Robert McKersie has been a volunteer coach with the Bradford Ski Team going on four years. He loves working with the energetic and always excited group of kids that he is assigned to. His racing experience was at Holderness School in the early-80s. He's an avid runner and rower and works as a Family Physician in Lawrence. His son is Robbie, a U16 skier this year.
Coach Scot Hamburger [Captain Safety] is the U16 Head Coach 2017-2018 season.
Captain Safety has been with BST since 2012-2013 season and lives in Boxford. Scot was born in Spokane, WA and raised in Denver, CO where he learned to ski at 4 years of age at Winter Park and was part of their Jr Downhill program as a 13 yr old. The Jr Downhill program enjoyed tutelage and training with Olympic & Pro Skier Otto Tschudi. Scot has been a member of Bradford Ski Patrol since 2007 and was a Jr. Patroller at Winter Park in 1976. He has a son who was with Bradford Ski Patrol for 3 years, Masco HS & Cornell University Ski Teams who has instructed skiing and ski racing at Jackson Hole and Snow King since 2017. Scot has coached/managed all levels of baseball from Little League thru High School since 1997. He enjoys long bike rides in New England and throughout the country with his wife and is a Real Estate and Family Attorney. He enjoys any outdoor activities including yardwork and summer softball in Boxford where he has managed the Raiders since 2001.
Chris has been coaching with the Bradford Ski Team since 2015 and became a USSA Level 100 Certified Coach in 2017. His two sons, Owen and David, are BST members. Chris believes that skiing, like many youth sports, is an opportunity to teach and help young athletes develop many important life skills including sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, persistence, and competition. His goal for each season is that each athlete improves as a skier, a teammate, and a person.
Chris grew up in Westford, Massachusetts and learned to ski at Nashoba Valley. He began racing with the Nashoba Valley Buddy Werner Ski Team and later raced for Westford Academy. He was the co-captain of the alpine ski team his senior year. After college and graduate school at UMass Lowell, he and his wife Elizabeth moved to Oregon. They enjoyed skiing Mt. Hood and other mountains in the Northwest and Utah. They returned to Massachusetts in 2010 and still enjoy yearly ski trips out west.
Chris has a lifelong passion for skiing but chose a career in geotechnical engineering to pay the bills. When not working or skiing, he stays busy road and mountain biking, fishing, boating, and coaching soccer. He looks forward to many years of coaching and developing young athletes with BST.
Dave enters his 2nd year coaching for the Bradford Ski Team with 30+ years of skiing and a strong alpine racing history here in New England. Dave grew up in Hamilton, MA and learnt to ski when 10 at Pats Peak. It wasn’t long before he got the racing bug and learnt the fundamentals of racing as a J3 on the Attitash Race Team. After that, Dave attended the Holderness School in NH and raced on their USSA and FIS team throughout his high school years, becoming team Captain his Senior year. His accomplishments there took him to the J3 Olympics at Sugarloaf in 1991, J2 Olympics at Lake Placid in 1993 and the J1 National Championships in 1994 and 1995. After graduating from Holderness, Dave headed west to attend the University of Denver where he freeskied the Colorado Rockies and then to Prescott College in Arizona. There he continued as an avid freeskier and backcountry skier in the Colorado and Arizona Mountains. Dave returned to the east coast in 2002 to ‘ski the east’, still enjoying annual trips west with his family to Crested Butte, CO. Dave loves being back in the racing scene coaching for the Bradford Ski Team encouraging among others his U10 daughter. He brings his skill and experience in racing to his philosophy that above all skiing should be fun! Dave has taken and will complete his USSA Level 100 coaching certification this season. He lives with his wife and daughter in Essex MA, keeping active surfing and boating, and working as a Construction Supervisor.
Pete grew up in Vermont, racing the mid-vermont program followed by high school racing. He has been skiing for (ugh) 49 years. He will be entering his 4th year coaching with Bradford Ski Team.
Kim grew up at skiing in the Pocono Mountains in PA. She was a ski school instructor at Jack Frost Mtn, competed in Freestyle Moguls, and raced in club leagues. Kim coached U8 last year and is happy to be joining the Bradford Ski team for the second year as a U10 coach.
Steve graduated from Cornell in 1997 where he was a member of the club ski team his freshman year before succumbing to a broken thumb and engineering course workload. Steve joined the Bradford Ski Patrol in 2002 and began coaching BST in the 2014-2015 season. He has coached U8 and U10 age groups. Steve lives in West Newbury with his wife Amy and daughters Marissa & Morgan who both race for BST. Steve has worked for Raytheon since 2000 in a variety of roles, currently as a Senior Manager in Supplier Quality.
Jodi started skiing at the age of 4 and quickly realized how much fun it was to tuck straight down the hill. She started racing in high school at Choate Rosemary Hall. She raced at Babson College and was captain during her senior year. Her freshman year, the team qualified for USCSA Nationals. Jodi holds a USSA level 100 certification. This is her 6th year coaching U8 for the Bradford Ski Team. She is an Analytic Enablement Advisor for IBM, creating education material for sales analysts. Jodi has 2 daughters on the team.
Growing up Jeremy started his skiing adventures in the rolling acres surrounding his family's rural NH home. Jeremy dabbled in recreational alpine skiing at McIntyre in Manchester and other NH mountains as well as X- country ski treks with his family. Jeremy later joined his high school's x-country ski team. Fresh snow, crisp winter air and fun with teammates kept him passionate about racing. The highlight of his X-country skiing was doing the annual Canadian Ski Marathon from Montreal to Ottawa. Jeremy's alpine skiing really took off in college and while living in Vermont for graduate school. Soon after his 3 daughters joined BST as racers in 2011, Jeremy volunteered as an assistant coach and has been helping out ever since with U8 and U10s. This age group is familiar to Jeremy from his years working as a summer camp counselor with similar aged campers. In 2016, Jeremy helped to train new parent coaches in coaching U8s and running U8 races. In 2017, Jeremy took the USSA level 100 coach certification and is excited about pursuing further certifications to bring drills and skills to the young racers. Jeremy focuses on safety, keeping the kids in motion and fun. During the day, Jeremy is a nurse practitioner helping combat veterans cope with civilian life.