Board of Directors

Garrett Long
Garrett 2014 headshot webPresident
Rowayton, CT

USTSA Experience:
President 2015 -present
Team member 2011 to present


2013 – Master of Finance: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012- Bachelors of Science in Economics (Honors): U.S. Naval Academy

Work Experience:

Institutional Debt Sales at ABN AMRO Securities (USA) LLC in New York, New York.

Other Racing and Ski Industry Experience:

Garrett raced Alpine raced for the US Naval Academy.  With USTSA Garrett moved from the Development Team to the National Team and raced in 2011 World Championships in Rjukan, Norway.

Keith Rodney
Vice President
Wilmington, VT

USTSA Experience:
Vice President 2013- present
Joined the Regional Team in 2012-2013 Season

Work Experience:

Owner and operater on Sheerness Wood Works.  A custom and hand made cabinet and furniture business out of Wilmington, VT.

Other Race and Ski Industry Experience:

Raced Alpine in collage while in central Vermont.  During collage started teaching skiing at Mount Snow, VT in 1990.  Moved to Crested Butte, CO and taught from 1994-1998.  Moved back to Mount Snow, VT  in 1998-present to teach and live.  Currently an Alpine level 2 coach.  Through PSIA became certified in Alpine in 1990, Snowboarding in 1998, Telemark in 2001, X-country in 2012.  Moved to the PSIA-E Educational Staff for alpine 1999-2008,  Joined the PSIA-E Educational Staff in 2009-present.

Jeffrey Gay
Steamboat Springs, CO


USTSA Experience:
Secretary: 2017 -present
Team member: 2008 to present

2016 – Bachelors of Science in Engineer (Honors): University of Colorado – Boulder

Work Experience:
Associate Product Engineer at Boat Technology Inc.

Other Racing and Ski Industry Experience:
Jeffrey raced Alpine from the age of three until the age of 21 with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and the University of Colorado Club Ski team.  He began Telemarking when he was thirteen and joined the USTSA Development team at the age of fifteen. Since then, Jeffrey has competed in many regional, national, and world cup races with varying results including placing third in Junior World Championships and winning National Championships twice.

Melinda LongMelinda BOD Headshot
Rowayton, CT

USTSA Experience:
Team member since 2015
Treasurer  August 2016


2010: Bachelors of Science in Pre-Medicine and Human Biology at The University of Albany

Work Experience:

Executive Assistant at Condor Alpha Asset Management

Other Racing and Ski Industry Experience:

Converted to telemark skiing in 2013 and joined the U.S. Telemark Ski Team in 2015 as a Development Team Member. For the 2016-2017 race season, Melinda will be racing on the National Team.


Cory Snyder
Events Director – RaceCory_2016_headshot - cropped
Franconia, NH / Bozeman, MT

USTSA Experience:
Events Director 2016 – Present
Team Member 2008 – Present


In Progress – Master of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition: Montana State University
2015: Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science: University of New Hampshire

Work Experience:

Strength and Conditioning Coach at Health Balance
Graduate Teaching Assistance at Montana State University

Other Racing and Ski Industry Experience:

Cory is a life-long Telemark ski racer, having started more that 60 World Cups since 2008.  He has a keen interest in the physiology and biomechanics of Telemark skiing and currently has multiple research projects on-going as part of the Movement Science Laboratory at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

J.T. Robinson
Director of FreeskiingJT Headshot 2016
Ogden, UT

USTSA Experience:
Events Director – Freeride, August 2016 – Present


Bachelors Degree of Finance, Weber State University

Work Experience:

Professional Telemark Skier 2005-2013

Project Manager; Freeheel Life Industries 2013-Present

Co-founder; Vertical Integration 2006-Present

Other Ski and Competition Experience:

A nearly decade long pro career competing in Big Mountain Telemark Freeskiing and appearances in many movies, television shows, and magazines from content creation work in the backcountry as an athlete, writer, and utility photographer.

An AIRRE Avalanche Level II, and Wildnerness First Responder certified project guide for myriad of content projects for Telemark Skier Magazine among other freelance ski industry content work and backcountry tour hosting services.

A Big Mountain Telemark Freeskiing competition judge at the Grand Targhee Telemark Freeskiing Championships 2013-2016.

Nate Greenberg nate-greenberg-judge-cropped
Director of Freeski Judging and Officiating
Mammoth Lakes, CA

USTSA Experience:
Director of Freeski Judging and Officiating, September 2016 – Present


Bachelor’s Degree from UC Davis in Nature & Culture with a Minor in GIS

Work Experience:

Director of Information Technology for Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA
President, Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

Professional Ski Experience:

Head Judge and Competition Organizer, 2004 – Present
Served as Head Judge and Competition Director for Big Mountain Telemark ski events throughout the United States

President, Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, 2006 – Present
Helped establish the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center which provides avalanche advisories and education to help backcountry skiers and riders make informed decisions while traveling in avalanche terrain.

Co-Author: Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra, Winter 2014
Wolverine Publishing:  Authored the first full-color comprehensive guidebook for backcountry skiing in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA

Contributing Gear Editor, Winter 2014
Assisted with the first side-by-side All Mountain ski review for Outdoor Gear Labs

Instructor – National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), 2000 – 2003
Led 30-day backcountry rock and alpine climbing courses and taught students about mountain skills and living.

Other Ski  Experience:Former Big Mountain Telemark competitor

Featured in numerous published photos, magazine articles and videos.

Ken Gay
USTSA’s Representative on the FIS Telemark Committee

Steamboat Springs, CO

USTSA Experience:
USTSA Events Director 2012-2016
USTSA Treasurer 2009 – 2012

Certified FIS level Telemark Technical Delegate
Chief of Race Steamboat Telemark World Cup 2010
Chief of Race Steamboat National Championships 2009, 2011
Over 5 year’s involvement with USTSA as a volunteer official and race organizer
Worked with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on 3 National Championships
Race Organizer for the 2015 World Championships and Junior World Championships

Work Experience:

Vice President of Technology for Grand Heritage Hotels

Other Racing and Ski Industry Experience:

Over 15 years involvement with USSA as a volunteer official with current certifications in all categories with the exception of Data Management (DM) and Race Administrator (RA)
One of three Technical Delegates working for Colorado High School Ski Association (CHSSA)
Instructor for Rocky Mountain Ski Race Officials (RMSRO)

Current USSA Certifications:

Technical Delegate
Chief of Race
Chief of Course
Timing & Calculations
Jury Advisor
Competition Official


See who was on the USTSA Board of Directors from incorporation in 1993 through present.