Corps, Ecuador as a Sustainable Agriculture volunteer where she worked with a cooperative of sugar cane farmers to develop a small organic fertilizer plant and business plan. Upon returning to the United States, Whitni managed an 80+ horse operation in Yellowstone National Park, before moving to her current home in Bozeman, Montana. She now works for the conservation non-profit American Prairie Reserve in fundraising and events planning. She was first introduced to skijoring by a college classmate from Wisdom, Montana and competed in her first race in 2014 at the 320 Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. Whitni is now one of the organizers for the Duckworth Montana Classic Skjoring Race and president of the Gallatin Valley Skijoring Association. Whitney is a the quintessential go-getter. Intelligent and integrity driven Whitni went from a competitor to competitor over a drink or two one late night in late January. Her passion and drive serve to move the Ski Joring community forward every-day.