Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, October 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

 

NSAA Bylaws

2016-2017 NSAA Budget

 

NSAA Board Meetings

Meetings are open to public and all are welcome!

Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:15- 8:30pm at BP Energy Center, 900 E Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK

Interested in joining the NSAA Board of Directors?

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) Board of Directors is actively seeking individuals to join our team that are:

  • Motivated, diverse, experienced
  • Passionate about Nordic skiing
  • Have the time and energy to spend 4-6 hours a month to attend meetings, participate in committees, and be an ambassador in our community
  • Eager to help NSAA raise money and continue growing to best serve Anchorage’s Nordic ski and trail user community

We’re especially interested in individuals who:

  • Have been leaders of nonprofit boards before and are ready to bring their skills and insights to another organization
  • Have expertise in accounting or finance, especially nonprofit accounting practices
  • Are experienced fundraisers
  • Have nonprofit management or business management experience

Email us at president@anchoragenordicski.com if you are interested in joining us!

Since the 1960’s NSAA has been dedicated to maintaining trails year-round and promoting all forms of Nordic skiing as a healthy lifestyle.

Current Board Members

Joey Caterinichio

Joey Caterinichio

Board President

jcaterinichio@alaska.net

Term Expires: 2017

Joey is a lifelong Alaskan who lives in Anchorage with her husband and 3 children. She raced at West High School where many of the same amazing green grunts we love were officiating the races.  Joey than went on to compete in college and at the national level. The inspiration of NSAA, the Alaska ski community and the years skiing at Kincaid inspired Joey to come back to Anchorage post college and start coaching.  She coached at Chugiak High School for 10 years with her husband Ja Dorris and then helped create the Alaska Nordic Racing Club for over 20 years.  Most recently, Joey worked for USSA as the Nordic Program Manager and attended the Sochi, Olympics as a Team Leader for all the Nordic sports. She has a personal mission to help inspire all ages to be active, participate and enjoy, and as well as volunteer, giving back to this great community.

Sara Miller

Sara Miller

Board Vice President

aksaramiller@yahoo.com

Term Expires: 2019

Sara lives in Anchorage with her husband, two kids (ages 3 and 6) and their dog.  She is a school counselor and coach and has been skiing for over 30 years.  “I grew up recreating and racing in Anchorage.  After skiing in college, I started coaching for all levels and ages.  Once I had my own kids, I didn’t have as much time to coach but still wanted to give back to the amazing Nordic ski community…so I ran for a spot on the NSAA Board.  I hope to help increase membership and visibility of NSAA and promote the great sport of cross-country skiing.”  In her free time, Sara enjoys biking, triathlons, running and shopping.

Josh Niva

Josh Niva

Board Secretary

joshniva@gmail.com

Term Expires: 2019

A lifelong Alaskan originally from Fairbanks, Josh lives to ski, hike and take outdoor adventures with his friends and dog, Ricky. He is a longtime NSAA Trail Meister member and editor of The Alaska Nordic Skier, which spotlights the work and members of Alaska’s Nordic ski clubs. Professionally, Josh has a background in journalism (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Daily News) and communications (United Way of Anchorage, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company). He works with the NSAA board and staff to grow membership and elevate the organization’s marketing, communications and fundraising efforts.

Karl Garber

Karl Garber

Board Treasurer

kgarber@alzalaska.org

Term Expires: 2017

Karl came to Alaska in 1977 looking for adventure.  He has spent over 20 years leading and managing non-profit organizations and either reporting to or being a member of several boards.  He is currently the Executive Director for Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska.  Nordic skiing is Karl’s favorite hobby and he has grown to enjoy Alaska’s winters as much as the summer. “I enjoy contributing to the success of NSAA in order to improve the health of the community.”  Karl also enjoys spending time outside hiking, biking and fishing with his family and friends

Dustin Shannon

Dustin Shannon

Board Member

dustinshannon@gmail.com

Term Expires: 2017

Dustin grew up in Healy and has lived in Anchorage for the past 16 years.  Dustin, his wife, two kids, and labradoodle enjoy spending time on the many trails that Anchorage has to offer as well as fishing and hiking as much as possible in the summer.  He holds a BA in Economics and a minor in Business Administration from UAA.  In addition to passionately skijoring with his dog Fancy, Dustin has been on the Anchorage Skijor Club Board for 5 years.  One of his goals is to help broaden the outreach of NSAA and expand the openness and appeal of the organization to casual skiers and encourage them to become more involved.

Mike Miller

Mike Miller

Board Member

mdmiller@gci.net

Term Expires: 2017

Mike, a long time Alaskan, lives in Anchorage with his wife Rita and has two grown daughters, Heather and Sara.  His interest in Nordic skiing was sparked when his daughters began skiing in Jr. High.  After attending all of their races he decided that he might as well join them on the trails.  Mike has been an NSAA board memberfor over 25 years and was first drafted to join by his friend Earl Kari.  He is involved in all aspects of NSAA and is particularly devoted to the continued excellence of the trails.  In his free time, Mike enjoys cycling, fixing things and spending time with his grand kids.

Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth Arnold

Board Secretary

earnoldpr@gmail.com

Term Expires: 2017

Elizabeth lives in Anchorage and has one 17 year old son.  She is the Associate Professor of Journalism at UAA and is an independent broadcast producer.  She has been skiing ever since she could walk and has even skied to the North Pole…twice!  She has been a member of the Nordic community and participated in many of NSAA’s programs and events such as Jr. Nordic, trail grooming and citizen races.  As a member of the Board, Elizabeth hopes to give back to NSAA by helping our organization raise its profile both inside and outside of Anchorage.  She wants to help with the transition of specific programs as more and younger people get involved in Nordic skiing.  For fun, Elizabeth enjoys spending time outside hiking, running, biking and back country skiing.

Molly Brown

Board Member

Term Expires: 2019

Bio Coming Soon

Alex Grumman

Board Member

Term Expires: 2019

Bio Coming Soon